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“Do the feared jobs first!”

One of the greatest ways I have learned to maximize my days is by doing the feared jobs first. By this, I mean those jobs you don’t want to do. Those phone calls you don’t want to make. Those activities you wish you didn’t have to do at all. Do them first, tackle them first up in your day. In so doing, you get them out of the way early and then your energy can be put into the work you love, without the drain in the back of your mind of the thing you have been dreading or fearing to do. You can prioritize your day, making a list of what needs to be done and ticking them off as you go. In so doing you can look back over your day or week and be encouraged by all you have achieved.

Proverbs 27:23 says, “Be you diligent to know the state of your flocks (business, ministry, family), and look well to your herds (people, ministry, possessions.)"

“Desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow through it” 1 Peter 2:2.

Here the word of God is telling us to have a desire for God’s pure truth, found in the Bible. We should make it a daily practice to feed on the good Word of God. As we can see from this scripture, this desire and habit will cause us to grow. That is what God wants; God wants mature Christians that are ready to serve Him. As we grow, we will become powerful in faith and powerful in spirit, which will work out in our lives.

Some people wonder why they can’t have faith for healing. Yet they feed their bodies three hot meals a day and their spirits one cold snack a week. Just imagine if an elite athlete only fed their body once a week. It would not matter how talented or gifted they were, it wouldn’t matter how hard or often they trained, soon they would be left behind in the field.

We as Christians need to learn that our strength is in the Word and as we feed on it, we will digest it and it will go down and nourish our inner man. This word in us will transform us and cause us to walk in th…

“I am not moved by what I see. I am not moved by what I feel. I am only moved by what I believe.” Smith Wigglesworth.

If God’s Word says you are forgiven, then you are forgiven, if God’s Word says your needs are met, then your needs are met. If God’s Word says you are healed, you are healed. If you don’t let go of God’s Word, but keep it in your heart and mouth, then you can’t lose.

There is no force the devil can bring against you that can overthrow the Word of God. God’s Word will make you a victor every time. So if you have been wanting good success and it has been eluding you, quit wondering if you have what it takes to succeed and remember instead, who lives in you. Then turn to the Word and put God’s success formula to work in your life. Start talking it, start thinking it, start doing it! You can believe all day long that the Bible is true- and that’s to your credit- but what the Bible says will never affect your life in a personal way until you start acting on God’s Word.

Do not worry or fret that God has given more faith to others than He has to you. Rest assured in the fact that God ha…

If you want something you have never had, you have to do something you have never done!

Now think about that again. A definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over and expect a different result. How much do you want success in life? Enough to change what you are saying or enough to change what you are doing or enough to change what you are focusing your attention on?

You have to act on God’s Word even when everything is telling you it won’t work. If you want it that much, the Word of God guarantees you will find success in life. The Word, or bible, tells us that God’s success is good success. There are two kinds of success, good success that brings happiness with it, and the kind that brings sorrow.

Too many people have succeeded at the expense of their health or family or relationships. That’s not what God wants, He says in Proverbs 10:22 “The blessing of the Lord makes one rich! And He adds no sorrow with it.” Now that’s the kind we want! The word “blessing”, used here is a Hebrew word for prosperity! The word, “rich” used here, means to grow rich or, to m…

Faith

Charles Spurgeon said, “A little faith will bring your soul to heaven; A great faith will bring heaven to your soul.” Faith is more than mental assent; faith believes what the Word says even though sight and feelings may be saying something different.

One of the greatest enemies of real faith is a thing called, “mental assent”. People who act in mental assent say they believe the Word, but when the pressure is on, they go to pieces and start speaking fear and unbelief. You can tell if they really believe the Word or not, by what is coming out of their mouth. If they’re questioning God’s love, His ability or just plain speaking the opposite to what God says, then you know they were in mental assent and not faith. When you are in faith, regardless of the circumstances, your heart is fixed trusting in the Lord.

Philippians 4:7 says, “And the peace of God that passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

People in mental assent just plain don’t act on the Word…

“Faith is needed for the impossible, and so you dare to act on the Word, as though the impossible had become a possibility, a reality.“

“Faith is needed for the impossible, and so you dare to act on the Word, as though the impossible had become a possibility, a reality.“ E.W. Kenyon.

