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25 Days of Power – Self-Improvement Challenge

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25 Days of Power – Day 1 “You Are Empowered By God”

Did you know God has provided ways in His word to empower His children? Did you know there are specific things you can do to contribute to answered prayer, good health, a peaceful life and more? It’s true!

Once we are saved, we don’t just float through our days hoping to catch God in a good mood when He is willing to answer prayer or provide for our needs. His word gives us many things we can do continually to set His hand in motion.

If we do what God instructs us to do then He will give us all He has promised to give. This if/then type of promise is called a covenant promise. It operates the same as when an attorney draws up a contract between two people. One party agrees to do a particular thing and – after it is done – a second party agrees to do something else. God empowers us to have control of certain circumstances by offering us these covenant promises or blessings.

You Go First

God usually wants us to take the action He has laid out in His word before we are rewarded. He empowers us to do what we should then rewards us once we have done it.

Today’s Self-Empowerment Challenge:

Read through your Bible today, make note of the times God empowers you. You may want to make a list or mark the verses in your Bible as you find them so you can remember when to act and what to do to release God’s best in your life. Many times your actions are all that stand in the way of answered prayers. Is God waiting on you?

 

 

 

 

 

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Do You Consider Yourself To Be A Compassionate Person?

September 27, 2015 Leave a comment

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It can be difficult to understand what being compassionate really means. Of course you feel sorry for someone when they get hurt or become sick. But being compassionate means doing a little more than just ‘feeling’ something.

People who are known to be compassionate follow through on the way they feel about a particular situation. This can be seen when someone decides to go all out and raise money for a certain cause or charity. While we see many celebrities do this, numerous other people do the same thing and start working with an organization.

You may have seen someone walking across part of the country to raise money for cancer or another foundation. They are doing this because they are compassionate about the cause. This could be because they were directly impacted by this. Maybe a loved one didn’t survive their battle with cancer and this is their way of showing compassion for others going through the same situation.

While these examples could be seen on the more extreme side, there are other ways to show compassion. In fact, numerous employers are helping their employees by showing compassion.

With so many families having both parents work, things like daycare can be difficult to find and can be expensive. Some employers now offer daycare on their premises. This allows the parents to drop off their children without driving across town. Plus it means that they can visit their child on their lunch break or be available if they suddenly get sick.

As you can see from this example showing compassion is not that difficult. The next time someone you care about gets sick. Instead of just saying sorry or hoping that they get better soon. See if there is something physical that you could do for them.

This might include picking up a few groceries for them or even contacting a long distance relative for them. When you are doing this you are showing the person that you really do care about their situation and actually take some type of action to help them.

Your act of kindness will certainly not go un-noticed.

Colossians 3:12 – “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,”

Stop Going Around The Same Mountain

September 18, 2015 1 comment

MountainDo you find yourself in the same cycle each week – day in and day out? Are you feeling frustrated about not being in a certain place in your life, ministry, business or career yet? If so, then it may be time for you to “stop going around the same mountain” expecting a different result. It may be time for you to break camp to possess what God has shown you.

One of my favorite scriptures is Deuteronomy 1:6-8 (NIV) which reads, “(6)The Lord our God said to us at Horeb, “You have stayed long enough at this mountain. (7) Break camp and advance into the hill country of the Amorites; go to all the neighboring peoples in the Arabah, in the mountains, in the western foothills, in the Negev and along the coast, to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon, as far as the great river, the Euphrates. (8) See, I have given you this land. Go in and take possession of the land the Lord swore he would give to your fathers—to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—and to their descendants after them.” I want to share with you 3 key principles from this passage of scripture to help you to “Stop Going Around The Same Mountain.”

1.  You have stayed at this mountain long enough.         

  • Sometimes, you can get stuck in a place that you become use to, comfortable in or a place that you are afraid to leave.
  • God will speak to you when you have stayed in a place too long. He will let you know when it is time to leave.
  • Long enough is when you have “over stayed” your assigned time.

2.  It’s time to break camp. 

  • It’s time for you to show some signs of turning away from the mountain. It’s time to develop a plan of action to stop what you are doing to advance to the place you want to be.
  • To “advance” means to move forward in position. It’s an indication that it is  time to make something happen to further your progress. It’s time to go to higher heights – to the hills.
  • It’s time to get moving in possessing the land.

3.  Go in a take possession of the land.  

  • CONFIDENCE –  you need to have an assurance that what God said is for you is for you. (Philippians 1:6 and Hebrews 10:35)
  • COURAGE –  you need a supernatural fearlessness and bravery to possess what’s yours. (Deuteronomy 31:6-8; Joshua 1:6-9; I Corinthians 16:13)
  • FAITH TO BELIEVE – Faith will never be magic, but a systematic spiritual process that brings to pass the will of God for your personal life. It’s the key to everything!

If you are tired of repeating the same cycles not going any further in life, you will have to stop going around the same mountain, break camp and possess what’s yours.

