From the Desk of Pastor Ron...
First of all, Thank you to all those who have left me the encouraging messages.
It is such a blessing to hear from you.
Ok, So each week, I think about what I can say on this blog. I really want this to be encouraging and fun, all at the same time. Is that possible? Can you really achieve both? Hmmm... Well I will try, so take a couple of minutes each week to check out my blog.
Back in December of 2010, the Lord spoke to us and said that this would be a year of advancement. The idea of things advancing sounds good - it even feels good. We all would like to experience some good things happening to us. Now that we are five months into a new year, we can look back, and start to measure the evidence - are we advancing?
Well, I can honestly say, YES YES YES!! The first five months have brought a number of things that are moving forward. I won't take the time or space to talk about them, but can honestly say, We are advancing! I am sure that there are some who are not experiencing the level of advancement they would like to, so I thought I would share some principles that are needed for us to experience the excitement of Advancing. I want to be clear. Simply because the Lord shares a word with us, dosn't necessarily mean it is going to come to pass. You see, we each have a part to play. God has requirements that He needs us to be doing, so We can get the blessing - in this case, advancement, to us. So I will share one or two principles with you each week that I would like you to examine and measure yourself to them. I mean, it's no good to hear about them, but then not take the time to consider how you are doing with them in your own life. So please examine your lifestyle to the following and if necessary, CHANGE!
Success isn’t reserved for a privileged few. It results from cultivating certain positive habits and following through consistently. Every single person has the capability to be successful in every area of his or her life. Successful people adopt a certain personality profile. They think, talk and act in certain particular ways. All of which can be condensed into 7 success principles. Act on them with faith, persistence and determination, and in no time you will become a winner like other successful people! Here are the 7 success principles:
Success Principle # 1 – Set a clear vision.
This is the starting point to success. Think through and develop a clear vision of what exactly you want to achieve in your life.
Proverb 29:18: Where there is no vision the people perish, or the people run wild.
Vision is an internal picture, an idea, something that's living in your heart - but is not a reality yet. Vision is a direction that lives on the inside and is waiting to come out.
You see, God leads all of us the same way. He speaks to us in our hearts. Here are a couple of ideas you can try so you can hear the voice of God and develop Vision and direction.
Slow down. We are so busy; there is so much noise, and our minds are running so fast all the time. It is difficult to hear the voice of God until we learn to slow down. Take a few minutes everyday and push away all the things that want your time and thoughts. For many, the best time for this is first thing in the morning, before the day gets going. It may take a few days before you begin to feel any success, but keep going - don't stop. God loves you and desires to speak to you. Remember, where there is no vision the people perish. Perishing is the opposite of advancing. I pray that this will be a year of advancement for you.
Thanks for reading!
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