Thursday, July 23 2009
Very busy and exciting day. I love living in purpose. You can now visit our website and click Podcasts and Video Ministry and for FREE hear my teachings online,download them to your mp3 player, computer, cell phone, pda and subscribe to our podcast through Itunes. Make as many copies as you like just do not sell them. I want the Word that God has given me to get in as many ears as possible.
I recently starting taking a multivitamin. I feel more energized than I have in the last year. Feel like I did 10 years ago. I did not take vitamins because I believed because I ate fruits, vegetables and exercised regulary, I had know need for them. That belief caused me many weary and fatigued filled days. Special thanks to my good friends Pastor D. Howard and P. Cornelius for encouraging me to do so. Similiarly our beliefs play a pivotal role in us reaching our destiny and living in victory.
MARK 9:23 In order to fulfill Destiny you must understand the Power
Of your BELIEFS
Let's look at some things that you must know about beliefs
1. Beliefs are the flood gate that opens your life to the supernatural power of God.
2. Prov 23:7 - limiting beliefs shut you down and chain you down.
3. Wrongs beliefs shut down your God given ability. It is like someone following an outdated or wrong map.
4. Beliefs affect the quality of your life.
5. They affect the success that you have (because you operate out of that framework).
6. They affect what you are willing to try & not try.
7. They keep you from giving 100%
8. They affect how you perceive, treat and relate to people, therefore your beliefs affect how people treat you.
9. Beliefs are the breeding ground for miracles---Man I like that one. I am getting excited while typing this blog. Somebody reading this needs to get ready for a miracle. For I can hear you in the spirit saying "Lord I Believe"
Therefore, If you are serious about fulfilling your destiny and recognize the power of your beliefs. Do the following:
#1. List your beliefs ??" For example: A. I believe people are__________; B.church people are___________ C. life is________ D. my family is ________ E. I am_________
(Too old, too young, not smart enough, don't have enough ability, contacts, a failure, ugly, fat)
#2. Now beloved after you list your beliefs, examine them.
Ø Ask yourself do they line up with the Word of God?
Ø Are they stereotypes?
Ø Are they true or just based on a bad experience?
# 3. After that if they are not beliefs that empower you and line up with the Word.
Ø Ask God to help you change and adjust your beliefs
Ø For example you can change I am too young--- (to youth is energy & power)
Ø Change I am too old---- (to age is maturity and experience)
Ø Change I don't have enough education---- (to I have a PhD in results and I have revelation, inspiration and determination) You cannot learn these things in the classrooms or halls of academia.
Ø Change I don't have enough money---- (to I have all the money I need & that I am willing to commit myself to get and believe God for) Never forget that God has a supply for every need you have. If you have a need God has a supply.
Question for today: What are some destructive beliefs that have you observed in today's society? What is the cure for them?
Hebrews 11:1 NOW FAITH is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. I've felt for a long time that my faith is the foundation to my beliefs, this applies to every area of my life. What you believe in is what you walk out. If you believe that God created you in His image, that He called you by name, if you believe that He has given you dominion over all things then there is nothing that should be able to stand in your way from achieving all that God has put in your heart to accomplish. I pray you follow this blog, but don't just be a hearer or a reader of it but make it a part of you, apply it and watch how the Lord will catapult you into a greater season. Thank you Pastor Dowell and the rest of NLF family
Posted by Robert Peterson on 07/24/2009 - 09:40 AM
Our beliefs are the rutters that guide our ship because we speak what we believe therefore that is what we recieve. I like what you said Bro Peterson about our faith being the foundation of our beliefs because if we are standing in faith and hoping for something it develops into the belief that we will have it! How awesome. I am loving this blog! Keep up the good work Pastor!
Posted by Liz Craine on 07/24/2009 - 10:04 AM
That's awesome Pastor. A few months ago, the Lord began to speak to me about beliefs and I truly believe that our belief system is the foundation that we build everything in our lives upon. It's so critical for that foundation to be strong enough to hold our purpose and who we are. Thank you for that confirmation. I know you are truly a man that hears from the Lord.
Posted by Patrice Allen on 07/25/2009 - 12:00 PM