What do I do to overcome the World, both in me and outside of me?
Time with Jesus!
What do you have for me today Jesus?
You will become what you are exposed to the most. So the more time you are exposed to me and my presence you will be stronger.
This has to do with time. Time with you will bring your Words in my heart on what to do at each choice?
Yes, you got it!
I am always here. I am always speaking and showing you the way to the next choice. I am the way, the truth, and the life! Nothing but good will come from time with me. You gotta believe this!
Chip, I love you more than you can love anything in the flesh. Lean on me. Depend on me, I will never let you down!
I have let so many people down.
Stop Chip! This is not about that! This is about me being here for you! I will not let you down like you have let yourself down. In fact I can and will make up for what you have done to yourself!
I was there every time you fell. But remember the verse.
Ps. 37:24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.
So you have fallen a time or two. You are not dead, or stopped in any way from getting my plan done. Have you heard differently?
Yes, but only from doubt and fear. How do I rewrite these thoughts that tell me falling is the end?
You know that answer, time with me! Chip, this is the One Thing! There is nothing else that will add to your life. When good comes it’s because I brought it!
Anything else you do that is not of me will bring poverty and lack.
So time with you is like calibrating my compass, I only know true North when I have been with you. Whereas if I don’t then I will be looking the wrong way thinking it’s right.
Chip, this is the One Thing that could remove the need for other things in your life and bring your stress down and your income up. Just time with me.
Why? You will have my Words in your heart. Not just the Bible, but my Word for that moment. Just when you need to know what to do. Just like a compass.
You find yourself at a crossroads and all you have to do is look inside. Look to my Words.
What do I do? How do I get my stuff done?
How do I proceed Jesus?
How do we overcome? What will finally change this cycle of seemingly defeat? We want to be in the best place with you Jesus! This is the only important thing in life. In fact there is no life outside of your plan, that is only death.
I am here to hear your voice Jesus!
Nothing will replace time with me. My sheep hear my voice.
For my sheep to hear me they must be with me much of the time. Walk with me and talk with me, at times when there is nothing else pulling at your focus.
Seek first my Kingdom, my way of doing things. This is the only way you will understand the things around you.
I have given you the keys, now use them. Do what I would do.
Listen to hear.
Watch to see.
Act on what you hear and see my what my Father does and says. This is the way of my Kingdom.
We don’t vote here. We don’t make new policies to take care of the poor. But then we don’t have poor either. What a way to live!
Why don’t we have poor? We live in total Love! Not the kind of love for a thing, an item, but the kind you would gladly lay down your life for. That is what Jesus did! That is true love. Love that changes things!
My ways are the ways of the Kingdom. I have not stopped preaching this since my first time on the Earth and I will not stop until the Father says otherwise.
My ways are ways of blessing and not cursing. I am looking for ways to help you, not ever to hinder you.
When you have fun so do I. When you are sad, well it tugs at me as well. So don’t be sad, be glad in all that I have given you. You are rich in blessings!
Here is an idea to get your pen flowing if you find yourself stuck. Just start writing down questions, don’t look for all the answers right away just focus on the getting to 100 Questions. Here is a post that will help with that, 100 Questions
I feel under it all, how can I fix this?
We talked about some things already this morning. What more do you have for me?
What do I do to get things done and serve you better?
How do I find the staff I need?
I feel under it all and yet I’m not making much money, how can I fix this?
Time with you is key. It is the sharpening of the axe.
Goals inspired by you will help me stay on course.
I said I would Bless your business, it is Blessed! That will not change no matter what you do.
Now you must walk in that Blessing for it to work on your behalf.
How do I walk in that Blessing?
First, keep a clear head. You get so many things going the path is not clear. When you close your eyes I want you to see your plans unfolding. Picture a flat piece of cardboard folding into a box that then is a tool. This is what you must be seeing when you close your eyes and see your goals getting done.
So I need to picture and see my goals? It’s not enough to just say them or write them?
Nope! If you don’t see them then there is now creative power to make them real, they are thought only.
For matter to be added to your dreams you must empower your imagination. This is not meant to sound strange. Just think of it this way. What tool, website, or other thing of any sort has come into being without first being a thought? Nothing!
Everything starts as a thought and then we put matter, wood, steel, etc. to it and it becomes a tool.
Why would business concepts be any different? Just because it is in your mind does not make it real. You must add your creative power to it. You do this through “seeing it” just like so many sports players do. If they don’t see it, it won’t happen!
I will practice seeing the completeness of my dreams! Thank you Jesus!
Wow! Today is Dad’s 70th birthday!
What do you have for me Jesus?
Walk in my ways, do what I do and you will have what I have. I have paid the price for Adam’s failure so you don’t have to. That is the only thing you don’t model.
