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The Power of Influence

Influence is the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself.

The Power of Influence

  • The power of influence lives in your words.

  • We have the ability to build someone up or tear someone down with our words.

  • Our words carry power and may live long beyond the moment that they are said.

  • Other people can either accept or reject our words – regardless if they are true or not.

  • Sometimes people say words over us that we accept as true when they are false.

  • We become what we believe.

  • The words we say over ourselves have the same influence – to build us up, or tear us down.

I have heard it said that the brain takes the shape of what it rests upon. They call this plasticity in psychology.  It means you get to choose what you believe and that choice changes the functioning of your brain and the relationships between you and yourself and you and the world. Remember the story of the Eagle who was caught in the hen house? (Read it here: The Eagle and the Chickens)

I had a recent experience that really opened up my eyes to how our words have influence. Sometimes I go listen to live music at the local coffee shops and stuff. Not only here, but other places too. And this time I just listened – to the words of the singers and watched the crowd’s reaction to their songs.

Some songs were just downright depressing. Can I tell you I used to do that? When I first started playing out I did all my ‘dark’ songs. Ugggh. I can’t believe I did that. I think I just wanted to get it out and get on with it. No wonder the crowd was speechless afterwards. Forgive me for being so selfish.

Other songs that the musicians sang were positive and had the crowd smiling and singing along. And I finally got it. It’s not about our songs – it’s about their song – their story. As songwriters we should help them to remember something and then minister to them right there. Music Ministers bringing health and healing and song – now that’s what I want to sing about. I am not going to leave them sitting in the pain. From now on, I will use my words to minister to them and bring light into their darkness. Enough about my darkness, I don’t live there anymore.  Be the Light.

I am learning a few cover songs to play out and about now. There is something about getting the audience to laugh and sing a long. It’s like I’m not the only one who ever felt that way or did that thing. And I am changing the ‘tone’ of my songs to a positive outcome. Enough whining and crying – no more tears in my beer!

I think it’s time to write a power anthem girls rock song, lol!

 

For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].

Practice what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and model your way of living on it, and the God of peace (of untroubled, undisturbed well-being) will be with you. (Philippians 4:8-9 AMP)

 

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God Makes No Logical Sense – 7 Kingdom Rules that Defy Logic

 

God really does not make any logical sense.

1+1 does not equal 2 in the Kingdom of God.

This whole Kingdom thing, the invisible becomes visible.

The real is not real.

The dead live.

Life is everlasting. We don’t die – we just fall asleep till Jesus comes back.

Jesus resurrected from the dead. He brings life.

Wow, you either believe or you don’t . But don’t expect it to  to make any sense logically. Seriously. It will not make sense in your head. That’s why they call it faith. You can’t prove it. but you can see it – like the wind. You can see what it does and where it goes by the way things move. It just is. Either you believe it or you don’t.

7 KINGDOM RULES THAT DEFY LOGIC:

 

1.  Division means multiplication.

Remember the bread and the loaves? Divide it, break it,  and it multiplies. Yeah. I think my math teacher was wrong! And hey, I guess I should have skipped that Calculus class, lol!

Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand

2.  Subtracting means addition.

Remember Gideon and 20,000 to 10,000 to 300 with empty jars and trumpets? Here is a refresher. I had to read it again too. I just remembered God made absolutely no logical sense in this story, and I loved it!

Gideon Defeats the Midianites

3. Praise brings Victory – not killing each other.

Remember Jericho? Walk around a wall for 6 days and give a mighty shout. And on the 7th day – God brought down the walls! And the enemy was defeated with a shout! That makes no sense, but I love it!

Joshua 6

 

4.  The swords we use are not made of metal – but are the Word of God.

Kingdoms are thrown down – by the Word. Princes, Principalities, Powers  are defeated – by the Word.

