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Having faith to see you through the tough times

“Great faith is the product of great fights”, “Great testimonies are the outcome of great tests”, “Great triumphs can only come out of great trials”

These are three of Smith Wigglesworth’s pet sayings. I like to say, “if you don’t have a test you can’t have a testimony.” Jesus said that in the world you will have temptations, tests, trials and tribulation. But He went on to say, “be of good cheer because I have overcome the world”. Jesus has defeated satan and hell for us, and He hands victory to us on a plate. We have just got to receive by faith what the Lord has done. The Word says to fight the good fight of faith.

A good fight is one you win - and that is why when you fight-the-fight by faith, you win. Faith is the victory that overcomes the world. Jesus used His faith, the faith of God, to defeat and overcome the tricks and temptations of the devil.

He now says we can do the same, and hands us His faith which is tried and tested with which to win and overcome. Satan the thief comes …

Tribute to Steve Irwin 1962-2006

He died doing the things he loved.

When I heard the breaking news of Steve Irwin’s tragic death I was overwhelmed with a feeling of loss, disbelief and grief. I personally had never met Steve, but being an animal lover myself, and growing up living on a one-hundred acre property in what was then Australian bush - I really felt I knew him as did most Australians.

I mean there he was in our living rooms on those nature and animal documentaries; I also went to see his movie when it was first released. Living not far from the Australian Zoo, I have visited it a number of times over the past twenty plus years. We used to take our children and their friends, nephews and nieces regularly when they were small. Sometimes I would take my young son and his cousin out into the bush and we’d go catching lizards and other critters pretending we were like Steve Irwin.

Steve, you were a role model, a kind-hearted and loving individual, a true Australian. In this day and age, when our TV and movie screen…

His Love

“The only reason He extended His arms on the cross was so that He could embrace you!”

The word “embrace” means to hug, press to the bosom, accept willingly, to join, to encircle, surround, to receive gladly and eagerly, to take or clasp in the arms.

As they spread and nailed Jesus to the cross that day He was dying for you, He was dying for me. The great passion of His heart was to love us and set us free from the hell in our life and the eternal hell to come.

Don’t you know how much He loves you? How special and great a love, to go to the cross for you. Jesus was a real man with real feelings and a real body, He experienced real pain. Pain beyond what we could ever contemplate or imagine, and He did it all for us, for You!

Romans 8v31 says, “if God be for you who can be against you.”

A thought to help you win in life through Jesus Christ. Dr Shaun Marler.

Father’s Day

“One day you will wonder how you could have resisted the Fathers kindness for so long and at such cost.”

In Job 22:2121 it says, ”Acquaint yourself now with Him and be at peace ,there-by good will come unto you.” God our heavenly Father loves us so much, it is impossible for us to comprehend with our natural mind the magnitude of this love. It is only through the Spirit that we can begin to understand the length, breadth, depth and height of this love. It passes our natural mind’s ability to understand.

But through the Spirit, God begins to reveal to us His immense love that He has for us and His benevolence that He bestows on us as we yield to Him. Open up your heart this Fathers day and let God bestow His goodness and gifts on your life.

The Word declares that even when our natural fathers forsake us, the Lord takes us up. God puts us up, and adopts us into His family. Why let another day go by? Open up your heart now to this amazing love that He has for you.

Remember He loves you so m…

Moving on

“God help me not to stew on things or beat myself up over dumb things I have done in the past.”

You can’t live in your yesterdays, you can’t live in your tomorrows - you live now, so make this day count. The past will come to haunt you if you allow it. Pray, “Lord I repent of my sins, I have called upon you in the day of trouble. Minister to me the comfort of the Holy Spirit, help me to stay my mind on you as I trust you with my life and future. Jesus you are my rock and my shelter in the day of trouble and you deliver those who put their trust in you.”

Everyone has made mistakes and done dumb things, but if we stew on them, if we live there, we will never be free. We need to repent, change our way of thinking, change direction, put things right where we can, and move on into the things God has for us today.

