Thursday, September 21, 2017

What it matters is how your Heavenly Father sees you.



What it matters is how your Heavenly Father sees you.

Jacob looked at Joseph and saw
A good son!

The ten brothers looked at Joseph and saw 
A useless dreamer!

The travelers looked at Joseph and saw
A slave !!

Potiphar looked at Joseph and saw a good servant!

The prisoners saw Joseph as a prisoner!

How wrong were they all!

God looked at Joseph and saw
a governor of Egypt on hold!

Do not get discouraged by what people see in you!

Be encouraged by what God sees in you! 

Never underestimate the person next to you because you never know what the Lord has put in that person.

Your may be an Executive Director waiting for a company that will employ your child.

Your garden boy might be a waiting President.

Remember that David got the anointing to become a King while he was a simple young man shepherding sheep.

Esther was a simple orphan girl, but she was a waiting queen. 

Let's share the love of God and make the world a better place to live. Show that love by sharing this message with those you love.

IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW PEOPLE SEE YOU, WHAT IT MATTERS IS HOW GOD SEES YOU. God bless.

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9/20/2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

You are the solution Dr Paul Taylor


YOU ARE THE SOLUTION TO SOMEBODIES PROBLEM! 
Dr. Paul Taylor 

It doesn't matter if you are in Brazil or the USA, the message remains the same.  There are people waiting for you!  You possess answers to the issues and problems around you.  Sometimes you share the solution and at other times you are the solution!  What is important is that you are aware of what is happening around you.  

The woman who anointed Jesus in Mark 14 was aware of what was happening.  No one else was, but she was!  Jesus said of her act of generosity and sacrifice, "She has done what she could."  What a testimony!  An act that has been told for thousands of years, all around the world!  She didn't do it to be seen or even remembered.  She simply did what she could!  It had nothing to do with the cost, but everything to do with the purpose!  I don't believe she understood completely what was going to happen to Jesus.  She didn't have to!  All she had to do was what she could.  Just think what she had to overcome.

1.  She had to overcome herself.  

I can only imagine that she was saying to herself, "I can't do this.  People will think I am crazy.  Is this really what I should be doing?  What if Jesus gets angry with me for pouring oil on him?"

2.  She had to overcome others.  

"What will people think of me?  Who am I to even think of doing something like this when there are all these people, important people around Jesus?  What if they put me in jail, or I become an outcast?

3.  She had to overcome her fear of the reaction of Jesus!  

"Who am I to touch this man!  He is a man and I am a woman, this isn't something I should be doing! He may embarrass me in front of all these people."

She did what she could!  She was the solution at that moment in time for what was to come in the life of Jesus.  No human would have chosen her, but she did what she could and the rest is history!

Please meditate on these words. “While Jesus was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head.

It could have been sold for more than a year’s wages and the money given to the poor.” And they rebuked her harshly. “Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.

She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.” Mark 14:3, 5-6, 8 

Maybe you feel that you need to do something, but you are battling the same thoughts as this woman.  Push past your own reason and do what you can do!  I know this, it will be recorded in heaven and you just may be the solution to someone's problem!

I am believing for the impossible!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Zig Ziglar : You Have the Power to Dramatically Improve Your Life


Zig Ziglar : You Have the Power to Dramatically Improve Your Life

But the most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won't work—if you won't. 


The choice is yours. 


Question: Do you believe there is something you can specifically do in the next seven days that would make your personal, family and business life worse? 


Chances are good you did a double take on that one and rhetorically responded, "What does he mean, make it worse?" 


OK, next question: Do you honestly believe there is something you can do in the next seven days that would make your personal, family and business life better? 


Chances are astronomical that you answered "yes" to that one. 


With that in mind, let me pause for a moment and ask this: Do you believe the choice is yours, and do you believe that every choice has an end result?


Now, let's think it through as I make the observation that if you were serious with your answers, you just made a profound statement. 


Here's what you said: "I don't care how good or bad my past has been, I don't care how good or bad my circumstances are at this moment. There is something I can specifically do right now that will make my future either better or worse, and the choice is mine." 


That thought is truly profound. Think about it. You can do something about your future. To dramatically improve your odds at making it better, you must accept that responsibility. 


Two-time Pulitzer-prize winning historian Barbara Tuchman said that America's No. 1 need is people who accept responsibilities.


So make the right choice; take action on that choice; keep your thinking sound and persist, persist, persist—because if you do, I will enthusiastically say I'll SEE YOU AT THE TOP! 


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A good servant


A Good Servant 
By Jeremie Manirakiza

I understood that God did not put me on this earth only to consume resources (to eat, drink, breathe…) and just enjoying the creation. But He created me to bring a contribution in this fallen and corrupted World. 

