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LION ISN’T SLEEPING TONIGHT

 
Remember the song, “The Lion sleeps tonight?” He really doesn’t sleep but offers us mounds of wisdom that we can glean from. No wonder Jesus is described as the “Lion of Judah.”
 
During the day someone asked the Lion not to bite off more than he could chew. The Lion replied, “I’d rather CHOKE on greatness than nibble on mediocrity.”


MASTER OF CHANGE

Pause and reflect on the last several months. We are exiting one season and in two days entering into another season. As we approach the new season, observe the changes that have occurred. In the northern hemisphere, spring is exiting and summer is being ushered in. People can complain about it, talk about it and refuse to accept it. The truth about change is it happens whether we like it or not.
 
Change is inevitable. Nothing in life remains static. Success and Failure are never permanent either. Look at your physical, emotional and spiritual health, they are not the same as it was last year. You are either growing or deteriorating. In other words, it is either changing for the good or changing for the bad. You are either moving forward or moving backwards. Nothing in life remains the same.
 
Resolve to be a master of change, rather than a victim of it. Many elderly people speak about regrets when they are near their dying days. But it is not the regret of having done something? It is always about the regret of NOT having done more.
 
Ask yourself these questions, “What am I becoming?” Am I different than I was last year? Am I dealing with the same problems as I had last year? Am I thinking differently than I did last year? Am I acting differently than I did last year when I face difficult situations? Answering these questions truthfully will determine whether you are becoming better or bitter.
 
Remember, only you can change your life, no one else can do it for you.


The Holy Spirit In Your Life

Holy Spirit Series – 2017 – The Holy Spirit In Your Life

Sunday, June 18, 2017 – Pastor George Dupree

 

The Holy Spirit Is For EVERY BELIEVER
· Acts 2:38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off — for all whom the Lord our God will call.”
 
The Holy Spirit gives you the Power To OVERCOME
· 1 John 4:4 … you belong to God and have overcome and the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.
· Romans 8:31 If God is for us, who can be against us?
 
The Holy Spirit gives you the Power To KNOW
· John 16:13 Jesus said, ‘But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.
· John 14:26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said.
 
What does the Holy Spirit want to do in our lives?

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CHECK YOUR ATTITUDE

CHECK YOUR ATTITUDE

One of the key principles in living an abundant life is to never regret, disapprove, or distress over the work that you are doing.  No matter what task is at hand, do it with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength.  

And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. (Col. 3:17)

 



SUCCESS MOTIVATION THRU THE WORD

Many people want and claim the promises of God but never have I heard once about wanting the process it takes to get what you want. You see a process is a continuous action, operation, or series of changes taking place in a definite manner.

Think of decay. In fact, think of tooth decay. You don’t wake up one morning and realize you need root canal, implants, a cavity filled or a tooth extraction. No, it happened over a period of time.

Success in God’s Word is a process. When we learn a formula, principle or truth and believe it to be true, application of that to our lives and then live it out is what leads us to successfully navigate life’s challenges and difficult times. By doing this, we are becoming what God intended us to become; that is, more like Jesus.

Success is always uphill. In fact, there is no elevator to success. You have to use the stairs.



Change – the price of learning

It is time to take the challenge. The challenge of becoming more than you ever in Christ Jesus. If you want to become more than a conqueror, you have to begin conquering something. That something is the fear of change. Change is coming whether you are ready for it or not. So you might as well embrace it and become all that God has intended you to be.

One reason many people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up, instead of what they have to gain. If you want to move towards a goal or to a further or higher stage in life, it is impossible to do so without change, and those who cannot change their minds will not change anything.

You need to be on the hunt for who you have yet to become. Make it a focus and discipline yourself to be strong enough to absorb uncertainty and to welcome abundance. Once you have experienced transformation, you will never go back to the way you used to be. Does a butterfly ever want to go back to a caterpillar?


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Are you still having a problem?


Many problems that people encounter get worse because they fail to do something. People fall into the trap thinking patience is just waiting; waiting for it to go away or it will resolve itself. They actually hope that it will simply disappear. They behave as if it doesn’t exist.

Patience is a gift that is developed and when used properly is an enormous asset to problem solving. Patience becomes effective if you are waiting while you have done everything you can do to solve the problem; not hoping it will go away. Do you see the difference?

This is where the phrase “the pink elephant in the room” originated; the problem no one wants to address. It spans the corporate, personal, finance and family structure of society. Problems are imminent and part of life. The question is, what are you doing about it?”


What is your problem?

A problem basically is a gap between your existing state and desired state. Know this, that life is a series of problems so how are you going to approach them? Resolution depends on what you do or don’t do in any given situation. Every problem has a solution.

The important fact in dealing with problems is understanding you already possess untapped potential and ability that has yet to be developed. It is simply raising your level of awareness and believe that you have the wisdom to do so.

If you lack wisdom, I am reminded of what the Bible says, “If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. (James 1:5)



LWPAS Student Showcase

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