The third step in God’s formula for success involves action. We must act as though the word we have been speaking, talking and meditating about, is true, even when the circumstances seem to say otherwise.

Jesus said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God." (Luke 18:27). We have to act like we have already received the answer. Right here is where a lot of people miss it, because they fail to act on God’s word even though they know it works. You may have been studying Gods word for years. You may know how to live by faith better than anybody around, but if you only know and fail to act or do God’s word, you will miss the rewards. Remember it is not what you know, but rather what you know and act on, that brings the victory into manifestation.

Mark 11:22-24“Have faith in God. For truly I say to you that whoso…

“One of these days” - is none of these days.

“One of these days is none of these days”. The second step in God’s formula of success is “You shall meditate the word day and night,” (Joshua 1:8). Do it now, start today, and make it a habit for the rest of your life. To meditate God’s word is more than just reading it.

You must take it into your heart in a very personal way and then apply it to your circumstances.

When you read the word and you see a scripture on prosperity, don’t just go, “well I wish I was prosperous!” That is not meditating the word. To meditate means to dwell on that scripture, claim it as your own. Own it; see yourself as prospering by the Lord’s grace and favour. Get a mental picture of a prosperous you. Declare this is not a history book; this is God talking to me. God is communicating with me, I am prosperous, and I receive this truth into my life, in Jesus name amen. Digest the word, feed on the word; this is your bread of life. Allow the word to become active in your life!

Dr Shaun Marler

Helping yo…

Every tomorrow has two handles.

“Every tomorrow has two handles. You can take hold of the handle of anxiety or the handle of enthusiasm. Upon your choice so will the day be.”

“Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth...” (Joshua 1:8) That’s the first element of supernatural success God gives us in this verse. I like to say it this way, make a decision this day and every day to talk the word.

Deuteronomy 6:7 says, “...Speak the word when you sit at home, speak the word when you walk along the road, talk the word when you lie down and talk the word when you get up.” Be consistent, talk and speak the word all the time, all the day!

Romans 10:17 declares that, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God”.

In Luke 6:45 Jesus said, “…out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks”. If you worry about your finances, your job, your health, or your family all day, that will be your focus and you will fill your heart with fear and anxiety. To change what is coming out of your mouth, you must cha…

Against the Odds

Aerodynamically the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know this, so it goes on flying anyway. It takes courage to fly when the circumstances and every one around is screaming in your ears you can’t. It takes courage to stand on and continue to believe the Word of God when all hell is arrayed against you. But once you make the decision to do it, you will be ready to activate God’s three part formula for success.

Make the decision that you will win, make the decision that you will beat the odds; make the decision that you will achieve victory in life through Jesus Christ. You are not alone, God is with you today and He is on your side. Like the bumble bee, He will give you the ability to succeed in the face of impossible odds.

Joshua 1:8“This book of law shall not depart out of your mouth but you shall meditate therein day and night that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous and then yo…

Eternal Life.

“He is no fool that gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.” Don’t miss out on Heaven for the world.

God Bless, and remember, you can win in life through Jesus Christ.

Dr Shaun - Helping you to win in life through Jesus Christ.

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

“But Shaun, you don’t know me! I have tried every formula in the book. I just keep failing; I don’t have what it takes to succeed”. Well if that is what you are thinking, you need to change what you are thinking. God says you can fulfil your destiny and no one has a right to stop you. God told Joshua in chapter 1 verse 5, “There shall not any man be able to stand before you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not fail you, nor will I forsake you” (Josh 1:5).God had told Moses in the book of Exodus (Ex 3:12) when Moses claimed he wasn’t qualified to go before Pharaoh to demand the release of Gods people, that He (God) was with Moses.In other words, it doesn’t matter who you are, if God is with you all that matters is who God is a nd what God can do. That’s the great thing about God’s success formula.It is not based on our abilities; it is based on God’s abilities.We may be inadequate in a dozen different ways, but the One who is with us is mo…

If it’s unacceptable, don’t accept it.

