We get what we think about most. When we think not enough, not enough will show up time and again. It even applies to what we think others think about us. We will tend to treat others based on who we think they think we are. In this scenario we could easily create enemies where no enemy exists.
Who We Are
“We are what we do, not what we used to.” (Ron Ash)
Do you know that we are all that we are created to be? It’s true! There is no man or women on earth that can define us other than ourselves. Everything we are today is being created day by day. Who we were yesterday is only a memory of what exists within us today.
Although, the past does affect our present we don’t have to allow it to dominate, restrict and predict our future. It is true that our lives are composed of our choices, but we can start right now to create the life that we want. The secret is to begin making better choices.
We all used to this and used to that, but that is the past. That time is gone and the future has not yet been created. Right now, this very instant, the moment before the thought is all that is real. From this place we can co-create our future and live the life of our dreams. Remember, everything that we have and are, is a compilation of the choices we have made all our lives. Choose carefully!
I have to reiterate a fact of life that often is repeated without fully understanding the disadvantages of the procedure. We can’t change the past so don’t reconsider choices after the fact. You know what I mean. All those “should of haves” only serve to take up space in our minds and extract energy from our hearts. These things cannot be changed. Even if they could be changed; changing them now would only serve to reverse the growth which was a direct result of the experience. In essence we would not be the inner person we are today if we had not made those choices and experienced the affects of them.
Several days ago I began to look back at some choices I made over the past few years. The main thought was, “I should have taken that offer!” You see, several years ago I had an offer on the property that houses our community center. It was more than four times the price that I paid for the building. I thought to myself, “I could have been on easy street!”
However, who would I really be today? What would I have done with that money and my time? Understand this, if I did not go through the struggle which stemmed from the negative experience which led to the offer on the building I would have never accelerated to the level of spirituality and connectivity to the Creator that I enjoy today. From not accepting that offer came, the essence of all that I Am.
It was then that I decided to pursue the vision of the Creative Cultural Center. CCC was not just a place for me to help others; it was also a place for those others to help me. Unknowingly I was being trained and prepared by the attendees to become the minister of the Word whom I Am today. Not only that, but I was able to do the most important thing any man or women will need to do in order to find the path that we are intended to follow. I would be shown my Gift! It would be through the discovery of my passion that all that I Am would be discovered.
“Passion is the soul’s recognition of God’s gifts.” (Ron Ash)
The groups began to take place at Creative Cultural Center. I started to share my stories of how Source had enlightened me, provided for me and directed me along my intended path while promoting me from one level to another. Hours seemed like minutes! People began to thank me for helping them change their lives. My heart became full as they continually inspired me to inspire others. This led me to other places, people and groups while further expanding the tools necessary for Us to continue Our journey.
I had written my first book “The Apostle’s Recipe for Happiness.” It was now in print and available to readers around the world. The second book “The Secret of Divine Intervention” was already waiting in the wings. With every experience, positive or negative, a new chapter was written and more lives were changed. The Gift of breaking things down in a way that people could get the message was birthed from the experiences along the path which was set forth by the Creator. All I needed to do was have faith that everything would always work out for the greatest good. Never give up and never surrender. God will send his angels to give us signs and place checkpoints along the way.
If it were not for a betrayal the book would not exist. Readers would not have been inspired and uplifted by it. I would not have been inspired by their letters and endorsements. My ministry could have fizzled away. I can’t really say where I would or would not be right now, but I know that I would not want to be any different than the soul that I Am today.
Everything is for a purpose. It is all part of our infinite development. We are our souls and our spirits created in the image of God. Some say, “We are the fingers of the hand of God.” It is through us that the Creator creates. As we think forward we move into the future which We create. This is why we must not waste our time by thinking about the “should haves.” It is our job to concentrate on what we have right now with the utmost gratitude and be grateful for what we have asked for as our prayers have already been answered.
Through the Divine combination of great appreciation and powerful imaginations we constantly evolve ourselves and all which we have been given charge over. It is in Divine Science that man becomes continually and infinitely all that we are created to be. From thought to conception to birth and resurrection we learn, improve and continually develop our potential to achieve God consciousness.
Who are we? We are all that we “are” created to be. Continuous creations moving endlessly from the physical realm to the spiritual realm in our infinite journey are all that we are. As we experience ourselves; in this very moment we are all that we are created to be. No longer are we the frightened child, drug abuser, arrogant know it all, egomaniac or sinful soul. We are who we chose to be today! I Am, I Am, I Am all that I Am created to be.