Indeed He created me in Jesus Christ to do a good work and to serve him. I was not saved by service but I was saved to serve. Serving God is serving the people that He created; it is being a solution to their needs (spiritual or physical needs).  

In fact, many people desire to lead and be given titles, respect and honor but few of them desire to serve. Jesus is the greatest leader with a highest position but He called himself a servant. “I came to serve not to be served.”

The Disciples of Christ once discussed who is great among us? Who will lead us? But Jesus responded them by telling them that the greatest among them is the one who will serve others. According to Jesus the greatest person is the one who serve many not the one who is served by many. 

Other people want to be served, to be blessed and to get someone or a place where their needs will be met but few want to serve and meet other’s needs. We are so comfortable when we are living a self-centered life.

A good servant is the one who is serving without expecting a payment or a reward from the people his serving. 

However, if you want to be like Jesus Christ, you need to serve others. I understand that I should not be just a spectator in the Kingdom of God I have a role to play and a mission to fulfill.


Monday, August 28, 2017

ONE FLOCK, ONE SHEPHERD Enoch Pereira


ONE FLOCK, ONE SHEPHERD
Enoch Pereira
Translated by Filipe S.S. Gouvea 

The following, wonderful prophecy made by Ezekiel was fulfilled in Jesus.
"I myself will feed my flock and make them lie down, saith the Lord God."
"I will raise up for them one shepherd, and he shall feed them;"
"Ye therefore my sheep, the sheep of my pasture: ye are men: but I am your God, saith the Lord God." Ezekiel 34: 15,23,31.

Jesus fulfilled the content of his words when he said, "I am the good shepherd: I know my sheep, and they know me." "They shall hear my voice, and there shall be a flock and a shepherd." John 10: 14,16.
 
That is why Jesus also warned us: "But you will not be called masters, for one is your Master, and you are all brothers. No one on earth should call your father, for only one is your Father, he who is in heaven. You are not to be called guides, for one is your guide, the Christ." Mathew 23:10

In the kingdom of God it is a crucial question for Jesus to be recognized as the only guide, the only chief, the only teacher, the only shepherd. Everyone else is nothing more than a brother to one another.

What Jesus said is that only he is in charge of his own body: the Church. He is the head of his body.

The Kingdom of God does not function like the organizational systems of this world. Jesus is the sole person to occupy a position of authority.

He, through his Spirit, makes his life flow, including his authority, power, and gifts unto those that are part of his body.
Ministries are not positions of power. They are manifestations of the Lord himself that flow through our brothers. When something spiritual flows in someone, it is because God finds in such person a surrendered heart and therefore finds freedom to use it as he pleases. It does not signify that we are anything; it simply means He is in us.

Paul knew of the condition under which he was called. And it was not to stand over the brethren, ruling over them; rather he was called to serve beneath them, as a slave to all. The condition of the calling had already been set by Jesus, by containing the impetus of the disciples to assume positions of government over others.

"Ye know that the rulers of the peoples rule over them, and that the rulers exercise authority over them: it is not so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your servant. You shall be your servant, even as the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many." Mathew 20:25.

That is why Paul, aware of this condition, said: "Because I was free from all, I became a slave to all, that I might gain as many as I could."
"So far, we have come to be considered the world's rubbish, the scum of all."
"Neither that which planteth is anything, neither he that watereth, but God that giveth growth."
 "For to me it seems to me that God has put us, the apostles (the envoys), lastly, as though we were condemned to death."
1 Co 9:19, 1Co4: 13, 1 Co 3: 7, 1Co 4: 9

"God hath chosen the humble things of the world, and the despised, and the things that are not, to bring to naught those that are, lest any man should boast in the presence of God." 1Co 1:27.

Thus, we can at most be instruments of God; not that we are capable of anything by ourselves.

He can use some as apostles, some as prophets, some as pastors and teachers. It is He who operates these functions.

"But one and the same Spirit accomplishes all these things, distributing them, as he pleases, to each, individually." 1Co12: 11. 

"There is one Lord ... who is above all, acts through all, and is in all." Ephesians 4: 5-6

God did not call anyone to assume leadership posts with titles and recognition. He is able to use each and every individual, all the while distributing his gifts to fulfill the purpose of building his own body.

It is not a question of instituting men for a certain position. He calls us to note, to notice, to recognize, to identify the flow of His Life and gifts in the life of our brothers. It is a privilege that we must have access to the wealth that comes from God through men who, by submitting themselves to Him, manifest spiritual maturity.

God gave Paul, Timothy, and Titus guidance to identify the mature in each city. (The Vine's Expository Dictionary translates καθίστημι - kathistēmi - as noticing, identifying the most mature). It was not to entitle these men, but so that upon being identified, they would be strengthened in their condition of lesser slaves. And on the other hand, this identification was also important for the younger ones to be more certain that the services that came from that brother were really manifestations of the Lord.

