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Good Morning. YOU are not ALONE! I’m serious, the Holy Spirit is with you this very minute! I’M POSITIVE! I know this because Jesus promised that He’d be with us. It’s in The Word. Here’s Jesus speaking of the Holy Spirit. “But You know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.” (John 14:17b)

All week long, “Thank God For Trouble!” It will work a character trait in your life called PERSEVERANCE. Brilliant people who PERSEVERE win in the end. I’m POSITIVE. Here’s the word. “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” (James 1:2-3)

“Stay Safe” by choosing the “Best Friends” possible. Best … as in trustworthy, honest, and loyal. You’re not looking for cool, arrogant, and flaky. Good friends can help you get to the top, bad friends take you down with them. I’m positive! Here’s the word:

“Bad company corrupts good character” (1 Cor. 15:33)

There are all kinds of TV channels today, including Apple, Netflex, Amazon Prime, and Hulu, just to name a few. But there’s only one that you must keep on 24/7, and that’s your “God Channel.” Remember God’s always speaking, the question is are we tuned in? Here’s the Word:

“For God does speak — now one way now another — though no one perceived it.” Job 33:14

Today is a good day to rally FEAR in your life! That’s right! You heard me. I’m talking about respect. As in, “Who do you fear?” Rally all the FEAR/Respect you have today for Jesus! I’m positive He’ll be there for you in a minute!  Here’s the Word … ”But, the eyes of the Lord are on those who FEAR Him!” (Ps. 34:18)

You’ve heard it said before, “Yesterday’s Gone, Tomorrow Isn’t Here Yet, All I Have Is Today.” But we actually have a little more and that is, with God’s help, “I CAN Do Better Today!” I can’t change the failures of yesterday and I can’t say for sure I’ll be here tomorrow, but with God’s help I’m positive, “I Can Do Better Than Yesterday!” Here’s the Word: “I PRESS on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus!” (Phil. 3:14)

This is a well known term used in the building industry for developers wanting to win a contract. It means that whatever it costs plus 10% is what we’ll charge! As a Believer it’s time to throw away the limits you may have placed on Jesus. He’s got so much MORE for you than “Cost + 10!” Here’s the Word: “Now to him (speaking of Jesus), who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine! (Eph. 3:20)”

All week long, Don’t Look Down, Look Up! Your help does not come when you lower your expectations by looking at your feet. Instead look up closer to where your brain is located, where thoughts, ideas and dreams come from. Most of all, Jesus is located UP! Look up! Here’s the Word: “I will look to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord” (Ps. 121:1-2a).

You’ve heard it said before … ”Yesterday is gone, Tomorrow is not here yet, but you do have TODAY!” I would suggest that all you have is NOW. Don’t waste NOW. Be on guard NOW. Dream big NOW! Do great NOW! Don’t cry NOW! Be excited NOW! Make money NOW! Do unto others the way you would like others to do unto you, NOW! Your life is NOW! Here’s the scripture: “I tell you, NOW is the time of God’s favor, NOW is the day of salvation!”
(2 Corinthians 6:2b)

You have been called to Serve Well in order to Rule Better! When you are faithful over a few things, Jesus said He’d make you a Ruler over many things (Mt. 25:23).
 Don’t get the order mixed up. Remember: first it’s Serve, then it’s Rule. I find people who want to be the “chief servant,” but that’s an oxymoron. Just do a “few things well,” and Jesus, in time, will help you Rule many things better. “Serve Well, Rule Better.”
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