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Got To Get Myself Together Fasting For a Breakthrough

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I am preparing for my first  Facebook group –Got to Get Myself Together “Fasting For A Breakthrough” Challenge – 21 Days of Fasting and Prayer. As I prepare I am studying on the different types of Christian prayers.

There are several different types of prayer. In his letter to the Ephesians Paul instructed them to “pray with all types of prayer.”  EPH 6:18 says “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints”;

What are the different modes of prayer?

Talking to God – This is the one on one type prayer where we talk with God to develop our relationship with him. We may ask him to help us in areas that we need spiritual, physical or emotional support. It can be just a general conversation, like with a beloved friend.

Praise and thanksgiving – This is the earnest, heartfelt prayer where we come before the Lord thanking and praising him for his mighty power and love. We may praise him for all the things he has helped bring us through and for his help in everyday situations.

Requesting God’s Power – This is where we bring a specific need before the Lord, pleading for the Lord to help us with it. This type of prayer is where we request his divine intervention and power to be operated on our behalf.

Seeking God’s will for our life – This type of prayer requires us to really open up our spirit and seek to hear what God is saying to us. We need to come humbly before him, asking him to use us as a tool for his work – and praying for guidance and wisdom as we seek to follow where his is leading us. We should also ask for discernment and that we won’t be distracted or deterred if the enemy tries to confuse us.

Travailing – This is an intense emotional prayer where we are praying with all our might for someone else.  We are interceding bringing them and their needs before the Lord asking for a breakthrough in their lives or for some specific need to be met.

Spiritual warfare – This is audible prayer where through the authority of Christ and in his name we ‘cut off’ bondages or strongholds in either our own life or for the person we are praying for.

The Fasting For A Breakthrough 21 Days of Fasting and Prayer will begin on Sunday, July 19th. You can participate with the challenge one of two ways: 1. Fast (Daniel’s Fast) and pray for 21 days or 2. Pray for 21 days. You will receive a fasting and prayer workbook (posted in the Facebook group) to use throughout the 21 days. There will be early morning prayer calls at 6AM CST and late evening prayer calls at 10PM CST with 5 mins teaching and 10 mins of prayer time.

If you are like me you are believing God for some MAJOR BREAKTHROUGHS, let’s fast and touch and agree together!

You can join the 21 days challenge here https://www.facebook.com/groups/GTGMTChallenge2013/.

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Become An Authority Expert In Your Niche

July 5, 2015 2 comments

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Practically every niche in existence has its own set of experts and authorities who get to enjoy the respect and admiration of the community. No doubt being an authority comes with a range of perks and benefits, and it’s no wonder that so many strive to reach that level. If you’ve been considering giving it a shot, but you’re still not convinced it’s worth all the hard work required, here is a short list of some of the advantages that may aid you in making a decision:

You have the power of the whole community at your disposal

When you’re at the top of the food chain in a niche, getting everyone under you to rally towards a common cause becomes fully doable. Say you get an idea to create the most comprehensive website in the niche – all you have to do is reach out to the community and you’ll most likely get all the help you need.

Opportunity will be everywhere

Whether it’s someone who wants to offer you 50% of their latest project in exchange for expert advice, or someone who wants to pay you obscene amounts of money to come speak at an event, opportunity will be everywhere once you reach authority status. Making money will be easier than ever before. In fact, you will probably have to turn down most of the offers you get due to the simple fact that you cannot do everything.

People will trust your word

As an authority your word will be treated like gold. Even if you have an opinion that people disagree with, they’ll still respect it because you are, after all, the authority. If anyone should know, it’s you. Don’t expect everyone to always agree with you though – even when you’re an undisputed authority there will always be people who think of things differently.

Your network will grow effortlessly

As an unknown nobody trying to get started, building a network can be difficult and time-consuming. If you haven’t got much to bring to the table it will be a very slow process. Everyone wants to network with those higher up on the ladder than themselves, ensuring they stand to gain something from it. It therefore follows that when you’re at the top of the ladder, everyone will want to connect with you. You won’t have to make any effort yourself, but can just sit back and build your network passively.

Greater Works LIVE! 2015 Summer Virtual Conference

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ATTENTION: Small business owners, Christian ministries, authors and coaches who want to do greater works reaching a larger audience…

“Are you ready to STOP being the best-kept secret in your field and START making money sharing your expertise?” Is it time? Time for you to start doing greater works by hosting your own highly profitable, content-rich events that transform people’s’ lives in a big way?

I’m sure you’ve noticed the dramatic increase in live events lately. Seems like everyone is hosting a webinar, telesummit, or multi-day conference.

So it should come as no surprise to you that this marketing plan can work wonders for your business, ministry or products. In fact, maybe you’ve even considered hosting your own event. Or perhaps you have put on a live event, but were a little disappointed with the results.

