Are You Getting To The Core Of The Problem

Are You Getting To The Core Of The Problem

I’ve discovered a common thread when I come across people who are living day-to-day, seemingly frustrated, discontent, and agitated. In nearly every case, when we get past the surface stuff that’s causing angst – they have this one thing in common – they are searching. What are they looking for? Well, for many it’s purpose. Yep – the age-old question: “What is the meaning of it all?” I removed the word “life,” from the question to boil it down to the real point: What is the meaning of what I am doing now? If we get up each day, shower, dress, deal with the kids, fight traffic, sit behind some desk and bounce from one event to another without really understanding the ‘point’ of it all – well – when circumstance hits, we are posed for frustration, discontent and agitation. I see it all the time in people. So, what makes people really want to get up in the morning and get motivated? What makes them sit up, take notice and walk with purpose? What drives people to make a difference in their lives, and the lives of others? The answer is PASSION! Ask yourself the big question in life: “Why do I do what I do? Why am I doing it? Where am I headed?” And all of this, and I mean ALL of it, has a direct correlation to what exists in the CORE of you. You see, there is a center within you – a focal point deep inside from which everything, all the issues of life, spring forth. I’m a living example. For the better...
You Must Take This To Heart

You Must Take This To Heart

It’s been a blessing to walk with you over the last few weeks as we’ve talked about restoring our total man. I hope you’ve enjoyed the previous posts on the spirit and the soul. Today, I want to wrap up the series by talking about the body. We all know we should eat right, exercise, etc., but today I want to talk about the importance of a specific part of your body that needs to be healthy… The Bible says in Proverbs 4:23 – Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it…(NIV) Obviously, the writer was using the heart as an illustration of the soul. But, wait a minute…not that I am trying to re-arrange scripture, but what if I was to say it like this… Above all else, guard your heart, for A HEALTHY BODY flows from it… The condition of your heart is critical to living the extraordinary life. In a purely natural sense, the state of your heart will determine the state of your overall health. We live in a time when the leading causes of death in the United States are not from environmental factors, accidents, or sickness. The sad reality is that most Americans experience, what could be, preventable deaths. Reports indicate that at least 26% of all deaths in the United States are from some form of heart disease. That is greater than one out of every four. We would never allow anyone to harm us or threaten our lives, yet we are willingly doing damage to ourselves through the decisions we continue to make. Heart disease doesn’t...
Food For The Soul

Food For The Soul

It’s a new day and I hope you are beginning to see a shift take place in your life! I’ve heard such positive and inspiring feedback from our blog series the last few weeks. There is something life changing happening in our 1onONE community as we continue our focus on complete restoration in our spirit, soul and body! Let’s dive into this week’s topic … If you have your Bible handy, let’s turn to a scripture we’ve looked at before – 1 Thessalonians 5:23. It says: “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (NIV) We all understand the “body” aspect of who we are. It is the outside, the “shell” of us…the physical part of our being that lives, has breath, and eventually dies. And, then we have a spirit. Our spirit is the eternal part of us that has been redeemed and made right with God through the sacrifice of Jesus. It is in our spirit form that we will spend eternity in Heaven with our Lord and Savior. But, do we really understand the soul part of who we are? When the Bible speaks of the soul, it is often synonymous with our understanding of the mind. The soul is the part of us that thinks and feels, has emotions and makes choices. All of your decisions, all of your emotions, all of your opinions, are a product of your mind and soul. The soul includes the conscious and subconscious minds, the realm of...
Developing Your Spirit Man – Enriching Your Relationship with God

Developing Your Spirit Man – Enriching Your Relationship with God

I trust that the Master has lifted you this week and you are now ready to JUMPSTART your journey towards developing the new you! Last week, I introduced you to this concept of complete healing and restoration by focusing on the total composition of man – spirit, soul and body. Well this week, we are going to start off by hitting the topic of the spirit head on! This part of the composition of who you are is the most vital aspect, and the first place you should start when working to create the EXTRAORDINARY LIFE! So, if you’re like most of us, you’re wondering, “Where do I start…what is my first step in developing my spirit man?” The first step is understanding that you are in fact a spirit being! Genesis chapter 2:7 says… “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Now, this verse as well reflects the triune or three in one nature of man. Notice the three elements once again. It says that He formed the dust of the ground. This is the natural element of man – his body. And it says that man became a living soul. He became self-aware with his own thinking, feeling, and choosing. But, we cannot overlook the middle portion. Look at it again… and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. The word “breath” in the original language also means spirit. Now if we were to read this verse again with this understanding, it would sound like… “The...