My Story Is His Glory – How to share your faith

 

Everyone has a story that showcases God's intervention in our lives. It is your story that God shines and communicates his

Your life should be a collection of stories! Stories about how you overcame an obstacle. Stories about challenges and victories. Stories about transitional experiences that were meaningful.

how to share my faith by Scott JohnsonThese stories are very powerful when shared correctly. They have the ability to emotionally connect you with people in a powerful way that communicates a larger life lesson and truth to others. Like the time I was walking toward a registration table in a hotel. The person sitting behind the table was sitting in a wheelchair and as I walked toward him I suddenly had a vision.

I literally saw myself walking up to the side of this mans wheelchair and tapping the wheel on the chair and saying these words, "So, when are you going to decide to get out of that thing?" Yes, this really did happen to me and I knew instantly that it was God directing me to talk to this gentleman. You might be wondering at this point if indeed I followed the direction in my vision.

Before I answer that, lets talk about your story.

What was a meaningful experience you had which became a transitional moment in your life. How did God take something that seemed so hopeless and revealed himself to you in a dramatic way?

You see, your story is his glory! It reveals to others how God can step into their situation and circumstance and turn things around for them. What was the larger message of my story in the hotel? Well, let me tell you. As I walked up to the side of this man in a wheelchair, I reached out with my foot and tapped it. I heard myself say those words, "So, when are you going to decide to get out of that thing?"

Fortunately, this man who later introduced himself as David was quite forgiving and did not take offense. I began to share about how God wanted to heal him.

He responded that he was catholic and he knew that it was God's will but it will be in his perfect timing. I went on to share how sometimes get use to situations and problems that we face in life to the point that they become "our normal". I talked with him about how he can use his imagination to create a new normal for his life that he could have faith for.

What happened next changed my life forever. You see up to that point I thought this vision and conversation was about helping this poor guy in the wheelchair.

Let me explain...

While talking with David a voice which I believe was the voice of the Holy Spirit began talking to me. He started out with the exact same words I spoke to David before I tapped the side of his wheelchair. So, Scott... When are you going to decide to get out of your wheelchair of poverty?

At that very moment, I knew this was not about David. I realized I had been "set up" as it where. This was about me and why I was struggling to break free from financial struggle in my life.

I had been sitting in a wheelchair just like David but my wheelchair wasn't built with metal and rubber wheels. My wheelchair was a mindset of poverty that I had become use to and had become normal to me.

This event started me on a transitional journey where I started changing the beliefs of my heart from one of struggle to a mindset of abundance.

Okay, so I have now showcased to you a story which I experienced and demonstrated it in such a way that has a life lesson.

The question I want to ask you is "What is your wheelchair that has stopped you from moving forward?"

Now it is your turn, begin thinking about what meaningful story in your life can you use to share with others. Remember, your story is his glory!

 

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How To Thrive In Chaos

How to Thrive in Chaos! What do you do when everything goes chaotic? One moment everything is fine and wonderful and then everything falls apart. For instance, the time our 22 year old daughter with her to infant baby a went on a trip. We had just weeks prior put them both on a bus to Albuquerque where she was going to stay with some friends. Suddenly she was gone no phone calls no nothing. We later founder in the Albuquerque jail as a result of having a mental breakdown sad to say Chaos comes in many shapes and sizes from a small inconveniences like losing your keys to significant moments in life, such as we experienced. Feelings of chaos happens when our reality is not meet our expectations. Chaos is always unplanned and shows up in the most inopportune moments and can cause us emotional and mental havoc. Here's how you can thrive in chaos.

#1 PREPARE

How can you be chaos prepared? Well, be emotionally chaos ready has a lot to do with where you draw your personal value and worth from. You see our identity could be built upon the shifting sands of our world or on the solid rock of value and worth it comes from God Himself. Society has always believe that our identity and worth come from outside ourselves and others acceptance of others, our possessions and how we interpret our world. Think about it. If our value and worth is based upon an external world, we become emotionally bound to the ups and downs every time, something doesn't go right and believe me, things always to go up and down if your value and worth is based upon the solid and firm love that comes from God. You will always experience more emotional stability so the next time shows up on your stair step you'll be ready.

#2 DO

The second thing you can do is to thrive in chaos is do what do you do when chaos hits. Do you find someone or something to blame? Do you become self focused and are you worried about. looking good or being right You see, most people will avoid and control and blame when they're in chaos. Instead remind yourself this is not who I am! This is not who I am! This does not define who I am step outside of the situation and focus on the mission remember the mission and where you're going

#3 BE

What is this mean. It means who are you being in that moment of chaos? are you focused on the solution or on the problem, remember there is no value when avoiding controlling or blaming. What am I talking about Well avoiding, controlling, blaming your team, your family, your spouse, your environment, even yourself, remember, focus on the mission and the solution. The Bible puts it. This way be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. As you rely and trust in the movable, steadfast of rock of God's view and opinion of you we're reminded of God's promise to you and I that it is He who is it work in you both to will and do his good pleasure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proof Positive That There is Greatness In You!

In your own past when you were a child, there was literally always an innate desire to do something great?

I mean think about it how many times when you were a kid did you climb off your chair and tried to fly you know jump off and be a superhero or from a garage? How many times that as a child we grew up and we didn't know any limits?

I mean our imagination was our playground mean our imagination was our playground. We went and did and we saw, we had these incredible dreams! We pretended. That's part of the innate desire that's built on the inside of every one of us to be something great to do something wonderful in this world!