My 21 Days of Fasting and Prayer Journey

August 11, 2015 Leave a comment

testimonyI pray that this article finds you experiencing the goodness of God in your everyday life, ministry and business.

As some people know I completed 21 days of fasting and prayer on August 8th. The purpose of the fast was for clarity, understanding and direction. The reasons I decided to fast were because one, I feeling sluggish in my spirit, second, I was spiritually tired and weary, third, I knew something was missing spiritually and naturally, but I couldn’t put my finger on it and fourth, I wanted God to reveal to me what I couldn’t see going on around me and what I didn’t understand was going on within me.

I chose the Daniel’s fast because the Word of God teaches in Daniel 10 that Daniel set his mind to gain understanding and he humbled himself before God through 21 days of fasting. I wanted the spiritual warfare to be defeated by the power of the Holy Spirit on my behalf and I needed a strength stronger than my own to conquer the state of mind that I was in.

What Has This 21 Days Journey Been Like For Me?

Overall, this experience was a blessing for me. It started off good, however, I was disappointed that some people who I thought would (and should) join me didn’t. There were some family and friends that I was depending on to be a part of this journey. What a “breakthrough” for me that they did not. In the past, my discouragement would come from expecting people I know to be a part of what I was doing. Today, I only expect the ones God wants to be a part to be a apart of what I am doing?

As my inner man was being strengthen, the Lord revealed to me three main things that were lacking in my life concerning my ministry, calling and business:

  1. Momentum –  mine was low because I was focusing on the wrong people wanting the right results.
  2. Asking – I was asking the wrong person for help. The right person became the wrong person when he/she doesn’t honor their word. I was wrong to continue asking the person for help.
  3. Accountability – I wasn’t accountable to the right people because my momentum  was low and I was focused on the wrong person.

What I Know For Sure!

I have been entrusted with the wisdom of God, a preaching assignment, and an awesome gift of teaching. Because my momentum and excitement became weary in doing well, I sat on my gifts for a season – using them “just a little bit.” God revealed to me that I am equipped and trained with all that I need to experience the more abundant life purposed for me.

The Lord showed me that there are people who I am assigned to – that’s you and others – that are waiting for me to continue on in my assignment showing up in a big way for them with what He has given me. I have been entrusted  with the solutions to their problems and answers to their questions.

What’s My Commitment To God and You!

As a result of this time of fasting and prayer my commitments are:

  1. I commit to trusting completely in God being led by His Spirit in knowing who to trust in the natural.
  2. I commit to using my spiritual gifts and talents wholeheartedly to empower, equip and train the Body of Christ with biblical principles and strategies for victorious living.
  3. I commit to using my business and ministry training and skills to teach other how to be successful in the market place and in marketplace ministry.
  4. I commit to establishing divine connections for spiritual growth and success in kingdom living and prosperity.

Having the gift of wisdom means having other gifts connected to it. One can teach without wisdom just releasing information. However, with the gift of wisdom, it is hard to teach and not bring about transformation in the lives of others.

I have been entrusted with a lot from God and I commit to doing “greater works” from now until it’s time for my glory transition.

Thanks to those who took this 21 day journey with me, those who prayed for me and for being connected to me.

My commitment to you is to stay connected to you, serving you with what I have in a spirit of truth, integrity and loyalty.

My Special Gift For You!

As a thank you for reading this article (or shall I say long article – lol) and for being connected with me I will be giving to you some items from my teaching products to help you in your life, ministry and/or business.

I will post another article tomorrow with the web page link for you to access your special gifts.  The web page will be live until August 31, 2015. Be sure to access your “special free” gifts by then.

YOU are Very Special to me. I am humbled and honored to be connected to you.  My prayer is that you will experience God’s very best for your life, ministry and/or career.

I love you with the love of the Lord.

In His Integrity,

Minister Ginger London

The Impact of Relationships On Your Life

Special Teaching by Minister Ginger London
Special Teaching by Minister Ginger London

The Fine Art Of Friendship

According to Webster’s Dictionary “friend” is defined as one attached to another by affection and esteem; an intimate association.

Life-long friendships, the ones that are lasting, will require good relating skills. The people involved will have to agree to being attached to one another by affection and commit to highly esteeming the other. A life-long friendship will take a lifetime of practice. It will require treating others the way you want to be treated and relating to others the way God relates to you.

There are four strong qualities of good friendships: interest, love, sympathy, and sacrifice.

  1. Interest is when the inner souls of the friends are knitted together. In 1 Samuel 18:1 Jonathan’s soul was knitted to David’s soul. They instantly became friends. There will be a common thread between friends.
  2.  Love is the most powerful force in the universe. Love in friendships is expressed through trust, shared confidences, and kept promises. Jesus said in John 13:34, “A new covenant I give unto you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” The expression of love in friendships requires that we love and relate to one another as God relates to us.
  3. Sympathy in relationships and friendships is a genuine concern for the other person. It is shown by being there in a time of need with an understanding heart and willing hands to help through trying times and joyful times of a friend’s life. Sympathy is also expressed through a listening ear for a troubled heart.
  4. Sacrifice in friendships is shown when you recognize that there will be times when you put your friend’s needs before your own. There will be times when your friend will need you to lay down some of your plans, ideas and agendas to help him/her. As a friend are you willing to do that? Jesus teaches the believers that sacrifice is the greatest love. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for friends (John 15:13).”

