Thursday, July 8, 2010

RISK more than others think is safe...Dr. King said, "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."...in Hebrews 11 it says that Abraham was called out of a familiar place (his comfort zone) and sent somewhere NOT KNOWING WHERE HE WAS GOING...if you're going to take the road less travelled, you're going to have to remember that God has not given you a spirit of fear (intimidation), but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind...recklessness can lead to destruction, but risk-taking is what faith is all about...stop worrying about what others think is safe...

CARE more than others think is wise...love never fails, and one reason that it doesn't is that it's not confined to the limits of logic...go back and read Paul's description of the God-kind of love in I Corinthians 13 (read it in several translations to get the full effect), and tell me that anything about what he said there is logical...love and care and compassion and empathy and understanding are all illogical...Jesus talked about a whole new way to love, and said that the validity of all the law and the prophets was based entirely on how that love is expressed...stop being bound by what others think is wise...

DREAM more than others think is practical... George Bernard Shaw said, “Some men see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and say 'Why not?”...if you're a dreamer who expects to see his or her dreams manifested in this lifetime, you're going to have to become accustomed to people telling you that your dreams are nonsense...you also have to develop the skill to completely ignore them...the Scriptures tell us that there is safety in the multitude of counselors, but dreamers don't live in the safety zone...God wants to do even more through you than you can ask or think...why settle for what others think is practical?...

EXPECT more than others think is possible...I posted about this a few days ago, but again I say that whatever is going on in your mind is what you are attracting to yourself...we are like magnets...like attracts like...you become AND attract what you think...every thought has a frequency, and sends out a magnetic energy...yesterday at Body Builders and last night at church there was a lot of revelation flowing about the power of agreement...more is coming Sunday on that subject...when you connect with a community of other risk-taking, caring dreamers who have a spirit of expectancy (like CITN), you enter a whole new field of possibility...it makes it much easier to stop being preoccupied with what some others think is impossible...walk in an attitude of expectancy today...anything can happen!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nonnie Lemmon said...

I am in agreement with today's post, and thoroughly enjoyed last night's service.

Anonymous said...

Taurea Davis said...

I love your blog! I look forward to you posting them so that I can go and read them. Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Ok!
YOU ARE BACK!
All these last few days are great!!
Keep it up.
And I am back too.
I'll make a comment later.
It was good to hear you guys on line again.
Well I have to make a comment NOW.
I have often wondered what Jesus was always talking about,
“The Kingdom of God?”
This has always seemed so lame, and preachers rarely even try to explain it. Or they say it means you will not go to Hell when you die.
You know what I think?
All this you have been writing the last few days is what He was talking about.
The kingdom of God is at hand.
The kingdom of God is within you.
He went about preaching the kingdom of God.
Emmet Fox says each man is a king, each man has a kingdom, and each man is the ruler of his kingdom. Scriptures say, “I have conferred upon you a kingdom.”
The one on the white horse is the king of kings.
We are the kings that He is King of.

BUT, it takes a lot for me to have a paradigm shift in thinking,
When none of my pastors were agreement of this power to think, declare and create.
You said, “God has give us the power to do this,” in a resent blog.
That statement from you, gave me a push to really believe something that
Has always seemed impossible to believe:
My positive thoughts and declarations are within my power to
Create. I can create the thoughts the declarations and my words create!
I am very careful not to jump into something that is not in the
Westminster Confession on Faith (this is really tongue in cheek, but it is probably a good thing.)
You have been talking and writing about this for a long time.
But, it is very foreign to me and probably to a lot of us.
So keep on saying it, keep on getting deeper, keep on reminding us of what has already been in the scriptures, but we have not understood it.

Not that I want to control what is not mine to control. I am seeking to improve my own thinking, attitudes, and behavior to go forward.
Fear to faith
Depression to joy
Hopeless to expecting the best
Complaining to encouraging
Having feelings shallow and easily hurt to caring about others
Improved relationship with my children
Broken dreams to new dreams
Courage to ask for more responsibility in the advancement
of the Kingdom on God in my world

So thanks for willing to be open to new revelation from God.
But the new revelations are really old truths we did not recognize.
I am expecting and declaring great things from you next Sunday on Streaming Live.

Anonymous in North Georgia

Anonymous said...

