Jun
29
2009
2

Does the Bible Have the Answer to EVERY Question in the World?

Is it right for me to smoke, drink, play cards -- especially when it's not addressed in the Bible?

Happy Monday to you… you AWESOME man or woman of God… I hope you enjoyed your weekend!

Here is YOUR scripture of the day from the abundant Word of God:

“Stop listening to instruction, my son… and you will stray from the words of knowledge.” (Proverbs 19:27)

More than once in my life, people in one form or another have asked me this question: “What does the Bible say about such issues… such as gambling, drinking, smoking cigarettes, etc.”

There are SO many questions that we have in this world… and obviously you cannot DIRECTLY find the answer to every single question in the Bible.

Obviously, we know with a 100% certainty that we shouldn’t murder people… we shouldn’t steal… we shouldn’t commit adultery… we know we should NOT get drunk… we know that Jesus is the way to eternal life, etc. The Bible DIRECTLY answers those questions.

But I do believe that the Bible INDIRECTLY gives us instruction, wisdom, and a line of thinking that we can use in EVERY aspect of our lives. I believe the Bible can ALWAYS indirectly answer ALL of our questions that we have.

When it comes down to it… when we are faced with an issue, a problem, or a decision… that the Bible doesn’t address directly, we need to remember that we need to walk in love… as this was Jesus’ commandment.

Based on this commandment of love (which does no evil or harm to anyone)… ask yourself these 3 questions:

(1) Will my actions/decisions harm myself or someone else spiritually, physically, or emotionally?
(2) Will my actions/decisions cause shame or disrespect to myself or someone else?
(3) If Jesus was walking on this earth in 2009… what would he do if He were in my shoes?

If you can pass by this 3-point check on your decision… and aren’t harming or shaming anyone… then I believe in MOST cases, you can go ahead and make the decision that you need to make.

DISCLAIMER: When we are faced with MAJOR issues that the Bible doesn’t address… we must ALWAYS remember to pray first. When you actively seek God for an answer… He will speak to you if you diligently seek Him out for an answer.

Be wise and walk in God’s instruction friend. Let me know what you think about this post, by writing your comments down below!

Until tomorrow, be blessed… and walk in God’s abundance today!



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Attitude,Prayers | Tags: , , , , ,
Jun
26
2009
9

Having the Mindset of a Millionaire #1 (Financial Fridays)

Why have a poverty mindset? Choose to have a Millionaire Mindset!

Why have a poverty mindset? Choose to have a Millionaire Mindset!

Back in March 2008… my wife Melinda and I went to Las Vegas for the first time in our lives. We were excited, thrilled, and pretty stoked to see what this city had to offer. But alas, we made a BIG mistake!

That big mistake was this: Staying at a resort at the north end of the strip called the Circus, Circus.

I won’t go into TOO many details on how bad our stay was at this hotel… but in summary I can say that if you don’t mind smoke-stained walls, dingy carpet that hasn’t been changed since the 1970’s, and itchy blankets on your bed… stay here!

Fast forward a few months later to July 2008. This time we had learned our lesson… and decided to stay at the Platinum Hotel and Spa… which was the BEST hotel we have EVER stayed at!

We were placed in a HUGE 1,500 sq. foot deluxe, sparkling suite that overlooked the beautiful Las Vegas strip… and the fabulous mountains in the background. There was a huge whirlpool jacuzzi that could fit up to 6 people in our room. We had our own personal washer & dryer. State-of-the-art fitness equipment and daily massages were at our call!

This place was fit for ROYALTY.

The thing that had changed for me and Melinda between our two visits to Las Vegas that year was this:

We got the bad end of the deal the 1st time we stayed at a Vegas hotel… and we will be danged if we get a bad deal like that TWO times in a row! We stayed at a crappy hotel the first time… but we both agreed that, that would NOT happen again.

Yes I know… I probably use the word ‘crap’ too much in my writings… but hey, I never proclaimed that I had an extensive vocabulary… so leave me alone (LOL!)

It’s on this point that I want to talk about having a Millionaire Mindset. God tells us in Deuteronomy 8:18 this: “But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the POWER to produce wealth…”

So now we know God gives us the power… or the ability to get wealth…. so do we just sit by patiently waiting for it to drop in our laps?

