Forty things that will make you a powerful Christian.


This is goodnews to your soul.

Authored by Pastor Stephen Hama
1. There is only one God - Isaiah 43:10; 44:6,8; John 17:3; 1 Cor. 8:5-6; Gal. 4:8-9 
2. God is a Trinity - 2 Cor. 13:14; 1 Pet. 1:2 
3. There are no Gods before or after God - Isaiah 43:10 
4. God knows all things - 1 John 3:20 
5. God is all powerful - Psalm 115:3 
6. God is everywhere - Jer. 23:23,24 
7. God is sovereign - Zech. 9:14; 1 Tim. 6:15-16 
8. God is spirit - John 4:24 
9. God created all that exists - Gen. 1:1; Isaiah 44:24 
10. Spirit does not have a body of flesh and bones - Luke 24:39 
11. God has always been God - Psalm 90:2 
12. Jesus is God - John 1:1,14; 10:30-33; 20:28; Col. 2:9; Phil. 2:5-8; Heb. 1:8 
13. Jesus became a man - Phil. 2:5-8 
14. Jesus has two natures: divine and human - Col. 2:9; 1 Tim. 2:5 
15. Jesus was sinless - 1 Pet. 2:22 
16. Jesus is the only way to God the Father - John 14:6; Matt. 11:27; Luke 10:22 
17. The Holy Spirit is God - Acts 5:3-4 
18. The Holy Spirit is not a force. He is alive - Acts 13:2 
19. The Bible is inspired by God - 2 Tim. 3:16 
20. All people have sinned - Rom. 3:23, 5:12 
21. Man did not evolve, he was created - Gen. 1:26 
22. Adam and Eve were real people - Gen. 3:20; 5:1; 1 Tim. 2:13 
23. Death entered the world because of Adam’s sin - Rom. 5:12-15 
24. Sin separates us from God - Isaiah 59:2 
25. Jesus died for all our sins - 1 John 2:2; 2 Cor. 5:14; 1 Pet. 2:24 
26. Jesus’ sacrifice was a substitution, for us - 1 Pet. 2:24 
27. Jesus rose from the dead in His physical body - John 2:19-21 
28. Those who reject Jesus will go to Hell - Rev. 20:11-15 
29. Hell is a place of fiery punishment - Matt. 25:41; Rev. 19:20 
30. Hell is eternal - Matt. 25:46 
31. The unsaved go to hell forever - Rev. 21:8 
32. Salvation is a free gift of God - Rom. 4:5; 6:23; Eph. 2:8-9 
33. The Bible is the Word of God - 2 Tim. 3:16 
34. Jesus will return visibly to earth - Acts 1:11 
35. Christians will be raised from the dead when Jesus returns - 1 Thess. 4:14-17 
36. There will be a rapture (being caught up into the clouds with Jesus) - 1 Thess. 4:14-17 
37. There will be a final judgment - 2 Pet. 3:7 
38. The damned will be thrown into a lake of fire - Rev. 20:15 
39. Satan will be cast into the lake of fire - Rev. 20:10 
40. There will be a new heavens and a new earth - 2 Pet. 3:13; Rev. 21:1
original-intent:

10 habits to develop that I have come across which helped me be a better person in your Life. Whether working on a project, a new initiative, or just simply trying to be competent in any arena you serve in.

1. Write everything down.
Never show up to a meeting without something to write with and something to write on. And write it down. Everything. Otherwise you’ll forget. No matter how smart you are or how good a memory you have, someone once asked me, how big is your whiteboard, meaning your mind’s capacity?

2. Honor people’s time.
Show up early and finish on time. To be on time, you are already late to start on time.

3. Come with solutions, not just ideas. 
This is crucial. move towards completion, not away from it. Ideas are great, but have to lead towards the finish line.

4. Learn how to anticipate.
Be one step ahead. do something every day you weren’t “asked” or “told” to do, but know you should do.

5. Be a disciplined learner.
Understand it’s your role to be an expert, no matter what level or role you play in any arena. Don’t just be one step ahead of your boss in being skilled at your job, be an expert.

6. Listen well.
Listen when in a conversation, don’t just think about what you are going to say in response. Listen for next steps, not current realities- this has to do with anticipating.

7. Reflect most of the credit, take all the blame.
This is more for leaders, but still a great principle to put into practice no matter what level you are in an organization. Be a reflector of praise, not an absorber. Absorb the blame if at all possible.

8. Never speak negatively of your peers for personal gain.
Wow, this is a hard one for everyone. Especially when your boss or superior wants to pit you against that peer and see how you respond. Don’t give in to that. Stay above it.

9. Push back.
Almost every organizational leader I know wants their team members to challenge the process, question assumptions, bring new ideas to the table, and push back when they don’t agree. Don’t be afraid to do this. If your leader is not mature enough to take this, then they probably shouldn’t be in the position they are in. If unsure on whether you truly have “permission” to push back, ask for permission on the front end.

10. Take on more responsibility.
Ask for more power and involvement, and you’ll be lifting the load of your higher ups. That is always a welcomed conversation. Always. Help by taking on more.

#habits #gettingbetter #grow
#wisdominliving

original-intent:

10 habits to develop that I have come across which helped me be a better person in your Life. Whether working on a project, a new initiative, or just simply trying to be competent in any arena you serve in.

