“Spiritual Principles of Belief and Expectation” part two

 “Spir­i­tu­al Prin­ci­ples of Belief and Expec­ta­tion” Part two

NOTE:  This is NOT part of the false teach­ing in the world today called man­i­fes­ta­tion.

Before I retired, I was in the busi­ness world in what I called the fast-lane.  Well, today, the fast-lane is near­er to the speed of light.  Many peo­ple in today’s fast-lane have no idea where they are going, or how they will get there.  They are just fol­low­ing the social trend of the moment.  These same peo­ple are like­ly unaware they have a “Belief and Expec­ta­tion” sys­tem much less that God gives them con­trol over where it takes them in life.  RE: 2 Corinthi­ans 10:5

Yes, we all have a “Belief and Expec­ta­tion” sys­tem func­tion­ing with­in our soul and in con­nec­tion with our heart.   Our lives lit­er­al­ly become the out­er expres­sions of our “real life expec­ta­tion” from our inner [from our heart] belief.  Fol­low­ing are some pow­er­ful insights and spir­i­tu­al truths of Belief and Expec­ta­tion that can help you gain con­trol of where you are going in life.

Your Thoughts are “Seeds” only when tak­en

The “thoughts we take” are words we speak dai­ly, ongo­ing through­out our lives.  Thoughts we take and speak are seeds we are plant­i­ng; seeds we plant by speak­ing our thoughts are then empow­ered to grow, to into fruition of our real­i­ty, through our belief and expec­ta­tions.  These seed are grow­ing in our hearts.  So from our heart we believe and expect what is right for us; and we con­fess then, bring­ing forth our dai­ly life.  RE:  Romans 10:10

Call­ing things that are not as though they are

As our belief and expec­ta­tion grows we take actions accord­ing­ly.   We go about our lives dai­ly speak­ing and act­ing on our thoughts.  Jesus tells us we can have what we say.  Here it is:  Jesus said,  “For assured­ly, I say to you, who­ev­er says to this moun­tain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have what­ev­er he says.”  Some would say I take this out of con­text.   Let’s put it in con­text then.  In the next verse he con­tin­ues “There­fore I say to you, what­ev­er things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”  Notice to have what we say and/or what we pray, we must believe it and doubt not in our heart.  I believe verse 23 is the faith scrip­ture and verse 24 is the prayer scrip­ture.

Every day peo­ple, with­out know­ing it, or know­ing of it, are using the uni­ver­sal truth in verse 23 just as God cre­at­ed it to “call things that are not as though they were.”  There are oth­er scrip­tures that apply, but this is my favorite for call­ing things as though they are.

We speak aloud con­fess­ing our thoughts, and some of us, have learned from God’s word that we can call things that are not as though they are.   This is pro­found, it is spir­i­tu­al, and is pos­si­ble because God cre­at­ed us with this abil­i­ty.   Jesus died for our every need which is includ­ed in the gift of Sal­va­tion.  The word says it is ours when we believe in Jesus.  So we have deliv­er­ance, preser­va­tion, sound­ness, and heal­ing.  He gave it to us, it is ours, so why not call for it in our prayers, our talk, and our actions?

God gave us pow­er in thoughts, words, and actions

There are many thoughts, words, and actions in our lives that deter­mine our future.   Here are some that I have expe­ri­enced.

  1. Faith is from your heart, not your mind. A will­ing soul [the mind] will con­trol and then cul­ti­vate seeds we plant.  We plant in the heart [our soil].
  2. Your deci­sion to “Take a thought” comes from the soul. Your deci­sion to speak that thought comes first from the soul.  RE:  Math­ew 12:34 & Luke 6:45
  3. Speak­ing, we are tak­ing a thought which sets forth the issues of life as we plant them in our heart. RE:  Proverbs 4:23
  4. We can use the Word of God to improve our lives and reach our per­son­al goals.
  5. I have been learn­ing to “Pray the Solu­tion” not the prob­lem; and to pray with­out ceas­ing.
  6. Thanks to God, we do have con­trol over what we allow into our heart. We can and MUST keep our heart with all dili­gence.  RE:  Proverbs 4:23

