Prov 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. NIV
GUARD YOUR HEART!!! There seems to be such an alarming focus most preachers take with this verse. What gets in you will come out of you so BEWARE!!!
Imagine a world without watermelons! Sadness would abound especially around July 4th. What if in this watermelon deprived world we actually discovered one watermelon seed? A single watermelon could have up to 800 seeds. If this one seed produced a watermelon with 800 seeds then those 800 seeds could produce 640,000 watermelons. 640,000 watermelons have the capacity to produce 512,000,000 watermelons.
The seed always unlocks the harvest. The Bible is clear that our lives are financially activated by giving and sowing seeds of generosity.
The Bible reveals how our perspective is shaped by comparison.
Rom 8:18-19 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. NIV
Verse 19 communicates how all creation is eagerly awaiting God’s sons and daughters to experience and express the love and the life of Christ in the earth. Our world becomes a better place when we discover God’s revealed purpose for our lives. Our homes, our marriages, our families, our workplaces, our neighborhoods all begin to flourish when we are awakened in this capacity.
The Holy of Holies, also known as the Most Holy Place, is the inner room of the Tabernacle where we find the Ark of the Covenant. This is the inner most place of intimacy with God. One priest only one time a year would go into this inner place to meet with God. Can you imagine being the chosen one to go into this place. Of all of God’s people and all of God’s leaders you would have the privilege of going into the inner most place of intimacy with God. Imagine what it would be like to be the person next in line for this honor but you weren’t chosen.
Every time Apple releases a new iPhone model millions of Americans are enticed to drop their current iPhones in order to upgrade to the latest technology. Strong consumer demand for the newest gadgets has also carried over into the automobile industry, where the latest tech-equipped cars entice people to trade in their current vehicles as well. Tech envy is alive and well as in the pursuit to attain the best possible features available.
A table is a place of true connection that holds a place of great significance in our lives. This is where family comes together to eat and to share in each other’s lives. Studies have been conducted demonstrating that children from families who eat together four or more times a week do better academically and emotionally. There is something sacred about the table that activates our lives on many levels.
We are citizens of heaven with a purposed assignment of influence in a fallen world that Jesus wants to completely redeem by his love. Our goal in this season of “Secret Service” is to inspire and empower you to become everything God has created you to be. Make a daily difference every day this week!
A basketball in my hands is probably worth about $20 but a basketball in Russell Westbrook’s hands is worth $40 million a year. A tennis racket in my hands is probably only good for a self-inflicted wound but in Serena William's hands and it produced $27 million last year. Who owns or controls a product or object greatly affects what value it has and how it is used.
Military planners require an environment of air superiority as a necessity for successful military campaigns. The highest level of Air Power, Air supremacy, allows ground forces to be most effective. Air power is a very important element of warfare. In Spiritual warfare, prayer is taking control of the air space so the ground troops can be effective.
Some people can hold their breath longer than others. It always starts the same with an amused curiosity wondering how long you might be able to hold your breath. Not long into the challenge you find yourself coming to the realization that it won’t be long before you are needing a fresh, new breath to fill your lungs and contribute oxygen to your bloodstream.