Aug
17
2009
0

Nothing is IMPOSSIBLE for the Man or Woman of God!

For some of us... solving a Rubicks cube is IMPOSSIBLE! But when you place problems in Gods hands, NOTHING is impossible!

For some of us... solving a Rubick's cube is "IMPOSSIBLE"! But when you place problems in God's hands, NOTHING is impossible!

Blessings to all of you guys all across the world who are reading this Christian inspirational blog… and HAPPY Monday to you all!

By next week… we should be rolling out TodayAbundance 2.0, which will be a social community of “Christians Inspiring Christians”. All together across the Daily Jesus Inspiration fan page, FB group, & the TodayAbundance blog… we currently have 15,000+ members worldwide, and are excited to see what will happen when we get EVERYONE into one place!

I know that starting a new work or school week can be rough and tough for many of you all… and at times you can feel very weary about starting that new week… and for some of you — you feel it will be IMPOSSIBLE for you to get through this week joyfully.

But I am reminded of what the Word of God said to His disciples a little while back (well, more like a couple thousand years ago).

Jesus had been approached by a rich, young man (in Matthew 19:16-30) who was VERY wealthy… and this guy wanted to know the “secret” to inheriting eternal life.

Now in this day and age… I personally believe that a young person with a bankful of cash such as himself (maybe in his late teens, early twenties) who was searching for God… rather than trying to “live it up” in life with all of his money… by indulging in sex, women, drugs, etc. is really a champ. He truly knew that true wealth comes from inheriting eternal life!

Anyways, Jesus asks this young man a series of questions… and line by line asks the man if he had kept certain commandments from the Law of Moses (10 commandments).

The young man proudly answered ‘Yes’ to each of the questions Jesus posed to him.

…and I can see this young guy sticking his chest out, proud of the fact that he hadn’t killed anyone (Do not murder), proud of the fact that he hadn’t slept with another man’s wife (Do not commit adultery), and proud of the fact that he didn’t disrespect his parents (Honor your mother & father).

But let’s be real with ourselves for a second — how easy is it for us to keep those commandments? Yes, it’s pretty easy… last time I checked, I haven’t killed anyone eitherĀ  (o:

So Jesus finally drops a bomb on this young man by telling him, “One thing you lack — if you want to be PERFECT, go sell your possessions and give the proceeds to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. THEN come and follow me!”

“Uh-oh!” thinks this young, wealthy man. “I can do all the other stuff you asked me… but selling all of my possessions? That’s kind of hard!”

…and the young man walked away dejected and feeling rejected, because he had ALL that wealth… and was not willing to part with it, to follow Jesus.

Jesus tells his disciples that it is easier for a camel to enter in through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven (some translations state it is hard for those who ‘trust in riches’ to enter in).

The disciples, thinking that this man was blessed of God because of his outwardly looks (the wealth) were dismayed… because if this guy couldn’t get in… how could they get in?

And Jesus tells them something that we can all hold and run with this week… and for the rest of our lives!

“With man it is impossible, but with God ALL things are possible!” (Matthew 19:26)

Jesus was NOT saying that money or amassing wealth is bad — but if it gets in your way of gaining access & fellowship to Jesus, you need to cut it out of your life.

What he IS saying, however, is that the man or the woman of God who seeks to place his or faith in an all loving, all knowing, & all caring God… not only will inherit the Kingdom of God… but will by no means be able to be STOPPED from moving further in life… or attaining higher heights in your journey on this earth.

You can only get SO far in your life without God based solely on your own strength and talents… but when you put your impossibilities into the hands of an Almighty God… there are NO impossibilities!

Let me know what you think… and be blessed with the rest of your week & God bless you!



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Encouragement | Tags: , , , ,
Jun
10
2009
5

ALL things are POSSIBLE for YOU… if YOU Believe! (Part 1 of 3)

Last week I was talking to a good friend concerning a past post I had done titled, “Did You Know that You are a King“… and in it I described how we are royalty created on this earth by the King of kings (Christ Jesus)… and how we are to walk in power, authority, dominion, and influence over our emotions, thoughts, finances, and EVEN over sickness/disease.

