Understanding the Times

We are on the eve of an unprecedented move of God. Soon we will hear and see things we never thought possible as God is positioning his church and setting the stage for His hand to be greatly seen in the world today. Much money has been spent on wickedness in recent days, months and years but the tables are turning. God is exposing what is in darkness and bringing it all to light. Soon you will see a great outpouring in the Church, it will be an outpouring of not just wealth (although that is part of it), it will also be an outpouring of love, maturity, growth, joy, peace and the miraculous!

Although this past season has been a difficult one, filled with uncertainty and confusion for many, God has brought about a greater dependence in our hearts. And as we’ve looked to Him, He has brought about a maturity as well. We’ve been tested so that we can be approved for the increase that God is about to bring. And although it is coming quickly we must wait just a little longer.

In this time of waiting God is calling us to Himself. He is the access point for which all blessings will flow but he is calling us to Himself not just so that we can access His blessings but so that we can experience His heart. God is calling His Church into a place of greater intimacy, not just of knowing His word, but knowing His heart! In this busy season do not be distracted, do not be fooled. Give yourself over to spend time with the Lord, sit as His feet and allow Him to speak to you in the silence. Yes, pray and pour your heart out to the Lord but also wait before Him and listen to Him speak. Remember to be still and know that He is God (Psalm 46:10).

It’s a new season, let’s pray in anticipation!

“God, prepare my heart for the things to come. Strengthen me in the areas where I need to be strengthened. Stir up my faith and draw me closer to you. In all of the changes and all that is happening around me help me to focus on you. Remove distractions from me and give me grace to sit at your feet and hear your words. Jesus, I want to fall more in love with you! Keep me close, in Jesus name I pray, amen.”

Our best days are ahead,

John

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How To See More Results And Have Greater Impact

I think the biggest mistake most of us make is that we settle with less far too often by focusing on the wrong things. We mistake busyness for accomplishment and we focus more on activity rather than real achievement.

If you want to see more results you have to focus more on results.

Ask yourself what am I doing today that is making the most impact on tomorrow? This may be difficult at first but can become quite easy by changing the question slightly: What did I do yesterday that made the most impact on today?

When we start focusing on the results more we will begin to see even greater results! Why? Because we will focus more of our energy on what’s already making the greatest impact and it will only increase!

Too many times we get stuck in our routine, we often keep investing our time, talents and resources into things that aren’t proceeding fruit and we wonder why we’re not seeing the results we want to see.

Don’t buy the lie that says, “I’m busy so I must be making a difference.” Rather KNOW that you are making a difference by focusing your energy on the results and in turn you will see more results and have greater impact!

Steps to Successfully Create a Life Vision

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This is why I wrote my book! Too many of us live life without any real sense of direction, we are often distracted and our lives look like they are going in every direction.

Sometimes we need to be reminded of our need for vision! Sometimes we need to take very practical steps to create a vision for every area of our life!

This word will challenge you and cause you to take action.  Why wait to see your life become the way you want it?  Take steps today so that you can see your desired results tomorrow.

Here are practical steps to see your dreams come true.  Listen as I define what a goal actually is and be encouraged us to dream again and begin to make goal setting a life-style.