Jesus Christ: The Greatest Possibility Thinker Who Ever Lived (from “Endless Possibilities, Far and Great Horizons)

Jesus Christ: The Greatest Possibility Thinker Who Ever Lived (from “Endless Possibilities, Far and Great Horizons”)

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 merely become possibility thinkers.

The claims of Jesus:

“I am the good shepherd.” (John 10:11)

“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved. (John 10:9)

“I am the bread of life.” (John 6:35)

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me and I in him, bears much fruit.” (John 15:5)

“I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the father, except through Me.” (John 14:6)

“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” (John 11:25)

Being a follower of Christ is offering yourself to Him and following His teachings: Your mind for Christ to think through. Your heart – for Christ to love through.

Your lips for Christ to speak through. Your hands – for Christ to touch through.

WHEN the spirit of Christ lives within you…

* Your problems will turn into great opportunities. Incredible, amazing opportunities for growth!

You will: * Have the strength to tackle your opportunities with divine strength and succeed.

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Article Title: Jesus Christ: The Greatest Possibility Thinker Who Ever Lived (from Endless Possibilities, Far and Great Horizons)
Shared by: Craig Lock
Category (key words): Spirituality, Jesus, Jesus Christ, hope, possibilities, possibility thinking, inspiration, faith, Christianity, pursuit of peace
Web Sites: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock
http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at

http://www.peacepursuit.wordpress.com

http://www.sportforpeace.wordpress.com

http://www.buildbridgesofunity.wordpress.com

http://www.buildbridgesofunderstanding.wordpress.com

http://www.breakdownwalls.wordpress.com

http://religiousunity.wordpress.com

http://www.sharefaith.wordpress.com. wordpress.com

http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com + so many others I can’t keep track (obsessive or WHAT!)

Other Articles are available at: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/15565 and http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/profile.cfm?writerid=981

Publishing Guidelines:

We hope that the following extract including some thoughts from a new “work”, which he’s currently writing titled ‘Endless Possibilities, Far and Great Horizons’) may be informative and helpful to your e-zine readers, or on your web site. This piece (as with all my writings) may be freely reproduced electronically or in print. If it helps others “out there” on the ‘amazing journey of life’, then we’re very happy.

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

Submitter’s Note: This extract forms part of a manuscript on which Craig is currently “working” (or rather it’s “writing itself”) called ‘ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES, FAR AND GREAT HORIZONS’: true and inspirational stories. Let the Journey Begin… *

Jesus Christ: The Greatest Possibility Thinker Who Ever Lived (from “Endless Possibilities, Far and Great Horizons”)

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 merely become possibility thinkers.

The claims of Jesus:

“I am the good shepherd.” (John 10:11)

“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved. (John 10:9)

“I am the bread of life.” (John 6:35)

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me and I in him, bears much fruit.” (John 15:5)

“I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the father, except through Me.” (John 14:6)

“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” (John 11:25)

Being a follower of Christ is offering yourself to Him and following His teachings: Your mind for Christ to think through. Your heart – for Christ to love through.

Your lips for Christ to speak through. Your hands – for Christ to touch through.

WHEN the spirit of Christ lives within you…

* Your problems will turn into great opportunities. Incredible, amazing opportunities for growth!

You will: * Have the strength to tackle your opportunities with divine strength and succeed.

* Pick up the broken hopes of your unfulfilled aspirations in life, your shattered dreams and have the courage and resilience to start over gain.

* Dream great dreams and one day see them come to pass. God can dream a greater dream for your life than you could ever have imagined.

* Become a truly great person – like Jesus himself. Become the very BEST YOU that you are capable of being. With God, Jesus beside you and the Holy Spirit inside you nothing is impossible… and let your spirit soar like an eagle.

“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, as people meet a risen saviour.”

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 human beings 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 brokenness 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 sculpted 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.

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

(From ‘Hour of Power’) *

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 related to all societies and people – the common fabric of humanity.

He was “a voice for the voiceless”. 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.

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.

