Pressure Bust Pipes

Poem

God will not put more on you

than you can bear

I didn’t know I was this strong

Didn’t know that I could stand this long.

Didn’t believe I could take so many punches

didn’t know trouble came in bunches.

my shoulders are broad

My chest is strong

but how much more and for how long?

Pressure bust pies, Watch mine swell

Pressure bust pipes, now what’s that smell.

It’s not me I know how to weld

God has workmen that are not for sell

Can these arms hold weight made for a crane?

Can these feet stop the speeding train?

That mountain has been spoken to

it still has not moved

Pressure bust pipes, don’t you like the action

Didn’t know life came with adverse traction

Going back…    to move forward just like the plunger

makes no sense to add more pressure to a clogged system.

If this is what I can bear than bring it on

my previous record is no wall, but gone.

Dislocated shoulder lots of back pain

one more push-up, so the kingdom can gain

Pressure bust pipes, I am starting to like what it has done

Making me focus on who is number one

Maybe He allowed it, or just knew

But what He put on, came out of the blue.

No complaints because His sovereignty is Supreme

Pressure Bust Pipes

too bad…

I’m a King.

Stress Your Mountain

Put pressure on your prayer

 

Life puts pressure on you that feels like a Mountain. You have to determine to stress the mountain of pressure if you want it to crumble. Without putting pressure on the mountain it will not be removed from you.

There are many situations that put stress on us. We believe these problems are insurmountable. Since God does not put more on us than we can bear. There has to be a way to remove and handle these seemingly unmovable challenges.

Speak the Word

The word of God is powerful to the pulling down of strongholds(2 Cor. 10v4). Therefore we must speak directly to the problem. Do not be afraid to put stress on the actual problem.

 Pray earnestly

The prayers of the righteous man available much(James 5v16). Pray to God that He helps you see the true underlying core root of the problem. Pray to God for a peaceful solution. Be thankful to God that He reveals your position in the fight. Pray that you have the strength to do the instructions that come from prayer.

Call a fast

Some things are only removed by prayer and supplication(fasting)(Mark 9 v 28-29). Calling a fast removes an object or action that is special to you. It may be possible that you have made this thing a God or idol in your life. And every time this thing comes in your mind, sacrifice it to the Lord, letting Him know that you are serious about putting stress on your mountain

Your faith makes you whole. (Luke 8 v 48) With the proper Word(scriptures), prayer and fasting the mountain will have significant stress. With patience the stress fractures in the mountain will cause it to be removed from you. The last step is to believe in your heart that these things are so.
Stress your mountain and your stress will be relieved. Stress your mountain and it will be removed from you. Be patient while you are dominating your mountain.

When the thing is stronger than you

Jehovah Sabaoth

 

We all come to a place where we face a problem that seems bigger than our capacity to win. This place is especially difficult for leaders. Leaders train themselves to master difficult situations. Life will throw massive problems at you and God grins and says “is thing stronger than ME?”

 

David demonstrates how to call on God in a heavy situation. He also directs us on what part of God’s character to call on.

Jehovah Sabaoth.

Here is the passage as he is standing toe to toe with Goliath.

45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.

47 And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands

When the thing seems stronger than you have to call on the God who is stronger than anything. Jehovah Sabaoth, (the Lord God of Hosts or the Lord God of The Angel Armies). Send the clarion call and God and all His Army of Angels will come and fight your battles.

Psalm 24

7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle

When you call on Jehovah Sabaoth, the Gates and the Doors have to be lifted up to let all the Heavenly Help come down and fight your Battle.

Psalm 89 v 6-8

6 For who in the heaven can be compared unto the Lord? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord?

7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

8 O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?

The thing you are dealing with may scare you and degrade you. Put your Confidence in God. Place your confidence in the God of all things. Our God is ready to descend on your problems with a fury that can not be contained or defeated.

James 5

4 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth

The book of James says this power and authority is not only available for leaders but the same God is watching over laborers in the field too. This is awesome because He assures everyone that believes on Him and calls Jehovah Sabaoth will be heard. God hears you and He sees you and He will send His Angel Armies to protect you and fight your Battles.

Life has a participation award

image_galleryIn life there is an award for those who participate. The other day there was a big meeting in my town and I decided to go. All of the people there could help our life and business be better. My work schedule indicated that I did not need to participate because there wasn’t going to be a direct win for us.

 Business and life is a competition and numbers don’t lie. The other side of the coin is you cannot get to the top without knowing some of the other players.  Consider every time that there is an event that may have the slightest impact on your business that you show up. Showing up is half the battle.

 10 things you will see with the participation award

 

  1. You open new doors of idea possibility
  2. You change positions which changes your view
  3. Everyone knows that you are serious about your craft
  4. You notify your old self that you are new again
  5. It sets you in the leader class
  6. You can’t show out if you don’t show up
  7. Get the T-shirt of experience
  8. If you participate you have a chance to win
  9. Every step out is better than a day standing still
  10. You bless the world with God’s presence

 

Look for your opportunity to dominate and get the participation award.

 

Life Tune-up

Adjusted for success

Can you hear me

Can I talk to you

Are we friends

Hello your Chief Engineer is calling

 

Let me tune you up

Let me tune you up

… like  Indy Race Car

We will take test runs

I will recalibrate you

Sure you know how to drive

I’ll let you drive, if you let Me chart the course

 

I am watching you from perched on High

I see you and the car you are riding in

I made everything around you

Let Me lead you,

…   by always adjusting you.

