Thursday, May 26, 2011

Constant Conversation W/God 5-26 Wed

Wednesday May 25th


Romans 15:13

Make My Life Excellent In You-Constant In Your Courage!

What a beautiful morning! Thank you Jesus! Hope You Have A Wonderful Wednesday. Make sure you walk in truth with everyone, because truth says I love, you, I respect you. AWE-GOD!

It seems clear, yet took us some time to realize that the thoughts we think and the things we say are so much more powerful than we can imagine. They are life or death to our ministry, our relationships, our finances and everything else.

Worthy News Brief

It seems clear, yet took us some time to realize that the thoughts we think and the things we say are so much more powerful than we can imagine. They are life or death to our ministry, our relationships, our finances and everything else. Kimberly, are you struggling something today? It's time to start looking up! Stop complaining! Start speaking in faith! Watch how the Lord turns things around!

*My THOUGHTS: GODS THOUGHTS = My Learning=Heart Change*

Yes I am struggling, just because I am a Christian, does not mean I am free of struggle, struggle will be with me until I go to heaven. The point is how am responding to my struggle. Today I am at the feet of Jesus. I am struggling, wrestling some things out of my flesh with Him!!!! I am struggling with being sick and tired of the same old status quo. I want more than anything to be 100% Kingdom Truth Proof! I am sick of seeing the same bad habits repeated in me, the same bad habits repeated habitually in others around me and the same bad habits in the Bride of Christ; the same dysfunctional life patterns repeating themselves over and over again when Jesus died to bring us freedom in His Holy Spirit, His power and His Truth. It is time to grow up! It is time to mature! It is time to shake off these bad habits and replace them with Kingdom habits! Jesus make it so in us! Make us 100% Kingdom Truth Proof! So be it! Talk It Up! Truth!

*My THOUGHTS: GODS THOUGHTS = My Learning=Heart Change*

I am struggling! I am sick and tired of being in the same human condition and being hurt the same way over and over again. I am sick and tired of seeing the same failures in the same lives, the same patterns of failures repeating themselves. Yes I am sick and tired of being sick and tired and I am just sick to death of dysfunction. I am sick of the same sin habits repeating in me and all around me through the sameness of the human condition when we have the Spirit of Truth and power living in us. Lord I am praying for you to shake us up in Your Truth and give us an Omnipresent Reality Check. Begin with Me, and all those around me who I love, Who You have divinely put in my life. Grow us up. Mature Us! Change us to be found completely in You, In Your Truth and living a life You would be totally please with! Make it so Jesus. Kingdom Truth Proof! So be it! Talk It Up! Truth!

*My THOUGHTS: GODS THOUGHTS = My Learning=Heart Change*

I am struggling! I am sick and tired of people judging me and my family, pointing their fingers at me and my family when they have not even stopped to look into the mirror at themselves. Judgement is selfish pride that can't see past the human condition to the truth of God. Don't even point your finger at me unless you have looked in the mirror of your own soul and all you see is God's Image! I promise you I will be doing the same, I will be asking God to create in me His image in my life mirror. Don't try to change me, I won't try to change you because only our AWE-GOD can change us. Change yourself 1st, because that is what I will be doing. If you want change, it always begins with you. Father God, I pray You would post a mirror at each of our souls, a mirror of Your Holy Spirit, that each of us has to walk by everyday to look in and see the truth about our life. Father I pray the mirror of our lives will reflect 100% Truth Proof images of You, of Your Character, Your Holy Spirit And the Reality of Your Love.

*My THOUGHTS: GODS THOUGHTS = My Learning=Heart Change*

I like truth! Who doesn't! I like people to be honest with me. If you value me, you speak truth to me, if you disrespect me, you lie to me. When people are honest with me, I feel valued by them and I feel respected. I hate it when people conspire together to keep the truth from you, it so devalues you as a person, it makes a fool out of you and makes you feel invisible. I am struggling with this and I feel angry over it today, I am sick of it. I hate how people lie to you, deceive you and treat you like you don't matter except when they need something from you. I hate having these kinds of relationships where deceit destroys trust and brings the pain of rejection and betrayal. I don't want to be like that at all, not even in semblance at all in any relationship I walk in. I want to be Your Truth and Love. Jesus help me, change us.

