Saturday, July 4, 2015

Daily Devotional - God Thinking Preempt 12

"I believe that the average person in America believes that the detour is the main highway.  The reason I can say that and without any doubt is because most Americans major on the minors and minor on the majors. 

Born again believers have been inundated for so long (by a quickly deteriorating and demoralizing sin-sick society) that they have had to lower their standards in order to fit in, and they have.

I challenge somebody to get out of their seat and demand from themselves not to continue in this way - walk around something three times and ask God to change the way they think. 

Can you agree with me to once again set your sights on Jesus and learn to live Big - And to see the greater beauty and purity and love that God designed you to operate in.

If you could forget about what so and so is going to think of you just long enough to see the call of God and to put on the mind of Christ - you would have breakthrough after breakthrough.

People pleasers make lousy worshipers.

Jesus say in John 4:23-24 
 23.  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
 24.  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Life was never meant to be a game where you juggle your professional life, your family life, your Church life, your work life - as if they were independent of one another.

The only life that glorifies God is the integrated life.

The unbelieving world - secular humanist - agnostics - atheist and  - this is a hard saying - and the lukewarm Christian - All want you and I to play their game and their game is - GOD IS NOT FIRST.

There's more that the worldly purport.  Here is a brief synopsis: 
  • The things of God do not have to be integrated into your life.
  • You can juggle a little Church with a little world.
  • A little marriage with a little womanizing.
  • A little Christianity with a little Eastern philosophy.
  • A little G rated TV with a little ....
  • A little integrity with a few bounced checks.
Freedom and enlightenment is when you are free from the wicked influences of this world - not when you are free to indulge yourself in them.

Take just a few moments and think the deepest thoughts of God you can muster up.
Allow yourself to be mesmerized by God.
Allow your thoughts to go deeper than before.
Talk to your inner man and listen as your highest self expresses God's perfect will in your life.
Visualize standing or sitting or bowing in God's presense, before the throne of God.
Force your mind to stop racing around and listen to God, carefully and often - without your cell phone on.

Go to God in your spirit and sense His acceptance of you.
This is cleansing and powerful.
Chang your vision of God - close your eyes and see God in the inner man.
Think higher and loftier thoughts.

You can always tell when you are making headway with God.
As you get closer, God gets bigger.
As you know more, there's more still.
As you go deeper, deeper gets deeper.
As we draw closer, God pulls us closer.

Make up your mind to put God Thinking into action.  Force the things of God to the top of your thinking and push down all else.  Some things need to be pushed so far down that they are pushed out altogether."

  Excerpt from God Thinking Preempt by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2015

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