A YEAR IN THE NOW

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April 13: PROSPEROUS SOUL!

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Beloved, I pray that you may PROSPER in all things and be in health,

just as your soul prospers.  

(3 John 2)

 

1.       Today I will live in the now!  I will live in the now because I have a mindset and attitude that is conducive to prosperity, one that attracts good things to my life.  My soul (my mind, will and emotions) is prospering, and taking me to a higher level of success and productivity as it unlocks the treasures hidden in the field of my life’s potential.

 

2.       Today I will comprehend the definition of true prosperity, which involves more than just my financial status.  Peace of mind, excellence of character, sphere of influence, manifestation of leadership ability, and a virtuous life of unselfishness are all viable parts of real prosperity…the kind of prosperity that is a blessing to humanity.

 

3.       Today I will not contaminate my prosperous mentality with thoughts of guilt—the useless emotion that kills effectiveness—or worry, which is the mirror refection of guilt.  Guilt is past-oriented and worry is future-oriented, and both ensure that absolutely nothing worthwhile will be achieved in the present!  A prosperous soul is one that only functions in the now!

 

4.       Today I will remember that my state of mind is affecting my health and that good health is more than just the absence of sickness and disease in my body.  Today I will speak words that encourage my body’s natural immune system and re-creative ability to medicate itself from the inside out, but I will also see the big picture of mental and social health, longevity of life and contribution to the health and improvement of the world, and make that my ultimate goal.

 

5.       Today I will let my prosperous meditation unblock my energy and creativity.  “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he MEDITATES day and night.  He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall PROSPER” (Psalm 1:2, 3).

 

6.       Today I will expose myself to information that bends my attention toward prospering, unlocking hidden rooms of potential within my spirit.  I will not lose precious time by letting my problems become obsessions (replaying painful thoughts and memories), but will be empowered by the will to be proactive.  Jesus has already completed His work for me, and nobody else can make me prosper, so I will make the Word work for myself!

 

7.       Today I will get it together in my soul-life.  I will do whatever is necessary to change my negative thought patterns and self-destructive inner voices, and today I will live in the now!

 

Father, help me to live my life today with a prosperous mentality.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

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March 7: GO AHEAD!

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“Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, ‘Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.'” (Numbers 13:30)

1. Today I will live in the now! I will live in the now because I have the attitude of an achiever, the will of a winner, and the heart of a hero! Because God has not given me a spirit of fear, I am eager to encounter the events of this day, energized by my expectancy for the exceptional. Because God is able, I am able!

2. Today I will give a good report as Joshua and Caleb did. Whatever obstacle lies ahead of me in today’s path, my constant confession will be that I am “well able to overcome it.” There is a miracle in my mouth . . . victory in my voice . . . winning in my words . . . success in my speech . . . creativity in my conversation . . . triumph in my talk!

3. Today I will not be persuaded or influenced by the negative people surrounding me, who have no vision or desire for taking the Promised Land — I am of a different spirit! Regardless of what is said in my presence today, I will not allow myself to forget who I am, or what I am called to do. I will go ahead and conquer, even if I have to go alone.

4. Today I will seize the moment (“let us go up AT ONCE . . .” – Numbers 13:30) and make the most of the obvious opportunities ordinarily overlooked by those who are paralyzed by procrastination. When the right door opens for me in the right way, I will be in the right frame of mind to enter it at the right time!

5. Today I will recognize confirmation when I see it, and will have the confidence to act on it, carefully, yet courageously. The Christ in me causes me to be a mover and a shaker . . . a possessor of the promises.

6. Today I will dare to do what has not been done, disregarding the danger, and directing my drive toward taking dominion! I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, because greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world!

7. Today I will go ahead and do what I can to help facilitate the fulfillment of God’s faithfulness to me, inhabiting the land, even if there are giants currently in it. Today I am equipped for every enterprise, and today I will live in the now!

 

 
Father, give me the courage today to move forward in my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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