“Freedom without exercise is slavery self imposed.” (Ron Ash)
What good are our freedoms if we do not use them? Why should we have the right to speak, but sit quietly waiting for others to act? There is no other reason but fear in our hearts and minds. In this inaction we have volunteered to serve fear in place of freedom. We have submited to bondage and a destiny of our own accord.
The heavens declare His righteousness, and all the peoples see His glory. Let all those be put to shame who serve graven images, who boast in idols. Fall prostrate before Him, all you gods. Zion heard and was glad, and the daughters of Judah rejoiced [in relief] because of Your judgments, O Lord. (Psalm 97:6-8 Amplified Bible)
I often wonder what fellow Christians would do to Jesus if He were to return today. I am sure head pastors would write him off as trouble. Perhaps they would encourage him to join a bible study group to help him ascend the hierarchy of the church. I’m sure he would have difficulty presenting His great wisdom to the many famous Christian leaders. His letters would be ignored I’m sure. His warnings would be discarded I bet. Sadly, his help would be rejected. All in all, not much would change. Perhaps, it would help if He came back, attended seminary, got a degree in divinity, took a job as associate pastor and someday owned His own church? I wouldn’t want to be the guy who signed His ordination papers.
What profit is the graven image when its maker has formed it? It is only a molten image and a teacher of lies. For the maker trusts in his own creations [as his gods] when he makes dumb idols. (Habakkuk 2:18 Amplified Bible)
It is so easy to take our eye off the ball and veer off the path of righteousness as we unknowingly begin to seek the admiration of man. In all that we are and in all that we are created to be there is the essence of all that we are. There is nothing of man that can change this fact of our creation.
For God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable. [He never withdraws them when once they are given, and He does not change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call.] (Romans 11:29 Amplified Bible)
As each of you has received a gift (a particular spiritual talent, a gracious divine endowment), employ it for one another as [befits] good trustees of God’s many-sided grace [faithful stewards of the extremely diverse powers and gifts granted to Christians by unmerited favor]. (1 Peter 4:10 Amplified Bible)
Many fail to recognize and use God’s gifts. Through the worship of earthly idols and by seeking the admiration of man they miss the mark. The key is passion! Passion is the soul’s recognition of God’s gifts. When hours seem like minutes and we can do it all day; we are being all that we are created to be.
I recall an instance of great hope that I felt ever so deeply in my heart as I volunteered at “The Awakening Conference” back in two thousand seven. The son of the senior pastor of that church delivered a wonderful sermon in which I recognized much potential. He spoke of today’s Christian verses what he hoped would be the Christian attitudes of tomorrow. An incredible analogy of our value to God was presented, in what I thought was an original way, but was actually borrowed from Joel Osteen’s book “Your Best Life Now”. In retrospect, it did not really make a difference to where the message came from. The important thing is that it was carried forward. He seemed to be really heading in the right direction. It was a very effective presentation.
Since then he has gone off to college and has somehow lost his way. This is a very common pitfall in the journey of many. As we conform to the expectations and buy into earthly illusions we fall further from God’s grace. Our egos become the dominant force in our lives and we lose track of all that we are created to be. It is in this drifting away from Truth that we begin to put great value in papers which bear the signature of man. Such things as certifications, ordinations and various degrees are now what give us a perception of self worth. No longer is our calling of value to us. We have been clouded by fear and drained of our confidence which once came from Spirit. A need to prove who we are created to be begins to manifest in our hearts as we look to idol goods for verification of our self worth. Insecurity has alienated us from ourselves and the prince of lies, in tiny moves, has begun to slow the advancement of the Kingdom through pride and ego.
It is so obvious that you do not have a degree in theology that it hurts. (Jordan Boyce)
When I first read this comment on my essay “Nightmare Machine” I became very disappointed in an education system that has corrupted one who I adamantly believed had been ordained by Spirit and was being prepared to make the necessary changes in a religion that has gone off course. Christianity as Jesus originally intended it to be had been manipulated by the early church in order to suit the agenda of the day. The doctrines of the thirteenth century had once again reared its ugly head.
As I am writing this, not really sure of what was so offensive about that essay; I looked up at the clock and received an epiphany. The time was exactly 11:11 am! God and His angels continually bless me with knowledge and wisdom in this way. Our God is an amazing facilitator!
Here is what must have been the issue.
The power of Christianity’s original purpose had begun to saturate the population of Europe. Government needed to unify and standardize in order to maintain control. Therefore, they decided to structure Christianity into what they believed would assist them best in controlling the people. Taxation was the prominent actuator in this crusade to manipulate.
The government would come to use the religion of Christianity to create a standardized tax. This tax was the beginning of what we know today as the tithe. You see, tithing was never meant to be what it has become today. The tithe was created as a way to tax the people and justify it through a manipulation of scripture. There was never supposed to be a standard tax or tithe.