Anyways, my friend raised up a VERY good (and difficult) question concerning that post… which I was going to respond back to her privately on… but then decided it would be to all of our benefits if I answered it back publicly, as no doubt MANY people probably have the same question.

It was such an AWESOME question she asked…

By now, if you’re still reading this (which I know you are!), you’re probably screaming inside your head,”Get down to business and tell us what that question was Daniel… the suspense is KILLING me!!”

So ladies and gentlemen, without further ado… the question summarized was this: “If I pray & believe for someone to be healed and it doesn’t happen right away… how long do I keep praying for?”

After all, the Bible specifically tells us that (1) Jesus healed, (2) Greater works than Him shall we do, (3) Ask for anything in the name of Jesus and I will do it for you, (4) Lay our hands on the sick and they shall recover.

My answer to her question would be this: ‘If you pray for something and truly BELIEVE in it with all of your heart… keep praying & thanking God for answering your prayer… keep doing what you can do in your own power… and prepare for the results.. UNTIL you see the results!’

You may receive results instantly! You may receive your answer 3 days from now. You may receive the results 3 months for now.

Shockingly, you may see the results 3 years from now! (Yeah, I know you didn’t want to hear that 3 years part… but I said it anyways).

Do we have enough faith, heart, and persistence to keep on praying for something… even when we don’t see the results instantly. It is in fact, VERY difficult for anyone (including myself) to keep praying for anything… especially when you can’t see the results instantly, but never-the-less, it is a muscle that we all must build.

The Word of God goes on to tell us in MULTIPLE verses that (1) We are healed according to OUR faith & (2) Jesus when he went back to Nazareth, could only heal a FEW people, because of their lack of faith.

Think about it… the He-Man of healing, the King of kings, and the God of this whole universe wasn’t ABLE to heal people… and it was because of their lack of faith.

Consider this: A man once asked Jesus to heal his son of seizures and an evil spirit that sought to destroy the boy. The man didn’t quite 100% believe that Jesus could conquer something “so big” as healing that boy… and asked Jesus, ‘IF you can heal him, please do so’.

Jesus’ response to the man was this: ‘If I can?? ALL things are POSSIBLE to him who believes’… and then proceeded to heal the boy after the man declared that ‘he believed’. (Mark 9:14-29)

I would like to say this to you today friend… ALL things are POSSIBLE for YOU… if YOU will believe!

So that leads me to THREE (3) very important concepts that I believe are IMPORTANT for us to understand when it comes to receiving answers to our prayers. Please remember this is not an exhaustive list… and remember, God is NOT a big, blue genie waiting to fulfill EVERY single request and wish you ask of him when you rub his lamp. Your name is NOT Aladdin… and you do NOT have a flying rug… or a comically, funny monkey that sits on your shoulder.

We don’t try to use God so that we can get ahead in life… we allow God to USE us, so He can get ourselves and others ahead in life.

Here are the 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

(1) Like any good parent… God is your heavenly Father… who wants to see you (His son or daughter) succeed in life and do good. Many people have a fearful, damning view of God, like He’s a scary entity that is ready to strike you down with a lightning bolt as soon as you walk across the street without looking both ways… but in reality God is Love and wants the best for you.

Did you know that when the Bible talks about ‘The fear of the Lord’… it is NOT speaking or commanding us to have actual fear of God, but it is telling us to be ‘in awe and total utter respect of the power and strength of the Almighty God who is before us and who made us.’

The Bible states in summary in Luke 11:9-13 this… ‘What good father when his son asks for a fish, gives him a snake… or if his son asks for an egg, gives him a scorpion?’

On the flip side of this… we know that as good parents, our children will not ALWAYS receive everything they ask for… especially if we can’t afford it, or if it will do the kid damage, or if the kid is not ready/mature enough to receive it.

The God you serve is not poor and destitute (Good News!)… so He can afford anything, because He created everything (Right now I hear someone saying ‘duh’ right now). It is my personal belief, however, that He won’t give us our requests if they would be damaging to ourselves or others… or if we are NOT mature enough to receive what we ask for.

