Friday, January 31, 2014

God thinking XLIII - Inspired Tools 1

"If you are willing, God will respond to your faith, whatever it is, by revealing to you what you really need from God.
The body of Christ is starving for serious - how to - tools that can be easily accessed and used in their daily routine. Many other, not so practical spiritual experiences are available at every corner and on TV twenty four hours a day, but the kind that is personalized and custom fitted just for you is in your sanctuary or in your home private place to be with God or in some special place where you let go of the everyday things to connect with God, or in the writings of those who have blazed the trail before you. 
Wherever it is that Christ becomes more real to you is where you need to be. 
If you are thinking, how could that be?  Then hear me closely today and see if you agree.
I am going to share some of those serious - how to - tools custom fitted, just for you, but nothing I say is to be remembered - Only write down that which God speaks to your heart. 
Write down what God reveals to you today.  It will be a message from God to you, that you can count on and move on, by faith.
God Thinking requires faith.
What do you have faith to believe?
Do you have faith enough to believe that you have been forgiven for your sins?
Do you have enough faith to hold up when family members have gone astray?

Do you have enough faith to pray for your sons or daughters, moms or dads, family and friends, and then (wait on the Lord) to see the work of the hand of God, in God’s timing?   

Do you have the kind of faith that says yes to God when He puts a call on your heart?

Don’t be afraid to write down what God is speaking to you. Don’t hesitate, for God is pleased to reveal to you, what you need to hear about His plan for your life."
Excerpt from God Thinking XLIII - Inspired Tools - by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014

God Thinking XLII - Defragging Your Mind 10

"I want to read to you what God says, becomes of man, when man operates with wrong thinking. 

It is found in Romans 1: 18-21

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

V19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

V20 For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

V21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and the their foolish heart was darkened.”

And verse 21 from the International Children’s Bible,

“They knew God.  But they did not give glory to God, and they did not thank Him.  Their thinking became useless.  Their foolish minds were filled with darkness.” 

I can’t let that happen again in my life again - useless thinking.  I’ve been there.  I’ve been the one that knew God, but did not give God the glory.  I’ve lived through a season of useless thinking, but no more. 

You have God’s Word on this;  If you will give up the things that you hold to that keep you from giving God the glory, God will give you everything He has promised you in His Word.
And that’s no idle promise.   

God has already begun to pour out His blessings on you, because God doesn’t want anybody to miss this opportunity.  Even though God’s blessings have always been there, there are times and seasons that you have been prepared to receive them. 

Its time to take action and act on your own behalf.  Just as the free gift of salvation is available, by faith, to all who believe, so too are all of God’s promises made available, by faith, to all who believe.

You must start thinking or continue thinking thoughts worthy of a great and mighty God. - A miracle working God.

As I said before, It doesn’t take faith to accomplish what you can do on your own.  Faith is when you trust God for what can only be accomplished by God. 

Are you ready for that kind of living, then let's get defragging.?
Excerpt from God Thinking XLII - Defragging Your Mind - by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2014



Tuesday, January 28, 2014

God Thinking XLII - Defragging Your Mind 9

"If you are not growing in Christ, you are growing away from Christ.
If you are not moving forward with God, you are moving away from God.
God gave you your mind and inspires you to grow in His truth and to move forward with Him in your daily life.

As truth upon truth is revealed, each truth triggers another great promise of God. 

As each truth is revealed and each promise realized, your mind is empowered to think like Christ.

When you begin to think like Christ, you begin to find your calling - your place - your station in life. 

Then as you live out your life in Christ, you can live it to its fullest - free from old baggage - free from dependency - free from hypocrisy - free from wrong thinking.

God wants to embower you to take control of your life and allow Him to work, His greatness, in you and trough you.