When these four qualities are present and developed in a friendship/relationship you have built on a strong foundation that will sustain the friendship for a lifetime. The values of a strong foundation in friendships are: constructive criticism (Proverbs 27:6), helpful advice (Proverbs 27:7), and faithfulness (Proverbs 17:7). These values also help the friendship to pass the tests of continued loyalty (2 Samuel 1:23), the willingness to sacrifice (John 15:13), an obedient spirit (John 15:14,15), and like-mindedness (Philippians 2:19-23).

Make Your Attitude Your Friend

In every aspect of your life, you attitude plays a big role. If you want to get ahead and be content in your life, then you have to make your attitude your friend.

Your attitude reflects in everything you do and everything that happens to you. In order to make your attitude your friend, you have to learn what that means. You have to learn how to make your attitude positive and how to implement the idea of making your attitude your friend in your life.

It is going to take some work in order to be able to make your attitude your friend, but it is well worth it. As you will learn your attitude can paint your whole life and you can change everything about your current situation just by letting your attitude lead you.

When you figuratively look at the idea of making your attitude your friend, what you will see is this, a basic friend, which means the attitude you display is going to reflect in the path you take in life. In other words, your attitude will affect your life and it will help in determining what happens to you.

Let us break it down and look at what “make your attitude your friend” means in simple terms.

First, you have to define what a friend is. A friend in this case is a path you travel down. Your attitude is the way you act, think, and treat those around you. Your attitude affects everything in your life. It greatly affects the way you think and how others treat you.

Now to make your attitude your friend would mean to let your attitude guide you. Your attitude is going to shape everything in your life. You are going to be traveling down the path which your attitude leads you.

So, the best thing to do is to adapt a positive attitude so your friend is a positive path. You have to choose to adopt a positive attitude in order to make it your friend.

Making your attitude your friend is about choosing what that friend is going to be. Is it going to be negative or positive? Is it going to be about hard work or laziness? The attitude you choose to have in life is going to influence everything that happens during life, so choose that friend wisely.

It is a common understanding that your attitude shapes many aspects of your life. Many people believe that a positive attitude brings about positive things, while a negative attitude brings negativity.

A positive attitude has a way of powerfully influencing your environment, but it may not be in the way you think. Just because you have this positive attitude does not mean that everything will automatically go your way.

When you think positively you will be less likely to see the negative in things and therefore, your environment will appear to change. You will probably start to notice the little things more than ever before and that will have a pleasant effect on you.

You will be able to start believing in yourself. It will allow you to believe that you can accomplish something if you put your mind to it. You will be able to set goals and reach them because you will believe that you can do it. You will not have that negative energy to hold you back.

A positive attitude is very influential. It will start to shape everyone and everything around you. You are going to see the great power it has almost immediately. The power of a positive attitude is anything but subtle.

With this in mind, you have to decide what it is you want from life. Do you want positive things or negative things? That is really a silly question because most people are going to quickly say they want positive things, of course.

People can deal better with positive things than with negative things. People want to have a happy life without problems. They want that life that seems to just flow without road blocks and challenges around every corner. Of course, most people are going to choose a positive path for their life rather than a negative one.

In order to have good things happen you need to be very conscious to make your positive attitude your friend. You have to conduct yourself in positive ways, think about positive things, and live in a positive manner – you have to make your attitude your friend.

What It Means To Live Spiritually Fulfilled

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Being happy is often misinterpreted in many ways. Most of the ways that the feeling of happiness is derived from is really not the product of true happiness but only a temporal feeling. People associate happiness with things like money, power, achieving dreams and goals, fame, accomplishments, all of which have material connections and bench marks.

“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Mark 8:36(NKJV)”

True happiness is when one in completely at peace mentally and physically in the spiritually fulfilled life. Being able to find contentment anywhere, anytime and in anything is true happiness, and spiritual fulfillment.

“Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content:” Philippians 4:11(NKJV)

In order to live spiritually fulfilled there are certain guidelines or recommendations one can follow. Here are some of them:

  • Come to the realization that your life has a higher purpose, and that just achieving material goals for short-term comfort is understanding that there is more to life than just these tangible things that bring temporal happiness and no lasting spiritual contentment. “While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18(NKJV)
  • Spiritual fulfillment is finding the blessedness in life. Blessedness is the thing that brings most happiness to you. Keep it constant in the cycle of  your life daily. “You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy;” Psalm 16:11(NKJV)

Love life and love the path taken in life. Even if circumstances don’t allow you to love every aspect of the task at hand, looking at it with a positive mind-set allows the mind to change the thought process from negative to godly positive, thus successfully transcending the feeling of love and peace which in turn evolves into spiritual fulfillment.

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