So next time you pray… try calling Him Father God (make it personal)… and remember that He is YOUR Father…and that He loves you and wants the best for you… and believe what that you have what you pray for.

I will post parts 2 and 3 on my blog at http://www.TodayAbundance.com on Thursday and Friday… and trust me, you DON’T want to miss any of these posts!

Make sure you tune in to the blog and subscribe to the daily posts by e-mail so you don’t miss a single post. Until tomorrow, be blessed and walk in God’s abundance for your life today!



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Attitude,Inspiration,Prayers | Tags: , , ,
Jun
03
2009
0

Is Jesus God? Proof that Jesus is who He SAYS He was!

We all know that there are thousands of different beliefs a person can have in this world. Some people are Christians, others are Jews, still others are Muslim. Many worship the God of the Hindus, follow the Kaballah, some are Free Thinkers, some worship nature, others worship money. Still others are Agnostic and some people don’t even believe in a god at all (athiest).

Obviously, the huge majority of you who follow this blog are believers of Christ Jesus… but have you EVER wondered if there is scientific proof that proves that Jesus is God? Have you ever wondered if Jesus is the only way to God?

Have you ever thought, ‘Some of my friends or co-workers worship Allah… or perhaps are super-intelligent athiests who won’t believe in God, unless there’s proof?’

Is there any way to put scientific or mathematical proof to our faith in Jesus… or do we have to just blindly believe the Bible just SOLEY by our faith alone?

(1) Mathematics (Statistics) proves that Jesus is truly who the Bible says He was.
Okay, so I know that when you read the words mathematics & statistics, that doesn’t sound very sexy… and probably half of you stopped reading at that point… but I promise you, I’ll keep it short and to the point. (really, it’s a promise!)

That said… some people think that the Old Testament is a drag and a bore… with some of it’s many genealogy lists and numbers (and honestly speaking, I tend to pass these numbers by myself when I’m reading)… but what many people don’t know is that one of the Old Testament’s MAJOR good points, is that it proves that Jesus is who he said he was… the Son of God.

In case you didn’t know, the Old Testament contains 39 seperate books (the Catholic O.T. has 46). These books were written over the span of some 3,000 years by over 25 different Jewish authors.

Now here’s where it gets interesting…

Many of the prophecies and statements in this 3,000 year-old compilation of books… were fulfilled in the life of ONE man. Can you guess who?

Jesus fulfilled over 48 Old Testament prophecies in His life. Some of these included:

* Being born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14)
* Born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2)
* He would be preceded by a messenger – John the Baptist (Isaiah 40:3)
* His side would be pierced (Zechariah 12:10)
* He would be crucified (Psalm 22)
* He was a healer (Isaiah 53:5)

So is this a coincidence? The answer is ‘No’.

Using the modern science of probability… a scientist named Peter Stoner, stated that the probability for just 8 of those 48 prophecies being fulfilled in the life of one man… would be 1 in 10^17. That would be 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000 chance.

To make this number more understandable… if you take 10^17 silver dollars, they would fill the WHOLE entire state of Texas… two feet deep! Now if you take just ONE of those silver dollar, mark it, and throw it into the mix, then blindfold a man and tell him to pick up that marked dollar… the chances of him pocking up the right dollar is the SAME probability of just 8 of those 48 prophecies of Jesus being fulfilled in the lifetime of one man.

That simply does not happen by coincidence… it is divine order.

So basically put… statistics prove that Jesus is who he says he was based on O.T. prophecy. And if that is the case, then that means that we can logically believe and TRUST whatever word Jesus gives in the Bible about himself… or us. And one of those statements is, “…I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 8:12)


(2) Science (Physics) proves that there is a God in this Universe

There are some Christians out there who believe that science is “a tool of the devil”… and then there are many athiests out there who believe that God is just “a happy fairy tale, created to satisfy the spiritual needs for dumb people”.

I believe that as both spiritual and intelligent people… it is a MUST for us to embrace both God and science.

Why do I say this?

Because God (the Bible) explains ‘WHY things happen”…while science explains ‘HOW things happen”

The Bible tells us WHY God created the world, the universe, the oceans, the animals, and us human beings. It tells us WHY there is evil in the world, and WHY we need a savior, and WHY we exist on this earth (our purpose).