No way Jose! You get up… and take what is yours!

When I look back over how through God’s abundant blessings… we were able to put ourselves on a road to start building wealth… I can honestly say that it started with a mindset change…

Too often, as a result of upbringing, our parents, school systems, friends, whatever — our minds have been conditioned to have a poverty mindset.

A person with a poverty mindset just can’t become wealthy… and even if he/she does get wealth through let’s say an inheritance or winning the lottery, they will most likely lose it all.

On the other hand, if you drop a person like Donald Trump or Oprah Winfrey off in Haiti (the poorest country in the western hemisphere)… and take away all their wealth and finances… I can guarantee you, within 5 years they will be worth millions once again!

Why? Because they both have a Millionaire Mindset.

My own personal mindset change all started out with 4 IMPORTANT principles that I decided to follow (which I will cover every Friday for the next month):

(1) Not Going Back to Crap!
(2) Educating Yourself!
(3) Believing in Yourself!
(4) Taking Action!



Not Going Back to Crap!

When it comes to money or whatever station you are at in your finances presently… make up in your mind that this will be the LOWEST state that you will ever have in your finances.

Back in 2002 when I declared bankruptcy at 22 years of age… I made myself a solemn promise that something like this would NEVER happen again. I didn’t exactly know how I would prevent myself from deteriorating back to that condition… but I was firm on my decision:

I hate being broke. Nothing is worse than being broke. Being broke is a joke.

My mind was made up that I would NOT return back to this crappy, embarassing, and soul-sucking condition of bankruptcy that I had faced. For those of you have declared bankruptcy before… you know EXACTLY what I’m talking about.

When you can change your mindset and believe in something… I believe that God honors that decision… and gives you favor along with resources to aid you to reach whatever your mind seeks to attain!

For me… 2002 was a crossroads in all aspects of my life (relationships, finances, education, my future)… and I had a made-up mind that I would travel forward from that point, and NEVER backwards.

I invite you right now friend… wherever you are at in your financial life, if you are NOT at the point or path where you know you should be… or if you are struggling financially (and no, God does NOT want you to be broke)… make a decision right now as you are reading this, that this is the lowest point in your finances you will ever be at in your life.

You might not know how you are going to get out of debt… you might not know how you are going to raise your income level… you might now know how you will start your business… but that’s okay for right now!

I just need for you to believe in your mind and heart, that as far as your finances are concerned… you are at the bottom right now, and the ONLY place you can move from this point… is up!

Let’s do some homework right now:

(1) Take out a piece of 8″ x 12″ paper out now and a marker (or pen).
(2) At the bottom third of the paper… write down Friday, June 26, 2009… (or whatever today’s date is)
(3) At the middle third of the paper… draw a BIG arrow pointing up (above the date)
(4) At the top third of the paper (above the arrow) write down “As of this date… My Finances will only get better. God has given me the POWER to get wealth!”
(5) Hang it up on your wall next to your 10 declarations… and look at it everyday, repeat those words, and believe it!

This is the START of having a Millionaire Mindset! Tune in next Friday, where we will discuss “Educating Your Mind to Be a Millionaire”.

Have fun this weekend, be blessed, rest in peace to the living legend — the King of Pop Michael Jackson… and may you walk in God’s abundance for your life, today!



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Attitude,Money | Tags: , , , ,
Jun
25
2009
0

Got Questions about the Bible? Get Them Answered Every Thursday

Got Questions about the Bible? Get them Answered Every Thursday!

Got Questions about the Bible? Get them Answered Every Thursday!

Starting next week… every Thursday will be known as “Tough Question Thursdays” and every Friday will be known as “Financial Fridays“.

On Tough Question Thursdays, we will answer at least 5 questions that those of you following this blog have about the Bible, God, spirituality, or anything else!

On Financial Fridays (starting tomorrow)… we will talk about (duhh…) finances, wealth building, money, etc. from a Godly perspective.

This was an idea given to me by my friend Greta Farina out of Vancouver, a few weeks ago.

I invite you (starting right now!) to think of questions that you have always had… and no matter how foolish or simple your question(s) may seem to you… ask them on this blog.

IMPORTANT: Remember… no question is too foolish. We will even answer some of the most taboo questions about what the Bible says about different life issues.