Ok!
YOU ARE BACK!
All these last few days are great!!
Keep it up.
And I am back too.
I'll make a comment later.
It was good to hear you guys on line again.
Well I have to make a comment NOW.
I have often wondered what Jesus was always talking about,
“The Kingdom of God?”
This has always seemed so lame, and preachers rarely even try to explain it. Or they say it means you will not go to Hell when you die.
You know what I think?
All this you have been writing the last few days is what He was talking about.
The kingdom of God is at hand.
The kingdom of God is within you.
He went about preaching the kingdom of God.
Emmet Fox says each man is a king, each man has a kingdom, and each man is the ruler of his kingdom. Scriptures say, “I have conferred upon you a kingdom.”
The one on the white horse is the king of kings.
We are the kings that He is King of.

BUT, it takes a lot for me to have a paradigm shift in thinking,
When none of my pastors were agreement of this power to think, declare and create.
You said, “God has give us the power to do this,” in a resent blog.
That statement from you, gave me a push to really believe something that
Has always seemed impossible to believe:
My positive thoughts and declarations are within my power to
Create. I can create the thoughts the declarations and my words create!
I am very careful not to jump into something that is not in the
Westminster Confession on Faith (this is really tongue in cheek, but it is probably a good thing.)
You have been talking and writing about this for a long time.
But, it is very foreign to me and probably to a lot of us.
So keep on saying it, keep on getting deeper, keep on reminding us of what has already been in the scriptures, but we have not understood it.

Not that I want to control what is not mine to control. I am seeking to improve my own thinking, attitudes, and behavior to go forward.
Fear to faith
Depression to joy
Hopeless to expecting the best
Complaining to encouraging
Having feelings shallow and easily hurt to caring about others
Improved relationship with my children
Broken dreams to new dreams
Courage to ask for more responsibility in the advancement
of the Kingdom on God in my world

So thanks for willing to be open to new revelation from God.
But the new revelations are really old truths we did not recognize.
I am expecting and declaring great things from you next Sunday on Streaming Live.

Anonymous in North Georgia

River said...

Not sure what will happen but expecting the best in my daily walk.
Still thinking about last night. I've lived in a world of family and friends telling me I'm no good even been told by my grandmother I should never have been born.
But through it all I know I have a purpose. I have a place in this world. I've been down but I've never been out.
I believe that my best day's are before me.
I believe that for those who are going through the rough valley called humanity.
When your down find a place you can call your own and find that spiritual resting place.
Believe that your tomorrow will wash away the today.
We are here for a moment and we choose to spread the Fathers love or trash the Fathers creation.
Spread The Love
Life is way too short.

Erik said...

Risk, Care, Dream Expect --- Keys to Life.

Risk/Faith - not knowing where I am going, while knowing I am where my Spirit sees.

Care/Love without limitation –Extremely Wise - Like God does. That exceeds logic, and is perfect logic with connections as the foundation. Like the refrain in the song we ended with last night, the one that has the part – ‘You are my righteousness’ – the refrain or chorus (?) – “ We are One like You”. I love that part. Understanding, always in the perfect logic of Allah, The Creator. Each part of us, me, all, One resonates with our empathy.

Dream Zone / Faith Safety Zone – no nonsense here. God’s extreme, is extremely God-safe. The awesome practicality of more than is asked or thought, all is used and fits.

Expect – my life has been built on expectation. Here I am. Last night I marveled that I was in this small group of a few hundred people, enjoying the exquisite experience as Jah provided , Elohim agrees with us, you, me, God, - All One in agreement with each individual part and the organism of all the parts. I am blessed to be in this manifestation.

One more time - more than I asked, but what I expected. 

Iris said...

Thank you Bishop once again for the life changing revelation on agreement... Once again changed... and new adventure to explore... It's a whole new world... A new fantastic point of view...

Love the post today... spoken deeply in my soul... much needed

Love you all...
Iris

karl cobos said...

Bishop,
Wishing you a great day, already prayed for you to have one...followed by a terrific weekend.

I'm really glad that I was able to make it to hear the message from you Wednesday, as well as what the others had to say. May all the cells of us line up in agreement for good health and long life!

Cioara Andrei said...

Foarte interesant subiectul deybatut de tine.M-am uitat pe blogul tau si imi place ce am vazut, cu siguranta am sa mai revin o zi buna!

Anonymous said...

