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No Problem Solving Today

Posted by Chip D Thompson on July 3, 2014 in Journaling |

So many times I get into my journaling, take a deep breath and then start in on a problem in my life. I don’t think this is fair treatment of my relationship with Jesus.

Why should I always have an issue to discuses? Think of a boss or co-worker that always has something to complain about. Are they much fun to be around?

I want Jesus to look forward to our times together, so maybe I should make a big deal of what is going right for me?

So no problem solving today.

 

Jesus, I want to thank you for what I already have. You have made so much good that is around me.

I have good kids, a good wife. I can get around as I please and I get to pick who I work with. How many would consider all that I have a major improvement to their life?

Thank you for paying the price for my peace.

Thank you for being there for my tough times, and the good times.

You are the one that gives me a reason beyond myself and my family to do great things.

Because of what you have done, I have hope I can offer all the kids of the World.

Hope, you are hope. There is not hope outside of you!

Because of you we know how to love and be loved. Thank you for being Love.

Thanks to you following through on what had to be the toughest thing for you at the time -the Cross we have a Way to God our Father.

You have watched over me all my life. You have kept your plan for me in mind even when I let it go, thank you!

You have shown me how to Journal and hear your voice. This has been a life changer for me.

 

At the end of my audio I talk more about why I do this blog and podcast.

 

Jeremiah 29:11

Darby Translation (DARBY)

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith Jehovah, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you in your latter end a hope.

 

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In a Day of Uncertainty and Pressure

Posted by Chip D Thompson on June 9, 2014 in Journaling |

What is my focus today?

Prov. 3:6.

Father, I acknowledge in all my ways, and because of this I expect if you will direct my path.

There is so many things I could do today, and there are many things I should do today. It seems impossible to get enough done in any area to feel good about my day.

But, I acknowledge you, I ask you for direction, peace, and faith that I am taking the right steps in doing the right things today.

I trust that you see the big picture, you know the best route for me to go in that my own instinct based on Prov. 3:6 will lead me in the correct direction for what you have for me.

I will not take on anymore then this plan to please you. My faith today is to walk out what I see to do trusting that it will come to the ultimate plan you have for me.

There is no greater calling than to please you because when I have pleased you (only with faith can I please God) then I am the best dad, best husband, and the best man of God I can be.

Thank you for the strength, and power to get it done.

 

Prov. 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths

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There Will Always be Something To Do

Posted by Chip D Thompson on May 28, 2014 in Journaling |

By Chip D Thompson

It does not matter what you get done today there will be something to do tomorrow. What matters is that you get done today what will matter after today is gone!

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A Day in My Journal

Posted by Chip D Thompson on May 4, 2014 in Journaling |

By Chip D Thompson

I want to show you exactly the steps I go through in my prayer journal.

Sometimes I do little more than pray or write my thoughts down. But this is very important to understand, you can ask about very specific things and from my experience Jesus will answer.

I have read by very prominent speakers that God will not get that specific with you, and in my experience it’s just not true.

Case in point

I have been praying about what to do for a networking Association that I wanted to start. I wanted to make sure I heard from God first so I prayed and waited until I knew I heard from God.

I started that meeting over a year ago now and it has been an awesome meeting for everyone involved. In fact I’m not sure exactly what makes it so awesome, but it is and that’s all I need.

Now, I want to start another meeting and bring that same awesome experience over. However I moved before I knew for sure I heard from God, I think you can guess what happened to that meeting. I had to stop it because it was not working for me or anyone else.

From today’s Journal

This is my very specific journal asking Jesus for direct answers. Could I influence these answers? Sure. But the fact is overtime I keep getting the same answers and when I act on those answers I have peace and success. So I recommend you do the same.

