Web sites: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4
The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at www.sharefaith.wordpress.com and his various other blogs are at
Other Articles are available at: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/15565
and http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/profile.cfm?writerid=981 (Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration
This extract forms part of a manuscript on which Craig is currently “working” (or rather it’s “writing itself”) called ‘ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES’: true and inspirational stories. Let the Journey Begin…
* Hardship brings you close to God, if you let Him meet you where you are. God, the Essence of Life was holding on to me. We all have a resilience of spirit. Significance is what we do for others – add value to people’s lives. God will not give to us what will not flow through us – a generosity of spirit. And God will never tell us to do something that is impossible to do. This faith gives meaning to our lives, whilst the world says money, success, wealth and status is all-important.
Jesus Christ was not just a figure from history and the Bible a series of stories (“fairy-tales”), I truly believe. Jesus was a member of a despised minority, a citizen of an occupied country. Jesus had no organisation. He mixed with rough, uncultured, unlettered men. He lived and died in poverty. He never became an intimate friend of men of influence and power.
To Jesus every problem was an opportunity in disguise. Sickness – was an opportunity for healing Sin – was an opportunity for repentance and forgiveness (“from sinners we can become saints”) Sorrow – was an opportunity for compassion.
There IS a solution to every problem.
There is light behind every shadow.
Jesus saw the possibility of ultimate justice: leaving justice to God.
He also saw the possibility of a transformed world, here on planet earth.
He had a vision of what the world could become – a more peaceful place filled with love (the Kingdom of God).
He truly believed in the possibility of transformed lives.
He truly believed that common people can become uncommonly powerful.
He knew without a shadow of doubt that ordinary persons could become extraordinary people… if they could just become possibility thinkers.
Every person was a gold mine of undiscovered hidden possibilities. He really believed in supreme possibilities. So Jesus proclaimed the greatest possibility of all: The immeasurable, mercy, grace and love of God.
“I am the light that is above everything. I am all; all come forth from me and all has returned to me.”
‘YOU have the power to create the world you want.
Dream great dreams. BELIEVE and work… and make them come true.
Discover the great possibilities God has planned for YOU too. “YOU are the light of the world – Matthew 5:14
“Lord, show me the person You want to speak to through my life today. Amen”
From The New Possibility Thinkers Bible by Robert H Schuller and Paul David Dunn (by Thomas Nelson Inc, 1996) *
Jesus was not just a figure from history and the Bible a series of stories (“fairy-tales”), I truly believe. It’s a way of presenting the Word of God. Jesus entered into a new form of existence with His “wealth of spirit”. Christ is a beacon, “the anchor of our faith”. Christianity is not a series of “do’s and don’t’s”, but a living faith that transforms lives.
Jesus lived in a war zone, as do modern children in the Middle East. He gave a voice to the voiceless. The silent Jesus symbolises all who cannot speak clearly for themselves. (Are we listening to their enforced silence?). Jesus responded with compassion to human cries. Jesus showed unconditional love and all people, whether religious or not, can embrace love. Peace and goodwill is for ALL to celebrate, but God needs humans in partnership to help peace become a reality for others.
Listen to the silence of the voiceless, the message of Jesus and ACT according to that divine spirit that lies in every one of us.
Following the teachings of Jesus shows us ways of living and principles that we can ALL learn. Something WILL happen in your life. God WILL change things. These are simple principles, that can dramatically change our lives for the better.
Choose hope despite your circumstances. God has the amazing ability to bring make something beautiful out of brokeness in our life. Amazing! God can take an ordinary person, any situation and turn it into something amazing. Jesus, the Hope-Giver will use your life for good.
It was a defining moment in my life; it sculplted who I am today. God uses our deepest valleys. He can take any situation in life and use it for His glory. Changes people, regardless of their circumstances. Jesus gives us HOPE. It’s a CHOICE – He WILL be faithful. “Choose hope, rather than fear; choose unity over division.”
The unlimited power of Christ to change lives. You too can be filled with His limitless generosity of spirit. A “spark in the soul” can lead to snow-capped peaks of accomplishment.
God never gives up on His children
Jesus truly believed that common people can become incredibly powerful beings. He knew without a shadow of doubt that ordinary people could become extraordinary people, if they could become possibility thinkers.
(From ‘Hour of Power’)
The Christ event is unique; it is also the pivotal, the single most important event of human history.” In Jesus’ own life was the key of his nearness to God, that he expressed as no other could, the spirit and will of God…
“YOU are the light of the world – Matthew 5:14
The life and death of Jesus gives each one of us HOPE: to choose hope despite our circumstances. We are choosing hope over fear, unity over division.
(Some thoughts from Rev Glenn Barclay as published in the Dominion Post, Wellington, New Zealand)
“Together, one mind, one soul, one life at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, encourage, empower, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”
About the submitter:
Craig believes in (and loves) helping others to find their passions and gifts… through encouraging people to reach out for, then accomplish their “wildest” dreams. He truly believes people can overcome obstacles, rise to any occasion, and accomplish their dreams, even ‘Endless Possibilities’ in life with enough FAITH and PERSISTENCE.
The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4
All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
Craig’s new book ‘The Spirit of a True Champion: A Look into the Mind of Jesus Christ’ is already available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007E2WXW0
“Our talents are our gifts from God… but what we do with our talents are our gifts TO God.”
“Only when you’ve been in the deepest valley can a person know what it’s like to stand on the highest peak.”
– inspiring words from Richard Nixon, former United States President
“When you can see no light at the end of the tunnel, light your own candle and let your light illuminate the world, like the radiance from a window at midnight.”
“Together, let’s link hands and join hearts with the person next to you, as only together can we walk towards a brighter future.”
– Amy Biehl, tragically killed in Cape Town, South Africa in 1993 (and whose parents Linda and Peter have graciously forgiven the murderers)
THESE THOUGHTS MAY BE FREELY PUBLISHED
* “Lord, make me a channel for your peace, a window for your light to shine through to everyone I meet… to share your message of hope and love with as many souls as I possibly can.”
“God is leading us to the light…
and what we learn in the darkness, we are to share in the eternal light.”