*My THOUGHTS: GODS THOUGHTS = My Learning=Heart Change*

Jesus, I am hoping huge to walk in the truth with everyone I am in relationship with, to speak the truth in love and to make a difference in their lives, by being 100% Truth Proof. Please help me to treat everyone like they matter; take the pride out of me, and anything else out of me that causes me to act like I am better than someone else. Help me and others to encourage the value in other people, never to look down our nose at them, but recognize that everyone You have created, is valuable and their value in You is huge. I pray I never treat people with "I am better than you" attitude, never make them feel invisible. I pray I never put shame on people because their sin is a branded "cultural sin". I pray I always realize that sin is sin, I am a sinner, the same as they are. I pray I never make someone feel guilty over past sins that I feel are gross sin, because to You, sin is sin and we all have sinned and fallen short of God's glory. Help us not to treat people differently, because You don't, that is why You sent Jesus, for all of us. Help us to open our hearts to all the people you set in our life path and not reject entrance to those we think are beneath us. Father help us realize it is not our place to judge the sin of others, but our place to look in the mirror and change our lives. Jesus when we focus on our own lives 1st, getting our lives together in You, then we don't judge or belittle others. Make it so in us because this is truth in action, truth that is Kingdom functional, this is being 100% truth proof.

*My THOUGHTS: GODS THOUGHTS = My Learning=Heart Change*

I am hoping huge in Christ to never deceive those that I love and to never rationalize that deceit is okay. Father help me to be 100%truth proof in all my relationships that You have put me in to be honest, to live truthfully and never, never conspire to deceive others. Jesus make me 100% Truth Proof in the all of my everything and cause all who are in relationship with me and others to walk in Your Truth. May truth begin with me, with me fully facing You, The God of all Truth. Make it so Jesus. Make it so! AMEN!

*My THOUGHTS: GODS THOUGHTS = My Learning=Heart Change*

I am struggling with me and other people around me staying the same, not growing up, staying caught up in the same fears, the same old patterns of life and because of that setting up ourselves for failure…. again and again. I hate watching it, seeing the same patterns in me and in the people I love and watching us head towards the same failure again, the same pain, again. I know You, Lord Jesus hate it more. Change me, change us! I pray for the faith to know God's Got This. I pray for the wisdom to not light my own fires and walk by a man made fire. I pray for the self control to Let BE… Be Still and know You are God. I pray for patience that roots out pride in the all of our everything. I pray for trust in You and peace in my heart as I watch people I love make the same mistakes again and again and not be willing to even see it, to even step toward change. I pray self deceit, the blindness to truth about ourselves and our habitual life patterns to be broken in us.

*My THOUGHTS: GODS THOUGHTS = My Learning=Heart Change*

I pray for the perseverance to hang in with myself and others who continually fall into the same behavior patterns, endurance to press forward to break the mold. I pray to hang in with them as you hang in with Me, and have not given up on me, changing me and finishing what you have started in me. You did not give up on me, You are still working on me, help me to believe the same for others who frustrate me with behavior patterns they are blind to. Help me to know and believe You will change them, it is not about me changing them, it is about You doing it. You will finish what you started in them. Help me not to give up, to keep loving them and keep speaking the truth to them. Jesus today make us 100% Truth Proof. I pray for Your truth and patience in us that steps out in unconditional love and Your love grounded in truth, a love whose expression is not held back by conditions. I pray for blindness to be stripped off of the eyes of all of us who keep walking into the same dysfunctional life patterns, help us to see the truth and grow up; help us to see we are on the same road to failure and pain and You, Lord God have destined us to have something better, in Kingdom truth and purpose. Help us Jesus to step out of our recurring failures, our habitual fears, our dysfunctional habits and break the cycle of deception and failure. Jesus so be it.

