THE FABULOUS POWER OF... SERIES

THE FABULOUS POWER OF FOCUS

• Our Feelings are the internal weather report of our lives. • Lucifer believed that humanity could serve God because of fear or because of blessing, but not because of love. In other words he believed that we were more like Lucifer than like God. • Job showed that he was more like God than Lucifer by not charging God foolishly in the midst of his suffering. • Jealousy is based on the root word that is translated as zeal & can be a positive thing. Envy on the other hand has never been in a positive light as used in the Bible. • Job had to choose that despite his circumstances, he would worship God. • Three feelings that are very real to the human condition, but are really against you: Envy; Greed & Pride • These 3 things will leave you empty and strip your soul of the presence of God. 

THE FABULOUS POWER OF FOCUS, pt.2

• The self-help books that were built on the Word of God are the ones that last. • Focus is an amplifier. • Goals are leverage for your abilities. • Ten principles for setting goals: 1. Determine your position. 2. Define your purpose. (Specific: what & why) 3. Discover a promise & stand on that promise. Godly goal setting is always based on a call from God. 4. Describe the benefit of the goal. If we don't make it real to ourselves, the how will never be shown to us. The how is always following us. 5. Desire it in prayer. A goal that we are not willing to pray about isn't a goal we need to seek. 6. Diagnose problems. (Handle them one at a time) 7. Design a plan 8. Discipline your personality. 9. Depend on & get along with other people. 10. Pay the price. Deposit what is required. (What are you willing to give up?


THE FABULOUS POWER OF FORGIVENESS

• There is a difference between being religious & being Biblical. • Forgiveness is for big stuff not minor things. • Minor things should not be a reason for forgiveness. We should have a high tolerance for each other. • Unintentional offences should not need forgiveness but instead acceptance. • We do not deserve forgiveness. • Forgiveness is an act of grace.

THE FABULOUS POWER OF FAITH

• The purpose of God is glorious but our lives do not always seem that way. • What kind of person does God bless? His blessings of God are perfect and are personalized for our lives. • God’s blessings are generational and go from parents to children and even grandchildren as shown in the Bible. • There is not a common denominator for God’s blessings, it is not determined by social economics nor physicality in any way. • What you see is that they are people of faith. • Faith is most powerful when life deals us a bad hand. • In church we feel faith and in life we live it.

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