Monday, December 29, 2008

Monday Magnitues--Miracles Signs & Wonders

In today's challenging world, we hear a familiar saying, "It's going to take a miracle." Yes, that's exactly what much of today's devastating news will take--a miracle. Man doesn't create them without the hand of the Lord involved.

Hebrews 2:4 "God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to His will."
Today I choose to expect miracles, signs and wonders to be in my path. I choose to expect the perfect will of God to operate fully in my life distributing what is good, and those things that will help me to grow.

Join with me in expectation from heaven into your life.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Monday Magnitude--Joy To The World

Glory to God, this is the Monday before Christmas, and I am excited for the theme of this week. What a JOY it is to be able to share the JOY I have from the depths of my heart with each of you and those in whom I meet.

We say that Jesus is the reason for the season, but in truth, the message that Jesus brought brings us into a lifestyle of JOY, LOVE, PEACE, GOOD WILL TOWARDS ALL MANKIND, and A UNIQUE UNDERSTANDING OF THE FUTURE.

I get JOY when I think about what Jesus has done for me, not just as Christmas, but all through the year.

Today I choose to magnitude--JOY TO THE WORLD, let the SON SHINE IN!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Monday Magnitude--Unique Praise

As the day we celebrate the birth of Christ Jesus, I am reminded daily of Father God's love for mankind. He made each of us with a purpose and unique design for a specific purpose that nobody else can fulfill. We make a difference in how we do things because of our uniqueness.

We may do the same job, have a similar ministry, or family traditions, but how we personally act, react, and support are unique. Our voice patterns are unique. Isn't it amazing with the billions on the planet--each of us is special! My relationship with God is therefore special as well.

Today I choose to magnitude my unique relationship with God.

My worship, praise, and personal relationship is as unique with God as it is to each individual I make a choice to associate with on the earth. Today and every day, I choose to explode my worship and my praise into the heavens and before His throne in thanks and glory.

"Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.!"
Psalm 100:4

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Monday Magnitude--Memories

This might seem like a strange Magnitude but it occurred to me that as we grow older the first thing people say they miss is some of their memory. What I have found, as have many of you, we do not have to become "older" to miss some of the memories we once had front and center of the brain.

Recently I was working with a group, and as is my custom, I use myself as an example whenever possible. It let's people know that even though we make it through some tough situations, we are all imperfect but can change.

Then I started writing some of my experiences out. The more I wrote, the more my memories and dreams started to recall really old stories. Laughing to myself, I realized that I may not be "old" but I have probably forgotten more teaching stories than I remember.

Today I choose to magnify memories. They are awesome and wonderful events in life. Many of them we can laugh at now, but at the time wept through, didn't think we would surive, yet somehow did. And then there are those little moments of childish play.

If you haven't started, keep your magnitude of memories alive--start a journal or scrapbook. The more you enter, the more floods to the top of consciousness.

Have a great journey into the corners of your mind (SOMF= smile on my face)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Monday Magnitude--Family and Friends

It is truly beginning to feel like winter in North America and people are bustling about in the holiday season. Perhaps not with the same anticipation as in years past, but I am reminded of some times that life wasn't what we wanted it to be, but we survived just the same. Today's Magnitude is about family and friends.

Holidays come and go. The excitement of Christmas and New Year Celebrations often correspond to months of preparations. I wonder what life would be like if each of us put that much effort into daily experiences.

What would life around you be like if friends, family, co-workers and just people on the street actually took the time and preparation to make today a celebration? Well, I can make a start. I can make a difference in my attitude, my environment to some extent, and certainly in how I speak and act with people.

Today I choose to Magnify my exuberance with family and friends because they do make a difference in my life. I love and appreciate each one, even my cyber friends! You make a real difference in my life. To some, we have become phone buddies and that makes the experience even more rich.

Today, magnify your friends, family members, and then reach out beyond--let's magnify life through love.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Monday Magnitude--Thanks For My Seasons

It is good to be back to the regular Monday Magnitude Blog! Today I want to magnify Thanksgiving. Not the one we celebrate this week in America, but for me, everyday is a day of thanks and giving.
"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven...A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away." Ecclesiastes 3:1,4,6
King Solomon, the wisest man who has ever lived on the face of the earth. The king whom God said there shall never be another like him, even he understood that there was a time and a season that we all go through. All seasons even in the Lord are not "highs" We go through challenges, and have times of weeping and losing. But ...

With the Lord, even these times are less than normal. Because He carries us through the valleys, and pulls us up the mountains.

Today my magnitude is to recognize the seasons of life. So how does recognizing Thanksgiving equal seasons of life? I thank my Lord for each season that he challenges me with, and those He allows me to truly enjoy. This week, I will expand my thanks to God for bringing me through every challenge.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Monday Magnitude-Passion For The Gift

"Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave." Matthew 20:26-27

In Myles Munroe's new book "In Charge" is a wonderful teaching on the reality of using our gifts. God has given to each of us a measure of faith, and a measure of gift. We can increase both through the Word of God, and with our passion. Passion is the vehicle that moves the vehicle, our gift, into a new dimension.

He further goes on with this thought: When we become a slave to our gift(s) then we are able to be the servant to those who will benefit from our gift(s). I have taught this principle for years, but just really enjoy the way Dr. Munroe put it into a simple teaching tool in this book.

I realized that when I started being a slave to my gifts, people really did start to recognize my gifts as from God and could then be served His word.

Today I choose to Magnify my gift(s) for the service of the Lord.

I challenge you to take one gift that God has given you, learn to become a slave to it--that's passion that will not be deterred by anything, including criticism. And use it to serve someone else.

Let me know your results and thoughts!

Love and abundant blessings!