If we are to remain steadfast in continuing the mission of Jesus on earth it will be imperative that we are able to guide our children in their quest for Truth. We must have no ulterior motives in this grand journey of salvation. There is no signature of man that could trump the one that God has etched on the hearts of His sons and daughters. This is an irrevocable trust!
Little children, keep yourselves from idols (false gods)–[from anything and everything that would occupy the place in your heart due to God, from any sort of substitute for Him that would take first place in your life]. Amen (so let it be). (1 John 5:21 Amplified Bible)
I have often wondered what it is about ceremonies, in regards to degrees and certifications that have never captured my interest. For some reason the charge from walking down the aisle to get my reward never held much water for me. This seemed to always be at my parent’s dismay by the way. I just never had the need to go through the motions. I understood my accomplishments, but never could be bothered with all the pomp and circumstance. Now I can see why. All the jumping through hoops and worthless papers were not necessary to be who I am already created to be. This is why I did not even attend my college graduation ceremony. The requirements were superficial and had little to do with who God created me to be. In fact, I could have learned ten times more by sitting in the library reading than I learned in an entire semester of college.
Perhaps this is intentional. How else could the learning process be dragged out and would the maximum corporate profits be received? Who decided on what hoops would have to be jumped through or what maze would need to be followed? It all has very little relevance as I sit here today absorbed with the Truth and knowledge of Spirit. Bottom line is that whether I am called doctor or the village idiot makes no difference in whom I Am. The gift that is inside has very little to do with the package in which it is contained.
Many crave and seek the ruler’s favor, but the wise man [waits] for justice from the Lord. (Proverbs 29:26 Amplified Bible)
Romans 11:29 (Amplified Bible)
For God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable. [He never withdraws them when once they are given, and He does not change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call.]
1 Peter 4:10 (Amplified Bible)
As each of you has received a gift (a particular spiritual talent, a gracious divine endowment), employ it for one another as [befits] good trustees of God’s many-sided grace [faithful stewards of the extremely diverse powers and gifts granted to Christians by unmerited favor].
I am the most blessed man on Earth. Thank you for using me the way you do. Today I received another comment from one of Our readers. My heart overflows with Your love which passes through me. I love You!
“I love the way that you break things down…thank you…you are truly gifted and this in particular helped me out a great deal this evening while sitting here trying to sort through the many feelings that have taken me hostage lately. I needed to be reminded that this is merely earth stuff by someone besides myself tonight.
Sleepless in Orlando”
When Prayers Manifest
You know, prayers are not always paid out in one lump sum. Sometimes they come to us in a payment plan. Little by little our prayers will continually manifest.
Several weeks back I found myself at Barnes and Noble Booksellers for no apparent reason. I really had no idea how I even came to be inside the store, but I knew that there had to be a reason. There are no coincidences in life; everything is an opportunity waiting to be discovered.
I thought to myself, “Since I’m here I might as well grab a cup of coffee.” Then I was inspired to act. I decided to go out to my car and bring in a copy of “The Apostle’s Recipe for Happiness.” My thought was to take a picture of it on the shelf in order to help with the manifestation process.
I walked over to the Christian section of the bookstore, placed it on the shelf and took two photos. As soon as I took the last photo a women passed in front of me, placed an inventory tag to the left of my book and entered my ISBN # into the store’s inventory device. A bit at a loss as to what I should do next; I chose to leave the book and exit the store.
About a week later my wife and I stopped at Barnes and Noble to see if the book was still there. I noticed that it was listed on the B&N website as being in stock at the Smithfield branch. It was on hand at the store too so I decided to make the purchase. I figured the realism of purchasing my own book from the store and having a receipt for the purchase would further increase the power of the manifestation. Therefore, I made the purchase and headed home.
A few more weeks had passed since that day. I never really gave it much thought since then until I had another inspired thought. My thought was to post the picture of my book on the shelf and the photo of the receipt on my Word press blog. I also wrote this, “I could not resist purchasing my own book at Barnes and Noble Booksellers. That is as real as it gets! The power of intention and the strength of manifestation all on one tiny slip of paper. Thanks Guys! The power of the reader is awesome!”
I then took a ride to take care of some errands. After I was finished I randomly decided to swing by the office to check the mail. This was not in my itinerary. I pulled into the lot, walked to the box and pulled out a letter from Barnes and Nobles Booksellers. It stated, “In order to make your title, The Apostle’s Recipe for Happiness, available to any of our customers who ask for it, we want to stock your book in our distribution network.”
God’s hand is blessing us continually. His guidance is pushing us forward and presenting us with many opportunities to facilitate success.
In faith alaways,