Possibility Thinking and Service

Written by Andrei Yashurin

Possibility thinking has to do with possibilities to serve, to give, to contribute, to make a difference, to make our world a better place. Only such an attitude is worthy of our consideration. To follow Christ means to serve, and Jesus plainly stated that service is not only a commandment - it isrepparttar only way for us to become great as human beings.

“Whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant” (Mark 10:43).

Jesus Himself wasrepparttar 127062 greatest servant. The Bible shows us in John 13 how He humbled Himself and washedrepparttar 127063 feet of repparttar 127064 disciples, giving us one ofrepparttar 127065 best examples of how true possibility thinkers think and act. Can we learn something from Him? Certainly! Every time this story comes to my mind, I am reminded ofrepparttar 127066 profound truth:

Possibility thinkers serve out of their inner awareness.

“Jesus, knowing thatrepparttar 127067 Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God...” (John 13:3), saysrepparttar 127068 Scripture.

Possibility thinkers serve out of their awareness of who they are.

We are like Jesus. We came from God, and we are going to God, because we belong to God. We all are sons and daughters of God, and there are no exceptions. True Christian life starts for usrepparttar 127069 moment we come to an understanding of this fact.

Do we realize our position in God’s eyes? What value do we attach to it? Do we treasure our relationships withrepparttar 127070 Father above all else, like Jesus did, or, perhaps, they seem to be a secondary thing for us? It is easy to know. We just need to ask ourselves some additional questions: Can we be manipulated by praise or blame of others? Do we strive for outward acceptance and recognition? To a degree people allow it to happen in their life, they lack true realization of who they are. Jesus was able to say, “I do not receive honor from men" (John 5:41) not because He was haughty, but because He was totally secure in His union withrepparttar 127071 Father.

Possibility thinkers serve out of an abundance of their resources.

“Jesus, knowing thatrepparttar 127072 Father had given all things into His hands...” (John 13:3).

A Heavenly Vision

Written by Valerie Garner

A Heavenly Vision By Valerie Garner

I would like to share a spiritual experience with you that not only was very personal to me, but I believe it has value to every person's life. I would pray thatrepparttar precious Holy Spirit would touch you, and show you how it may apply to your life as well.

This occured in a devastating moment of my life. My husband was into some really terrible things that had destroyed our marriage, and we had just told our two children that we were getting a divorce. If you have been through this experience, you'll relate torepparttar 127061 place and pain I was in.

Afterrepparttar 127062 kids had been settled and got busy, I had time alone in my room. I was praying and crying, and I felt Jesus's hand on my head, stroking my hair and comforting me.

Soon, I literally saw a vision of heaven, at first it was repparttar 127063 Lord and I walking through beautiful green fields, then I saw a lion eating grass. I love animals and this hit me as being profoundly strange. Soon a lamb went up torepparttar 127064 lion and they began playing together. I knew then what I was seeing wasn't earthly, but heavenly.

We then approached a city, where there was a lot of activity, but I wasn't shown what they were doing, (heaven isn't boring!) they moved in love and with a sense of purpose, but it was a joyful, light thing. Not a stressed out busyness that's common to us. I saw some people dressed in white robes, but were rather plain, I then saw others also in white robes, but they were magnificent, obviously held in high regard and honor.

I questionedrepparttar 127065 Lord aboutrepparttar 127066 differences betweenrepparttar 127067 two groups of people. He then showed merepparttar 127068 plain, first group and what their lives on earth were like, they had sorrow, pain and hardship, and they worked VERY hard at fixing their lives. The Lord asked me what I saw. "I see people in pain working so desperately to fix their lives". Exactly He said.

Then He showed merepparttar 127069 second group of people,repparttar 127070 dazzling group, and their lives on earth also, and I sawrepparttar 127071 same circumstances in their lives (some worse in fact), pain, suffering and hardship, but I saw them down on their knees crying out to God for help. They gave their lives over to Him, placing their circumstances in His hands and trusting Him to move for them.

He then showed me their "after" appearance and then asked me what I saw. "Wow, I see God in their lives." Exactly He said. He showed me both groups were equally loved, both groups were equally in hardship, butrepparttar 127072 difference it made in eternity was HOW we responded here on earth to those hardships.

He then told me, "I'm going to introduce you to My Father, you need Him now." At that moment I tried to tell Him no, because all ofrepparttar 127073 sudden I felt great fear.

I had NO idea I had a fear of facing The Heavenly Father, until it was presented to me. But it all unveiled so quickly, I really didn't have much time to protest. Jesus sat down atrepparttar 127074 Father's side, and it was like a veil or curtain was pulled aside, and there I was, face to face with The Father!

You know how when you are shocked, sometimesrepparttar 127075 oddest things fly out of your mouth? Your brain is totally by- passed? That's what happened,repparttar 127076 first words out of my mouth were "Oh, You're kind!" "I was afraid of You." He chuckled and told me that most people are too. I knew that if ANYONE got even one, fast glimpse of His face, they would fall instantly in love! It would be impossible not to, He was so incredible.

I was aware that my heart was exploding with love for Him, and I had a strong desire to give Him something special. I started looking around to see what was around me that I could give Him. I realized that not only was there nothing good I could present to Him, but to my horror repparttar 127077 only thing I possessed was a sack of garbage in my hand. I felt bitterness and sadness wash over me, that was all I had. I had no gift to bring.

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