You Are a Person of AbundanceWritten by Daniel N Brown
Copyright 2005 Daniel N Brown
Heaven is a place of abundance and earth is a place of abundance. Every where God is, is a place of abundance, for God is an abundant God. If God is in you, then you are a person of abundance!
You may ask then, "Why do I experience lack?"
I truly believe answer to that question is found in question itself.
Do you constantly dwell on lack by continuing to think about it, talk about it, and complain about it? It is a fact that whatever your mind focuses on, that is what it attracts. The bad news is; your old habitual ways of thinking have gotten you to where you are today, but good news is; old habits can be changed.
I believe a person needs to totally renew their mind to Word of God. I am narrow minded on this. God's Word is forever established in heaven (Psalm 119:89) and is living, powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to dividing of soul and spirit, and of both joints and marrow, and is able to discern thoughts and intentions of heart (Hebrews 4:12).
His Word contains power you need to bring outrageous blessings into your life! But, before His Word can bring outrageous blessings into your life, you must first believe that it can. You must also believe that He is a God of abundance, and that it is His will that you live an abundant and prosperous life.
The following Scriptures testify to fact that God wants you to prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers (3 John 1:2).
Jesus became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9)
~God has pleasure in prosperity of His servant. (Psalm 35:27)
~The blessing of Lord makes one rich. (Proverbs 10:22)
~God is not selfish or stingy but gives us richly all things to enjoy. (1 Timothy 6:17)
~The earth is full of goodness of Lord. (Psalm 33:5)
Are you lacking Self-Discipline ? - Part 2Written by Carl Cholette
As a man practises self-control he approximates more and more to this inward reality, and is less and less swayed by passion and grief, pleasure and pain, and lives a steadfast and virtuous life, manifesting manly strength and fortitude. The restraining of passions, however, is merely initial stage in self-discipline, and is immediately followed by process of Purification. By this a man so purifies himself as to take passion out of heart and mind altogether; not merely restraining it when it rises within him, but preventing it from rising altogether. By merely restraining his passions a man can never arrive at peace, can never actualise his ideal; he must purify those passions.
It is in purification of his lower nature that a man becomes strong and god-like, standing firmly upon ideal centre within, and rendering all temptations powerless and ineffectual. This purification is effected by thoughtful care, earnest meditation, and holy aspiration; and as success is achieved confusion of mind and life pass away, and calmness of mind and spiritualized conduct ensure.
True strength and power and usefulness are born of self- purification, for lower animal forces are not lost, but are transmuted into intellectual and spiritual energy. The pure life (Pure in thought and deed) is a life of conservation of energy; impure life (even should impurity not extent beyond thought) is a life of dissipation of energy. The pure man is more capable, and therefore more fit to succeed in his plans and to accomplish his purposes than impure. Where impure man fails, pure man will step in and be victorious, because he directs his energies with a calmer mind and a greater definiteness and strength of purpose.
With growth in purity; all elements which constitute a strong and virtuous manhood are developed in an increasing degree of power, and as a man brings his lower nature into subjection, and makes his passions do his bidding, just so much will he mould outer circumstances of his life, and influence thers for good. The third stage of self-discipline, that of Relinquishment, is a process of letting lower desires and all impure and unworthy thoughts drop out of mind, and also refusing to give them any admittance, leaving them to perish. As a man grows purer, he perceives that all evil is powerless, unless it receives his encouragement, and so he ignores it, and lets it pass out of his life. It is by pursuing this aspect of self-discipline that a man enters into and realises divine life, and manifests those qualities which are distinctly divine, such as wisdom, patience, non-resistance, compassion, and love. It is here, also, where a man becomes consciously immortal, rising above all fluctuations and uncertainties of life, and living in and intelligent and unchangeable peace.