I dare you to succeed this day, your future is great in Jesus.

Honour your man of God

“Render to all men their dues. [Pay] taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, and honor to whom honor is due.” Romans 13:7 (AMP)

The word honour means: to respect, to revere, to treat with deference and submission and perform relevant duties to. Honouring your man of God is vital in the life of every born-again believer. Even as a Senior Pastor, it is a privilege for me to honour the men of God that I consider my spiritual fathers and mentors. They are life coaches to me on my spiritual journey to success, shining examples of excellence in ministry, men to whom I look for advice, prayer, guidance and leadership. The importance of a man such as this cannot be overstated.

Many of us would not be saved from the wrath to come, had it not been for the assistance, support and intervention of our Pastors. We would be ignorant of the Word, were it not for a man of God anointed to teach. Thank God for men who dare to teach the “Word of God”, in…

Just be still

“The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.” Psalm 23:1-3 (NIV)

Tragically, precious little in this hurried and hassled age promotes intimacy. We have become a body of people who look more like a herd of cattle in a stampede than a flock of God’s people beside still waters and green pastures.

Our forefathers, it seems, knew how to spend time with God, to commune with the Almighty! Godliness is something that comes from God! We need to spend time with Him to learn from Him, to take His yoke which is easy to carry and to lay down the heavy burdens of our heart.

My good friend Drummond says, “If you give water out, you must go back to the source and allow God to fill you up again!” We must re-learn the lost art of waiting on God, of spending time with Him so He can replenish our life and energy forces, and give us divine wisdom …

Engaging others

“If you want to lose friends quickly, start bragging about yourself. If you want to make and keep friends, start bragging about others.”
Unknown

I read a book once that quoted a study on influence. In this report it stated that the most introverted individual exerts an influence on over 10,000 people during the course of their life. Wow, imagine that! You and I are going to influence more than 10,000 people during the course of our lives. What a privilege, what an honour, but even more than this - what a responsibility we carry. To think that we influence over 10,000 people.

How many others are then influenced by these folk, and it goes on and on. It is the old throwing a stone into a pond and creating the ripple effect, the influence spirals out and on. Well if we are going to influence this many people and we are talking about the least amount (in actual fact the number will be far greater), then let’s be a positive influence in their lives, let’s influence people for God and for good.

Thy will be done

“Is God in the thing that your in”

The Word says there is a way that seems right to a man but the end thereof is destruction. The Word also says that if we commit our ways to God that He will make straight our paths.

You can only go against the flow of God’s will for your life for so long. You can only swim up river for so long; sooner or later strength will quit and you will be swept back. We must make sure that God is in the thing we are in. We must make sure we are in the will of God for our lives.

God has a perfect will for your life, so don’t jump in a river and start swimming against the will of God for your life and then expect God to empower you to finish that course. Now, no matter how strong the current, no matter hard or tough the opposition against you, no matter how great the odds - If God is in it He will empower you to finish your course.

Remember, you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you

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Where shall we meet?

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. (Matthew 6:6 KJV)

When Jesus talks about closet, He doesn’t mean one full of shoes, clothing or other kinds of clutter. The Greek word for closet here is tameon, it refers to the place in the Old Testament temple where the treasures are stored. It is a place of devotions where the riches are received.

Jesus isn’t specifying one place to seek the Father. More important than the word “closet’ is the phrase “shut the door!” Shut the door from the noise and cares of daily life. Wherever your closet may be, such as field, room, rooftop, park, or some other quiet place. A place where you can get alone with God to commune with Him, love Him, and most importantly listen to Him.

Remember if you talk to God, He will talk to you. If you commune with God, He will commune with you.

I’ve got the blues

“A Power Quote is an Antidote to the Blues”
Dr Shaun Marler

The word Antidote means: “To counteract or prevent the effects of, by giving or taking an Antidote.” Have you ever woken up in the morning and wished you could just stay in bed? Have you gotten out of bed only to wish you could get straight back in. Gone to work and wished you could go back home, fishing or to the beach? Then you are not alone.

