May 6, 2016
“Harnessing Your Emotions”
Podcast: Part 1 -“Two Choices”
Podcast: Part 2- “Use Your Authority”
John 17:7, says,“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.”
Did you catch that?… HIS WORD is TRUTH… No matter how you feel or what you think, JESUS’ WORD is TRUTH.
Our feeling are fickle. They come and go as often as the wind blows. Yet it is frequently a feeling -that motivates some of the biggest choices we make in our lives. Often, our feelings are contrary to God’s Word, and are only a temporary picture of the reality of what is going on.
I like to say there is a reality of what you are experiencing and there is a truth that supersedes that reality. In otherwords: God’s truth is greater than your reality.
For example: You may feel defeated, but His Word says that you will triumph in victory in all things through Christ Jesus. (2 Corinthians 2:14) Therefore, you are not defeated, but victorious. You are an overcomer!
You may feel incapable, but His Word says He rides the heavens to help you. (Deuteronomy 33:26) So, while you may feel inept, you are extremely resourceful. The God of the Universe is on your side!
You may feel alone, but His Word says He will never leave nor forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5) He is with you always and directing you in every situation. You may feel alone, but you are never on your own.
You may feel hopeless about the future, but His Word says that He has given you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11) He has equipped you with everything you need to succeed at life. So despite how you feel, the truth is- Your future is bright!
God’s Word is full of promises that you can build your life -and your future- on. However, a promise in the Word of God written just for you does not guarantee that you will experience the fruit of that promise. “Why not?” you ask. The reason is simple… Because you have a role to play in bringing God’s promises to pass in your life.
And building your future on His Word is up to you.
In every situation, what you choose… is up to you.
Discovering that in every situation I had two choices was the beginning of a new chapter in my life. For the first time in my life, I understood that I didn’t have to act a certain way just because I felt bad. I was awakened to the fact that I had options. I was no longer bound to living by my feelings. I could live by something deeper…
I was free to live by what God’s Word says about me.
How about you? Have you discovered that in every situation you have two choices: To live by how you feel? Or by what His Word says? To live by what others say about you? Or by what He says about you?
Who will you believe? What will you build your future on?
The choice is up to you.
And how you choose will make the difference between living the abundant life Christ died to give you or the mediocre one you create in your own strength.
I hope you will take a few minutes to listen in to this last podcast in the “Harnessing Your Emotions” series based on Andrew Wommac’s book. It is truly life changing!
Resolving Emotional Conflicts
April 15, 2016
“Harnessing Your Emotions”
Podcast Part 1- “I Get Angry Too!”
Podcast Part 2- “How to Resolve Conflict”
If you have been following this podcast, you know that I have spent the last six weeks teaching from Andrew Wommack’s book, “Harnessing Your Emotions.” In the process, we have learned so many things… What a great feeling it is to know that we don’t have to live on an emotional rollercoaster for the rest of our lives.
In this series, we have learned how to get our thinking in line with the Word of God; how to operate from our Spirit man; who we are as children of God; and most importantly, how to control those unruly emotions that seek to devastate and steal our joy.
However, despite this wonderful teaching, the cold-hard truth is that no matter how much we have grown in the area harnessing our emotions, we will never arrive at perfection. The truth is, that at some point or another in life, we are going to blow it. And when we do, we need to know what to do.
The Word says in Ephesians 4:26-27, that we are to “ 26Be angry, and do not sin: do not let the sun go down on your wrath 27nor give place to the devil.” Wow! That is a powerful statement. It actually shows us that we can be angry at someone or something, and yet, still— not sin!
In this week’s podcast, we will be talking about righteous and unrighteous anger; how to recognize the difference; and how to handle the emotional uproar that happens on the inside of us when we get down-right mad.
I am confident you will be able to, not only relate with this teaching, but gain great and valuable insight as I give practical strategies that are sure to help you in resolving emotion conflict in your own life. I pray that you will take a few minutes from your day to listen in. You will be blessed I know.
****This Thursday, April 21 will be the last teaching of the series. If you haven’t been a part so far, you are still welcome to join us. We will be meeting at 10am at The Avenue Worship Center of East Coast Christian Center in Merritt Island, Florida. I hope to see you there.
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Multiplied Blessings to you!!!!
Let Go of the Guilt and Move Forward!
April 2, 2016
“Harnessing Your Emotions” Week 5 Podcast-
Part 1: “Let Go of the Guilt”
Part 2: “Move Forward”
Have you ever wrestled with guilt?—Wondering what is the point of it? And why can’t you seem to just “let it go?”
We get a guilty conscience when we do wrong; not so that we will feel bad solely for the sake of feeling bad. No.— God does not want His kids walking around with their heads down feeling like worthless slugs. God loves His kids. He created us to be confident overcomers in a difficult world.
Despite what some think, there is a greater purpose behind the feeling of guilt than what we see. Guilt is a tool used to enlighten our minds to sin when it is present in our lives. It’s purpose is to ultimately cause us to turn our hearts to God and repent.
2 Corinthians 7:9, “9Now rejoice, not that you were made sorrowful, but that you were made sorrowful to the point of repentance; for you were made sorrowful according to the will of God, so that you might not suffer loss in anything through us.”
It doesn’t, however, always work as intended. In fact, for years the guilt I felt in my life for doing wrong caused me to run from God. Somewhere in the recesses of my mind, I knew I couldn’t out run God. But it didn’t stop me from trying. I ran and ran trying to make myself believe the lie that what I was doing was ok. I ran hoping to get away from the guilt that gnawed at my soul.