Some of the questions that will be answered on Thursdays will probably be SO intense… it would make a prostitute blush! Some difficult questions that many people have are pretty broad… ranging from questions about suicide, pre-marital sex, masterbation, the Trinity, speaking in tongues, salvation, war… the list is quite endless!!!

I feel that it is VERY important that we who are Christians (and those of you who aren’t Christians, but want to learn more about it)… have an avenue of asking these questions and getting them answered.

What I will do each week on Thursday’s blog… is to prayerfully research and find the answers to all the questions asked. If I cannot find a DEFINITE biblical answer to your question… I will let you know!

(1) You can ask your questions (starting right… about… NOW) by sending them to my e-mail address: Daniel [at] TodayAbundance [dot] com replace the [at] with @, and the [dot] with a .

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(2) You can also write your questions as comments on this blog post. If you want me to keep your name private (when I write the answers every Thursday)… let me know!

The vision behind TodayAbundance.com is to, “Build a community of 100,000+ strong, positive individuals worldwide… who seek daily motivation & inspiration for life”

Studies show that most individuals who have more success… more happiness… more joy… and more wealth in life…. are those who ON PURPOSE devote time out of their busy days to engage in PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT.

This can be 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, or whatever amount of time that you dedicate yourself to developing the the most valuable asset you own — which is YOU.

It is our goal to motivate you… inspire you… challenge you… and give you an avenue of personal development in your life in areas such as relationships, business, jobs, and health… all in a Godly and Biblical way.

Blessings to you and your whole household,

Daniel



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Encouragement,Vision | Tags: , , ,
Jun
24
2009
3

You are Christ’s Ambassador!

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.” (2 Corinthians 5:20)

This word of God came through Paul (way back in the day) to the people living in Corinth. He was telling them that they are ALL called into the ministry of reconciliation… which means we are called to help “re-establish the relationship with God and people”, anyway possible.

When you think about the word ‘ambassador‘… what comes to your mind? The biggest thing that comes to my mind when I think of what an ambassador is a scene out of the movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still” with Keanu Reeves!

In one particular scene, Keanu, who is playing an alien from outer space visiting the earth… comes here to decide whether us puny earthlings are even worth being saved from destruction (the aliens from above saw how much damage we were doing to the earth & wanted to crush us like little ants).

Keanu’s character is abused, shot, mistreated, and finally handed over to the Vice-President of the United States, Sarah Palin… err… I mean Kathy Bates.

V.P. Bates then starts to diss the alien (Keanu)… and finally a frustrated Keanu asks her if she is a representative of the whole human species…. and does she speak for all of mankind.

Bates foolishly answers ‘Yes’… and because of her claiming to be a “representative” of the whole human species… Keanu tells his alien cohorts that the humans are evil and will not change their ways… so destroy the WHOLE planet!

Wow! Because of one person acting badly as a representative for 6+ billion people on this earth… the alien saw the “worst side” of humanity and passed judgment!

The same is true for us in our relationship with Christ Jesus and people. When people know that you are a Christian… you are viewed by them as an ambassador for God, and a representative for the Kingdom.

You put a face to God in front of other people… whether you want that responsibility or not!

That is why it is SO very important for us to handle ourselves in a respectful and wise way when we are around other people. You NEVER know who is watching you.

That is why it is SO very important that those that God has entrusted as leaders of His Kingdom here on earth (ex. pastors, priests, evangelists, teachers, writers, artists, etc.) and are in the public spotlight must stand tall and put Jesus in a good light.

Like it or not… we don’t ever want anyone to fall away from Christ Jesus, because of our actions. We are ambassadors for the King of kings and Lord of lords… and we MUST not take that responsibility lightly!

I do not want to die and go to heaven… only to have Jesus tell me 20 people went to hell, because they saw the “bad side” of me.

We are God’s Public Relations firm. Check out what my friend, Jasper Nhira, wrote on God’s P.R. on his blog the other day:

A successful campaign, actor, and business all have one thing in common; Great PR (Public Relations). Gandhi once said, “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” I believe that many people feel this way about Us (Christians).

I don’t think we get it, we are the only JESUS people will see on this earth and its sad that we take our divine mandate so lightly.

The Merriam-Webster definition of Public Relations is, “The business of inducing the public to have understanding for and goodwill toward a person, firm, or institution.”