*My THOUGHTS: GODS THOUGHTS = My Learning=Heart Change*

I am struggling and so very, very, very tired of my selfishness and selfish, self centered people who You created for less of them and more of You. It is so disappointing that all we can do is think about what we want and not about what is best for our family and for others before ourselves. Selfishness uses up the people around it, taking advantage of their kind nature. Lord are you so tired of people making themselves "comfortable" in life at other people's expense. Change us Lord God! Jesus are you tired of people who go after what they want in life no matter who they have to step on to get it. Change us Lord! Father God in these situations I pray for you to be the equalizer, for You to balance out and make things right. I pray Holy Spirit that You would teach us to be people who are balanced in our relationships, cause us to have give-give relationships where everyone is sharing the load and it is not unbalanced, with one person taking all and the other person giving all.

*My THOUGHTS: GODS THOUGHTS = My Learning=Heart Change*

Lord I am so grateful to you that in these moments of needed growth and with these feelings of imbalance, I can know that You make all things Just, there is Justice for those who keep getting used up by others selfishness. You will change us. You will make things right because You are a God of justice. I know You will balance all things out in all ways in life, making them fair and just. Help us to trust in You completely. When we see injustice going on, when we know other people are using up other people's kindness and not returning it, not giving, but always taking, we also know that You will set things right, You will make things fair. Help us not to take things in our own hands, but trust You to be the equalizer. We can't make things right, just or fair, but You can, You have the whole universe at Your disposal and You make things balance out in our lives. What goes around comes around and what seeds are sown will be what we reap. Help us to be people who sow seeds of truth, selflessness and humility. So be it in us. Jesus.

*My THOUGHTS: GODS THOUGHTS = My Learning=Heart Change*

I am tired of being labeled. I am so sick and tired of our cultural labels. Everything and everyone has to have label to validate it or make it valuable. I am so sick of that. I hate label and titles that cause people to devalue others. We are all on the same level, we all bleed, we all die. I am tired of being hurt by people because they think because I have a close relationship with God that I don't bleed. They label me religious, spiritual… when in all reality, I am not up on a white horse, I am bowing down in relationship to an AWE-GOD in complete humility and dependence because my flesh needs to be subjected. I don't want to be put up on a pedestal, because I will fall off. I am tired of feeling invisible in relationships where the only time they see me or call me is when they have a need that I can meet. I am so tired of surface, need to need relationships. I am so struggling with this.

*My THOUGHTS: GODS THOUGHTS = My Learning=Heart Change*

People who get treated differently because they have a title and you being treated differently because you don't have one. I am so sick and tired of this atmosphere in our churches… nosed up people so unaware of the stench of our hearts, blinded to the true condition of our hearts, of the heart of the Bride of Christ. It is time for change. Change us Lord. Humble us Lord Jesus, cause us to drop at Your feet and realize, we are all the same at this level, we are all bowed to You. Lord cause me to live deeper with others, to be more aware and never to make someone feel invisible. Lord I pray for deeper relationships, break down the walls of selfishness and pride and cause truth to dig deeper in the relationships that I have with people. I pray for a spirit of truth to reign in every relationship and hope, joy and peace to abide.

*My THOUGHTS: GODS THOUGHTS = My Learning=Heart Change*

I am tired of me and other people staying in the same old fears, with the same old outcomes of serving their fears at the cost of other peoples relationships. Father I pray you break the bondages of fear in our lives, open our eyes to Your Omnipresence and Truth. Jesus help us to see how using props, taking from others to prop up our own fears, destroys relationships and moves people out of the center of Your will. Father I pray you would separate those of us who lean on each other, who prop our fears up with dysfunctional relationship. I pray you take away the props and cause us to lean on You. Make it so in us, cause us to depend upon You, to face our fears with You and to change and grow, instead of falling into the same patterns and hurting and breaking apart relationship with You and others. There you have it, my struggles Lord Jesus with me and with other people….. Oh Lord God… the human condition. Change me, change us! Jesus.