Understanding the way Jesus governs his Body promotes deliverance both to receive the edifice that comes from everywhere, and to be an instrument of God for the service of the saints.

In his Kingdom, God gives no room for pride among the brethren. He knew titles would swell the hearts of men.
Therefore, call no man master, guide, or shepherd. "You shall not be called ..." so. There is only one teacher, there is one guide, there is one shepherd "Mathew 23:10, Ezekiel 34:23, John 10: 14,16.

Jesus is the only one worthy of receiving honor and glory, strength and power and every good thing under the sun and above.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

I had a dream last night Dr Paul Taylor


I had a dream last night!  In my dream I was explaining what it meant to walk with God.  I hope I can explain it now as well as I did in my dream.  Ha!

Let me begin with the scripture that I left you with last newsletter.  This is Romans 12:1,2 The Message Translation

"So here's what I want you to do, God helping you. Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life - and place it before God as an offering.  Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking.  Instead, fix your attention on God.  You'll be changed from the inside out.  Readily recognize what He wants from you, and quickly respond to it.  Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you."

When we think of giving our lives to Christ, we often think of how can I serve Him through the church.  We are missing the message!  Walking with God is about LIFE!  Your ordinary sleeping, eating, going-to-work and walking around life!  That is the offering God wants from each of us.  Not a Sunday morning sacrifice!  He wants your life because He created you for a purpose! He died on the cross to redeem that purpose for His Kingdom and for your enjoyment.  That is right, your enjoyment.  Walking with God is the greatest adventure and joy in the world!

Here is the difference - you think completely different than your culture has programmed the majority of people.  You begin to see with the eyes and heart of your Father!  You begin to see possibilities!  You see what others can't see because you see from a totally different perspective!  Your attitude is different.  You don't have to stress, all you have to do is keep walking with God!  That is it!

This is the important misunderstanding with most Christians.  Most Christians think God is going to do, whatever they are praying and hoping for Him to do! Guess what?  He has already done it!!!  He is waiting for you to step out in faith and believe that together you and HIM can do anything.  Stop waiting for God to do something and you do what you can do!

Some of you may remember a message that I have shared previously.  God spoke to me a few years back and told me that I did not have to do what I could not do.  All I had to do was what I could do!  When I do what I can do, then I enable other people and God to do what He and they can do!  You don't have to do it all!  Just what you can do!  God has other people waiting to do what they can do, BUT they need you to do what you can do!

This is so true when it comes to OUFA!  To a nursing school!  To Solution Centers and a host of other things that God has placed in my heart, as well as others. I don't have to do it all!  All I have to do is walk with God and do what I can do!  That is it!  So that is what I am trying to do.  I don't know how, when, where, or why! All I am doing is walking with God and doing what I am able to do!  

Maybe you have been waiting to do something? Maybe it is time for you to step up and do something?  I don't know, but what I do know is that walking with God is no longer a stressful walk!  It is no longer an obligation or duty.  It is LIFE!  My ordinary life, but with God - wow!!! He is the master at taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary!!!!

It is quite simple.  Keep walking.  Do what you can do! Believe for the rest!  That is what I am doing!

Believing for the impossible,

Dr. Taylor

Palm date


There is a Arabic saying: "Those who plant dates do not harvest dates" because the date palm trees used to take from 80 to 90 years to bear the first fruits. 

Once a young man encountered an old man planting dates and then asked: why do you plant dates if you will not reap? 

He responded, if everyone thought like you, no one would eat dates. 

Cultivate, build, and plant actions that are not just for you but that serve all. 

Our actions today reflect the future ... if it is not time to harvest, it is time to sow. 

We were born without anything, we died without taking anything ...

And in the middle of the interval between life and death, we fight for what we did not bring and we will not take ... 

Think about it: Live longer, love more, always forgive and be happier.

May the peace of the Lord be with us, a hug to all

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Explaining what it meant to walk with God by Dr Paul Taylor

I had a dream last night!  In my dream I was explaining what it meant to walk with God.  I hope I can explain it now as well as I did in my dream.  Ha!

Let me begin with the scripture that I left you with last newsletter.  This is Romans 12:1,2 The Message Translation

"So here's what I want you to do, God helping you. Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life - and place it before God as an offering.  Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking.  Instead, fix your attention on God.  You'll be changed from the inside out.  Readily recognize what He wants from you, and quickly respond to it.  Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you."