In last Men’s Breakfast, the topic of discussion was ‘raising the standard’. My brother in law, John, said his old boss, who is now retired, had a favourite saying and it goes like this, “If its unacceptable don’t accept it.” John said he now makes that one of his daily themes.

All too often in life we settle for second best, all too often we settle for a lower standard than what we really desire or hope for. Some people long to see a greater victory, a better outcome, a standard of excellence, yet never get to see their dreams realized, and become frustrated to the point where they lower their hopes.

The bible tells us that “Hope deferred makes the heart sick” (Proverbs 13v12). If we think of sick ground or sour ground, we know its ability to grow and produce is diminished or even neutralized. A farmer will plough his ground, fertilise it and sometimes he will even grow a crop, just to be ploughed back in for the express purpose of refreshing and redepositing minerals and elements…

Take Another Drink

If you are thirsty and dry, lift your hands to the sky and worship the King. Rain doesn’t fall, gravity pulls it down. It is your passion and it is your hunger that draws God to you. Psalm 72:6 says “He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass, as showers that water the earth.” Mown grass speaks of a prepared and maintained field, it is ready.

When you give out continually, you can get dry yourself. The more you minister the more you need to be ministered too. If you constantly give water out, you need to go back to the source and be refreshed and refilled. Psalm 72:19 “And blessed be His glorious name forever and let the whole earth be filled with His glory, amen and amen.” Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

God Bless,

Dr Shaun - Helping you to win in life through The Lord Jesus Christ.

Words words words....

When you pray, watch out for both hasty words and too many words (Mat 6:7). The secret of acceptable praying is a prepared heart (Ps 141:1-2) because the mouth speaks what the heart contains (Mat 12:34). If we pray only to impress people, we will not get through to God. The author of Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan, wrote. “In prayer, it is better to have a heart without words, than words without a heart.” Ecc 5:2Be notrash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou uponearth: therefore let thy words be few.”Helping you to win in life through Jesus Christ, Dr Shaun

If you are born once, you will die twice. If you are born twice you will die once.

Wow! Think about this, the bible says you must be born again or you will never get to see the Kingdom of God (John 3v3).“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God”.Jesus said in John 3v5“Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water (natural birth) and of the Spirit (spiritual rebirth), he cannot enter into the kingdom of God”.John 3v6-7“That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not (don’t be amazed or wonder how can this be) that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again”.Jesus here was speaking about a second birth, not a natural birth, but a spiritual birth. This second birth takes place by the Spirit of God in your heart, your inner being, your spirit man, making you born again. John 3v16For God so loved (God is a God of love) the world (that’s you, me, everybody, everywhere, every time, every race, every colour and creed, th…

We must Decrease so He can Increase

“Jesus was the personification of humility in the midst of His unlimited power”. Our goal should be, to be like our teacher Jesus.In Philipines 2v5-9, we learn that Jesus made himself of no reputation but took on Himself the form of a servant.He humbled Himself and became obedient (He became obedient, it was not automatic) unto death, even the death of the cross.Luke 14v27 says “And whosoever does not bear his cross and come [or go] after Jesus, cannot be His Disciple”.Jesus emptied Himself, we must empty our self and get full of Him. John the Baptise said “I must decrease, while He increases”.We must decrease so He can increase in us.A disciple is a disciplined follower; it takes discipline to be a disciple, that’s delayed gratification. Isaiah 8v16 : “Bind up the testimony; seal the law among my disciples”.The Hebrew word for disciple means: one who is instructed, accustomed, learned, taught and used.In the Greek it means “A learner”, one who is permeated or soaked with the knowledg…

God’s Spirit Knows – Look Before You Leap

The Holy Spirit knows how to get you there safer and faster, there is a way that seems right to a man, but the end there of is destruction.The word says in Psalm 37:23, “the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord”, notice it says steps not leaps.When I was young my mum always told me look before you leap, and so when it came to jumping into lakes and rivers, I have always heeded this helpful piece of advice. Yet sorry to say I have not always applied this wisdom to all of life and as such have had to at times learn the hard way. Sometimes I have jumped into relationships, business decisions and other things only to regret that I did not look before I leaped. You may want to get to where you are going as fast as you can but if you are not using Gods wisdom waiting on Him and doing it His way, you could be headed for a crash. My prayer for you today is this, pray and agree with me; “Lord I thank you for the leading of the Holy Spirit in my friends life. Forgive us where we have was…