*My THOUGHTS: GODS THOUGHTS = My Learning=Heart Change*

I am so sick of this culture and of people who have bought into bankrupting themselves because they think they should have it all and it should have name brands on it, because they deserve only the best in life. Father God, the culture, the desire for the "name brands" chasing after everything at the top only leaves us at the bottom. Father God help us to lift up Your Name… lift up Your name higher than any other name, higher than any other desire. I am so sick of the excess in our culture, of people running after excess at the expense of others. I am sick of the American culture of the fatness of our spirit, of the laziness of our ways that we can't even have a vision of what you want, because our vision is completely blocked by the comfortable ease, self indulgence and excess our culture is serving up. Father God, shake up our comfortable lives and cause us to depend solely upon You. Knock down the "name brands" off the pedestal of our lives. Flip Flop our need to be culturally relevant, with our need to be spiritually relevant, may You have the top spot, be the 1st desire in our lives.

*My THOUGHTS: GODS THOUGHTS = My Learning=Heart Change*

I am sick and tired of playing with the same fears, living in the same dysfunctional human habits, staying in the same cultural comfort zone and repeating the same sick sin cycles. DONE! I want to be 100% Truth Proof! Join Me! Let's live our lives excellently in and through the power of God's Word, Spirit and Truth! AWE-GOD! Let's create a new generation that is 100% Kingdom Truth Proof! Just Do it! It begins with you and our AWE-GOD! Bow to your knees right now before God ask Him to create in you an undivided 100% Kingdom Truth Proof Heart After Him!

Jesus Christ Is Simply-SIGNIFICANTLY our number one basic need! Jesus is all we need! Talk It up!



"We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. Ps 33:20"

A Minute With Maxwell


Strategy is thinking ahead with a design and a goal in mind. Taking control of tomorrow by thinking about it today. Willingness to give mental thought on the front end so you don't get into trouble on the back end. All is well that begins well. If it begins well, it will end well and that is what strategy does for you.


Thoughts take time. Some people are shallow in thinking and do not think at all. To have a thought, it takes time it has to mature, has a sense of being worked into a process of my heart, mind and soul. Thoughts need to mature into a process of moving from heart, mind, will and soul. Thinking people share thoughts that have been marinated, have depth, length and breath, thoughts that when they speak to our soul, nourish us.


Leaders have a biased action, roll up their sleeves and say lets do it. In the arena of action, not just talk but do by example. Leadership is visual. Leading is action, being right in the middle of it walking things out, adding value to people around you.


What one word is indispensible for a leaders success. Without it, it is impossible to build sustained leadership. You can have charisma, but people won't stay with a person who does not have credibility.


Learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable. There is a wonderful tension in life that discomfort helps us to exceed and excel. Why am I here? Why am I living like this? I want to change. It Discomfort is often the motivation to grow to another level. If you are comfortable being comfortable, you are in trouble. A little bit of discontent motivates us to be a little bit more than we are right now and to reach a higher potential.


If you want to add value to another persons life, you have to continually improve yourself. Is this as good as it is going to be today or are you going to get any better? Your hope for the future is getting better, so you meet it head on successfully.


Learn, experience, grow, laugh and be together. What is more important than anything else is to have people around you who you love, who love you, who you are committed to, who are committed to you. Together, doing life together.


IT is easier to experience than it is to express. Motivation – Morale. You feel it before you can see it or describe it. What people feel stays with them longer than what they see. The moment you feel the victory, the camaraderie they never forget the feeling. Once you have experienced it, you constantly want it again.