Each one of us at different times has these days or even seasons in our lives. Times when for no apparent reason we have the “Blues” - we don’t feel like doing anything, or we feel like quitting and giving up. Some times there is good reason for these emotions. Other times there is not. Whether there is reason for the way we feel or not makes no difference. We must not harbour these thoughts and negative feelings because they will poison our progress in life and affect the way we act, or react, and relate to others and life in general.

One day King David woke up, and as he got out of bed…

Problem solved

“No problem is without a solution.”
Kerrie Marler

The Bible says in Mark 9v23, “All things are possible to them that believe”. My Dad always used to say, “Where there is a will, there is a way.”

Jesus has a way for you – He is “the Way”, “the Truth”, and “the Life.” I ask you a question: “Have you prayed today, to find that way?” Jesus is the Way, your way. He is The Truth, The Reality. Jesus is real, He will be with you in times of trouble. Call upon Him, for while He is near He will help you.

No problem is without a solution. You can give your way back, seed your way back into any relationship. I dare you today to pray and seek God for the answer you need to your problem. Remember, where there is a will there is a way. Go on you can do it, you can win! Open your heart to God today as He is your solution, He is your Answer!

He will show you, and lead you in the way.

A time of rest

“Come apart, before you come apart”
Dr Shaun Marler

“Ours is a complicated, cluttered world”, writes Chuck Swindoll in his book Intimacy with the Almighty. “God did not create it that way! Depraved restless humanity has made it that way!”

Jesus tells us to close the door to the noise and hurry of busy 21st century life. Find a ‘closet’ and shut the door! You choose a time and a place that is best for you. The only requirement is separation from the noise and confusion of life. You must come apart and rest awhile. You must let God refresh and renew your spirit; you must rest and recharge your batteries. For if you do not come apart and rest, you will eventually come apart - there will be a system break down somewhere.

That’s why when God created man, He instituted the Sabbath’s day rest! “Come apart, before you come apart”

Take time to allow God to inspire, speak, fill and recharge your batteries for you.

Change

“Change is inevitable, growth is intentional."

Change is a law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. Change is never easy to accept. We have to approach it with a positive mental attitude. If you lived 100 years ago you probably would have been a farmer, miner, or possibly some sort of factory worker. 100 years ago these vocations made up 90% of the work force. Very few people worked behind a desk.

If someone said back then that “100 years from now farmers will only make up 1.5% of the workforce, miners about the same and factory workers 10%,” you may have replied, "well what could the other people possibly be doing?"

Change, our world has changed so much in the last 100 years. It is amazing that technology has allowed us to increase productivity to this extent. What will technology bring us in the next 100 years? Our world is constantly changing, it's inevitable. Change is a law of life - everything is in a co…

Hope

“Where there is life there is hope”
Frank Marler

My Dad always said, “where there is life there is hope.” Believe in a better day, I believe there is a better day for you, this is not the end. Struggle is the evidence that you are not defeated, so don’t you quit. Keep going, get up, you can win.

You might be knocked down but you are not knocked out – get up my friend and finish the bout. There are great rewards for those who do not quit. Quitters never win, Winners never quit. Be persistent, you are a winner, you were made by God. Your best is yet to come.

Napoleon the great military general said, “All great leaders are dealers in hope.” We need to give people hope. Abraham, the Word recalls, believed in hope against all hope, and became the father of many nations. You can do it in Christ, you are Abraham’s seed, and a recipient of all the promises of God.

My friend I tell you today, your best is yet to come. It is going to get better, only believe. Stand strong and see the salvation of …

It's all on you

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”
Eleanor Roosevelt

I love this saying by Eleanor Roosevelt. Think about it – you know there are people out there who just love to put you down. They have nothing better to do with their time than to tell you how bad you are doing. My Dad always said, “If you can’t say a good word about someone, don’t say a bad one.”