Are you inducing the public to have an understanding for and goodwill toward God? Better yet is the church you attend living up to the definition of a good Public Relation firm?

Unfortunately, we often sing and preach about the lost but when we’re presented with the opportunity to be Gods personal PR representative we either don’t show up or we don’t do a good job.

Jasper Nhira once said, “When You profess to be a Christian people will not only judge your actions against you but against the one that you profess Lives within you.”

Lets Profess each day that we will become the best PR Representative that God has called us to be. You can do it. It just takes one step at a time.

Jasper Nhira
Know God For Yourself!
Let’s Discuss This. Comments Appreciated.

Until tomorrow, be blessed… and walk in God’s abundance today!



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Attitude,Faith,Inspiration,Joy | Tags: , ,
Jun
23
2009
3

It’s Time to Clean Out Your Garage!

A very messy garage (not my garage!)

A very messy garage (not my garage!)

Earlier this week on Monday, I spent almost 8 hours cleaning out my 2-car garage in blistering, 100 degree weather. (I can thank my pregnant wife for forcing me into that job – LOL)

Oh and get this… when we had moved from our previous house to this one… we pretty much just threw all the junk from the old garage into the new garage, and the new garage hadn’t been cleaned since we moved in (almost 2 years ago).

Yeah, I would’ve rather spent my time counting the holes in the ceiling… or maybe watching paint dry…

But isn’t it true in life that we do the same thing? Don’t we at some point or another… take the EMOTIONAL trash, junk, and baggage that we should be leaving at our OLD house (our past)… and then pack it up and bring it with us to our NEW home (the present)?

In Matthew 25:31-46… the parable is told by Jesus about how at the end of time… He will have a flock full of sheep and goats.

The parable continues to say that Jesus will separate the SHEEP (those of us who were kind & hospitable to others)… and put them into a beautiful kingdom prepared for them… and He will take the GOATS (those of us who were selfish, cruel) and toss them into an everlasting fire.

The sound of being thrown into an ‘everlasting fire’ makes that hot garage  I cleaned up seem like a deep freezer now that I think about it…

In essence, what Jesus did was He took those people who were garbage and useless to Him (the goats)… and He got rid of them. Why? There’s no sense in keeping around stuff that has no value to you and only weighs you down… and prevents you from having a CLEAR house.

There are many ways, attitudes, and personalities that we ALL have that are goats… and we should just go right on ahead and ‘toss them into the fire’.

Some of us get angry very fast. It’s a goat, toss it in the fire!

Some of us are quick to get a nasty attitude with people very fast. It’s a goat, toss it in the fire!

Some of us are prideful and think that everyone else around us must bow down and to our every demands. That attitude is a goat, toss it in the fire!

On the practical side, some of us smoke or eat the wrong sorts of food… or perhaps don’t get enough sleep each night… or maybe even stress over things that are not in our control.

Some of us have detrimental relationships that need to end. Partnerships that need to be broken. It can be sad when this happens… but sometimes we need to leave the old behind… so that we can step into the new.

Because I’ll tell you… there was an incredible sense of joy and peace I had when I had cleared out this ‘demon’ that had been in my garage for the past 2 years… and thrown away ALL that junk that was in my garage.

I have room now… I can move freely… I can allow people to go to my garage without being embarrassed of all the clutter… Life is GOOD!

What are some things that you need to ‘toss into the fire’? Let us know on the discussion board or on the comments section… and then go ahead and get your arsonist on… and burn that junk out of your life.

Congratulations everyone, we now have over 600+ members on this group and on the blog… and we have some new stuff that is going to be introduced to all of you in the next month or two. Keep on inviting all your friends to this group  (o:

Until tomorrow, be blessed… and walk in God’s abundance today!



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Jun
22
2009
0

Focus on What is Ahead of You!

Focus on What is Ahead of You!

On July 4, 1952, Florence Chadwick was on her way to becoming the first woman to swim the Catalina Channel. She had already conquered the English Channel. The world was watching. Chadwick fought the dense fog, the bone-chilling cold and the sharks. She was striving to reach the shore but every time she looked through her goggles, all she could see was the dense fog. Unable to see the shore, she gave up.