Romanian translation from IGoogle:

Very interesting topic of tine.M deybatut Forgot your blog and I like what I saw , I'll definitely come back a good day !

Clark Kent said...

I like what was said about the shifting of our thoughts and DNA in our cells, followed by Pastor Jon Scott's funny comment...

I'm also hungry for more revelation, gotta have it.

Avatar said...

"...connect with a community of other risk-taking, caring dreamers who have a spirit of expectancy (like CITN), you enter a whole new field of possibility..."

Agreed...

It seems as if this is a definition of...or a how-to manual to locate...that space that is between what we can think of to ask and the "more than" that God offers.

My spirit-soul-body response to this post is like connecting to a forgotten but familiar sound [like the angels on the morning beach in City of Angels]...and I feel compelled to go to my knees in thanks every time I read it.

Anonymous said...

Part 2

One holy thought like this and you are free: You are the holy Son of God Himself And with this holy thought you learn as well that you have freed the world. You have no need to use it cruelly, and then perceive this savage need in it. You set it free of your imprisonment. You will not see a devastating image of yourself walking the world in terror, with the world twisting in agony because your fears have laid the mark of death upon its heart.
Be glad today how very easily is hell undone You need but tell yourself:
I am the holy Son of God Himself I cannot
suffer, cannot be in pain; I cannot suffer loss, nor
fail to do all that salvation asks
And in that thought is everything you look on wholly changed
A miracle has lighted up all dark and ancient caverns, where the rites of death echoed since time began For time has lost its hold upon the world. The Son of God has come in glory to redeem the lost, to save the helpless, and to give the world the gift of his forgiveness. Who could see the world as dark and sinful, when God's Son has come again at last to set it free?
You who perceive yourself as weak and frail, with futile hopes and devastated dreams, born but to die, to weep and suffer pain, hear this: All power is given unto you in earth and Heaven There is nothing that you cannot do. You play the game of death, of being helpless, pitifully tied to dissolution in a world which shows no mercy to you. Yet when you accord it mercy, will its mercy shine on you.
Then let the Son of God awaken from his sleep, and opening his holy eyes, return again to bless the world he made In error it began, but it will end in the reflection of his holiness. And he will sleep no more and dream of death. Then join with me today. Your glory is the light that saves the world. Do not withhold salvation longer. Look about the world, and see the suffering there. Is not your heart willing to bring your weary brothers rest?
They must await your own release They stay in chains till you are free. They cannot see the mercy of the world until you find it in yourself. They suffer pain until you have denied its hold on you. They die till you accept your own eternal life. You are the holy Son of God Himself. Remember this, and all the world is free. Remember this, and earth and Heaven are one.

Anonymous said...

Today's ACIM speaks to me loud and clear this morning (Be the change...):


I am the holy Son of God Himself
Here is your declaration of release from bondage of the world And here as well is all the world released. You do not see what you have done by giving to the world the role of jailer to the Son of God. What could it be but vicious and afraid, fearful of shadows, punitive and wild, lacking all reason, blind, insane with hate?
What have you done that this should be your world? What have you done that this is what you see? Deny your own Identity, and this is what remains You look on chaos and proclaim it is yourself. There is no sight that fails to witness this to you. There is no sound that does not speak of frailty within you and without; no breath you draw that does not seem to bring you nearer death; no hope you hold but will dissolve in tears.
Deny your own Identity, and you will not escape the madness which induced this weird, unnatural and ghostly thought that mocks creation and that laughs at God Deny your own Identity, and you assail the universe alone, without a friend, a tiny particle of dust against the legions of your enemies. Deny your own Identity, and look on evil, sin and death, and watch despair snatch from your fingers every scrap of hope, leaving you nothing but the wish to die.
Yet what is it except a game you play in which identity can be denied? You are as God created you All else but this one thing is folly to believe. In this one thought is everyone set free. In this one truth are all illusions gone. In this one fact is sinlessness proclaimed to be forever part of everything, the central core of its existence and its guarantee of immortality.
But let today's idea find a place among your thoughts and you have risen far above the world, and all the worldly thoughts that hold it prisoner And from this place of safety and escape you will return and set it free. For he who can accept his true Identity is truly saved. And his salvation is the gift he gives to everyone, in gratitude to Him Who pointed out the way to happiness that changed his whole perspective of the world.

(continued in part 2)