When we think of giving our lives to Christ, we often think of how can I serve Him through the church.  We are missing the message!  Walking with God is about LIFE!  Your ordinary sleeping, eating, going-to-work and walking around life!  That is the offering God wants from each of us.  Not a Sunday morning sacrifice!  He wants your life because He created you for a purpose! He died on the cross to redeem that purpose for His Kingdom and for your enjoyment.  That is right, your enjoyment.  Walking with God is the greatest adventure and joy in the world!

Here is the difference - you think completely different than your culture has programmed the majority of people.  You begin to see with the eyes and heart of your Father!  You begin to see possibilities!  You see what others can't see because you see from a totally different perspective!  Your attitude is different.  You don't have to stress, all you have to do is keep walking with God!  That is it!

This is the important misunderstanding with most Christians.  Most Christians think God is going to do, whatever they are praying and hoping for Him to do! Guess what?  He has already done it!!!  He is waiting for you to step out in faith and believe that together you and HIM can do anything.  Stop waiting for God to do something and you do what you can do!

Some of you may remember a message that I have shared previously.  God spoke to me a few years back and told me that I did not have to do what I could not do.  All I had to do was what I could do!  When I do what I can do, then I enable other people and God to do what He and they can do!  You don't have to do it all!  Just what you can do!  God has other people waiting to do what they can do, BUT they need you to do what you can do!

This is so true when it comes to OUFA!  To a nursing school!  To Solution Centers and a host of other things that God has placed in my heart, as well as others. I don't have to do it all!  All I have to do is walk with God and do what I can do!  That is it!  So that is what I am trying to do.  I don't know how, when, where, or why! All I am doing is walking with God and doing what I am able to do!  

Maybe you have been waiting to do something? Maybe it is time for you to step up and do something?  I don't know, but what I do know is that walking with God is no longer a stressful walk!  It is no longer an obligation or duty.  It is LIFE!  My ordinary life, but with God - wow!!! He is the master at taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary!!!!

It is quite simple.  Keep walking.  Do what you can do! Believe for the rest!  That is what I am doing!

Believing for the impossible,

Dr. Taylor

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Saying good bye for July Dr. Paul Taylor


Saying good bye for July
Dr. Paul Taylor

I have seen some posts today about saying goodbye to the month of July. Can I take a moment to ask u to reflect. 

Time is one thing we can never get back. The Bible tells us to "redeem the time."  I want u to reflect on the past month and ask yourself these questions:

1. What did I accomplish in July?

2.  Who did I impact with my life?

3.  Did I make the most out of the time I was given?

4.  What did I learn that can help me be more effective, impactful, and purposeful in the month of August?

We are all given the same amount of time. We will all be held accountable for what we did with the time we have been given. I know that in the USA we are overly conscious of time. To us, time is money. The truth is, time is more than money. Time is opportunity. It is an opportunity to do something for others, to accomplish something that has not been done before, to give what we have received and to be who we were created to be!  

So may we all be more aware of time for the purpose of being more effective at what we have been given in life. As I always say, "Someone is waiting for you!  Don't miss the opportunity to make a difference!"

God bless. Believing for the impossible!

About the Love of God for you. Josimar Salum


About the Love of God for you.
Josimar Salum

"Do you believe that the God of Jesus loves you beyond worthiness and unworthiness, beyond your fidelity and infidelity—that he loves you in the morning sun and in the evening rain—that he loves you when your intellect denies it, your emotions refuse it, your whole being rejects it. Do you believe that God loves without condition or reservation and loves you this very moment as you are and not as you should be." Brennan Manning

Don't ever let anyone to push you down with words that undermine the unchangeable truth that your Heavenly Father loves you very much. 

Don't ever feel less valued than anyone; don't ever cultivate that ugly thought in your mind that you are unworthy of being loved by your Heavenly Father. Yes, we are unworthy. However I say this with that feeling of humility, with my heart melting before God's Love and not feeling guilty, downcast or heavy minded. Jesus is worthy and He has chosen to love me and you with an unchanging love. 

Don't ever think you are incapable of standing before your Heavenly Father as His child. He has loved you with everlasting Love and He has given you His Holy Spirit.  When you repented of your sins, when you were born again you became His child. You became His son like Jesus is. You are not a second category son. You are for Him as Jesus is.

In this world of stinking religion you find many people in the name of Jesus who share messages that make you feel guilty instead of forgiven, that make you feel a sinner than a pure and holy child of God and that demand an ultra behavior from you which is more a performance than the natural life that flows from the relationship you nurture with your Heavenly Father.  Be natural. Be bold. Be free of religiosity. Be who you are: a son of God. You are not orphan. Your Heavenly Father is with you, He has been always with you and He will never leave you or forsake you.

Praise Him and glorify Him. Think about His Love for you. Think about His extravagant Grace that He had decided to place upon you before the foundation of this world, right now and forevermore.