Pray for Alabama

Decision America Tour

“Do not forget to Pray!” is what I hear as I prepare for a brief business trip to Montgomery. What an easy request! I prayed a modest prayer . Business meetings lead to Business increase.  Our State Legislature is in session at the same time we planned this meeting. Directly related to the Alabama State Legislature meeting is Franklin Graham Decision America Tour rolling into town to Pray for Alabama. One of my business associciates travelled from a different state to participate in the prayer meeting. When he told me he was going to pray I heard again “Don’t forget to pray.”

Honestly, I did not have a clue of that any one else was praying for my State (Alabama), so this was a nice surprise. Not until I arrived in Montgomery did I understand that I needed to go pray at the Captiol too. Immediately after the meeting we headed up Goat Hill to pray. Now the boldness that God placed in me wants to pray on the star that marks the spot where Jefferson Davis was sworn as in as the United Confederate States president. God unites and uplifts.

When we got to the top I was impressed that an organization would plan an event that soul focus was to spread the Good News over AMERICA AND ALABAMA. That God impressed upon me to go and pray for Alabama cuases me issue a challenge to all the Dominators. Pray for your state and  other states but more importantly go where God sends you to pray. Warriors of Prayer unite.

My Fun

Fun please come down out the tree

IMG_0636 (1)My fun is in the tree

Won’t you help me

my fun isn’t going to help me

could you help me find my fun

it is up so high

my fun oh, return my fun

Can you climb up there and get my fun out

the tree can not throw something far

My fun is in the tree

it is too high

how long will it take so I can fly

So much fun in one little thing

so much fun

something simple

Can bring

Are you tall?  are you strong?

do you have enough wisdom?

Where can we go?

how can we climb

Why is the tree too high

Why can’t I figure it out

What can we put together maybe something big this tall

maybe something for everyone

OK pray, you say

pray to God

God send me… please send wind so that my fun can come out of the tree

I believe in you

today is Windy

Will it take some hours

Or maybe with one blast you can save me

and I can praise you

I will praise you for the victory because Victory is already mine

The Excellency of Patience

running-in-sunsetThe Excellency of Patience is great, because it gives you peace of mind. The peace of mind comes from knowing that the Father is in control. The control from the Father allows calm endurance.  Patience is excellent because it purifies the motive. These thoughts are driven by the following verses.

 

James 1:1-8King James Version (KJV)

1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.

A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

 

Why would James use her or a female voice to personify patience?

James personifies patience as a woman or a female voice because, a male voice may project too much aggression. Patience doesn’t require strength and aggression it requires you to focus and listen.

 

After this test you will want nothing.

 

God testing your faith is excellent because, after the test He gives you great rewards. These rewards are not just in riches, but also in wisdom.  God says if you lack wisdom and ask Him, it (wisdom) will be given to you. But you must have faith and not waver like the sea.

“Faith is the accelerant.” Joel Osteen

Since faith is an accelerant when it is tried it accelerates patience. So the traditional tenants of patience do not apply as you work your faith. Faith can speed the process of being perfect and wanting nothing. Faith can be an accelerant in anything, the acceleration comes from you believing in the father and trusting in his word. In this faith do not waver in asking Him, if you waver you will be lost, driven out, and tossed away according to James 1 verse 6. 

Proper faith and believing causes you not to waver.  This patience leads you on an excellent new path. God leads you to places you have never encountered that will give joy while testing your faith.

Realized Potential

potential

The first of the year brings excitement of new possibilities

New possibilities are mingled with potential that is placed in you. We all have potential to reach our wildest dreams.  Many years we write these list that are well meaning and generally are obtainable.  The challenge is follow through and completion. Completion takes focus when you are months into the New Year.

 

Make a dramatic change

This says to you and those around you that you are serious this time. Living in consciousness not in emotions. Emotion causes you to doubt your ability to change because it convinces you that begin stuck in the past will satisfy you better than the future will.

Hosea 2:23

 And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.

God always has a change of heart for his people whether they were with him or not if God can have mercy on those which were not his people, then having mercy on the new you and giving it a chance should not be something to question.

 

Write the plan

Write the plans you know it now. Do not rest or rely on your previous directives to shape your new future. When you write take the limits off of the potential God placed in you.  Increase your awareness of your own needs. Do not let others steer you in the wrong direction away from your plans.

 

Be relentless in your pursuit of greatness

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

 

Why are you doing part of the work and expecting full results? In order to realize your potential, you have to exhaust all possibilities.  Leave no stone unturned. Knock on the extra doors in search of your dreams. Realize you are the truth.

 

Patience notices opportunity not dissapointment

Set of stamps

Opportunity comes in many forms. After a disappointing event it is the Spirit of Patience that carries you into the next chapter. Patience gets excited for the opportunity to learn and capitalizes on the wisdom from recent adventures. The alternative is to allow fear and doubt to creep in and belittle any progress that you made. Patience deals with problems from the place of victory.  You are Victorious (Channeling the Donnie Mcclercan song). You have the victory, so it is up to you to walk it out.

 

Disappointment is an emotion while patience is an emotion trainer. What can disappointment produce that will propel you forward? Patience makes you think about what you are feeling. Then you can develop or formulate your response. If you only respond in your prescribed fashion. Disappointment can not get hold of you.  Look for the opportunity to succeed when the world sees disappointment.

It’s time!!!

If you look for an opportunity to train yourself, your staff or your children instead of seeing disappointment then “No weapon formed against you shall prosper”.  Trails and the temptation to negatively react will happen and that’s when your patience will aide you most. The more personal the event the more difficult it is to apply patience. But know that God is in control and you will not even consider being irrational. Make small steps to look  for opportunities and disappointment will soon fade away.