As you course through destiny, seek one who has already obtained it and learn from him.
Life is a wonderful adventure of give and take. Things ebb and flow, expand and subside.
From the beginning of time, God set in motion seasons of seedtime and harvesttime. This pattern of sowing and reaping can be seen throughout the bible and throughout our own individual lives.
What is fascinating is that as time goes on, we can use our experiences to mentor someone that is going through similar situations that we faced. Likewise, we are never too old to accept help and to learn something new. This makes the process of coursing through destiny easier. Two are better than one, and a threefold cord is not easily broken. Acquiring a new skill, for instance, takes practice and determination. Having a person sow into your life through time or monetary value is simply refreshing and relieves pressure.
How can you utilize your time and resources to sow into the lives of others, and what areas could you use guidance and direction in? What can we do to help others soar, and how can we express gratitude to God and others for making life joyous? Be inspired today to sow into someone's life, and reap from the blessings of someone in your life.
Excerpt from Jae Magazine Anniversary 2016 Issue, Confession Points on Sowing and Reaping in Finances:Proverbs 6:8, 10:5, 11:21, 12:12, 14:4. Full financial scriptures available from In Defense of Stillness by Author Jae Elizabeth. Available for purchase wherever books are sold and in our online shop.
God infuses sweetness into your projects and plants to cultivate growth.
When we are acquiring new skills, we are cultivating ourselves and preparing for growth in our lives. When a farmer cultivates the earth, he is preparing for the soil to grow his crops. So is God constantly cultivating us and preparing us for growth in him. He may use people, places or things to bring us to a closer relationship and understanding of his mighty love. He promises to do exceedingly and abundantly all that we could ever ask or think. We must worship God in spirit and in truth. I want to encourage you today to prepare your heart and mind for all the growth God has in store for you. It is time to enlarge your territory and think big. Dream a bigger and greater dream than before; you have a new start in him. Be lifted up and exalt God in his power and glory.
Excerpt from Jae Magazine Anniversary 2016 Issue, Confession Points on Growth in Financial Endeavors: Proverbs 27:18, 25; 31:16. Full financial scriptures available from In Defense of Stillness by Author Jae Elizabeth. Available for purchase wherever books are sold and in our online shop.
Just when you decide to remain still, change becomes certain.
Travel gives you the ability to explore new cultures, wade new territories and focus on God's glory throughout the world. When you see that there is more than your town, country, or continent, it leaves you with a sense of trust in God's ability to bring you to a place of prosperity and peace. Trusting him to lead you and direct your paths is paramount to reaching your goals. Even when the tide changes, he is there. One thing that we can know for certain is that change is always certain. It will come. Change will always come at an unexpected time, and you have to adapt. Increasing your boundaries and knowing how to interact with different people is one of the essential components to developing patience. For it is facing those challenges with others who do not think as you do that truly helps you to see the world in a new light, and appreciate people for their differences. Wisdom is expansive and has a broad global reach. The more you interact with different type of people, the more wisdom you obtain. At our basic core, humans want the same thing. Traveling and expanding your horizon, opening your life up to the beauty of change, will help you realize this. As you adapt to change and explore the beautiful world and the wonderful people in it, absorb everything around you and be filled with joy.
Excerpt from Jae Magazine Anniversary 2016, Full financial scriptures available from In Defense of Stillness by Author Jae Elizabeth. Available for purchase wherever books are sold and in our online shop.
It is so encouraging that as technology increases, so does the wisdom of man.
We have more access to the books and resources of wise persons now than we ever had before.
As knowledge grows and multiplies, so increases the opportunities to implement the practices for success.
Many of these principles have stood the test of time. Additionally, we are often taught to glean from the wisdom of others that have been successful before us.
By doing this, we too can meet our goals and accomplish our dreams. There is an element of truth in that reasoning.
However, be encouraged to take the next step and apply the principles to your life for full effect. It is crucial that we are more than just hearers of the word. We have to do what the word of God says.
It is thrilling to see that this generation of believers are now grasping the true and immeasurable impact and power of the spoken word. That is simply something to celebrate!