Yes I spent much of my time learning but I played and enjoyed being with others as well. I did have a life after all.
I had temptations and things that would try to pull me off course just like you do. And I have given you the keys to overcome just like I had the power to overcome.
What are the keys I have now?
Well, I took the keys of Death, Hell, and the Grave. You will not see those any more. So each thing that would hold this over your head is in reality powerless to case you death. Think of it like a law that cannot be enforced. But the time you spent in that mode of that “sin” is lost. That hurts you more than anything else.
But the only thing that can cause you death is thinking that you have “Death” due. Remember, I paid the price, I took Death! Death has no power over you! You are the Living! You are in me and I am Life!
Remember the words “the wages of sin is death”? I paid that wage for you. If Death could see you it would only see me on the cross and have to move on.
No wages due!
If a person is in debt to a bank, then who really owns the property that debt is hooked to? The bank. If you were still living under that sin then you would have a debt or wage due to Death. But I took Death!
The wages of sin are paid! Are you getting this?
Yes you can sin, and this sin can keep you back from my plan, but it is not of me. It is of your own making. Remember, you have the power to hold sin against yourself.
It’s just not me holding it over you. Those days are over!
I welcome you Holy Spirit, Father you are welcome, Jesus fill this place with yourself.
My life is yours to use. My mouth is yours to fill. Show me the path and I will walk in it. Teach me your ways and I will walk in them.
What do you have for me Jesus? How am I to proceed?
Walk in my ways and I will teach you the path.
What is this path?
It is your mission. It is your calling. It is what you were born to be. It is your life calling. As you are in me I will be in you, and as I am in you I will show you your path.
Seek my ways, seek me, and the rest will drop into your mind and soul.
How do I know what has come from you and what has been from something else?
Do you know the voice of your close family? Can you pick them up over a crowd? Then in this same way you will know it is my plan. Sometimes you think you hear them and it is not them when you think about it or see the person that was talking.
This again is the same with me. When it is from the Throne it will have rhyme and reason with My Word. It will line up to the stories.
Is this why I have a bent to talk about business and promoting? Is this really from you?
Yes it is Chip. I have called you to business like I have called a missionary to missions. You can see when someone is walking in their call because even their family is into it, and it works for them. This is your calling Chip. Take it with boldness!
How should I pray about it?
‘Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.’ Pray in faith that My will is done, then listen for my will on that specific matter.
So it sounds like I should do the following:
1. Start with a time of prayer ‘Your will be done…’
2. Ask and listen for the answer to that question
3. Compare the answer to what I know of God and His Word
Very good Chip.
I need more work… a better job, what am I to do?
Make a list of things you have to do right now
Make a schedule to get it done
Fill in the blanks with meetings of all sorts
You have something to offer, get out there and help people!
What do I have to offer?
You have that spark that lights up when you know the time is right. You have an open door to my Spirit when in this state.
You can share what I have for them and change their world with my Word.
How do I get this out there?
You must make it part of your life. Get in the flow and write posts online. Pray before every meeting and invite me in.
Make this part of your life.
Lord, change me from the inside out. Fix me. Rewire my brain to work inline with you!!!
Speak to me in my dreams. Show me the path I must travel so that when I wake I will do so.
Has something changed? Is this why I have more time at home?
How do I make use of this time? What do I do?
Setup everything you can! Go for it like every person means gold in your pocket. I have to get you out there where you can be the most good.
Do people only mean money to me? No way Chip! Money is how you pay the bills so you can get to the next meeting. That is where I have called you… to the next meeting.
If you are out of gas I cannot call you to drive can I? You must focus on meeting people and helping them to hear my Word. This is worth more than gold to me!
How do I pay the bills and make things happen so I can do this?
Get out there and provide a service with honesty and integrity. I have blessed the work of your hands… stand on this and go!
Here is a post I found about hearing God’s voice that I think you may find interesting!
What does that mean for you? Do not be conformed?
Some things have are not going in the way I think they should lately, particularly with America’s support for Israel. And when things don’t go my way sometimes I kind of mope.
But this is what I keep hearing in my spirit, “it’s not about you”. I have been so focused on the small immediate feelings I have about current situations and I’ve been missing the big picture.
A Scripture that keeps coming to mind is Genesis 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Guess what folks? I am one of those families of the earth! I pray for and bless Israel constantly. So according to God’s word that makes me Blessed!
How to Be Separate
A funny thing happened, as I was talking about Genesis 12 I kept saying by “mistake” Romans 12. So I decided look up Romans 12 and see what it said.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think (it’s not about me or you!); but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
So to my amazement Romans 12 correlates directly with what I’m supposed to do about the current situations.