1. Write everything down.
Never show up to a meeting without something to write with and something to write on. And write it down. Everything. Otherwise you’ll forget. No matter how smart you are or how good a memory you have, someone once asked me, how big is your whiteboard, meaning your mind’s capacity?

2. Honor people’s time.
Show up early and finish on time. To be on time, you are already late to start on time.

3. Come with solutions, not just ideas.
This is crucial. move towards completion, not away from it. Ideas are great, but have to lead towards the finish line.

4. Learn how to anticipate.
Be one step ahead. do something every day you weren’t “asked” or “told” to do, but know you should do.

5. Be a disciplined learner.
Understand it’s your role to be an expert, no matter what level or role you play in any arena. Don’t just be one step ahead of your boss in being skilled at your job, be an expert.

6. Listen well.
Listen when in a conversation, don’t just think about what you are going to say in response. Listen for next steps, not current realities- this has to do with anticipating.

7. Reflect most of the credit, take all the blame.
This is more for leaders, but still a great principle to put into practice no matter what level you are in an organization. Be a reflector of praise, not an absorber. Absorb the blame if at all possible.

8. Never speak negatively of your peers for personal gain.
Wow, this is a hard one for everyone. Especially when your boss or superior wants to pit you against that peer and see how you respond. Don’t give in to that. Stay above it.

9. Push back.
Almost every organizational leader I know wants their team members to challenge the process, question assumptions, bring new ideas to the table, and push back when they don’t agree. Don’t be afraid to do this. If your leader is not mature enough to take this, then they probably shouldn’t be in the position they are in. If unsure on whether you truly have “permission” to push back, ask for permission on the front end.

10. Take on more responsibility.
Ask for more power and involvement, and you’ll be lifting the load of your higher ups. That is always a welcomed conversation. Always. Help by taking on more.

#habits #gettingbetter #grow
#wisdominliving

This is the tumblr group hug. Pass it on.

(Source: captaindemetrios, via spotlightonjesus)

Thank you Lord and iloveyou! Why? Not because of i have much of something but because i have a little of everything i need and more of You.

Thank you Lord and iloveyou! Why? Not because of i have much of something but because i have a little of everything i need and more of You.

spiritualinspiration:

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3).

Aren’t you glad that God is a healer! It doesn’t matter what is “broken” in your life today, God’s nature is to bring you complete healing. Do you need healing in your body? Your mind? Heart? Finances? Relationships? God is your healer.

Notice what the Psalmist says in this verse: He binds up their wounds. In the natural, if you have a broken arm, it doesn’t just heal over night. The doctor makes a cast to hold it in place and protect it. He binds up your wound. In the spiritual realm, God does the same thing. He wraps Himself around your brokenness and protects the wounded area until it is strong enough to function properly again. The Bible also says that He is a restorer. That means that when He does a work of healing in our lives, He makes us better than we were before.

If you’re going through the healing process today, know this: it may take longer than you planned, but God is binding up your wound. He is protecting you and healing you. He will bring you out better and stronger than you were before. He will take you to a place of complete healing so that you can live the life of victory He has in store for you.

spiritualinspiration:

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3).

Aren’t you glad that God is a healer! It doesn’t matter what is “broken” in your life today, God’s nature is to bring you complete healing. Do you need healing in your body? Your mind? Heart? Finances? Relationships? God is your healer.

Notice what the Psalmist says in this verse: He binds up their wounds. In the natural, if you have a broken arm, it doesn’t just heal over night. The doctor makes a cast to hold it in place and protect it. He binds up your wound. In the spiritual realm, God does the same thing. He wraps Himself around your brokenness and protects the wounded area until it is strong enough to function properly again. The Bible also says that He is a restorer. That means that when He does a work of healing in our lives, He makes us better than we were before.

If you’re going through the healing process today, know this: it may take longer than you planned, but God is binding up your wound. He is protecting you and healing you. He will bring you out better and stronger than you were before. He will take you to a place of complete healing so that you can live the life of victory He has in store for you.

(via spotlightonjesus)

God says you’re lovable

God says you’re lovable. This is so important because you can’t fulfill God’s commandment to “love your neighbor as yourself” until you believe this. If you don’t feel lovable, you can’t love anybody else.

Our verse today says a couple things about God’s love for us.

God loves you consistently — He doesn’t love you one day and not the next. He doesn’t love you on your good days and not on your bad days. God is 100% consistent in his love for you.

God loves you unconditionally — He says, “I will always love you and it is unconditional. You don’t earn it.” He doesn’t say, “I love you if you’re good, or if you do these things, or because you look this way or you do these things.”

You never have to wake up in the morning and say, “God, are you going to love me today? Did I read my Bible enough? Did I pray enough?” He loves you consistently no matter who you are or what you do.

What is the result when you really understand this? Daniel 10:19 says “God loves you, so don’t let anything worry you or frighten you.” When I don’t have to worry or be afraid of anything, then I am free to give love to everyone around me. (Rick Warrens’s Daily Devo)

letthemseeyouinme:

Love.💕

letthemseeyouinme:

Love.💕

"Focus in God’s positivity rather than your negativity. Remain in God and in His words and He will remain in you. Overlook your short comings with God’s greatness! Make happy thoughts and be grateful. Give thanks to God."