Wednesday, March 26, 2014

5 Keys to Unlock Your Creative Motivation

Increase the challenge of your project

  • Try something you have never done before

Change your creative method for the stimulation of a fresh approach

  • Do things differently, do the opposite of the way you've always done things

Create from a different point of view

  • Create something artistic from the point of view of dog, the cat, a flower, an alien or an immigrant
Look deeper to find your intrinsic motivation

Forget about the goal and find the fun

  • If it's not fun - figure out why not and make it more engaging for yourself

Raise your eyes and observe the fields. John 4:35-38


Commit your work to The Lord and take Him as your business partner! Proverbs 16:3


Enroll everyone in the goal and have fun!!!


Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Character of God

God is All Powerful
- He can help us with anything

"O Sovereign Lord! You have made the heavens and earth by Your great power. Nothing is too hard for You!" (Jeremiah 32:17).

God merely spoke the universe into being-a universe that astronomers estimate contains more than 100 billion galaxies. But all the power contained in this entire universe is but a small example of the unlimited power of God. The combined energy of all earth's storms, winds, ocean waves, and other forces of nature do not equal even a fraction of God's great power.

God's power is inherent in His nature. All power has always been His and will continue to be His for all eternity. We have no power on own; any power that we have is given to us by God and we need to give him all the glory for anything we accomplish! Without Him we are but dust!

Because God is all-powerful, He has the ability and strength to do whatever He pleases. His power is not restrained or inhibited by any of His created beings. People and nations are powerless when confronted by His might. One rather funny example to me is weather forecasters – they study the signs in the sky, they read, they project the weather, but God is God and only He controls the weather and the seasons. Just when they think they have a storm cell figured out, God often does something different and has them scrambling back to their calculations. And about nations and world leaders; when I begin to stress about the craziness and turmoil in our world today, this scripture reminds be that God is still in charge.

Our amazing God is capable of doing anything-as long as it does not violate any of His other attributes. No task is too big for Him. He never fails. And He is never tired, frustrated, or discouraged.

Yet our all-powerful Creator cares for us, and He longs to exhibit His power in our lives.

David writes, "When I look at the night sky and see the work of Your fingers-the moon and the stars You have set in place-what are mortals that You should think of us, mere humans that You should care for us?" (Psalm 8:3, 4).
Job 39:26-28
26 “Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars
    and spreads his wings toward the south?
27 Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up
    and makes his nest on high?
28 On the rock he dwells and makes his home,
    on the rocky crag and stronghold.

No matter what you might be facing, God can help you. Nothing is too hard for Him. No need is too great for Him to meet. No problem is too complicated for Him to solve. No foe is too strong for Him to conquer. No prayer is too difficult for Him to answer.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Live Near the Cross

Let us not sleep, as do others. 1 Thessalonians 5:6
There are many ways of promoting Christian wakefulness. Among the rest, let me strongly advise Christians to converse together
concerning the ways of the Lord. Christian and Hopeful, as they journeyed towards the Celestial City, said to themselves,
“To prevent drowsiness in this place, let us fall into good discourse.” Christian enquired,“Brother, where shall we begin?”
And Hopeful answered, “Where God began with us.” Christians who isolate themselves and walk alone, are very liable to grow drowsy.
Hold Christian company, and you will be kept wakeful by it, and refreshed and encouragedto make quicker progress in the road to heaven.

But as you thus take “sweet counsel” with others in the ways of God, take care that the theme of your converse is the Lord Jesus.
Let the eye of faith be constantly looking unto him; let your heart be full of him; let your lips speak of his worth.
Friend, live near to the cross, and thou wilt not sleep. Labour to impress thyself with a deep sense of the value of the place to which thou art going.
If thou rememberest that thou art going to heaven, thou wilt not sleep on the road. If thou thinkest that hell is behind thee,
and the devil pursuing thee, thou wilt not loiter. Would the manslayer sleep with the avenger of blood behind him,
and the city of refuge before him? Christian, wilt thou sleep whilst the pearly gates are open—the songs of angels waiting for thee to join them—
a crown of gold ready for thy brow? Ah! no; in holy fellowship continue to watch and praythat ye enter not into temptation.
Spurgeon, C. H. (2006). Morning and evening: Daily readings (Complete and unabridged; New modern edition.). Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers.

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