Wednesday, August 25, 2010

HOW TO LIVE A PEACEFUL LIFE

Living a peaceful life is what everybody wants out of life. Many people spend most of there time trying get a little peace in their mind. Worry free, stress free and able to do and go when and wherever you want to is not bad at all, but just the fact that your mind is clear of any turmoil and confusion could be called a peaceful life.

There is a way to obtain such a creator without spending half of your life trying to get it. In Romans 12:18 of the Amplified Bible, the author writes, If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

Finding peace comes from with in you, and how you react to the everyday situations that you cannot stop from happening. You cannot get away from life’s ups and downs, they will occur, but when they do occur, the defining moment to decide your peaceful life is at hand.

We all were created different with different ability and attitudes etc. So, we will have disagreements and conflicts with each other from time to time, handling the situation is what create the atmosphere for a peaceful life.

Let’s say you and a coworker got into a battle about who should take the lead in the meeting. Both are insisted that they be the one to lead. Here is where the scale tips. Are you man enough to say, you go ahead and take the lead, I will go after you?

To make peace, you must decrease and humble. Not too many are willing to follow that pattern, everybody wants to be the one in charge. But there must be someone who is willing to step back and allow the other person to take charge. It’s call making peace.

To live a peaceful life you must be willing to find a solution for the problem without you being the one that gets the glory.

To live a peaceful life you must be willing to reconcile if it means saying you are wrong when you are right, just to resolve the conflict.

To live a peaceful life you must be willing to yield the right away to the other person for argument sake.

Don’t let any situation cause you and another to engage in conflict over a situation that could resolve with just reasoning. The object here is to resolve.

Think about it in this sense, everything that you do, do it as on to the LORD, so that way your mind is clear of any hinderer’s situation, and that’s the key to living a peaceful life.

Motivation speaker/author Carl Mathis, author of the book “Life is what you make it – seven steps to moving forward. For more insight go to http://www.carlmathis.com

Saturday, August 21, 2010

HOW TO LIVE A SPIRITUAL LIFE

Every human contains a triplex in its nature, the Body, the Soul and the Spirit. The body, or the outer part of a human, is what been used to demonstrate the actions of what’s going on inside of the body. In other words, the body is the part of the human that covers the real source of what life is all about.

In fact, everything in this world has a body. A vehicle has a body, a building has a body, writing or reading has a body, from music to even liquid has a body. So as we see it, not only humans but objects and things have a body also. But to live spiritually will take more than just the body because the body has no connection that links toward God.

Then there is the soul. Not everything has a soul. The soul is placed above, and is independent of all infirmities of the body. For example, a sick person showing signs of weakness is due to the hindrances that interpose themselves between his soul and his body.

Concerning the soul, after its separation from the body, it will continue to progress until it attains the presence of God, in a state and condition which neither the revolution of ages and centuries, nor the changes and chances of this world, can alter. It will endure as long as the Kingdom of God, His dominion and power endureth.

With regard to the spirit, in 1 Corinthians 15:44, it says that there is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. Romans 8:10 and 11 says, if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

So as we see it, living spirituality is a matter of living for Christ. His ways and actions must be imbedded in you. This will take a lifestyle of continuous living and breeding the nature of how Christ operates.

“LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT”

This article is written by Motivational speaker/author Carl Mathis, author of the book “LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT – Seven steps to moving forward.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Is There Really a God Or is it All Baloney?

Is there really a God, or this whole talk about a higher power, or a supreme being all baloney? Imagine that you get on your knees and talk into the air. This is called praying to the person call God; however, you cannot see Him. The Bible itself says that no one has ever seen God at anytime. So what makes a person do such things for a God that they cannot see?

Some people say that they could feel His presence and even smell His aroma when He is around them. But still, I wonder if that sweet smelling Savior or the Ointment that runs down Aaron's beard is what they are talking about. I am curious to know, what does God smell like and how does His presence feel like. So the question is, is there really a God?

Many have confessed that God did this and God did that for them, and how He changed their life around, but yet they could not here Him speak a word. How could that be? Did He transform Himself into a human and perform helpful tasks for people, so how could they say God did it. Is there really a God, that's a very good question?

If there were such a person call God, His thoughts would not be like ours, would it? His ways would not be like ours, could it? His comprehension of things would certainly not be in our range of thinking, I wonder why? If there were such a person called God, this person would have to know everything and see everything. He would have to be everywhere at the same time, and love every person in spite of the negative things that they do. He must have compassion and a willingness to help all people. Then He will be a GOD. That would mean He Is a Spirit; or, maybe that's how you get to know Him.

This article was written by Motivational Speaker Carl Mathis, author of "Life is What You Make It: Build a Better Life for You and Your Family". Carl teaches and encourages all people to strive for their best and don't give up on their dreams, and to let them know that in God, nothing is impossible. Through his teachings many would be set free from a life of disbelief and low self esteem. Learn how to develop your life through Biblical Scriptures at http://www.carlmathis.com

Saturday, August 14, 2010

HAVING A SOUND MIND

This may sound strange to some people, but your mind plays a very big part to the supernatural occurrence. Do you not know that if a person is completely healed, but their mind tells them that it’s not so, their psychical body will not perform accordingly, that is because every part of their body takes orders from their mind.

