Your Actions and Words Speak Loud
Always remember that what you do today will have an influence on somebody’s tomorrow so make sure you’re paying attention to your actions and words. There are people watching you who want to be just like you.
I KEEP PRAYING FOR INCREASE AND ALL I GET IS IDEAS
Deut 8:18 "But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day."
Prov 8:12 "I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions."
Wisdom is often defined as the ability to solve a problem or meet a need. It is insight, light, or something that dawns on you (something you see or hear inside) that gives you a practical solution or action to take. Proverb 8:12 adds to what wisdom is when it comes to us as “… it gives knowledge of a witty invention.” One translation of a witty invention describes it as an idea. I like to call ideas as “the wisdom of God coming to you in a thought, mental concept, image, or notion divinely inspired by God to solve a problem, or to create a product or service to meet a need. Since God doesn’t always just give us wealth, but rather the power (means) to get wealth, very often the power to get wealth is in the ideas He gives us. When praying for increase of wealth for family needs, kingdom purposes, or helping the poor don’t ignore the ideas that come to you.
Ideas created and control much of the business world we live in. Everything humans have discovered, made, or invented started as an idea or was preceded by an idea. Political leaders have used the suppression of ideas to hold people in bondage. Joseph Stalin, the Russian communist leader responsible for the death of what some say over 40 million people, said that, “Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns so why should we let them have ideas.” On the positive side recognition of a God inspired idea can provide a lifetime of income and seed for sowing. Ideas can bring knowledge of inventions, improvements, and innovations.
1. Invention - A new finding, discovery, or device that is novel, useful, non-obvious to a person in the same field of use (makes someone say, “Why didn’t I think of that”) and can be proven on paper to work.
2. Improvement - Making something better; an increase in value or excellence of the quality of a product, service, or process; a more profitable use of something already in existence.
3. Innovation - Advancement in a custom, method, or device; a change in the way of doing things.
Good ideas are common, but what is uncommon are people who will work hard enough to bring them into being. Often the difference between a successful person and one who fails is not that one has a better idea or more ability, but often it is, because of the courage to take calculated risks and act on their ideas. Wealth often comes from ideas plus energy. Job 32:8 says, “But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.” Our spirit is where the wisdom of God resides and can flow to give us ideas that lead to increasing our wealth. Maybe we should tap into the tremendous creativity within the human spirit by spending time praying and listening for ideas.
Pastor John Rasicci
THE POWER OF WORDS
Proverbs 18:20, 21 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the FRUIT OF HIS MOUTH and with THE INCREASE OF HIS LIPS shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it (indulge in; delight in; inclined in) shall eat the fruit thereof.
The Lord wants to bring us all to another level in our life. He wants to bring us all to another level of blessing, increase, character, power, glory, influence, effectiveness, satisfaction, and fulfillment. God wants things to turn around for us. God wants us filled up with His goodness and satisfied with our life. Many have witnessed the testimonies of others and yet have not personally experienced any real significant increase in these areas. Do not lose your expectancy. The God who gives the increase is still the God of the universe and He is your God and my God. We have to realize, though, the power of our words.
Our words are very powerful in influencing our life. They either work for us or against us. They either bring life or death. Here’s just a few truth’s about the power of words from the book of Proverbs that contains the wisdom of God about words.
Proverbs 10:20 says that, “…the tongue of the just is as choice silver….”
Just like in the economic system, money is the medium of exchange for transactions to take place, in the spiritual system words are the medium of exchange for spiritual transactions. In other words, use them like money or silver as the medium of exchange, or make transactions. Treasure words like silver, or guard them. Let words work for you like money or silver by investing them.
Proverbs 12:6 says, “… “the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.”
How you speak in the midst of trouble can deliver you or dig you deeper into trouble. Proverb 12:13 says “The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips but the just shall come out of trouble (with his lips or words is what is implied).” God knows how to deliver the righteous out of all their troubles but often waits for an expression of their faith through their words.
Proverbs 12:14 says, “A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth….”
An element of satisfaction and good in life is tied to our words or the fruit of our mouth. You may be working hard but at the same time talking bad all the time and it is hurting your life. You may go to a church that speaks the Word of God or speaks blessings over your life but no amount of what is spoken over you in God’s house (church) can overcome what is spoken by you in your house. If you are not satisfied maybe you should examine how you talk or how you use your words. Our words activate spiritual laws designed to set us free and keep us free as Romans 8:2 says, “For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” Choose your words wisely and speak life and blessing.
Pastor John Rasicci
It is Critical that believers Study God's Designs - His Design for Marriage, for the Family, for the Church, for Government, for Relationships - and then submit to and adjust their lives to fit with and to live in agreement with His Designs.
When God's Designs are understood and cooperated with, then what He has Designed will function properly and wonderful things will transpire in and through the lives of those who live in agreement with them.
When God’s Designs are not understood or are willfully violated, then what He designed to be wonderful will be dysfunctional. When believers live in violation of God’s Designs, either through ignorance or willful disagreement, no amount of praying, crying, believing, or hoping will cause things to "work out great" for them.