Thought of the Day 11-15-16

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. (II Corinthians 4:16-18 NKJV)

Our physical eyes are the gates through which we contact the world around us, but our minds determine what we actually see with them. How our minds think and knowledge and wisdom contained in our minds determine what we actually perceive. The law of Meditation shows us that everything we see is in our minds. What we meditate on is going to determine the way we view everything our physical eyes observe. We don’t see with our eyes, we see through them. We actually take pictures with our minds. Your subconscious set boundaries, make decisions whether you want it to or not. The mind is the lens that gives focus to the picture we are taking.

Thought of the Day 11-9-16

Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality–faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses]. (HEBREWS 11:1 AMP)

Faith is that invisible confidence that something exists other than what you presently see. Faith is the ability to believe. The proof of your faith is revealed in your pursuit of the unseen. Faith is the seed planted in the soil of your spirit. Active faith is when a man uses his ability to obtain something he wants from God. The presence of your faith is proven by something you do in obedience to God and His Word. The ability to believe already exists within you. It’s the substance called faith.

So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. (Mark 11:22-24 NKJV)

Thought of the day 11-1-16

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; (Psalms 37:7 NKJV)

One who is at rest in God is not easily excited by outward stresses. His inner strength is what relieves his anxieties and troubles of mind. To each Atlantic hurricane there is an eye. At the circumference the wind whirls violently, but the eye, deep at the center, is most calm.

The Lord Jesus was never put off balance by outside influences. Even at the last, when a band of soldiers came to seize him with torches and weapons, he stepped forward and asked them whom they were seeking. Being told that they sought Jesus of Nazareth, he calmly answered, “I am he.” Met by him thus, they retreated and fell to the ground. Those who would seize him were terrified of the One to be seized, whereas the external stresses had no power to move him. At the center of his being, the eye of the storm, He was at rest with God.