If that sounds like you, then keep reading, because the planning and implementation of these fantastic business/ministry-building events is about to get a whole lot easier.

The fact is, there’s nothing like a live event to… Establish Your Expertise and Authority in a Powerful Way.

If the very thought of a live event leaves you shaking in your boots, take a deep breath and let’s consider for a minute just what qualifies as a live event. There are dozens of types, including:

  • Teleseminars
  • Webinars
  • Telesummits
  • Meet-ups
  • Conferences  (Online and In-Person)

You probably know how much you can boost your credibility by publishing a book, right? Imagine the same benefits, but multiply them by hundreds. It’s time for you to do some “Greater Works Live!”

It’s time for the Got To Get Myself Together! Summer Virtual Conference (online and via telephone). The theme this summer is “Greater Works LIVE!” Presenting Yourself to the World. The virtual conference is for 2 weeks, June 14 through 27, 2015.

If there’s one thing you’ve probably learned in business, it’s that the fastest way to success is to follow in the footsteps of others.  This 2 Weeks virtual conference is designed to show you just what steps you need to take, and when, starting with…

  • Types of Events & How to Choose the Right Experience for Your Clients and Customers Around the World
  • 5 popular event formats – plus tips for choosing the right one for your market and comfort level.
  • 2 questions you must be able to answer before planning any event – miss this and your well-planned event might be a dismal failure.
  • 6 major benefits of hosting an event of your own, no matter the size and MUCH MORE!

During this virtual conference, my special guests and  I’d like to teach you my secrets for hosting live events making the difference you were put on the earth to make!

The conference special guests are Cassandra Lang, Exposure Expert and Encourager, Founder of “Create Your World” and Dr. Vanessa Weatherspoon, Spiritual Leader and Business Builder, Founder of the “Gathering of the Eagles” and Facilitator of the “The Master Call.”

The registration for the LIVE CALLS is “FREE.” You can upgrade your registration for $97 to receive the conference  digital materials (workbook, templates, and Checklists) and 30 days access to the live call replays.

For more information and to choose your registration go here http://www.gingerlondon.com/GreaterWorksLiveReg15.html

Pressing On Day 8 – The Biggest Secret in Time Management

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You can’t manage time. It’s that simple. There is no such thing as managing time. Time is a limited resource. What you can do is find out where you are allowing time suckers and wasters to use up this limited resource in an unproductive manner. This is more self-management than time-management. I bet right now you can write down at least five activities that you do each day that are unproductive and can be classed as Time Wasters. Let’s try:

  • Unfocused Internet Surfing
  • Personal Phone Calls
  • Personal Online Chatting
  • Playing Online Games
  • Dealing with Spam emails

I bet you can name more things that you do each day that are just simply complete wastes of time. I’m not saying you can’t do all these things during your day, but these are not tasks that you should do in the name of your business or ministry. They should be tasks you do on your personal time. With issues like spam emails, there are tricks and tips that you can do such as using a separate Gmail account when you sign up for newsletters, Google alerts, etc.  and outsource tasks associated with that so that you only need to read the most important emails. Additionally, keep your business/ministry and personal emails separate.

Start tracking your daily activities so that you can see where your time wasters are. You can use a spreadsheet, a time clock of some kind, or a piece of paper, but it’s important to track every moment of your time during the day for about a week. Once you’ve finished tracking your time for the week, go through and highlight the time wasters.

Next, identify items that can be outsourced. Now, identify items that you need to do yourself. Separate the items you will do yourself between business and personal time. Divide further into money producing activities and non money producing activities.

Once you have your list, set goals to help you manage the use of your time in a manner that is most productive. By changing your own behavior, you will feel as if you have more time in every day. You will feel more accomplished if you make a list of daily goals, marking off each task as they are completed. Goals should be very specific and include exactly what needs to be done, who will do it, and how it will be accomplished and by what time. By being very specific about goals, you’ll be more likely to achieve them.

For some people, it helps to attack one issue at a time, working toward a full time management system within a month by eliminating one or more time suckers and wasters each week. Changing your behavior slowly with an end goal in mind regarding managing your time well will result in a new attitude about the time you spend doing various tasks. Increasing your productivity will feel terrific and while you can’t actually gain extra time in your day, you will feel as if you have accomplished this impossible task by freeing up time you used to waste in which to be more productive.

 

Striving For Excellence In Ministry D13 – Being A Responsible Person In Life

October 13, 2014 Leave a comment

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The word responsible means being the person who has caused something to happen. Of course this could be a good or a bad thing depending upon the circumstances. Have you ever caused something to happen and not taken responsibility for it?

Many people have done exactly this and have not owned up. A person with a ministry or winner’s mindset will actually own up and take responsibility. In reality it is part of human nature to cause things to happen. Sometimes these are not intentional acts and you may feel bad over a certain outcome.

