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.”

If you are a man or woman of God, “I’m Positive” that it’s time for you to RISK what you can’t stop thinking about. These thoughts are from the Lord. You are a worshipper of Jesus and so take them as from the Lord. Now act on it! Take the RISK. See what God will do. Here’s your scripture: “The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you, he will never leave you nor for sake you. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged”
(Deut. 31:8).

I am POSITIVE that I have “More NEW Strength” than I’ve ever had in my life. Is it because I’m working out more? No! Is it because I have more money? No! Is it because I have the best of friends? No! I have more NEW strength than ever before because I’VE PLACED ALL OF MY HOPE IN THE LORD! Say this Bible promise with me …

“Because I place my hope in the Lord, my strength is renewed!” (Isa. 40:31)

You’ve heard it said that all good things must come to an end, but I don’t believe that’s true. The Bible says, “And now these three remain (last forever): faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1 Cor. 13:13). There were some who didn’t believe Robyn’s and my love would last, but 45 years later where are those people? Because we’re still IN LOVE! I’m POSITIVE, some “Good Things” last forever! Just Keep Loving!

The WILL of a man or woman is potentially full of both good or bad intentions. But make NO mistake, anything really good or really wretched starts with Your WILL. To do anything really good, YOU have to have God say “I WILL help You.” As I write this morning, I’m thinking that you have unusual potential for GOOD! In fact, “I’m POSITIVE of That!” So today decide. ”I WILL … if GOD will help me.” David said, “With your help I will run through an army!” (Ps. 18:29a, ISV)

Do you believe things happen by accident? I DON’T either. That means God has a plan for You and Me! Here’s how it works. You and I do what we know to do without quitting, then, when we least expect it and in His perfect TIMING, it happens. “IT” is the thing you needed to happen but didn’t know how or when. It could be today. Why? Because “There is a TIME for everything” (Ecc. 3:1a).

7 Things That Take Absolutely NO Talent!

  1. Promote Jesus Today
  2. Love People Today
  3. Be Generous Today
  4. Do Your Best Today
  5. Serve Others Today
  6. Honor Everyone Today
  7. Pursue Passion Today
Key Verse: Colossians 3:23
“Whatever You do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”
Let’s just give it all we have each day this week. AND … Let’s DO IT for JESUS!
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