The way you think is so important that when God created the heavens and the earth and all that is within it, He created all of it so that it would reveal His essence.  God reveals Himself through creation, but God is not the creation."
Excerpt from God Thinking XLII - Defragging Your Mind - by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

God Thinking XLII - Defragging Your Mind 8

"As you allow God to transform your mind, so it is.
With God thinking you put the things of God ‘on top’ and allow God to push out from you :
  • Every word
  • Every place
  • Every habit
  • Every stronghold
  • Every burden
  • Every worry
  • Every obstacle
  • Every bit of baggage
  • Every lie
  • Every false image
  • Every thing that does not conform to the will of God for your life. 
You purposely delight in the things of God and you purposely abandon that which keeps you from enjoying the riches of His glory.

Hear the words of Paul as He pleads with you to get the revelation that transformed his life.

Romans 12:1-2
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
V2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

Let me ask you, “If your mind is not being renewed, then what is it being?”
Excerpt from God Thinking XLII - Defragging Your Mind - by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014

God Thinking XLII - Defragging Your Mind 7

"Many people have mistaken something that resembles the truth for the truth itself.  That’s why there are so many philosophies, so many denominations, so many religions, so much wrong thinking. 

If it is wrong in the essence it is bound to be wrong in the results.
That’s why a lot of well meaning people are all mixed up about who God is and how to live a life with value and integrity and excellence.  In a spiritually created world, created by a spiritual God, they are trying to respond to life without activating spiritual thinking. 
Most people sense a need for spiritual awareness, but they want to experience it carnally.  It cannot be done.
The Pharisees tried it and it didn’t work for them. 
The spiritist tried it and it doesn’t work for them. 
The Buddhist try it, but it doesn’t work for them. 
The cults try it but it doesn’t work for them. 
The Muslims try it, but it doesn’t work for them either, because there is no true spiritual life without the essence of the Spirit and the essence of the Spirit can only be found in Jesus Christ.

God will not change or condescend His essence to fulfill the desire of those who pretend to be spiritual, those who nurture wrong thinking.  God got enough of that from the Jews, when He came to visit. 

God will not allow those without the Spirit of God to have the peace, the joy or the understanding that He allows those with the Spirit of God.  That is why when you are born again, God sends His Holy Spirit to indwell you, because the Spirit of God can discern spiritual things rightly. 

The Holy Spirit transforms the way you used to think into the way you should think, more so as you yield to God."
Excerpt from God Thinking XLII - Defragging Your Mind - by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2014

Saturday, January 25, 2014

God Thinking XLII - Defragging Your Mind 6

"Quite often you hear the voice of God, but sometimes you don’t like what you hear and you hide from His essence and choose a lessor way.  Sometimes God is calling you out and you don’t want to go out.  Is God calling you out from where you are to reveal Himself mighty through your weakness? 

Sometimes He calls you to sacrifice and you don’t want to sacrifice.
Sometimes God calls you to pray and you don’t pray.
Sometimes God call you to worship Him and you choose not to.

It will always be wrong thinking that keeps you from God’s very best for your life because wrong thinking operates on false premises, not the truth, not the essence of God.

Wrong thinking is warped and doesn’t let you receive what is rightfully yours.

With wrong thinking you could be standing on a diamond mine or an oil field and think it was rock and mud.    

Man keeps trying to measure the spiritual using a carnal balance. 

Man keeps trying to be spiritual without the essence of the spiritual.

People are trying to weigh the Son of man by the sons of men and they get a false reading, because you can’t measure spiritual things against carnal things.
Excerpt from God Thinking XLII - Defragging Your Mind - by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2014

Friday, January 24, 2014

God Thinking XLII - Defragging Your Mind 5

Note: One thing I have learned over the years is, God will take all measures necessary to bring you in line with His truth, and not all of what God brings is instant gratification or pleasure.  Some truths are hard truths, but they are needed just as much as the stuff that makes you feel good.  Sometimes you will stop reading something because it is dealing with the depths of your being.  sometimes you miss what you could have had had you proceeded just a little further and taken the medicine.
"When you catch the essence of something, you have the very best it has to offer.  