Chadwick was disappointed when she found out that she was only half a mile from the coast. She quit, not because she was a quitter but because her goal was not in sight anywhere. The elements didn’t stop her. She said, “I’m not making excuses. If only I had seen the land. I could have made it.”

Two months later, she went back and swam the Catalina Channel . This time, in spite of the bad weather, she had a goal in mind and not only accomplished it but beat the men’s record by two hours!

Many times in life… we need to put “blinders” on. Blinders were commonly used on horses so that they could keep their vision on the road or the racetrack that was AHEAD of them… so that they wouldn’t get off track.

As people of God… we too must learn to put blinders on. When you have your blinders on… it will help you keep focused on your destination and what is ahead of you (your future)… so that you don’t focus on the junk to the side of you, or your past that is behind you.

Be blessed today and walk in God’s abundance today!



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Encouragement,Faith,Inspiration | Tags: , , ,
Jun
19
2009
1

Don’t Allow People to Use You as a Welcome Mat

Alright, this post is probably not going to be for everybody — because I know that there’s some of you who out there who have a LOT of fight in you… so I definitely don’t want to put anymore fight in you! (LOL)

But for some of you out there who are very passive natured… or perhaps you are more on the introverted side, personality-wise… there are steps that you NEED to put into place, in order to make sure that you don’t give people permission to ‘walk all over you’.

Yes, I said permission… because anytime a person is walked all over by another individual (or group of people), the HUGE majority of the time it is because that person does not stand up for themselves… or their rights.

So why do people allow others to walk all over them… even at the expense of their happiness, freedom, joy, family, finances, and sometimes even health?

I personally believe for the most part it is because:

(1) Many of us who are a part of the Kingdom, believe that in order for us to be meek (Matthew 5:5)… we need to be cowardly, which leads others to mistake our “meekness” for weakness!

But guess what? I have GOOD news for you… when He says meek, it means that you should be ‘humble in your spirit or manner’. Basically it means that yes, you should be humble around God and man.

God DOES NOT want a weak man or woman of God. I repeat — He does not want a weak man or woman to operate in His Kingdom.

To be humble means that you are not to be a show-off, prideful, or carnal… but that you consider every man (or woman) to be your equal. It by no means, translates to you being ‘weak and cowardly’

(2) Many people don’t set up boundaries for their lives. Boundaries are needed for almost every aspect of our life if we are to live fully. Boundaries are need for you to live a life of normalcy. Boundaries are needed for you to take control of your life.

But to often, people allow their jobs, businesses, or ministries to cross a boundary, and interfere with their family life. They are not able to spend quality and needed time with their spouses or children… and this can be detrimental.

Many times we allow friends or families to “cross” over boundary lines in areas which they should not interfere in. If you are a family man or woman… don’t allow a mother-in-law or father or whoever, to cross the line and TELL you how you should live your marriage or raise your kids.

It’s is wise to take advice… it is unwise to take orders (unless you’re in the military).

DISCLAIMER: I am not saying that one should rebel against leadership… because this would be wrong also. Everyone in this world, needs to fall under the authority of somebody else… this is a system I believe God uses to keep us accountable.

But by no means, don’t allow those in leadership or authority over you… to cross boundaries into your personal life that they have no business being in. If you feel that a boss or one who is above you is crossing boundaries… don’t rebel against them, but kindly sit down and address the situation (and your concerns) with them.

This is how we do things in a Godly way and manner.

Whatever you do… always make people feel welcome around you… but remember, you are NOT a welcome mat for people to come along and step on you, rub dirt in your face, and kick.

Be SUPER blessed this weekend… and walk in God’s abundance for your life today!



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Jun
18
2009
2

When (and not if) the Attacks Come… What Do You Do?

Did you know that there are some people out there who believe that just because they are a part of the Kingdom of God… that they are TOTALLY exempt from hardships and attacks from the enemy?

Hopefully you’re not one of those people — and while we definitely strive to have our good days, and I 110% believe in the fact that God blesses His children… I do know that at times in our lives we WILL be attacked by the enemy and harassed.

I believe it is a testing and a strenghtening of our faith when these persecutions and attacks come… because even Job, who was arguably the most blessed and wealthiest man of his time, lost everything he had! He lost his children, his servants, his riches, his homes, and even his good health!  (Job, Chapters 1 through 2)

Job had a natural reason to get angry with God. After all, he dedicated himself to the Lord… served Him… praised Him… was good to his family. Job was a top-notch character… and YET, God allowed the enemy to wreak havoc in this man’s life.