Confessing God's positive word has its place in bringing forth blessings. But now, we have to go beyond that and put those words into practice.
Seeing, hearing, doing and believing God's word is a formula that works in concert. It is by reading God's word that we hear it and comprehend it. Once it get in your spirit, you are equipped with inner wisdom to then apply it as you go through life.
It is time to discover true enlightenment and do what God says to do in his word. The bible is God's love letter to you, giving you wisdom for everyday living. Use it and be lifted up.
Excerpt from Jae Magazine Anniversary Issue 2016, Confession Points on Exercising Wisdom in Finances: Proverbs 1:2-3, 7; 2:3-5, 13-22, 35; 4:7-9; 8:10-11, 18-22; 32-35; 9:1-6, 12; 10:13-14; 11:29-30; 14:1; 14:18, 24; 16:16; 17:16; 18:15; 20:14; 21:20, 30; 23:23; 24:3-5; 24:14; 29:3. Full financial scriptures available from In Defense of Stillness by Author Jae Elizabeth. Available for purchase wherever books are sold and in our online shop.
When you enter a place, you bring your peace and good energy to it.
Many of us have dreams to live in a certain kind of home. Perhaps you have been planning out or have already built your dream home. Perhaps you do not yet have a home.
No matter what living circumstance we are in, we can change our thoughts and feelings instantaneously through a mere paradigm shift: How can we be better stewards and custodians of the energy that we bring into a place?
Positive energy is another word for peace. God calls his people to live in peaceable habitations.
Have you ever walked into a room and something felt "off"? You should not ignore that unction in your gut or heart. That is God trying to warn you through intuition that there is negativity or danger nearby. This defense mechanism was built in us out of God's love for us. You may also see animals exhibiting strange behavior before a storm long before humans catch on. They too trust that leading. We are often not taught to value the energy that we bring. Having positive energy is more valuable than wealth.
King Solomon understood this principle. He said that it was better to live in the corner of a housetop than with a brawling woman. He also advised that it was better that there was a dinner of herbs where there was love than a more gourmet dinner where there was hatred.
Jesus also understood this principle. He told his disciples to let their peace fall upon a place when they entered it. Having positive energy is as simple as being conscious of the fruit of the spirit of peace.
You are the custodian of the energy you bring to your home, place of worship and place of employment. People will need your input and help. When you have a positive spirit, it catches on to others. Likewise, bad energy can run through an area like a cancer and open you up to demonic influence.
Choose today to think and act positive, and be cognizant of the energy you pour into your dwelling. As you believe God to expand your territory, praise him for your current situation, trusting that he will bring you to a good place of promotion and peace.
Excerpt from Jae Magazine Anniversary 2016 Issue, Confession Points on Providing and Receiving Safe and Quality Housing: Proverbs 3:33; 8:34; 9:1; 11:29; 12:7; 14:1; 15:6; 17:1; 19:4; 24:3-4, 15-16; 24:27; 27:8, 10; 30:26; 31:16, 22
God is our daily bread and as his ambassadors, we are admonished to multiply and distribute the loaves.
God’s optimum world would be one where there is no hunger or thirst and he is calling on us to take action. We can take action in many ways. We can donate online to charities that build wells and give food to the hungry. We all can do our part to share and see that the world does not continue in lack.
If you are hungry, or in lack, I want these scriptures to encourage you, so that you know that you are constantly on God’s mind and that he loves you. In fact, he numbers the very hairs on your head. If you are in excess, be encouraged to donate to your food bank, sponsor mission trips, or feed the homeless person you see on the street. We are all loved by God and he doesn’t wish for any of us to perish. As you meditate on these scriptures, ask the Lord to give you innovative ways to feed the hungry.
Excerpt from Jae Magazine Winter 2015 Issue and The Power of Being, Confession Points for Giving and Receiving Quality Food and Water: Acts 2:42; 6:1-3; 7:11-14; 9:19; 10:10-16, 41; 11:27-30; 14:17; 15:19-20, 29; 16:34; 20:11; 27:33-36; 27:38. Full financial scriptures available from In Defense of Stillness by Author Jae Elizabeth. Available for purchase wherever books are sold and in our online shop.
