Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Times of Refreshing ~ Paul K. Ellis

Something exciting, exhilarating and refreshing comes after spending quality (not quantity) time in the presence of the Lord. I have been repeatedly asked over the years, “how do I develop a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ?” Though we can guide and provide insight into our personal experiences, onlyYOU can determine how deep you go … in God.  I employ you to be led completely of the spirit each day and watch his manifold power overtake and subdue your day.

So many times in life we wake up in the morning and the first thing we think of is the long list of things that need to be accomplish in the next 24 hours. Our minds are instantly cluttered with the grocery list, laundry chores, another 8-hour shift at work, the children (needs of the children), needs of our spouse, climbing the corporate ladder at work and more. Then, immediately we become stressed out to the point of almost ‘no-return’ so much so that we struggle to get out bed each morning. If the truth is told, it would be more convenient for our stress levels if we stay in bed and not allow the weight of the world to get the best of us. This is precisely how so many people fall into a state of depression by the simplistic cares of this life. There is an overwhelming increase of stress by the to-do list that has.
But, why not start your day differently? Why not seek a new way by which you get up each morning? Why not be more positive than focus on all the negatives in and around you? What about the good things that the day will bring? Why not command your day to go differently and smoothly?
 Psalms 139 vs.14
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

As an alternative to always waking up thinking negatively or even being worried about the events of the day, change the way you think about it. Shift (or change) your thinking capacity to positive ideas and insight into the next 24 hours of adventure in your life. Tell your situations and circumstances that today will be a day of GREAT and WONDERFUL things because I am a great and wonderful individual. Look at your to-do list and remind yourself that you have what it takes to succeed; you have what it takes to get everything done. Furthermore, what is not done will simply be completed the next day. Why stress or worry about something that you have control over? Life’s experiences, tragedy around us and today’s top news stories have showed us all that life is short and precious. Live live each moment “like its golden”.
Through whatever situation you are faced with today, praise God, for he has given you a day filled with brand new mercies. Go forth and remember that you can produce success, but success without God is truly failure. Talk to God so much today that you begin to learn his voice better than you know your own voice. From this moment on into the tomorrow, praise God, praise God, praise God. By doing so, your day has just shifted.

Take these 3 important points with you today:

  • The method by which you start each day will determine exactly how that day will end. Be careful what you speak!

  • There is great power that comes with your tongue, therefore you must be careful what you say and what you speak. Your words have power.

  • Brand new mercies come with the start of a new day. Cherish it, embrace it and by all means – pass it along.

About the Blogger

PAUL K. ELLIS, JR is an end-time trailblazer being used as a pencil to document the heart of God for this season. He has served in ministry for over 15 years as a Youth Minister, Associate Minister, itinerant speaker, business coach, mentor and more. He is the CEO of Ellis & Ellis Consulting Group, LLC , a business and marketing consulting firm headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Paul has been happily married to Davena Ellis since 2004 and together they parent 3 amazing children - Judah, Jada and Jael.

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