The Word of God tells us to let our words impart grace and faith to the hearers (Eph. 4v29). Even though people can say all kinds of things, it is really up to us how we react to such remarks. It is up to us if we allow these thoughts to hinder our progress in life. Will we be crippled by these things, feeling inferior all our lives because someone, maybe a teacher, a peer, a superior or a family member once held a thought about us or said words that put us down?

Or will we rise above them, proving the other wrong, overcoming thoughts of inferiority knowing we were made by God for a purpose, for a reason. Remember that “y…

Everything God is in is successful

Invite God into your life and affairs today – commit your way to Him. Trust also in Him and He will bring it to pass, He will make it good. Don’t ignore God, communicate with Him, talk with Him, and walk with Him.

As you talk to God He will talk to you. As you walk with God He will walk with you. Love God, because He first loved you and proved His love to you by sending Jesus to die for you. Remember, “everything God is in is successful” so make sure that the thing you are in God is in.

Everything God is in is successful. Allow Jesus to get involved in your daily life by becoming a daily worshipper of Him.

This is Dr Shaun Marler's Power Quote and thought for today - helping you to win in life through Jesus Christ

Letting it go!

“When you resent someone, they live rent-free in your head”
Anonymous

I don’t know who the anonymous person was who said this, but don’t you just love it? The word resent means “to feel or show displeasure or indignation at, from a sense of injury or insult, to take ill or feel resentment, to express or exhibit displeasure or indignation by words or acts.”

If we resent someone enough, this person will live rent-free in our head we will be wasting precious thought energy and time dwelling on past hurts this person may have caused us. In so doing we will carry this person around with us whereever we go. I don’t know about you but I can say that if I had to carry someone around all day, by the end of it I would be very tired. That is how it is if we allow resentment to dwell in our minds. We will become stressed and tired. We need to set them free by forgiving and in so doing we will free ourselves.

The Word says in Hebrews 12:15 “not to allow roots of bitterness to spring up in us, which o…

“There’s no substitute for quality”

My wife and I have learned in life that there is no substitute for quality. Quality means “having a high degree of excellence, an inherent and distinguishing characteristic, essential character, superiority of a kind.”

We need to put quality into everything we do. My Dad always said, “If a job is worth doing it is worth doing properly.” In life we should look for quality – the old saying, “you get what you pay for” is sometimes true. The cheapest is not always the best, it may not last. Then again, the dearest is not always the best either.

Look for quality and at the same time put quality into everything you do. Spend quality time with your family. Give your work in life (your vocation) your best, put in your best effort. Give God your best, put quality into what you do. We only pass this way but once so let’s do our best.

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Thankyou to all mothers for having us

A big thankyou and a big prayer today to all mothers for having us.

Emerson said, “people are what their mothers make them,” and Abraham said, “all I am or ever hope to be I owe to my angel mother.” Let’s face it, every person small and great had a mother and without them we wouldn’t be here. History records that most of the great achievers had dedicated mothers.

It is also interesting to note that Nero (who burned Christians alive) had a mother that had committed murder. A mother’s role in nurturing her babies must never be underestimated. Lord Shaftesbury made a statement once, he said, “give me a generation of Christian mothers and I will undertake to change society in twelve months.” It is true to say that the influence of a mother in her home, upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. The mother-infant bond is an intense relationship of unparalleled human affection. It is the foundation of the child’s emotional and physical survival.

We love you our mums, and want to say, “…

Working towards your dream

“You have to stay awake to make dreams come true”

Many people dream of worthwhile accomplishments, while others stay awake and work on them to make them come true. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 5:3, “the dream cometh through a multitude of business.”

We must dream but then we must add sweat, effort and supply work to the dream to bring it to pass. The word multitude in the above scripture means excellent, increase, more abundance. We must put excellent worthwhile effort and energy into our dreams.