This reminds me of what God Told Joshua, This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth.…” words come from the mouth.  Keep God’s words in your mouth.  Not just in your mind.  RE: Joshua 1:8.   And So then faith comes by hear­ing, and hear­ing by the word of God”.  RE: Romans 10:17

I believe this verse putting empha­sis on “hear­ing by the word of God” is telling us to guard our lives to con­trol what we are hear­ing as well as what we say.  Over and over again God’s word reminds us, we are in con­trol.  We can choose what we are to keep of what we hear, and we can then choose what thoughts we take.  It is just like Jesus said, “I call heav­en and earth as wit­ness­es today against you, that I have set before you life and death, bless­ing and curs­ing; there­fore choose life, that both you and your descen­dants may live;” RE: Deuteron­o­my 30:19.  Choic­es you make deter­mine the life you live.  You are liv­ing your life now by choice.

Prayer is Key to keep­ing our sails trimmed

We must learn to set our sails toward suc­cess by align­ing our lives with God’s word.  Using the pow­er of prayer can give us con­trol over our thoughts, words, and actions.  Prayer helps us to set our goals accord­ing­ly.

Maxwell Maltz, an Amer­i­can cos­met­ic sur­geon and author of Psy­cho-Cyber­net­ics (1960) said, “It is the job of con­scious ratio­nal thought to decide what you want, select the goals you wish to achieve-and con­cen­trate upon these rather than upon what you do not want. To spend time and effort con­cen­trat­ing upon what you do not want is not ratio­nal.”

If God answered prayer accord­ing to need, there would be no need any­where.  God knows our need before we can ask.  When pray­ing, remem­ber God answers prayer based on His Word, not on your need.  Pray the solu­tion [accord­ing to God’s will] and for the end result, don’t pray the prob­lem:  When you pray accord­ing to His will, he hears you.  Then, believe that you receive by act­ing as though and act­ing on your faith with spo­ken words and actions that line up with your prayer.  RE: 1 John 5:14, 15

In con­trol, but not alone

Even though God word tells us we are in con­trol, he also tells us we are not alone.   I para­phrase here. Speak­ing to his dis­ci­ples Jesus answered and said, if a man love me, he will keep my words, and father will love him, and we will come unto him, and live with him.  RE: John 14:23

Pre­vi­ous­ly I wrote of a ques­tion we should all ask our­selves con­cern­ing speak­ing our thoughts.  “Am I plant­i­ng seeds of pros­per­i­ty or pover­ty, well­ness or sick­ness, fear or faith?”

I would ask, “Do I REALLY want God to man­i­fest His Grace in my cur­rent belief and expec­ta­tion?”

Your Fail Safe should become:  “Do MY WORDS line up with God’s Word”?  And remem­ber: God’s will for you and me is “…thy will be done on earth as it is in Heav­en”.  There is NO sick­ness, pover­ty, or fear in Heav­en.

You can learn how to apply the full pow­er of “the bal­ance of faith, con­fes­sion, and God’s Grace” to your dai­ly life; so that you can expe­ri­ence SUCCESS BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS.

Learn­ing to accept and to use the pow­er of the Father, His Son, and the Holy Spir­it in your dai­ly life will help you learn to apply the full pow­er of “the bal­ance of faith, con­fes­sion, and God’s Grace” to your belief and expec­ta­tion sys­tem; so that you can expe­ri­ence GOOD SUCCESS BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS.

Over and over again God’s word reminds us, we are in con­trol.  We can choose what we are to keep of what we hear, and we can then choose what thoughts we take.  It is Just like Jesus said, “I call heav­en and earth as wit­ness­es today against you, that I have set before you life and death, bless­ing and curs­ing; there­fore choose life, that both you and your descen­dants may live;” RE: Deuteron­o­my 30:19.

Choic­es you are mak­ing today deter­mine the life you are liv­ing.

Watch Next month for more of God’s Design for Man:  “Call­ing Your Prayers Answered”

The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spir­it nev­er did any­thing they did not say first.   While Cre­at­ing Heav­en and Earth, the Holy Spir­it was deal­ing with the “unseen” and He called things that were Not as though they Were.  Thus the Uni­verse and the Earth was born, and man was cre­at­ed in His Image.

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