Stillness is the space between you and the world. It is the quiet place, the secret place where God abides in you. This sacred space needs to be defended from the cares of the world.
God gives us the pattern of the Sabbath to let us know that even he rested from his work. The Sabbath was a day of rest once a week designated by God for his people. We should as well designate a time to rest and allow God to restore us.
Genesis teaches us that we are created in the image of God to have dominion over the earth and our affairs. Thus, the natural default in us is to seek power. It can be difficult to mandate a time of rest and admit our human weakness and the need for God to intervene. There is constant tension between wanting this dominion over our life and resting and allowing God to be that which dominates in our life. That is why the Sabbath gives us a blueprint of creating time to be in the sacred space.
The Principle of Rest states: “True power lies in the ability to relinquish the desire for control and replace it with stillness.”
Utilizing this wisdom is like having grace upon our neck instead of a heavy and unbearable burden. Jesus said that his yoke is easy and his burden is light. We were designed to enjoy our lives and be fruitful and cultivate the projects, plans and ideas that are God-inspired. Walk into the grace and peace that Jesus gives you and let God take over. Creating a quiet space and time to spend time with the Creator of the universe is essential, and gives life to your soul. It infuses you with the wisdom to make sound financial decisions. It informs you to take certain paths to success.
When you are tempted to continue your pursuit when you need to unwind, remind yourself to take a day of rest as God did in the book of Genesis. Live, and walk in the way of understanding. Then your labor will not be in vain because you have taken the time to recharge with God.
By simply letting go, God can do his greatest works in you. We are aptly warned to not weary ourselves to be rich and to cease from our own wisdom and understanding. True wealth is having sound wisdom and discretion, and being satisfied with good from all the work that you do.
Remember that when you surrender that sacred space and time to God, he works out everything on your end. All of the just balances and scales are God’s and the weights in those bags come from his work.
Even if you fall down and make mistakes, you will rise up again. That place of rest and stillness is within, and no one can destroy it. Be encouraged to take time and rest in the Lord.
Excerpted from Jae Magazine Anniversary 2016 Issue, Confession Points on The Grace of Having Freedom From Vain Toil: Proverbs 1:29-32; 3:21-22, 24-26; 9:1-6; 10:16; 12:14; 16:11; 19:10; 23:4; 24:15-16
Reading God’s word in print, seeing it and speaking it all are effective tools to bring about prosperity in your life. For it is meditating upon the positive word of God that releases freedom, relaxation, and calm in your spirit. We may have many devices in our heart, but it is the word of God that stands. Never forget that words have creative force and power. Words began the world and the principles within it.
The Principle of Meditation is: “Meditating on things below has great limitations, but meditating on God above has endless possibilities.”
Defending your stillness from the cares of the world can be as simple as pulling out your bible in the middle of a train delay and focusing entirely on that moment. It can be holding a crying baby while reciting an encouraging scripture.
With written words, you can imagine a moment and be transported into a world that is much better than your current situation. That is why in history, civilizations often kept their slaves and disenfranchised people from reading because once someone sees written word and comprehends it, a person can imagine a life that is much greater than their current situation. After reading words and confessing words, a person can recall those words at later times to encourage themselves and dream a bigger dream.
This brings about a cycle of enlightenment and emancipation. It is no secret that if you can imagine something, it is achievable. Having a bountiful eye and meditating on God’s word brings great blessings upon you. Those who are diligent and think upon creative ways to build God’s kingdom in this earth will be given the abundance to do so.
This all begins with having the right vision and keeping God’s principles in mind. This springs forth happiness and good fortune.
Excerpt from Jae Magazine Anniversary 2016 Issue, Confession Points on Effectively Meditating on God’s Word for Finances: Proverbs 18:11; 19:21; 21:5; 22:8; 23:5-6; 28:22; 29:18. Full financial scriptures available from In Defense of Stillness by Author Jae Elizabeth. Available for purchase wherever books are sold and in our online shop.
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