The Armor of God

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God,so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,  and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.  And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.  Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,  for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. (Ephesians 6:10-20 NIV)

5.  Jesus brings life, and life more abundantly – not money, fame, fortune, or relatives.

Yeah. Life in the world is at war with life in the Spirit. That’s just how it is. Want money, fame, fortune? Welcome to the world. Want eternal life? Then deny yourself, take up your cross, and as He said, “Follow me.” Life isn’t measured the same in the Kingdom of God.

6.  The Blood of Jesus brings life – not death.

In the world of logic, when someone bleeds to death they die. The life is in the blood. In Jesus case – his blood brings life, and life more abundantly! His blood protects us. His blood heals us.  In the horror movies blood brings death. But in the Kingdom of God, Jesus blood brings LIFE! Forget not all his benefits:

Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. (Psalm 103:1-6 NIV)

7.  God SPEAKS things into existence.  And so can we.

God said, ” Let there be light. And there was light.” Out of the mouth flows the abundance of the heart.  The power of life and death is in the tongue. What are you talking about today?  How sick you are? How bad you feel? How broke you are? Change your words. I had to start saying what God said. My mouth had to get into agreement with what God said, not what I felt. I am blessed. I have more than enough. My cup runs over. I am the head and not the tail. I will lend to many nations. I am loved. I am chosen. I am wanted. Out of all the people on Earth GOD chose us to be His! And then things changed.

 

 

 

Who’s Report Will You Believe?

Who’s report will you believe? Yep. Lots of people have something to say, but just because they say it doesn’t mean it’s true.  Let me tell you a story. Our life has been a little crazy here the last 48 hours.  Yeah. But God has shown himself strong.

On Tuesday my youngest child A. went on a field trip. I packed his lunch and he walked all around a local campus with all the 8th graders. He had a great time. Then he went to track practice   The track team has conferences coming up this weekend  it was a sprint workout. The kids ran 5 -100 meters, 3-80 meters, 6-50 meters, and 5-25 meter all in 2 hours. That’s 1925 Meters or 1.20 miles. And the hottest and most humid day we have had yet here in WI at 86 degrees and no breeze.

I picked up my son up at 4:45. He looked whooped. When we got home he went to lay down. I cooked a pizza and went to get him after about an hour and things were wrong…really wrong. He was crying. He couldn’t move any of his muscles. He couldn’t get out of bed, he couldn’t stand up.  I took his temperature, it was 103.6.  I went and got my husband who was mowing, he ran in. Bob, who has served in the Army in Egypt (yeah, he was on Mount Siani!) knew it was heat stoke.  A. Started throwing up – 3 times. Bob carried him up the stairs and into a cold shower to cool him off. A. Had to sit on a bath chair I had as he couldn’t stand.

After that we put A. on the couch with the air on and a fan.  We put ice packs under his armpits.  Then the Gatorade and water…all night. With ibuprofen- which he threw up.  I monitered his temperature all night every 30 minutes. Got it down to 99.

Wed morning A. Was still dizzy. He tried to go to the bathroom and threw up again. Off we went to the Emergency Room. By this time he was too dehydrated for water to help. He needed an IV. We arrived around 8 am. They took his vitals and it showed heat stroke. He couldn’t stand on his own, his BP went up when he tried to stand.  The Dr and Nurse started the IV.  They gave him pain medicine and anti-nauseous medicine.

Bob, my husband and A.’s step-dad,  was at work. He called me and said, “Diana I don’t know what the Dr. Is going to say, but REJECT HIS REPORT.”  I said, “ok.”

The Dr. came in shortly after and said he thought it might be an appendicitis.  He ordered lots of blood work and a CAT scan.  A. Has never even had his blood drawn, so it was not really fun.  But after the pain medicine he slept for a while. I remembered what Bob had said. So I did not agree with the Dr. And I KEPT MY MOUTH SHUT and did not speak into that.  Yeah, not always easy for Miss D!

Long story short, my son had his CAT Scan, and the blood work.  