So when the enemy attacks… what do we do? What do we say? Where do we run to?

Although I don’t think that that answer can be covered by one blog post… my friend Kathryn Lang of Proverbs31 Life wrote some good basic steps for us to follow on her blog, when the enemy sticks his ugly head in to attack us:

Surviving an Attack by the Enemy

1. Now the battle plan. Digging into the Word and spending time with God EVERY DAY is the only way to understand His purpose and His plan and to continue to walk in it no matter what you might face.

2. Stay focused. Drawing a straight line from point A to point B can only be accomplished it you stay focused on where you are going. Do not turn to the left or to the right but look straight on.

3. Use your words. The enemy will try to use words to destroy but you can use words to build up. Speak positive things over your life and over the situation.

4. Remember the ending. It is easy to get caught up in this world and to lose track of the ultimate end and where we will be “tomorrow.”

5. Remember the point. We are ambassadors to this world and not residents of this world. Everything that we do and everything that we have is for the furthering of our ambassadorships.

What do you think about the action steps? Do you have other steps that you do whenever the enemy attacks your life? Let us know and write them in the comments section!

Until tomorrow, be blessed… and walk in God’s total abundance for your life today!



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Attitude,Inspiration | Tags: , , ,
Jun
17
2009
2

Declare Yourself to Be a Success!!

Declare Yourself to Be a Winner Today!

Declare Yourself to Be a Winner Today!

Have you ever woke up in the morning… and didn’t feel like getting out of bed. Perhaps you dreaded getting up because you knew you had a very busy day ahead of you… Perhaps you didn’t get up because you had to go to that ‘crappy job’ that you hated… or maybe truthfully, you didn’t want to get up, because you just plain didn’t want to have to deal with ANY of those crazy people that day.

Whatever the case is… I have some good news and bad news for you, you AWESOME man or woman of God. What do you want to hear first?

Bad news first? Okay thanks for telling me, here goes:

The bad news is no matter how bad, tired, unmotivated, or yuck you feel when you get up in the morning… you HAVE to get up! Unless you are dead or physically handicapped… you really don’t have a good reason to stay in bed.

The good news is this: Although you can’t stay in bed all day long for the rest of your life… you CAN control how your day goes, whether it goes positively or negatively.

And if your day is positive… then that gives you a good reason to jump up out of bed each morning with excitement!

The Bible tells you and I in Job 22:28 this: “You will decree (DECLARE) a thing and it WILL be established… and the light will shine upon ALL your ways”

Basically, when you start making declarations with your mouth… you can start to move things and shape how your day will unfold… even before you get out of bed!

Declare in the morning what you want your day to look like and feel like. Declare yourself to be a winner… Declare yourself to be wealthy… Declare yourself to be a better spouse or parent… Declare that you will be patient with those who get on your nerves… Declare that you will NOT flip people off in traffic.

Declare until you’re all blue in the face… and about to pass out, take a moment to rest up… and then declare some more!

Have you ever wondered why some people are VERY happy, positive, and have high self-esteems… while others around you are full of drama, negativity, and have low self-esteems?

It is because some people have discovered the secret to a joyful and awesome life. The secret is that they (1) THINK positively toward themselves and others, and (2) SPEAK positively toward themselves and others.

So right now, I challenge you to go through the 30-Day test that I am personally putting myself through. For 30 days, I will:

(1) Not think negatively towards anybody or myself (and if I do, I will immediately replace it with a positive thought)
(2) Make declarations with my mouth of what I EXPECT my day to look like.

I have even gone to the extent of writing down my declarations on paper… and have dedicated myself to reading them each morning before I get off to start working. Want to see what my declarations are? I know you do! Here they are:

* I will think positively today and allow negativity to ruin my day.
* I will walk in love towards my wife, others, and myself today.
* I will worship you God today in everything I do, and not be shy about telling others about your goodness.
* I will accept and love myself today, because I am created in Your image.
* Anything is possible for me to accomplish today, if I believe in it.
* I can do ALL things through you Christ Jesus, because you strenghten me!
* You have given me the power to get wealth today, so I know that my actions and your favor will lead me to increase in my business & finances.
* The wealth of the wicked is laid up for the just, and I am just because I believe in you Lord!
* I and my family are healed today in our bodies and in our minds by the stripes (wounds) you endured for us on cavalry.
* Today, I will walk in power against Satan, demons, and the world because I AM an overcomer!