When you see the essence of something, you see the finest it has to offer.

It is like that with Christ. 
He offers you the very essence of God, in Himself. 
When you get this truth;
When the light of this truth shines into your soul;
When you bask in the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ, you receive the essence of all truth.
All truth comes from the essence of God.

Jesus came unto His own and His own received Him not.  It’s no difference today.  Jesus still reveals Himself.  He still shines His glorious light.

He still offers His free gift of His essence to anyone and everyone who will receive it.

Wrong thinking often mistakes something that resembles the truth for the truth itself.

It’s wrong thinking that causes you to get angry at your spouse for things that happen instead of focusing your anger on your real enemy. 

It’s wrong thinking that causes you to see your kids in a lessor light than they deserve, rather than seeing them through the eyes of Christ and taking out your disappointment on the one responsible for behavior problems.

It’s wrong thinking that keeps your creative self stifled, when you should be creating new medicines, new tools, when you should be taking the new ideas that God has given to you and pursue them with your every effort.

It’s wrong thinking that keeps you from stepping out in faith and allowing God to have the pre-eminence, just for a season.
How many times have you let another day go by where you knew what to do, but didn’t do it?"
 Excerpt from God Thinking XLII - Defragging Your Mind - by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

God Thinking XLII - Defragging Your Mind 4

"But it is God Thinking that believes every Word that proceeds forth from God.
It is God Thinking that tells you about your true worth.
It’s God Thinking that gives you strength to break away from the things that have kept you in bondage. 
It’s God Thinking that gives you strength to break away from habits that keep you from good health.
It’s God Thinking that gives you wisdom to say no, when people are asking you to go with them to this place or that. 
It’s God Thinking that revives hope in your life.
It’s God Thinking that says success is found in the way you apprehend things and not in the apprehension itself.  
It’s God Thinking that brings true joy and peace to even the most troubled situation.  
It’s God Thinking that puts worry in its place. Now some of you aren’t going to like this at all, because it’s easier to worry and fret than to let God fix your problems in His timing. 
It’s God Thinking that doesn’t allow the mistakes of the past rob you from the blessings of the future. 
It’s God Thinking that let’s you step out in faith and do what cannot be done, by faith in a God that can.
It’s God Thinking that prospers you and takes you from one faith to another - from one glory to another - from one truth to another - from where you were to where you are and from where you are to where you are going.
It’s God Thinking that teaches you to eat smart and care about your health.
It’s God Thinking that helps you to allow what you have flow through you instead of stopping at you.
God Thinking is the very kind of thinking that God has revealed to you in His Word. 
God Thinking is concerned about the essence of a thing, not just the thing itself, the essence of a word spoken in due season, the essence of a plan and not just a plan itself."

Excerpt from God Thinking XLII - Defragging Your Mind - by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2014


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

God Thinking XLII - Defragging Your Mind 2

"God Thinking is as much about deliberately abandoning wrong thinking as it is about adopting or putting on top the things of God.

Norman Vincent Peale says, in his book, The Power of Positive Thinking, “If you’re thinking is wrong, it is wrong and not right and can never be right so long as it is wrong.  If it is wrong in the essence it is bound to be wrong in the result.”

It is this very kind of thinking, ‘wrong thinking’ that keeps you from getting what is rightfully yours in Christ.
The Word of God is filled with references to the way you think and the importance it plays in the outcome of your life.  Hear the Word of God:

Proverbs 12:5
“The thoughts of the righteous are right:...” 

1 Chronicles 28:9
David speaking to his son Solomon.

“And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve Him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all the hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts:...” 

Psalm 94:19
“In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.”

Psalm 139:17
Now here we see God thinking in its perfect tense. 
“How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!”

Proverbs 16:3
“Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.”  I pray you would believe God.

Isaiah 55:7
“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD: and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.”