Being responsible means that you will own up regardless of the outcome, but this is not always an easy thing to do. Once the outcome has been revealed it can be difficult to say that you were the cause of it.

As well as being the cause of an issue or circumstance, being responsible also means that you have the power to make things better. When you look at things from this viewpoint you can see that confessing or owning up may be easier than you think.

You owe it to your congregation, audience, clients, patients, and/or family to act responsibly. By doing this you are teaching other people good habits and you are helping them to accept responsibility for their actions by making your life a living epistle for all men to read.

Making decisions and choices is also connected to responsibility. It is quite easy to put off making a particular decision because you are worried or fearful of the consequences. There may be other people who will be affected by this decision and by putting it off, you are not helping them.

Instead, you need to be responsible to yourself and to others by taking the bull by the horns and making a tough decision. You may not be able to please everyone but you need to make the right choice for you.

By actually taking action and doing something you are being responsible. Once you have made this decision you need to be strong enough to follow it through. On the way you may meet with obstacles and roadblocks. You need to hold strong with your conviction and stay with your original decision.

When you can do this you will be on your way to being a very responsible person.

Striving For Excellence In Ministry D11 – Discover Your Passion: What Are Your Secret Talents?

October 10, 2014 4 comments

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What talents are hiding within you?

Many people have grown up believing they didn’t have anything special or unique to add to the world. Perhaps they came from mediocre surroundings or had no encouragement for their gifts so they went unrecognized. Or maybe they repressed their talents because they felt ashamed. Whatever the reason, it was all too easy to believe their talents and passions were not worth pursuing.

Everyone Has Talent

A great number of people are wandering around with the belief that they aren’t all that interesting when it comes to their spiritual and natural gifts. But we all have been gifted by God with more talent than we think we have.

Be Realistic

We shouldn’t delude ourselves and believe we can do all things. We need to be realistic about what we can accomplish but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try new things or take classes to learn something new. However, we can do “all things” that we have been spiritually empowered to do.

* If you’ve always wanted to be a Broadway actor, audition for a local community theater group. Many people can fulfill their passion on a smaller, local level.

* You might decorate beautiful children’s birthday cakes, but should you attempt to decorate your niece’s wedding cake? Be realistic about your skills and how much time it will take but feel free to take some extra classes or find a mentor in the field who can help you.

Discovering Your True Passion

Many people go through life with interests that are never truly nurture and enjoy because they are too concerned about what others think. Of course, that’s no way to live!

Finding your passion is an important part of self-discovery. You will be a happier, more balanced individual when you find and develop your passions. Your whole life will change before your eyes!

Finding Your Passion

You may think that finding your passion is easier said than done, and it is for many people. However, you can find your passion in two easy steps:

  1. Set your mind to finding your passion. Once you focus on your pursuit of passion, your mind will be attuned to anything that will contribute to the fulfillment of it.

2.  Use an effective mind tool. There is a well-known tool you can use to help you along the way if you are afraid to branch out and follow your dreams. You can also use this tool to keep going down the right path to find what you are interested in. What is this handy tool? It’s embracing your passion through faith confessions and faith affirmations!

* Faith confessions and affirmations can help you push through your self-doubts and help lead you to a more passionate life based on the Word of God and an authentic trust in God.

* A faith confession is a statement of agreement with God’s Word independent of natural circumstances, situations and conditions.

Passion is power! You will never have significant success in ministry or with anything until it becomes a godly obsession with you. A godly obsession is when something consumes your thoughts and time according the Word of God and His will for your life.

Scriptures to Encourage Your Passion

Psalm 42:1 – “As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God.”

Ecclesiastes 9:10(a) – “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might;”

Matthews 7:7-8 -““Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”

Striving For Excellence In Ministry D10- Your Ministry Business Portfolio

October 9, 2014 4 comments

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What is a Ministry Portfolio?

A Ministry Portfolio is a packet of information that will tell others who you are, where you have been, and what you have done. A Portfolio may include items such as your resume, cover letter, ministry vision statement, personal photos, statement of faith, examples of services, events or products, and more.

Why a Ministry Portfolio?

A Ministry Portfolio is important for several reasons:

First, a quality portfolio will immediately communicate that you are a pursuer of greater works. By providing a neat, cohesive package about yourself and your experience, you are telling others that you have initiative and organization.

Second, your portfolio will tell others that you are a person of purpose with a well-defined vision, a theological position, and a set of goals. These strong leadership qualities will speak volumes.

Third, your portfolio makes it easy find out about you. By laying out yourself, your work, your experience, etc., you become more attractive to those who need your leadership/ministry skills.

Finally, your portfolio allows you to have a prepared first impression. A person’s first in-depth experience with you will be what they see in your portfolio, which you will have spent hours preparing and perfecting.

Remember, first impressions are lasting. If needed, hire a professional to help you present yourself in a more excellence way.

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