Moments of anger… too many times we get upset to quickly and then get disappointed with ourselves. We think we deserve special treatment and why are we not getting what we want at the time we want it. If you have a tendency to be upset, wait for the 5 second rule. Wait 5 seconds and take a deep breathe and you will find you don't carry through what you were thinking of doing before the 5 second rule. Successful people manage their emotions well.

All The Above Were Notes I Took While Listening To Emails From Dr. John Maxwell: A Minute With Maxwell Boyd Bailey

Be wise to not treat every season of life the same. Keep your commitment to Christ a constant, but be willing to flex toward the needs of those around you.

Resolve is the result of righteous living. There is a determination deep within a soul to be dependent on God. Bill Bailey

You cannot lose what you give away- you cannot keep what you will not release. Indeed, a righteous resolve has a relentless trust in the Lord. Bill Bailey

Your resolve is God's resolve. Therefore, you persevere through pain, suffering and uncertainty. Righteous resolve remains, regardless of the consequences, good or bad.

Pain! Avoid it by making wise decisions, but if faced with it-leverage it for the Lord's glory. Wisdom doesn't waste pain. Boyd Bailey

This is where faith trumps logic. We trust Him when it doesn't make sense; we follow Him when we are not sure of the destination. Faith allows us to travel places with God that we would never experience otherwise. Boyd Bailey

Trust God with who you are. Serve out of your sweet spot, so you and everyone around you will be blessed. Boyd Bailey

A Seasoned Servant Of God Has Encouraged Me Today

Pastor Elliot! Thank God For Him!

The followers of false prophets are thoroughly convinced by their lies and are led by emotions, not by biblical truth. Pastor Elliott

God sets you free and rescues you from the grasp of whatever binds you from serving Him whole- pure in mind-body.

The only peace you in times of stress and trials will come through a committed relationship with God through His Son, Jesus. Pastor Elliott

So the next time you are tempted to compare your life with someone else, or envy someone else's stuff, remember that you have Jesus and a real future, not one made by man.

Pastor Elliott Boyd Bailey

"Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God" (Romans 15:7).
 Intimacy takes into account other's bad actions, but looks beyond the hurt to what's in their heart. A child of God has a heart that has been redeemed, but still needs ongoing renewal. When you accept your spouse or friend unconditionally you position your relationship for an intimate encounter. Acceptance receives willingly another's warts and loves unconditionally in spite of their offenses. It enters into a room of intimacy and a home of trust.
 Therefore, seek out the never forsaken love of the Lord—believe it, receive it, give it. It is intimacy with the Almighty that fuels intimacy with family and friends. Intimacy is not about who wins—it's about who listens, accepts, understands and comforts. A combative spirit kills intimacy and tortures trust, but a kind spirit enlivens intimacy and frees trust.
 "The LORD is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does" (Psalm 145:13b).
Unless we know the difference between flowers and weeds, we are not fit to take care of a garden. It is not enough to have truth planted in our minds. We must learn and labor to keep the ground clear of thorns and briars, follies and perversities, which have a wicked propensity to choke the word of life.
Quote By: Clyde Francis Lytle

Exhortation- The Shepherd's Communicated Love-Wisdom!

Things are hard and I am struggling, but I can't tell you how blessed I am by God. Life will never be without struggle, yet because of our sweet God, because of Jesus, we can have inner peace, we can grow to be more like Him. That is my life right now. In complete discomfort, clinging to God and finding He is so faithful, so available... Thanks for caring. We will be in church Sunday, Bob is coming home this weekend. Yeah!

Bob is doing great. He has extreme favor. Funny how we went into this thinking he would do this job and then lose his job again in August. We were not prepared for the Favor God has given him, therefore we didn't truly think through the impact on us of him working with them over a long period of time. The owner of the company came down to Georgia took Bob out to lunch and told Bob that he was on his "A" team and he did not have to worry about losing his job. He said they have been needing someone of his versatility, experience and wisdom to anchor the team. They are all under 45 years old. The owner told him he had a place with this company as long as he wanted to stay, even unto retirement. ( Of course we can't put our stock in what man says because God is control of the economy at this point, but it was a great feeling for Bob) Talk about the miraculous power of God's Favor, we both were totally humbled by it and felt very undeserving of it.

