A Lesson in the Power of Words

A Lesson in the Power of Words

A Lesson in the Power of Words: 1onONE with Damon Davis At one time or another, we’re all faced with hardships. Stress takes a toll when our needs aren’t being met. Why, you might ask, have I lost so much? I want to assure you that there’s a way to recover all that you’ve lost. This way out doesn’t rest on hope alone, but has been ordained by God. Our struggles are temporary. When we’re tired and overwhelmed, God steps in. That’s what my guest, Tim Johnson, and I discussed on this week’s episode of 1onONE. He spoke of the power of words, and the gift of hearing the words the Spirit has for you. Specifically, Tim shared the importance of three words with me: Rhema: A noun word God speaks to or through an individual’s spirit. This is different from logos, which is the written words in the Bible. You have to hear the voice of God and obey! Revelation 2:29 says, “He who has an ear, let him hear the voice of the Spirit.” Recovery and redemption: All scripture speaks to recovery and redemption! God wants to restore us to our original state, and he wants us to recover what’s been lost. Ephesians 1:7 says, “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.” When we hear, listen to, and obey God’s word, our lives are transformed. We will live as an example of God’s greatness! Tim was an amazing guest, and I couldn’t possibly convey all of his insights in one blog post. I encourage you to watch the 1onOne program to experience the...
Living a Life Full of Vision

Living a Life Full of Vision

Leading a Life Full of Vision: 1onOne with Damon Davis Vision. In its simplest definition, vision is the state of being able to see. Taken a step further, vision is the ability to plan for the future. That’s where businesses get the term “vision statement” from — the statement that defines the future state of an organization, what they want to achieve and accomplish. Vision is so much more than that! Vision is what lets us see beyond our obstacles to what God has in store for our lives. In spite of where you are and the choices you have made, visions can restore what is lacking, be it our health, our jobs, or our relationships. I had the pleasure of sitting down with my friends, Kay and Olu Tawio, in the 1onOne studio to talk about vision. They’re the authors of an amazing book called The Vision Guided Life. This smart, straightforward book is a guide to discovering, understanding, and applying God’s vision for our lives. Psalm 37:4-5 says, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.” Vision, Kay and Olu explained, is beyond ambition and beyond setting goals. Ambition is focused on the self — what can I do to benefit me most? Vision comes from God and is focused on the benefit of others! Here’s the thing. All of us, at one time or another get stuck in a “pause” mode. These pauses can be short or long, self-imposed or a result of something beyond our control. The...
The Secret to Adjusting Your Situation

The Secret to Adjusting Your Situation

The Secret to Adjusting Your Situation: 1onOne w/ Damon Davis Sometimes, life’s obstacles and challenges can seem overwhelming. We struggle with our health, our finances, our relationships, our family. Sometimes, when facing life’s battles we might wonder where God is in our struggles. How do we get back on track when the situation seems hopeless? Friends, I’m here to tell you there’s hope in the times of hopelessness. There’s a way to overcome your most challenging battles — a strategy, if you will, for living an abundant life. And it’s simple! All you do is learn the biblical process to adjust negative thoughts, words, and patterns of thinking to create positive outcomes. Okay, well, maybe it’s not as easy as it sounds! BUT HERE IS THE GOOD NEWS! I had the pleasure a while back of talking about and learning this strategy of adjustment with my friends, Mary and Keith Hudson, when they joined me in the 1onOne studio. Mary’s book, Smart Bombs, details how we can tear down strongholds in life by hearing and applying the Word of God. And more specifically, how you can adjust negative thoughts and patters through biblical revelation and application. Now, before I go on, let me take a step back and share with you the Hudson family legacy. You see, Mary and Keith are the parents of music star Katy Perry, and have known since Katy was little that she was destined to do great things for God with her music. The Hudsons are not just talking theory when they talk about the principles in Smart Bombs! They are living out these principles,...
Not all Time is the Same

Not all Time is the Same

Not all Time is the Same: 10nONE with Damon Davis Most of us don’t seem to know what our most valuable asset is. It is NOT our home (in fact, this is often our greatest liability)! It is not our car or the possessions we own. It is one simple, four-letter word — TIME! AND NOW, I’LL SHARE WITH YOU THE SECRET TO SPIRITUAL AND FINANCIAL SUCCESS THAT MOST OF US DON’T KNOW… Not all time is the same! That’s right… one minute, one hour, one day to you may not be the same measure of time to me. Seem confusing? It is all about seasons, my friend! Let’s see what the Lord has to say… 8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day – 2 Peter 3:8 (NKJV) Think about the power of that! Not all time the scripture represents is the same. One day in the Lord’s hands is like a thousand years to man! There is a difference between spiritual time and natural time, and knowing the difference can mean so, so much! I explored this topic with my new friend, Patience Dean, on this week’s episode of 1onOne and things got so fired up that I had to share it with you. As we discussed her book, “DISPENSATIONS IN TIME,” I learned so much about how time is different for each of us and how we must take advantage of the special seasons of time that God gives us. There is so much I could share with you,...