 

So Many Choices

And where do I go from here Jesus? I am actually selling pens, do make this a real business?
What have you had to do to make it a business so far? You just went through the steps and now you seem to be selling a few pens. Why do you need to change this pattern? Keep having fun, keep stepping through what you need to do and let me work out the details.
This possibly event with [name omitted], what is it? should I pursue it? What do I tell her about it?
Don’t fret too much, tell her about your vision of the No Limit Network. Let her join your vision.
What do I do about my health?
Again just like any other steps I have it equipped you with the knowledge of what to do, so step that out and don’t fret.
Should I get my fly fishing gear together?
Sure, you never know when you be in a place you could fish. But as you see an ongoing theme here, don’t jump out there and start dumping tons of time into it, let it flow, let it come to you.
What is important for you right now is to pray about and focus on growing your brand in your own heart. I have called you here for specific task in a specific way to help your friends and family. Without you discovering and understanding your brand you will not be able to take the next steps.
There you have it, straight from my journal. What do you think? Please leave a comment.

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In all thy ways acknowledge Him, And He will direct thy paths

Posted by Chip D Thompson on February 3, 2014 in Needs Met |

By Chip D Thompson

At times that title from Proverbs 3:6 seems like a distant dream, but can we find proof that it is working?

I know of a couple who started attending a particular church because they felt like they should. They have been faithful for years now and have worked hard to help out. They have Read more…

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Love In Action!

Posted by Chip D Thompson on January 30, 2014 in Peace |

By Chip D Thompson

How would you answer the question, “What would love to do?”

So it seems I’ll be on this journey at least for now in answering the question. So let’s explore that here for a few minutes.

Think about what you would do at every intersection of your choices today if love was your first priority? What would you post on social media? What would you tell your family when you talk to them?

If love has its voice at every turn of your life what would that mean to you? I think it’s safe to say that it would cause change in everyone’s life.

By no means am I saying Read more…

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What Would Love Do?

Posted by Chip D Thompson on January 28, 2014 in Journaling |

By Chip D Thompson

You ever have one those times when the lightbulb just comes on? That’s what happened to me this morning!

From my experience there seems to be a theme most of the time in my spiritual walk. Like is if there’s one certain point that I need to learn and until I do it just keeps echoing in my quiet time.

Has this ever happened to you?

The theme has been -and may still be walking in the ways of Jesus. So that caused me to do is to go into thought about what Jesus did when he was here on the Earth. And some cases what he still doing today.

So what did Jesus do? He spent a lot of time Read more…

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Am I Open for Rebuke?

Posted by Chip D Thompson on January 13, 2014 in Peace |

By Chip D Thompson

I am reading through the Proverbs each day of the month again so today is Proverbs 13.

Here is a verse that stood out to me: 13:8 The ransom of a man’s life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.

So I do not consider myself poor but I am sure not rich either so I have to ask myself… am I open for rebuke or correction?

Is my lack of listening holding me back?

 

Teach me to be more open Father. I am open to your correction.

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A Strong Spirit Will Sustain You

Posted by Chip D Thompson on January 5, 2014 in Journaling, Needs Met |

By Chip D Thompson

The following is from Nov 29th 2012. I am working on finding money to pay the bills. Handyman work tends to lean off a little through the Winter, so money was tight.

In fact this Winter I went 3 months without any real work to do. Yet somehow we did not go hungry and we did not get kicked out of our house. This amazes me.

What do I do Jesus? How do I find the business?

A strong Spirit will sustain you. Continue to build your spirit and you will know what to do.

You have too many things on the table again so I am competing with a lot Read more…

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Journaling God’s Voice

Posted by Chip D Thompson on December 12, 2013 in Journaling |

By Chip D Thompson

Journaling to hear the voice of Jesus is so natural you really have to let the noise in to miss it. Having said that I want to lay out some things I have found must be in place to hear from God.

Let’s talk about some simple ways to know you are hearing from God and not just hearing “voices” in your head.

God’s Word must be a foundation to everything you hear

So many times what Jesus has told me lines up with a verse I already know. This only makes sense Read more…

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