"a caterpillar doesn't just grow into a butterfly. a caterpillar must undergo metamorphosis, and a cocoon is where a caterpillar risks it all: enters total chaos, undergoes total rebuilding, and is born to a new way of living. only in taking the risk of entering that inert cocoon can the caterpillar go from dormancy to potency, from ugliness to beauty."

Thursday, November 27, 2008

taking notes and sharing them

the long and short story of this is: we have corporate bible study -- initiated by no less than the company president -- not to make us religious (nor to convert us into a new religion) but to help us make our lives better and understand how we can have prosperity in all things.

for weeks already, the main topic has been "the power of words". i am learning from the sessions and i try to apply the things i've learned (and re-learned) so far in my life. i am ever careful with the words i utter now. no more cuss words. no more negative declarations about my life or anyone's either. i do not get to say stuff like "i'm depressed", "i'm sad", "cursed" or "malas" when i find myself in unwanted circumstances. (and at times i falter -- as change does not completely happen overnight, i gently bite my tongue, say a positive thing -- without resorting to lying, and remind myself that i'm supposed to be nurturing a good habit).

i usually jot down notes whenever i can. let me share what i have so far in the trusty colorful notebook which i chose to write in during sessions...

It is written in Jeremiah 29:11: "For I know the thoughts I have towards you, thoughts of good and peace to give you a hope and a future."

Find a verse applicable to your situation and remind God about it. Pray standing on God's word. Stand on God's promises.

Know what your rights are. You have God-given authority. Use God's word to attack your Goliaths.

God does not save by shield and sword. God's word will accomplish the purpose for what it was spoken.

Galatians 6:9: "Do not grow weary in doing good." At the proper time, reap a good harvest. Learn to perform consistently, even if it means performing out of the limelight. Persevere.

Do a little good here and do a little good there. Then, become big here and become big there. Demonstrate patience and success follows.

The Law of Confession: "By your words, that is what is going to happen in your life." What you say is what you will see in your life. Watch your words. Avoid the storm. Do not bring your life to the middle of the storm.

Stop talking devil talk. If you can't help it, zip it.

Proverbs 18:21: "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit." You have access to power. You can change the direction of your life by the power of your words.

Words are the keys that open the doors to God's blessings.

Deuteronomy 30:19: "I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing, therefore choose life..." Choose life -- abundant life! Choose restoration. Choose freedom. Open the door to prosperity in all things -- get all slices of the pizza of life, not just one or two.

"I am very blessed, highly favored, and deeply loved."

Think about this: Living under grace vs. living under the law.

How many of you (who have children) would be willing to sacrifice your own child to save someone else's life?

The Blessing brings in the blessings in to your life. Accept the Blessing.

Learn to thank.

"Write the vision down and it will happen. If it tarries, wait. It will surely happen."

Faith speaks.

1 comment:

  1. what wonderful ideas you've shared.

    indeed, there is nothing more powerful than applying God's word in our lives.

    God Bless you more as you continue to hear and adhere to His words.


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