Put some action into your dreams, do something, take a positive step towards your dream. If you are not sure how, enlist others into your dream ask their advice. Find someone who has done something great and ask them to mentor you. But in doing this make sure they are people who believe in your dream and are achievers themselves.

Don’t just get “yes” men either – you need people who will point out possible pitfalls as well. Remember as the Word says, in the abundance of council there is safety.

Reaching the ultimate goal

“Difficulties are stepping stones on the way to success”

Jesus said, “in this world you will have tribulation (problems, temptations, tests, and trials, but be of good cheer for I have overcome the world.”

Jesus has paid the full price for your victory, your success in life. The road to success is full of highlights, joys, rewards and other pleasures, but it is also has more than its fair share of problems, challenges and difficulties. Don’t let these difficulties become stumbling blocks that discourage you from going any further. Don’t allow these problems to get you down or make you quit or give up. Don’t throw in the towel.

Instead, realize that these very problems are your stepping stones on your journey to success. As each one is overcome your confidence grows, your experience increases, and you understand more. You have applied knowledge and you have grown, you have learned, you have another victory and a testimony.

You are now one step closer to your ultimate goal. These very prob…

Being Unreasonable

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
George Bernard Shaw

Unreasonable means “not governed by reason, exceeding reasonable limits, going beyond accepted or reasonable limits.” Jesus was an unreasonable man, He went beyond what our natural minds could comprehend. He walked in, moved in, and lived in the miraculous.

He did unreasonable things, with just five loaves and two fishes – He fed the multitude of people. Jesus walked on water, restored sight to the man born blind, by faith He brought healing and deliverance to all that came to Him.

Jesus was not limited to (or by) His circumstances; He served a limitless God, fulfilling the Father’s Will to the max. The Bible tells us how God was In Christ reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their transgressions unto them, and has given unto us the Word of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:19).

The Wor…

C.A.R.E.

C – Care
A – And
R – Reach
E – Everyone!

We would do well to remember the acronym C.A.R.E. The Bible tells us to watch out for each other, pray for each other, and be other-minded by bearing one another’s burdens.

All of life’s successes come from initiating relationships with the right people. For example, by networking and then strengthening those relationships using good people skills. One of the keys for winning in life is building good strategic relationships, but let it be a win-win situation, not just the attitude of “what can I get out of this relationship”. Instead we need to have the attitude of “what can I put into this relationship to bless the other party”.

I dare you to build strategic relationships. I dare you to be a blessing to somebody this day.

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With teamwork you can achieve so much more

“Individuals play the game, teams win the victories”
John C Maxwell

I love this quote by leading author John C Maxwell. We need to build teams. Teams maximize a leader’s potential, and minimizes their weaknesses... Teams share the credit for victories and the blame for loses. This fosters genuine humility and real community.

In contrast, when individuals take credit or blame alone this fosters pride and sometimes a sense of failure. Teams can simply do more than an individual. If you want to reach your potential or strive for the seemingly impossible – such as communicating your message two thousand years after you are gone, then you will have to become a team player.

As John Maxwell says, individuals play the game, but teams win the Victories.

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Divine destiny

“Believe in your divine destiny, step by faith into what God has for your life”
Dr Shaun Marler

One day God dropped this powerful thought into my life, “Shaun believe in your divine destiny, see yourself in God’s will for your life, see yourself fulfilling the call to which you are called, by seeing yourself doing those things I have called you to.”

See yourself in your future in God. We are drawn to our dominant thinking patterns. Also our mind does not think in words, it thinks in pictures! Therefore we must hold a picture in our mind of where we want to be and what we want to do. We must see ourselves doing those things we dream about and hold these thought pictures in our mind.

What we see in our mind will come to pass in time. We must believe that our God is able. He is able to perfect that or fulfil that which concerns us. We do our part, and God works behind the scenes doing His. This day believe that God is for you and not against you. Believe in your future in God, believe in…

Unforgiveness is destructive

A word of faith, a word of revelation from God’s Word to your heart, revealed by the Holy Spirit can change your life.