Then of course, that changes things up... We both realized we can't go 5 to 10 years in a marriage just seeing each other two weekends a month. If Bob is going to travel with this company and go where they send him from job to job, I know I am the one who has to change my plans and my great ideas of being here full time, of having a permanent home, of staying put, of being a part of a church community of being a faithful part of my neighborhood... Scrap my plans again and lay at God's feet... This time my will gave way sooner than later, it was easier, not so much struggle within my will, I just laid down my plans at God's feet and I grieved at the loss of them for a few weeks until God said this: Stop grieving over and focusing on what you have lost and focus instead on what you have been given. I have given you the Kingdom of God. I have equipped and prepared you for this Kingdom gift of serving. I want you to use it with excellence and bring my Kingdom wherever I send you. How can you do that if you are continually chasing after what you have lost. Be a seasoned servant - excellent in Kingdom purpose and cling to that which you HAVE received, not that which you have lost. And needless to say... that woke me up... so I am moving forward... still not sure what that looks like, but waiting to see.

And He said to them, To you has been entrusted the mystery of the kingdom of God [that is, the secret counsels of God which are hidden from the ungodly]; but for those outside [ of our circle] everything becomes a parable,

When you feel invisible, like you don't fit in this world at all-close your eyes-take God's hand!


Amplified Bible Mark 4:10-12

I felt God said to continue moving forward in the things He put on my heart so I am... moving in the wisdom and passion He has given me. I stayed with the prison ministry, went to the revival it was awesome. I know I will be there part time, serving in whatever way I can when I am home. I was very disappointed about not being here when the new campus starts, but I can jump in when I am home in the Spring and Summer. I am continuing serving online because I can serve there wherever I am. They asked me to serve as the chat host for Vertical and I am loving that.

I know He is sending us out again and I think it has to do with ministry to the military families. Don't know what it is going to look like. But He did speak to our hearts about having a vision of leaving a small group of disciples wherever He sends us.

The next job will start Mid August, Bob will know where he is going and where God is sending us... and the Adventure begins! I keep reminding myself that Jesus had no where consistent to lay His head and His life was not about being comfortable, but all about Kingdom building. This time God has asked me for a deeper obedience. He wants me to go where I am sent not just by bending my will to His obedience but He also wants me to know and walk in the passion of His heart for wherever He is sending me.

Chris's surgery was a complete success. He has the feeling back in his hand, it is getting stronger day by day. Even the doctor was amazed, the surgery was a last ditch effort to save the nerve that was damaged, the doctor did not think it would work, but it did. He was pessimistic trying not to give too much hope and we were hoping huge in God, Who is miraculous and Who did show His stuff. The recovery was difficult, he developed a blood blister, which threatened infection, so he had to keep going back everyday to be checked, therefore I had to stay longer... but that is okay, I did not mind though it was great to finally get back home.

I can't tell you these past few months have not been hard, they have... especially the loneliness... but I also have seen God is tougher than our human condition.

A Seasoned Servant Of God Has Encouraged Me Today

Thanks Deb For:

Galatians 5 ~ The Message Bible

  16-18My counsel is this: Live freely, animated and motivated by God's Spirit. Then you won't feed the compulsions of selfishness. For there is a root of sinful self-interest in us that is at odds with a free spirit, just as the free spirit is incompatible with selfishness. These two ways of life are antithetical, so that you cannot live at times one way and at times another way according to how you feel on any given day. Why don't you choose to be led by the Spirit and so escape the erratic compulsions of a law-dominated existence?

Keith Green

Make My Life A Prayer To You!

Thank you for being patient with me, it is so hard to see when my eyes are on me. I guess I will have to trust and just believe what you say. Oh You are coming again, coming to take me away.

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