But don’t science and the Bible disagree in a lot of the major stuff? The answer is ‘No’ for the most part.

Science goes into greater depth and tells HOW these things happen. Science also gives us things called ‘Laws’ and ‘Theories’.

A LAW is something that is proven to be true, because we have evidence… and a THEORY is something that we think MIGHT be true, but we can’t actually prove it because there’s not enough evidence.

Gravity is a law. It is proven that if you jump off a building and are not Superman, you will fall. No ifs, ands, or buts.

Evolution and the Big Bang are theories. Never will you see scientists call it the law of evolution or the big bang law. It is always called the theory of evolution… or the Big Bang theory.

Now while we worship God, our Creator… and not worship science or the creation (Romans 1:25)… science does in fact PROVE that there is a God in the universe.

Not meaning to sound too geeky (no offense to all you smart people reading this)… the First LAW of Thermodynamics in physics simply states that ENERGY ‘can be transformed… but is NEITHER created or destroyed’.

In other words, energy always has been… it has no beginning and it has no end. Energy was the 1st thing in existence… and everything in this universe and this world that we behold with our eyes… was created by this energy. Energy is eternal. Energy transformed is what gives people, the trees, the birds of the air and fish of the sea life.

Does this kind of sound like somebody you know?

God in His Word states several things about Himself:

* “There were no gods formed before me… and there will be none after me” (Isaiah 43:10)
* “All things in this world were made through Him & without Him nothing was made that has been made.” (John 1:3)
* “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” (Genesis 2:7)

In the end, our faith is what brings us to God. But it’s always nice to have some scientific proof to back what we believe in!

Comments, disagreements, and your thoughts are ALWAYS welcome! Let me know what you think on the comments section of this blog… or writing on the group wall of TodayAbundance if you’re reading this on Facebook.

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



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Faith | Tags: , , ,
Nov
11
2008
1

What Do You See When You Look in the Mirror?

Every morning when we all wake up… there are certain things that we ALWAYS do by habit, and typically we do those habits in a particular order.

Alarm clock goes off! Jump out of bed! Trip over the shoes you left by your bed! Take a potty break (yes that sounds nasty, but we all do it in the morning)! Brush your teeth! Wash the crust out of your eyes! Take a shower! Eat breakfast! And the list goes on…

The one thing I believe we all do in the morning, is we look at our reflection and image in the mirror. My question to you is this: When you look in the mirror, what do you see? What kind of image is staring back at you from the other side of the glass?

I’m not talking about physical features, such as you have blonde hair or black hair… acne or baby smooth skin… big nose or little nose… I’m talking about something a tad bit deeper than that.

Do you see yourself as someone who deserves to be blessed and have more in life when you look in the mirror… or perhaps you see yourself as someone who deserves to be cursed?

Do you see yourself as being a high achiever… or do you see yourself as a stepping stone to be used by other people as they get ahead in life?

Do you see yourself and walk with your head held up high in positive self-esteem… or is your self-esteem and chin so low to the ground, you could sweep the floor with it?

What do you see when you look at yourself in the mirror for the first time every morning?

Let’s look at what God’s Abundant Word says to us today:

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. ” – (Genesis 1:26, 27)

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As you can see from the Word above, in the beginning when God created mankind… among the many traits he endowed all of us with… he said (1) I’m creating you in MY image and likeness, (2) I’m creating you to have dominion, and (3) ALL males and females will have these unalienable rights.

Sounds like the U.S. Constitution, huh?

So, if we are created in God’s image and are supposed to look like God… then in order for us to understand ourselves, our feelings, and even our very purpose for even living life… it makes total sense to me… that we must look to see what God looks like.

We must understand what the different qualities of God are and what he does, or doesn’t do… in order to understand ourselves.

Who better for us to turn to when we are trying to understand ourselves, than the one who created us, made us, and sustains us?

Tomorrow, I will discuss these different qualities that God has… and the POWER that we can all have if we walk in the dominion that God has blessed us with.

Until tomorrow, be blessed and highly favored… and walk in God’s Abundance, today!



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