Now let’s think for a moment about this thought. Unforgiveness in the heart produces negative and destructive thoughts in the mind. The Bible tells us as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. I like to say, “and so he becomes!” What you think about and see in your mind comes to pass in time.

Unforgiveness is a violation of grace. If we allow unforgiveness to dwell in our hearts, this will produce these negative, destructive thoughts in our minds which will ultimately affect us in a negative way.

Maybe a root of bitterness will be formed in us. This in turn will affect our attitudes and be seen and felt by those around us. In addition to this, dwelling on these bitter thoughts of unforgiveness will produce chemicals of a destructive nature in us. As these are released into our system, our health will be affected in some way.

I dare you today to forgive those who may hav…

There is never any time but now

The Bible says that, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11!1). Now is the only time we have, so then we must act now. Do not wait for a change in the environment before you act, get a change of environment by action.

Act in faith NOW, faith is always in the NOW! It is never off in the far distant future. Hold to the one vision of what you want and act now. Smith Wigglesworth said, “Faith is an act,” it requires action.

Faith (the Bible says) without works is dead, being alone. We could say, “faith without corresponding actions is dead.” The time to act is now – there is never any time like the present. Take action now. You can act by faith upon the environment in which you are now, to cause yourself to be transferred to a better environment.

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Do today’s work well

Now there’s a thought for the day. If we take care of the minutes and the hours, the days and weeks will take care of themselves. You can only act where you are now. There is never any time but NOW! You cannot act where you are not, you cannot act where you have been, and you cannot act where you are going to be. You can act only where you are.

Don’t bother as to whether yesterday’s work was done well or not. Don’t live in the mistakes of yesterday, just do today’s work well. Do not try to do tomorrow’s work today; there will be plenty of time to do it tomorrow, when you get to it.

Jesus said, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Matthew 6:34 (NKJV)

Do not wait for a change in circumstances before you act, but change your circumstances through action. If you want something you have never had, you will have to do something you have never done! SO act now by doing today’s work well and believe tha…

Team work makes the dream work

Behind every great leader there is a great team of committed individuals who are playing their part, sacrificing time and energy to propel their team and leader to success. No one ever accomplished anything great on their own. Through synergy and the combining of efforts and ideas, our strengths and resources are multiplied. If we make an acronym out of the word TEAM we can say, “Together Everyone Achieves More.”

The Bible speaks much on the power of unity. One can put a thousand to flight, and two ten thousand. Recruit like-minded people to be part of your team, or become a part of a team so together you can achieve a worthwhile dream.

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How do you react?

“Outlook determines outcome, and attitude determines action”

David in the Bible who was called to be King, discovered that what was important was not the circumstances around him but the attitude within him. If he was to reach his God given goals and fulfil his destiny, then he was going to have to watch his attitude towards life. He was going to have to have some attitude checks along the way.

Check his attitude to see what happened to him, watch his action or reactions to others - how he would act when he was treated unfairly. Would he love, forgive, forget, and move forward, or would he retaliate, hold and bare grudges, allow unforgiveness in his heart? How would he react towards his superiors, his wife, family, friends and peers? Would he set an example for others to follow? How would he react when God judged him, corrected him and dealt with him? Would he repent and turn back to God making restitution where possible or would he get bitter, harden his heart towards God, go on in his…

Attitude ...

"Your attitude in life determines your altitude”.

If you want to fly high in life and achieve great things, then your attitude is the one all-important thing that will determine whether you will succeed or fail. In every plane there is an altitude gauge and an attitude gauge. The altitude gauge determines how high you are flying while the attitude gauge determines how you are flying in relation to the horizon. How are you flying today in relation to your horizon (your destination, your goal, your vision, your dream). Are you on track or have you drifted off course? Are you flying upside down or skewiff? Check your attitude.

I dare you right now to stop and have an attitude check. Do you have the right attitude to reach your dream your goal, your destination, or are you going to crash? Remember, “Your attitude in life determines whether you will reach your dreams."