1. I am to prove what is good, acceptable, and perfect will of God. I like how he says “prove”. I take this as doing instead of just saying.
2. I am to think of myself correctly. I am to see myself as part of the big picture that is way beyond my full comprehension -read Romans 12:4-5
So what Jesus has taught me for today? Don’t mope, focus on the big picture, and Bless Israel!
Another post you might be interested in: It’s Time to Soar!
Why is the Church so busy pointing fingers at each other instead of the real enemy?
The other day I saw yet another debate on facebook between Christians on Christian ideals, and the emerging Church.
But like most, this debate with many good points goes on to the point of boredom and at best foggy understanding of why it started.
Then this thought hit me while driving. In war when a foe is captured their job is to keep the enemy busy and cause as much distraction and frustrate for the whole team from the inside.
So here is how this relates. The enemy is and was defeated at the cross! Now he is trying to keep us busy with each other instead of us reaching out in love. Because us reaching out to each other inside the Church means we will be stronger and more able to reach out to the World.
Christian church haters?
To make myself clear I am talking about all the “Christian” church haters. You know, the ones that sit in the pew and call others sinners. Or the people who put down others in the body to further their ideals. Why not focus on The Love of Jesus instead of the sins of others?
Why not forget the sin all together? What good does it do to tell someone they are a sinner? That is law, not Love, Jesus is Love. Jesus is the judgement of the law, it is up to Him to call someone a sinner, not us.
You might think that we are supposed to tell sinners they are sinners… well I would like you to show me where Jesus needed to do this?
The people flocked to Him and asked for more information. The women at the Well, was she a sinner? Of course. But what did Jesus do?
How He Dealt With Sin
He showed the light on the sin she already know about! Then that one interaction led to revival in that local area. She saw the Love; yes there was sin but that was not the focus!
What about the harlot? He asked her what? “Women, where are your accusers?” then She answered, No one, Lord! And Jesus said, I do not condemn you either. Go on your way and from now on sin no more.
People! The last thing we need to do is go around calling others sinners! We need to focus on what matters, LOVE! The love of Jesus!
Let’s build each other up! Go to church to encourage not to tear down!
Let’s do what Jesus did, and does!
There is one Answer, His name is Jesus!
He is Love! He is the only Way! He is the only Truth!
What do you have for me Jesus?
This has been a good time of restoring for you Chip. Just wait and see what I have for you now!
Keep up the focus. Keep growing in your ability of focus and you will lead others in this.
Do what you know to do in studying my Word on the subjects of seed and righteousness.
Your response was good to some of the bad news you heard from Beth, because you were response-able. The reason you are response-able is you have been exposed to my Word in a strong dose again. So keep it up.
How do I keep it up and get back to my busy schedule?
First off, I will never ask you to be so busy that you don’t have time for my Word. In fact you spend much of your time feeling guilty so you work to make up the time you lost being unfocused. Am I right?
Yes you are. Very many of my days have been spent fretting because I don’t feel like I have done right with my time. Thus I have lived in guilt of “time sin” if you will.
Jesus you are the redeemer, I believe you can redeem my time! Will you forgive me for holding onto to the care of this “time sin”?
Yes Chip, I let it go!
Now move on to do great things!
Never, never lose focus on these things:
1. Time with me (seed time). I will never ask you to be so busy that you don’t have time for me.
2. Getting seed in good ground (seed money). This is the base for all increase in the world. Many don’t know this so they have systems to take other people’s harvest instead of growing their own.
3. Focus on righteousness. By doing this you will stop trying to make up for lost time, which is a waste of time. By doing this you will live guilt free the way I made you on the Cross.
Your will is my command Jesus! I am here to listen and obey!
I have found that God will speak to you when you listen.
- Prepare to listen. Get in a quiet place.
- Put on some good music, maybe without words, soft in the background.
- Clear your mind, forgive all that you can think of for the time being. If you have a list of things to do moving through your mind then write them down on another note pad to clear them out.
- Get a notebook and pen or computer ready to write your journal.
- Start with some easy stuff. My first thing was to tell Jesus ‘I love you’ and I heard back on the inside “I love you too Chip”, it is that simple.
- The next thing is to ask questions, lots of questions. I have found this opens me up to hear better. Write down your questions, then the answer. If you are not hearing answers at first that’s ok, keep writing the questions you have.
- Lastly, repeat this entire process often and like anything else you will improve with practice.
From My Journal Entry from 6-25-08
I have another post here with similar steps right here.
One thing I have not talked about is how I use Google Docs (now call Drive) to write my journals. Lately they have upgraded the system so you can now have it installed on your desktop.
All the best!