2 Corinthians 10:4-5
“(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds:)
V5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing  into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ:”

Hebrews 4:12
“For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

1 Corinthians 13:11
“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”

God has made it clear that there is right thinking and wrong thinking."
Excerpt from God thinking XLII - Defragging Your Mind - by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2014


Sunday, January 19, 2014

God Thinking XLII - Defragging Your Mind 3

"It is ‘wrong thinking’ that let’s you believe things about yourself that isn’t true. (low self esteem)
It’s ‘wrong thinking’ that keeps you in bondage to habits and strongholds.
It’s ‘wrong thinking’ that causes you to continually to go to the place that you know is killing you.
It’s ‘wrong thinking’ that robs you of hope. 
It’s ‘wrong thinking’ that says success is found in having many things.
It’s ‘wrong thinking’ that let’s true joy be confused with getting high or drunk. 
It’s ‘wrong thinking’ that let’s you worry about the things you have no control over.
It’s ‘wrong thinking’ that allows you to revive the baggage of the past.
It’s ‘wrong thinking’ that keeps you from letting go of your self-security and stepping out by faith into the unknown, where God can have His way with you.
It’s ‘wrong thinking’ that keeps you poor.
It’s ‘wrong thinking’ that keeps you eating the same things that are making you sick.
It’s ‘wrong thinking ‘ that tells you that you should hold real tight to what you have.
Excerpt from God Thinking XLII - Defragging Your Mind by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2014

God Thinking XLII - Defragging Your Mind 1

"God thinking is the renewing of your mind to think like God.
Let’s take a quick look at some of those principles that are the building blocks of God thinking.
1.   Time expended is of no consequence.  You need to be careful not to put much of your time in the past.  It is not profitable to wallow in the mire of past things.
2.    You are a direct result of God.  Understanding the connection between God and man and learning how to operate in that connection is essential in your quest to reach your goals, dreams, breakthroughs, answered prayers, true success.
3.    “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he...”  This verse from Proverbs has a profound meaning, hidden by centuries of misinterpretation.  This verse speaks clearly about the way a man thinks, and really has nothing to do with what he thinks himself to be.
This 4th principle may be the most important of all.  This is one of those must remember principles of God thinking.
4.    God is not the author of bad things. 
The question shouldn’t be “why do bad things happen to good people?”, the question should be, “what are we going to do with what God allowed to happen?”    
The former way of thinking about the valleys of life cause you to doubt God.
God thinking causes you to trust God.  
5.    Bad things that happen, anything that is not for your good was generated from one or all of these three things:
ü     The fall of man - tempted by satan
ü     The results of, or- what was left behind by those before us - generational inheritance
ü     Or your own free will
6.    God thinking requires less focus on where you’ve been and more focus on where you’re going.
7.    It is not true that you don’t have enough time.  God thinking teaches you how to dispose the day wisely.
8.    God thinking causes you to look and seek to create what pleases God.
9.    God thinking requires that you take responsibility for your future.
10.      God thinking requires that you think differently.
ü   Thoughts of success
ü   Thoughts of giving to others
ü   Thoughts of getting understanding that creates wisdom from God.
ü   Thoughts that plan ahead and carefully use the moments at hand.
ü   Thoughts that foresee great things
ü   Thoughts that reach beyond your present circumstances
ü   Thoughts that require God’s help
ü   Thoughts that fit a child of God
ü   Thoughts that conform to what God has in Mind for you
Note: Modern Christians are not as likely to want to adhere to Biblical principles as those who have gone before us.  Modernity has had its way in lessoning the truth of God through watered-down preaching, commercialization of Christianity, money grabbing through multiple scams and cons, claiming one thing and doing another, pitiful worldly lifestyles and so much more.  It is difficult to get the attention of those who think that the Word of God has no real pertinence in their life today.  It will be a real battle to get back to thinking that you are to live a holy life.  What's your plan?
Excerpt from God Thinking XLII - Defragging your mind - by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2014