What? I Can't Vote?
When you read the Bible, you'll see that scriptures often talks about a kingdom, specificially the Kingdom of God. In America and other western democracies those scriptures are read but rarely understood. Do you need to understand what a kingdom is in your day to day life? Yes, you do. This is particularly true if you claim to be a follower of Christ and part of His Kingdom. Let's take a look at a Kingdom as opposed to a democracy.
A close study of the roots of western democracy will r…
Follow These for Success
Sometimes there's frustration among those trying to walk out their destiny and calling in Christ. Perhaps you've experienced it as well.
The first thing you need to understand is, oince you've received Christ, you are now a citizen of and live in a Kingdom, the Kingdom of Heaven. This is a real Kingdom. You live in it now. The full manifestation of that Kingdom will occur when Jesus returns. But you live in that Kingdom now.
It's not a physical Kingdom, but a spiritual Kingdom. It's …
Thoughts and Achievement
All that you achieve or don’t achieve, results from your own thoughts. Individual responsibility must be absolute in an ordered universe. Your condition and circumstances are your own and not from others. His suffering and happiness are manifested from within. As he thinks, so he is (Proverbs 23:7) as he continues to think, so he remains.
You can’t help someone, unless they’re willing to be helped. Even after receiving help, the helped man must develop his own strength. He must make the eff…
Thoughts and Peace
Peace of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. “Blessed is the man who finds wisdom…Her ways are pleasant and all her paths are peace” (Proverbs 3:13, 17). Calmness or peace go hand in hand and there can be no other way. The way of peace and wisdom also leads to blessings. It’s the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Self-control comes by submission to the Spirit. Its presence is an indication of mature experience, and an advanced knowledge and understanding of the la…
The Effect of Thoughts on Your Purpose
Until thought is linked with purpose there is no intelligent accomplishment. With the majority of people, their thoughts are allowed to drift, like a boat on the ocean. Living without a purpose is a bad habit. To avoid catastrophe and destruction, a man should avoid an aimless life.
A major mistake many people make is to go through life without knowing their purpose. God has created everyone with a purpose. Yet, not all find it. Many who drift through life, are carried along by the wind. …
Thoughts and Circumstances
The mind is like a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild. It will produce a harvest either way. If weed seeds are put into it, then the harvest will be weeds. These will continue to produce weeds.
A gardener weeds the garden, and grows the flowers and fruits he wants to grow. In the same way, man can weed the garden of his mind. He can plant the seeds and grow the lowers and fruits of right, useful, and pure thoughts.
Jesus told us about the pure and i…
Thoughts and Character
Solomon’s proverb, "As a man thinks in his heart so is he," encompasses our whole being. It covers all conditions and circumstances in our life. ex A man is literally His character is the complete sum of all his thoughts.
A person’s thoughts are rooted in the heart. They can be good, noble, or evil. Out of those thoughts, he will speak. The heart produces the things that are spoken. Not only does the heart produce things spoken, but those thoughts can defile a person.
Jesus told us…
Thoughts and Your Visions
The dreamers are the saviors of the world. The visible world is sustained by the invisible world. Men, are nourished by the beautiful visions of their solitary dreamers. Humanity cannot forget its dreamers. It cannot let their ideals fade and die. It lives in them.
Without dreams or visions, life can grow stale. For the seen world was created out of that which is unseen. Visions and dreams from the unseen world sustain progress. "Where there is no vision, the people perish" (Prov…
The Effect of Thought On the Body's Health
The body is the servant of the mind. It obeys the mind’s commands, whether they do it consciously or unconsciously. At the bidding of lower level, stressful thoughts, the body sinks rapidly into disease and decay. With beautiful thoughts, the body maintains youth, strength and beauty.
Disease and health, like circumstances, are shaped by our thoughts. Negative and anxious thoughts will manifest as a sickly body. Fearful thoughts can kill a man as quickly as a bullet. Thousands of peopl…