He had a passion for peace, mutual tolerance, interaction between different faiths and respect for all. Jesus taught that violence achieves nothing, whether it comes from terrorists or from the response to terrorists. Christ told us to love our enemies, not to shoot them, send them to concentration camps, or blow them up! And loving ones enemies was and still is a revolutionary statement 2000 years later!

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. The person that IS Jesus Christ makes God REAL within me.

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.

*

“Lord, Make me a channel for your peace to flow through, to share your message of hope and love with as many souls, lives as possible…a window for your light to shine through to everyone I meet.

God, Use my ‘little’ life as a focus for Your Infinite Possibilities.

craig

“Our talents are our gifts from God… but what we do with our talents are our gifts TO God.”

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.
http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html http://www.craiglockbooks.com

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock
http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at

http://www.peacepursuit.wordpress.com

http://www.sportforpeace.wordpress.com

http://www.buildbridgesofunity.wordpress.com

http://www.buildbridgesofunderstanding.wordpress.com

http://www.breakdownwalls.wordpress.com

http://religiousunity.wordpress.com

http://www.sharefaith.wordpress.com. wordpress.com

http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com + so many others I can’t keep track (obsessive or WHAT!)

“Together, let’s link hands and join hearts with the person next to you, as only together can we walk towards a better and brighter future.”

“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)

“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.”

THESE THOUGHTS MAY BE FREELY PUBLISHED

“God is leading us to the light…

and what we learn in the darkness, we are to share in the eternal light.”

1the-light-of-the-universe (from vineandbranchworldministries.com)

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Author: craig lock

ABOUT c the Author Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html and http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig-lock Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his lifes savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" (it missed, btw!) and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season." True! The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at ebooks (digital books) http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock Paperbacks (see https://goldendawnpublishing.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/paperback-writer/ and https://wanttowriteabook.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/paperback-writer-the-beatles/ https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – MINE! “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! “ “Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.” PPS Don’t worry about the world ending today… as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

2 thoughts on “Jesus Christ: The Greatest Possibility Thinker Who Ever Lived (from “Endless Possibilities, Far and Great Horizons)”

  1. Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog and/or kind thought(s)

    Hi

    CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”

    I’ve had many many hundreds of thousands of comments on my various other WordPress blogs at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
    in recent years …true!) …a few of my blogs went “balistically viral” a few years back.

    Obsessive or WHAT! Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share. However I am unable to keep up with the comments and was spending entire days just on replies on my various blog pages.

    Though I’m rather “driven”, I still get really, really fatigued (there’s a few books there). so sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet, but DO try to read as many as possible daily (and even moderate a few when I get a “mo”), I got swamped with comments on my various blogs, so have had to close them off on all of my blogs, except for one or two of particular interest to me
    see
    http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com and
    http://www.livingwithheadininjury.wordpress.com

    .

    So sorry and hope you can understand.

    * “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

    ~ Franz Kafka

    I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”

    “As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
    – craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)

    “Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.a
    “Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
    “Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
    and you may even hit the stars.”
    – craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)

    “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
    – Leonardo da Vinci

    When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”

    – as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts

    “The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”
    – c

    “Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”

    from http://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/
    and http://www.godandformula1.wordpress.com

    “If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
    he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
    or Beethoven composed music, or
    Shakespeare wrote poetry.
    He should sweep streets so well
    that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
    here lived a great street sweeper
    who did his job well.”
    – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

    PPS
    Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing

    “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”

    The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B005GGMAW4

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

    https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE

    http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books
    and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
    MINE!

    “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! ”

    Don’t worry about the world ending today…
    as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

    PPS

    “I wish you well on a rainy day
    I wish you rainbows to brighten your day
    To feel your quiet moments with a special kind of warmth
    to remind you that happiness can happen
    when you least expect it.

    I wish you rainbows to make you laugh and smile
    to show you the simple beauty of life
    and to give you the magic of dreams come true.

    I wish you rainbows
    I wish you well.”

    – Larry S. Chengges

    ”Since I can never see your face,
    And never shake you by the hand,
    I send my soul through time and space
    To greet you. You will understand.”

    – James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)

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