Would you believe –

his appendix was NOT enlarged,

he had NO white blood cells in the test which meant NO infection an

his blood work was NORMAL!!!

They gave him 2 bags of saline through the IV…and sent us home after 8 hours in the ER.

So, my question is...WHOSE REPORT WILL YOU BELIEVE?

Just because a DR. Says something does NOT mean that it is true.  There is money to be made  in the Health-care business. Not every Dr. Wants to give you “health”. Seriously. They make lots more money if you are sick!  And more when you come back!  Now I am not bashing all Drs or Nurses (Kris my sister in law is an Angel – you would be blessed to have her as you Nurse!). And yes, I still go to the Dr. As does my family. Don’t get too extreme here. God can use doctors and nurses to heal. I am not saying not to go. Luke, from the Bible, was a Doctor. There are Doctors and Nurses that are in the Kingdom of God, and there are Doctors and Nurses in the Kingdom of the Enemy.  Ask the Holy Spirit who lives inside of you, as Bob did, and test the spirits.

Just because a doctor says something, doesn’t mean it’s true!

Is that what the Word of God says?

POINTS TO PONDER

  • What gave that Doctor the right to pronounce a death sentence over you?
  • You have potential (hidden ability) inside of you.
  • God put that inside of you when He made you.
  • You can manifest your healing because of WHO/WHOSE YOU ARE.
  • God put it on the inside of you when you were born again!
  • YOUR POTENTIAL IS DETERMINED BY THE ONE WHO MADE YOU – not some Doctor’s Report!
  • God knows us. He can heal us with what He put in us!
  • JESUS is the Great Physician. Have you consulted with Him yet?
  • Test the Spirits…some are from God and some are not.

WHOSE REPORT SHALL YOU BELIEVE
by Ron Kenoly

Whose report
Will you believe
We shall believe
The report of the Lord

His report says
I am healed
His report says
I am filled
His report says
I am free
His report says victory

Are you healed
Yes
Are you filled
Yes
Have you got the victory
Yes

Speak the Good Things

Ever had a sick kid? Yeah, me too. My husband shared something with me the other day that bears repeating. He asked me, “Diana why are you praying speaking about the sickness, why not declare the Word over your son? Speak LIFE over him.” Whoa! Instantly I changed the ‘direction’ of my prayer. I said, “He is righteous, he is the blood bought son of Jesus, he is a child of the King, he is well, he is whole, he is healed in Jesus Name.” Guess what? The sickness left!

Speak the good you want to see.

Ever talk trash about someone? Gossip, backbiting, idle words? How about that sarcastic self? I read that sarcasm was really suppressed anger. Yep. Hey guess what’s for dinner? Those words will come back to you, the fruit of your lips.

And this morning I got this in my e-mail:

The mouth of the righteous is a well of life…
Proverbs 10:11

Speak The Good You Want To See

Anyone can speak what he sees, but it takes faith to speak what you want to see. Anyone can state the obvious, but it takes faith to see the invisible and call it forth!

Our Lord Jesus always spoke the good that He wanted to see happen. He practiced this so much that at one time, He said, “Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up” (John 11:11). Everyone else, including His disciples, spoke of a dead Lazarus, who was already wrapped in grave clothes and laid in a tomb. But Jesus spoke of a Lazarus who was alive, and He called forth what He wanted to see. He said, “Lazarus, come forth!” and he who had been dead for four days arose and came out of the tomb (John 11:43–44)!

The Bible tells us that “God…who gives life to the dead…speaks of the nonexistent things that [He has foretold and promised] as if they [already] existed” (Romans 4:17, AMP). Beloved, you are made in the image of God and His Spirit abides in you. So if you want to see good in your life, then begin to speak it into your life. Jesus died on the cross to give you an abundant life. You have a blood-bought right to call forth a healthy body, a fulfilling career and a blessed marriage and family. Speak boldly the good that you want to see and start to experience it!
(Source: josephprince.com)