Often we travel along our life path and hit little stumbling block in the road. Many times our biggest issue is nothing more than a small rock wedged in between the tread of our tire. We hear the constant and continuous clicking every time the tire completes a rotation. Either way, life will never dish out more than we can take.
Some of life’s most pressing problems are really nothing more than a small bump in the road. They only become as big as we make them. As we direct all six senses toward these minor jolts along our life’s journey the more intense our perception of the problem will be. Even that small rock wedged in between our tire will begin to set the tone for our entire journey if we allow it to. Our concentration will be on the click and our minds will begin to play a fatal trick. Energy will flow where our attention goes.
Our mind is a very powerful thing. It can be used to either bring incredible happiness or undesirable situations or circumstance into our lives. This is all determined by what we think of and how intensely we think of these things. Do we have the tendency to become inundated with the news of the day or can we take the information for what it is worth and move on to a better space? This is what will make the difference between living the life we want and living a life we don’t. It is very easy to fall into the trap of world drama and sidestep our spiritual journey.
We must make the right choice if we want to live the life that we want. How do we do this? The answer is simple! Concentrate on the things that make us happy right now. Gratitude has everything to do with creating an elevated vibration that will attract everything we want into our lives. When we find ourselves in a state of appreciation we become inundated with success, happiness and positive energy. In this state of being we become a magnetic force pulling like elements into our consciousness. We are connected!
The signal strength is excellent over the universe’s wireless network. This is the best way of explaining the amazing grid of energy in which we exist. We are smaller fields of energy existing in a larger field of energy. Individual fields of energy vibrate at various frequencies. Like frequencies attract like frequencies. It is magnetic!
So what is energy exactly? “It’s in and through everything, and all that ever was and shall be. It has always existed and it can never be created or destroyed. It’s always coming into form, moving through form and out of form.” This is a quote from James Arthur Ray which sums It up best. You see, this is how I describe God. God is everywhere and in all things!
Knowing this is a major step in our infinite quest to become increasingly more connected to God’s energy. In optimizing our connectivity incredible miracles will quickly manifest into our lives. It’s the power of prayer personified. Prayer Baby!
There are three important factors which will determine the effectiveness of prayer. First, we must know exactly what we want and be very careful about how we ask for it. Many people miss the boat on this one. They ask for things in a roundabout way and end up requesting something as far from what they really wanted as they could get. There are laws that even God has subjected Himself to. One of these being, He will not operate outside of free will. Although He knows exactly what we want before we ask; it is required by law that we ask for these things specifically.
This law was originally enacted as a protection device against the fallen beings. God had to create an operant law to restrict the interference of the beings which inhabit the spiritual realm and those of the physical realm. We were given dominion over this world. Heaven will not get involved in the affairs of the physical realm unless we ask for its assistance.
God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth.
(Genesis 1:26 Amplified Bible)
What is prayer?
1) Us giving God the right to get involved.
2) Us giving heaven the right to influence the physical realm.
3) Us giving license for the heavenly beings to interfere.
4) Us exercising our legal authority in the physical realm to evoke heavenly assistance.
God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (reality).
(John 4:24 Amplified Bible)
God who is Spirit made himself subject to this law to ensure there would not be any loopholes in the contract. He needed to make sure that fallen angels would never again be in a position to wreak havoc upon the planet as they did in the circumstances that enabled the creation of giants. This is why Jesus had to be born as a man in order to save us. Any spirit without a physical body is illegal.
The next step in this process is to believe. We must believe that our prayers have already been answered. This is why I do not believe in praying for the same thing over and again. In this we doubt God without realizing it. Instead of repetitive praying try to continually thank Him for the continued facilitation of our prayers. Do you see the difference?
The way to supercharge this process is through our emotions. It is critical that we feel what it is like to have what we requested. Picturing it in our minds and relishing in all that it is will add rocket fuel to the manifestation of our prayers. People tend to concentrate on the wanting more than the feelings associated with the reward. Concentrating on wanting is the best way to get more wanting. Believing with all our hearts that it is already here will bring more of what we want into our lives quickly and efficiently. So by playing a movie in our minds over and again, of what we want our lives to be, feeling all the wonderful feelings associated with that movie, will help us to be the vision we see.
When we look back at everything we ever wanted or did not want we will find that these elements existed. Whether we were dreading with all our emotions what we did not want or we were adamantly calling into our lives what we did want; the same principle applies. Our feelings launched our manifestations into existence.
It is a sad fact that we are better at bringing poor circumstances into our lives than wonderful experiences. We so adamantly feel with all that we are the worst possible scenarios to life’s little bumps in the road. It’s not a rock in our tire tread, but the beginning of the worst possible scenario we can imagine. Are we picturing ourselves broken down on the side of the road out of hope and out of commission or do we chose to say, “It’s just a little rock!”
The final thing that we need to do is allow and prepare to receive God’s gifts. We are worthy of everything the Creator bestows on us. As His children He gladly blesses us with everything that lines up with the Word. This is where people often struggle with their worthiness to receive God’s grace. We must, with the utmost gratitude, eagerly and graciously accept what He has saw fit to give. There is nothing worse than giving a gift that will never be used. We are His children and as such He wants the best for us. By making room in our closets, areas in our homes and space in our hearts for all that we ask; we are saying to God, “Thank you for blessing me with infinite abundance.”
And whatever you ask for in prayer, having faith and [really] believing, you will receive.
(Matthew 21:22 Amplified Bible)
I would like to add one more thing that has been incredibly effective in achieving the wonderful manifestations of my prayers. Asking in the name of Jesus has given my prayers a powerful boost. I have been repeatedly amazed by the speed and accuracy of the blessings that have followed my requests. By asking in the name of Jesus our prayers are sent via the most expedient route to the Father in heaven and in short time brought into existence in this temporal realm called Earth.
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.