What do you think about declarations? Let me know by commenting below… and tell us what some of your declarations are!

Blessings to you,

Pastor Daniel Wiafe



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Jun
15
2009
1

ALL things are POSSIBLE for YOU… if YOU Believe! (Part 3 of 3)

Persistence is a LONG Journey

Persistence is a LONG Journey

Have you ever been on a long road trip, that seems like it will never end? Perhaps it seems like you have been driving for an eternity and it seems like countless hours have passed by… and your legs are all cramped up… and your body is aching and screaming from sitting in that driver’s seat for so long.

Can you remember what that feels like?

Now can you also remember how relieved and elated you were when you finally pulled up to your destination? You probably felt like jumping out of your car and shouting to the world, “I DID IT!”.

The reason why we feel so good when we get to our final destination after a long trip… or we are all giddy with joy after we see a wonderful Thanksgiving day dinner set up, after hours of slaving away in a kitchen… or why we are able to stand up proudly after we spend many days working on assembling a book cabinet… is because of the persistence that we put into the task… FINALLY paid off after a certain amount of time.

This is Part #3 of ‘All Things are Possible for You… if You Believe!‘. In it, we discussed that when we go into prayer for anything we desire… whether it be for our family, finances, physical & emotional healing, whatever… there are 3 IMPORTANT concepts for us to remember when we aim to get results from our prayers.

THREE (3) CONCEPTS:
(1) God is Your Loving FATHER
(2) FAITH is the Engine that Moves Prayer
(3) PERSISTENCE is the Road You Travel until You Reach the Results

Today we’ll be talking about a little word called Persistence

PERSISTENCE is the Road You Travel until You Reach the Results You Want
Many thousand years ago in a country known as present-day Iraq, there lived an Israelite captive whose name was Daniel (and no, it wasn’t me… I’m not that old). He had received some alarming and detrimental news in a vision about his countrymen… and he immediately set in his heart to get answers to his questions from God.

Anyways, he was so sorrowful that he went into mourning for his people… and decided to abstain (fast) from meats, breads, and wine.

This guy named Daniel stayed before the Lord looking for an answer… and after 3 weeks… an angel of the Lord named Michael met him. Not only did the angel meet Daniel… he brought Daniel’s answer to him from God all wrapped up with a bow tie! (okay… so there wasn’t a bow tie on it)

What got me about this event that started out in the 10th Chapter of Daniel… is that Michael told Daniel that the very FIRST day he sent his prayer up, God received it.

But it took Michael a FULL 21-days to fight his way through hell and high-water… in order to get the answer to Daniel. If Daniel had stopped seeking God when he did not get instant results… he would NOT have gotten his answers.

But Daniel who several years earlier had found himself on the wrong side of a lion’s den… knew from experience, that his God was able to accomplish anything and everything… and he knew to persist, until he received his anwer.

The word persistence is defined as “refusing to stop, to relentlessly seek after a thing until you get it”

This is the 3rd and final concept in getting our prayers answered. We MUST be persistent. When we pray, of course we should believe in instant results. But even if we don’t see things happen instantly, just like Daniel… we should know that our Father has heard our prayers… and whether we have to wait a week, a month, a year… we will PERSISTENTLY wait for an answer to our prayer!

Persistence is a LONG road… but the bigger that thing is that you want… the more passion you should have for it… and the more persistent you should be.

Because honestly friend, I cannot give you an exact formula for a ‘prayer that gets answered instantly’. But I can say this… that if you are persistent in your prayer and in your faith… you will ABSOLUTELY praise God when you receive that answer from God for that thing you have been praying for, for so long.

If you grow weak while you are traveling down that long, sometimes lonely road called persistence… remember what one of my favorite Scriptures says:

Wait on the Lord and He WILL renew you strength… He will mount you up on wings like an eagle. You WILL run and not grow weary, you WILL walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)

Let me know what you think in your comments! Be blessed and walk in God’s total abundance for your life today.



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