Then one day I made a choice to stop running. I stopped in the face my Maker; guilty of a more than I cared to admit. In doing so, I discovered that in all my running, I was not alone. Not only was the Lord running with me, but He was forging the path ahead of Me– that I might find Him; not to beat me up for doing wrong. But to tell me how very much He loved me.
And… that I was forgiven.
And… that nothing could separate me from His love. Not my sins from the past. Not my sins in the present. And not the sins I would commit in my future.
Jesus Christ erased my sin the moment I repented. He wiped my sin as far away as the east is from the west. What a glorious truth I discovered.
Have you discovered it for yourself?
This podcast from the “Harnessing Your Emotions” series, entitled “Let Go of the Guilt and Move Forward” was recorded just for you. If you have yet to discover the truth of God’s Word that you have been set free– Listen in to this very vulnerable message. It is sure to set you free! And may God bless You as you experience freedom in knowing you have been set free from your past.
Change Your Perspective, Change Your Emotions
March 24, 2016
“Harnessing Your Emotions: Week 4”
Podcast: “Change Your Perspective, Change Your Emotions”
It never ceases to amaze me that two people can look at the very same item and see two completely different things. Some say the glass is half empty. Others say it is half full. One person calls it an antique. Another says it’s just old. I might call it trash. You may know it’s a treasure.
I am convinced that many of the troubles we face in life could be easily overcome if we would simply envision them through a different lens. To stay on an even keel emotionally, we must look at life with a heavenly perspective.
2 Corinthians 4:18, “We look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
In life, there are always two sides to everything: The temporal and the eternal; The reality (what we see) and the Truth (what God sees); There is the potential problem and the potential solution. In everything, the carnal man sees the potential problem. The spiritual man sees the potential solution. Said another way… The carnal man or woman sees the difficulty in every opportunity. The spirit led man or woman sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
In every situation, you have a choice to make. All that could go wrong or all that could go right? Carnal or Spiritual? Earthly or Heavenly? The choice is yours. But I can promise you this… If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change.
This podcast, based on Andrew Wommack’s book, “Harnessing Your Emotions,” takes a look at the role perspective plays in handling life’s challenges. I encourage you to take a few minutes and listen in. Even if you aren’t a Christian, I guarantee you, you will be glad to gain these great insights.
Where Your Thoughts Go, Your Emotions Will Follow.
March 3, 2016
“HARNESSING YOUR EMOTIONS”
PODCAST: “Where Your Thoughts Go, Your Emotions Will Follow”
Deuteronomy 30:19, “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore, choose life, that both you and your descendents may live.”
Every day, we have an overwhelming number of choices to make. We decide everything from- what to eat for breakfast to the time we go to bed at night. We choose how to use our time and who we spend it with. Everyday, we make a choice as to how to spend our money and what we will buy with it. We choose the time we get up; and what shoes we will wear. We choose to be diligent. We choose to be lazy. We choose to focus on the good or focus on the bad.
The power of choice is one of the most wonderful opportunities we, as children of God, have. Whether we recognize it or not, we are constantly choosing something. Some choices are obvious. Others are much more inconspicuous. However– ALL are choices we are responsible for; And each choice we make will send us somewhere.
Positive, life-giving thoughts produce that which leads to a joy-filled life. Negative, life-draining thoughts lead us down a path to destruction. It is imperative we understand that where we choose to focus our attention largely determines the direction our lives will take. If you want to live your life on a ‘steady plane’ emotionally, you have a responsibility to choose where you allow your thoughts to go.
The title of this week’s message is: “Where Your Thoughts Go, Your Emotions Will Follow.” To learn more, take a moment to listen to this powerful teaching based on Andrew Wommack’s book “Harnessing Your Emotions.” Or join us live Thursday’s at 10 am in Avenue Worship Center in Merritt Island, FL, now through the end of April 2016. On listening in, you are sure to gain wisdom and understanding about how to enjoy the fruit of an emotional stable life.
Harnessing Your Emotions
February 28, 2016
“Harnessing Your Emotions”
PODCAST: “Yes! You CAN Have Stable Emotions”
John 10:10, “The thief comes only in order to steal, kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows.)”
Are you overwhelmed with being overwhelmed? Tired of being anxious and wrought up all the time? Worried about your future? Regretful of your past? Sad? Mad at the world? Cranky? Tired? Or simply fed up?
The Word declares in John 10:10 that the thief seeks to destroy your life, but Lord came in order that you would enjoy it. Enjoying your life and having joy in your life until it overflows means having joy in every aspect of your life– including joy no matter what negative thing is happening in your life. Enjoying your life means having stability in your emotions, too.
Christ died to set you free from everything that keeps you from living the life He has called you to. If you have you been riding the rollercoaster of unruly emotions, Christ has already purchased your ticket off. Emotional stability is available to you today. But… It’s up to you to go after and pursue this life.
This series based on Andrew Wommack’s book, “Harnessing Your Emotions” will help you in this process. If you want to know more about how to walk in emotional stability, I encourage you to listen to the podcast above.
Please join me here for this 8 week series entitled, “Harnessing Your Emotions.” Or come listen live Thursday mornings at 10am now through April 28, 2016. (with the exception of March 24, 2016) at the Avenue Worship Center of East Coast Christian Center. (85 Richland Avenue, Merritt Island, FL 32953.)