That's part of your DNA, that's who you are as a person and to deny that fact to move away to shift to move out of that only moves you into a life of stress and discouragement and frustration so to embrace the greatness of the capacity of God in your life is who you are that's what you're about but do something awesome in this world to shift things that need to be shifted to move things that need to be moved to be who God's called you to be there's no limitations, no limitations!

The only limitations that really are the ones in our head.

The Miracle Project

The Miracle Project Pt. 2

How to experience God in your area of need

We had just returned from the mission field and moved into a small apartment in Sacramento, California. It was but a three months later that we came under financial distress and became concerned about their ability to keep up with the rent. Soon we fell a week behind and knew that sooner than later the manager of the complex would be knocking on our door serving us an eviction notice.

 Knowing that our only source was God, we began to pray that Monday morning in earnest about our need. As the morning turned into the afternoon, there indeed was a knock at the door and when we opened the door there stood the apartment manager.

The inevitable was about the happen!

The manager took a breath and began to speak. I have been manager here at these apartments for two years now and have made the decision to leave my job. Out of all the other residence that live here I would like to ask you both if you would consider taking my position. You would receive free rent, free utilities, and a phone.

 That next day Debra, our three year old child and I moved from that upstairs apartment unit to our fully paid for apartment.
 
Oh... And that's not all that happened that day when the manager knocked on our door.
We received two other miracles that day. The phone rang and on the other end was the voice of someone we had never met. He had a large youth ministry that had a radio program. He had somehow heard of us and our own weekly program called "The Harvesters Call." He told us that he had just upgraded his radio studio and wanted to give us his old equipment worth several thousand dollars.
 

Later that same evening another miracle took place by way of the phone. On the other end, another stranger we had never met told us a strange story. He lived in the Denver, CO area and was at his church that past Wednesday night. As he walked up toward the front of the auditorium to place a prayer request in the basket our names on another piece of paper caught his attention. He picked it up and began to ask who this couple was that was listed. He was a developer of a resort in Aspen, Colorado and felt compelled to reach out to us and help. He asked only one question on the phone, "What do you need?" I want to help!

Know Who Your Source is

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There is a valuable lesson here. When faced with life's most difficult moments it is important to know where to turn. Desperation can sometimes cause us to panic not knowing where to turn. Our relationship with Jesus is a personal one and we turn to Him in our times of need.
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- You may receive a paycheck each week from a company but ultimately it is God who is your source. He knows how to get stuff to you.
 
- Doctors do what they do based on the knowledge they currently have, but ultimately, it is God who is your source.
 
- Your child may not be in a good place at the moment but ultimately, it is God who is your source.
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Making God your source means casting your cares and worry to God and letting go. This is not easy if you are not spending time in His presence.
 

"And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" Philippians 4:7

Stay in the safety of Gods peace until your miracle shows up.


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10 Day Transformation Course – Day 1

I am more than what I am currently experiencing in my life! Although the current circumstances and problems in my life look impossible, I affirm that "I am more than a conqueror"
Clearly, life will do it’s best to define who you are. Life is funny like that. We each look for identity and definition as we grow throughout our life. We look for affirmation and love, acceptance and truth from our world around us.

In the end, people define themselves by what they are experiencing. We identify our own worth by what is going on around us. Our successes and yes, even problems and issues we may be facing. This is a trap that will lead you into an emotional roller coaster of being up one day and down the next. Why? Because what we experience from day to day is subject to change.

God Never Changes

God Never ChangesIt was never meant to be like that. Your definitions in life should only come from your origin, God Himself.  God is perfect and He establishes that perfection to you through His love gift, Jesus Christ.

You must believe that you came from Gods best in spite of everything you may be experiencing right now.

“In this, love is completed and perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.      I John 4:17

If you have received Jesus Christ as your savior then you are a part of His family. In the same way, you have an identity that came from your parents, family and experiences God your heavenly Father wants to introduce you to a new identity as his son and daughter.

Your definition comes from God! Ask yourself the question, is God whole or broken, rich or poor, healed or sick. How does God deal with obstacles and trouble? Does He have confidence that comes from knowing that He is greater than any difficulty?

“As He is, so are you in the world!”

 

As He Is So Are We In This World - Joseph PrinceGod does not see you weak, poor or valueless. When He looks at you, He sees you has His own child, when He sees you he sees Jesus. I know that may be hard to grasp especially when you may see yourself as not perfect or not deserving of God’s love. Jesus came because of God’s love for you.

He overcame every obstacle and problem you and I face on your behalf. He took your place on the cross so that you could experience peace.

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

If Jesus said that He has overcome then it means you have overcome! Establish this truth in your heart. Declare it and choose to define yourself by this message.

Read each of the following and know that they represent how God sees you.

  • The One who is in me is greater than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4)
  • I have been made in the very image and likeness of God Himself. This is my heritage. (Genesis 1:27)
  • I have the mind of Christ; therefore I act in a way that is consistent with His actions. (1 Corinthians 2:16)
  • I am known, chosen, redeemed, forgiven, fearfully and wonderfully made, adopted into the family of God.
  • I am confident in how I walk, talk and act because I know that I came from God who loves me unconditionally.
  • My identity is based on the unchanging solid rock. I am safe, I am secure and I am loved!

God wants to reveal to you that He is a good God and only good. It’s hard to trust in someone you don’t know anything about. This is why God came to earth and revealed God as father to us.

Jesus is what the Bible is all about, and you are what Jesus is all about!

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10 Days To Transformation is coming out in book form. You can can also get 10 cards that can be placed on your mirror or refrigerator as reminders for your life.  You will find new strength to walk through any obstacle you may face.

E-mail me and let me know your level of interest and I will let you know when this is available. Scott@GraceEmpoweredLiving.com