Come Apart Before You Come Apart

“Come apart before you come apart“, 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. Take time to allow God to speak, inspire, fill and recharge your batteries. We must learn to wait on God. Try this: Choose a time and a place that is best for you, the only requirement is that you separate yourself from distractions, from the noise and confusion of life. This is your time to hear from God, you must come apart and rest awhile, for if you do not come apart and rest, you will eventually come apart. I have witnessed this happen to friends of mine. I have witnessed people of God suffer, and burn out. I am also speaking from personal experience here. So remember, come apart before you come apart. The Sabbath day was made for man to rest, because Father knows best.Dr. Shaun

Eternal Life

Eternal Life. “He is no fool that gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.” Don’t miss out on Heaven for the world. God Bless, and remember, you can win in life through Jesus Christ. Dr Shaun

Divine interruptions

In life we are frequently interrupted, some times those interruptions are not just life’s coincidences. No, they are often much more than that - they can be divine interruptions that help us discover our wealth and use our gifts. Most of the miracles of Jesus were divine interruptions. We need to be sensitive to God, ask “Father is this you interrupting me or just an attack from the enemy?”Remember people are paramount to Jesus. You have God’s ability to be a life changer everyday, you can make a difference in somebody life today. Ephesians 6v8 shows us that if we make good things happen for others, God will make good things happen for us. In Mathew 8v1 we see a situation where Jesus allowed Himself to be interrupted and as a result a great miracle of cleansing took place in a leper’s life. Further into the chapter another miracle of great healing occurs when Jesus allowed a solider to interrupt His travels.Go on I dare you, I challenge you today, the next time a little interruption c…

If it’s unacceptable, don’t accept it

In our Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, the topic of discussion was ‘raising the standard’. My brother in law, John, said his old boss who is now retired, had a favourite saying and it goes like this, “If its unacceptable don’t accept it.” John said he now makes that one of his daily themes.All too often in life we settle for second best, all too often we settle for a lower standard than what we really desire or hope for. Some people long to see a greater victory, a better outcome, a standard of excellence, yet never get to see their dreams realized, and become frustrated to the point where they lower their hopes. The Bible tells us that “hope deferred makes the heart sick” (Proverbs 13v12). If we think of sick ground or sour ground, we know its ability to grow and produce is diminished or even neutralized. A farmer will plough his ground, fertilise it and sometimes he will even grow a crop, just to be ploughed back in for the express purpose of refreshing and redepositing minerals and el…

God never makes mistakes

“You are God’s best. There is a sense of destiny in your life because you are God’s idea, His dream.
Yes there is nobody else like you. Realize your potential, you were born for a reason, a purpose. God has an unbeatable plan for your life, and you know it on the inside. You were born for greatness to be a child of the King.

It is time to awake to the plans of God, you were bon again to win. You must discover your relationships, you must assume your God-given authority, it is time to use your power.Jesus said to wait on Him, “tarry and you will be filled with power from on high,” then you can access your wealth as a child of God.

I encourage you to believe in your destiny. Yes my friend you have a destiny, and remember God loves you.

Gratitude

“Gratitude is more than words. Its action and attitude”Many people who order their lives rightly in all other ways are kept in poverty by their lack of gratitude. Gratitude is an attitude we need to posses if we are to succeed in life. Gratitude is something we need to put into practice everyday in our life. “Practice the attitude of gratitude” - we need to constantly remind ourselves of how blessed we are. Put yourself in constant remembrance of the things God has done for you.Psalm 34v1 says, “I will bless the Lord at all times, His Praise shall continually be in my mouth.” This was one of the great secrets of King David’s life. King David practiced an attitude of gratitude, and God said of King David that he was a man after God’s own heart. It is easy to understand that the nearer we live to the source of wealth, the more wealth we shall receive; it is easy to understand that the soul that is always grateful lives in closer touch with God than the one which never looks to Him in th…