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To have friends, one must show themselves friendly

"Value others by valuing their point of view"
Dr Shaun Marler

Spend quality time with family and friends, especially your children. But remember, quality time will never make up for too little time. The Hebrew word for ‘children’ means builder of the family name. We should train up our children in the way we want them to go. Training involves spending time with them teaching them, mentoring them, showing how to do things (not just telling them). It means leading by example, being a role model for your children. It also requires understanding, putting yourself in their shoes and taking the time to listen. Listening requires patience and a humble attitude - we as people have often lost the art of listening.

We are so busy making our point or trying to get our point across, that we often don’t hear the other's point of view. We are just waiting for them to shut up so we can have our say. In doing this we haven’t respected the other person - they don’t feel valued by us, they d…

Heart felt prayer

"When you pray so that your heart will feel the emotions of your prayers, so will God's heart feel those prayers.”

Pray heart felt prayer, pray without ceasing, pray the Word. You must feel the passion in your prayers. In a intimate moment with a loved one as you share the passion or emotion of that moment, they (the other person) feel it and so do you. Your words become you, the essence of yourself, your life, energy, love and feelings are expressed in your own heart felt words. You become your words. God and His Word are one. Gods Word to me, is God in all His fullness to me. God does not speak idle words. He watches over His word to perform it. He has framed Himself in his words.

In the Beginning was the Word,and the Word was with God and the Word was God.

James 5v16b "The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]." (Amplified Bible)

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You need to possess God!

"The more you possess God, the more you are made like Him!"
Jeanne Guyon, Grenoble, France (1685)

I love this statement by Jeanne Guyon. In life there are so many things that try to possess us, take our attention, fill our time - some good, others not so good. We must remember to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, God will then add to your life all the other things that people seek after. God wants to bless us and give us nice things to enjoy. He just doesn’t want those things coming before Him or taking over our lives. Some people are so possessed by material things, that these things control there lives.

Families are wrecked and relationships destroyed sometimes because someone has become so possessive of certain things that they put these things before everyone else in their lives, even their children or spouse. The Bible says that the love of money (not money, but the craving desire or love of it) is the root of all evil. Possess God so there is not room i…

If you can believe it, you can achieve it, but you must add steam to your dream.

The Bible tells us all things are possible to those who believe, but the Bible definition of "believe" is sometimes different to people's definitions. To believe here means have faith. We are to have faith in God and His ability, in us to brings things to pass. It means to entrust, to commit (to trust). It's not just a passive word, but rather an active word.

It is an action, faith is an act, "be doers of the Word, not hearers only!". Have confidence in God, that He is able to perform that which He has promised. You must do something - add some steam to your dream, be proactive, walk towards it, work towards it.

Do your part and let God do His - we do the possible and God does the impossible!

This is Dr Shaun Marler's Power Quote and thought for today - helping you to win in life through Jesus Christ.

On Faith...

"Faith is the ability to see the invisible and believe the incredible, and that is what enables believers to receive the impossible.”

Hebrews 11v3 tells us, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not yet seen.” God has great things in store for your life today, believe to see the goodness of God in the land of the living. Commit your ways to God; seek Him first everyday and He will make straight your path.

This is Dr Shaun Marler's Power Quote and thought for today - helping you to win in life through Jesus Christ.

It wasn’t the nails that held Jesus to the cross. It was His love for you

John 3v16 tells us that "God so loved the whole world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him would not perish but have everlasting life." As we celebrate this Easter with family and friends, let's remember to honour God and thank and praise Him for the awesome price He paid by going to the cross and giving His life to save us from the wrath to come, and ultimately eternal death in hell. Remember Jesus loves you and wants you to be with Him forever in paradice in His fathers Kingdom.

This is Dr Shaun Marler's Power Quote and thought for the day - helping you win in life through Jesus Christ.

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The Use of Knowledge

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
English Preacher (1834-1892)