This works in any form of categorical subject, that whatever you convince your mind to believe will occur. This is why Christians were specifically commanded to change their thinking and realize that the way that they thinking is not of God but of the world.

Remember that we were born in sin and shape in iniquity. In other words, our minds would have been lost and have no way of focusing on anything that is correct or according to the word of God. But then Jesus came and provides the Spirit of a sound mind, which enables us to rely and stand firm on what God said through His word.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)

However, God cannot give what He doesn’t have; He also had a sound mind. (Numbers 23:19) God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?

This is how you are able to “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you” Matthew 7:7 (KJV)

Now, when you go before God, asking Him to performing a miracle on your behalf, if you intended for you prayer to manifest, ensure that you have a sound and well made up mind.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

OUT OF CONTROL

Out of control is a dangerous road to travel, and it’s not a category that any individual should want to get themselves involved in. out of control is like a bad case of rash that you are trying to get rid of and cannot. Out of control gets into your mind and pushes you to do things that you eventually would be sorry for doing later on. This thing called out of control separates the stable-minded person from the influential by every situation or circumstance. If out of control is knocking at your door, please do not open it, because you might not like what will happen. Let him knock all he wants, when he gets tired of knocking, he will leave. But you don’t open that door.

James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (KJV)

Many areas could be potentially infected with a person getting the out of control disease. If you allow this disease to infect you, it will control you. This disease breaks up relationships and separates mothers from their children. Out of control isolates you and makes you ashamed because of your action. What is out of control? Is this a person or a thing? Is this a circumstance that just happens, or does it come whenever a situation shows its ugly face?

For example, when you get upset for a small incident, such as, when your blood pressure rises because another driver cuts you off on the road, saying and doing things, which makes you look like a foolish person.

How about payback, revenge, or the, I going to get you back spirit, How about this one, I don’t like you because. And still there are many more. These are out of control actions and needs to be attended to.

Be wise in what you do and say.

Motivation Speaker/author Carl Mathis."LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT- Seven steps to moving forward.

Monday, August 9, 2010

FASTING AND PRAYER:

Fasting can be described as abstaining from food, or some types of food, especially as an act of religious observance. Fasting is an area where you would need to develop discipline and controlled to be accurate and effective. Your mind has to be spiritually conditioned to conduct an effective fast. You must pray when fasting. They both work hand and hand.

(Matthew 6:16) – “When you go without food so you can pray better, do not be as those who pretend to be someone they are not. They make themselves look sad so people will see they are going without food. For sure, I tell you, they have all the reward they are going to get.” (NLV)

Jesus fasted for forty days and forty nights. This brings Him into a place that when He is weak that’s when He is strong. The outer appearance shouldn’t resemble the inner appearance. The evil one observed the outer physical appearance of Jesus, which resembled hunger, but this was not a sign that the spiritual man was weak. While the adversary/devil tempted Him, the inner man was well equipped and ready for any challenge that may occur. He then takes control and speaks at the right time to counteract the evil attacks.

Forty days may sound a little wow to you, and you might say this is just too much days for you to fast. However, always remember, the mind controls the body. If the mind is condition to fast, the body will follow. So fasting is really a mind thing, not a body thing. This is why, when you fast, you must get your mind to focus on the spiritual things. At the same time, you also get your mind to reject the worldly things. In this process, the mind should be very busy making sure that you get what you need and not what you want.

(In Mathew 6:17) – It said “when you go without food so you can pray better, put oil on your head and wash your face. Then nobody knows you are going without food. Then your father who sees in secret will reward you.” (KJV)

Fasting is for your inner man and not to show to others that you could go with food. In this case it’s called going on a diet. And when you go on a diet it’s for the physical body. If you abstain from food, sooner or later you will lose weight, but the inner man would not profit from such an act.

The inner man is not visible, that’s where your strength is located. You could know that someone is fasting, but you should not be able to determine by just his or her appearance.

Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. (Matthew 6:16 KJV) Fasting is not a public display, is not to be publicized, unless it’s a corporate fast.

When you fast and pray you must have an expectation that God will speak to you. Have an expectation that God will use you to channel His message to another. Open your spiritual bowel to receive what the Lord is about to say to you. Be sensitive to the voice that speaks. Prepare yourself to hear from God, by bringing your flesh into subjection through fasting and praying.
Fasting is the greatest spiritual discipline for seeking God’s intervention. Combined with prayer they together make up the most critical weapons of spiritual warfare and deliverance. While we cannot manipulate God to fulfill our desires exactly as laid out, to him fasting always (when done the biblical way) moves God to fulfill his intended will over the matters.
Our Lord Jesus said fasting would be necessary for his disciples after He ascended. “The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast,” (Matthew 9:15-KJV))
The early disciples remembered the words of their master and thus they made fasting vital. The outstanding work God accomplished through them speaks for itself.
“LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT”

Motivational Author/Speaker Carl Mathis
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Sunday, August 1, 2010

HOW TO OVERCOME FEAR.

Isn’t it very interesting that we were not given the spirit of fear, however, we still insist in adopting this character in our life. If reality shows his presence, then we will understand that we all were born with a sound mind, with no fear insight. Where did this thing call fear come from, and why is it lingering in our mind so much?

Fear is only a fake emotion that appeared to be real. Look at this.

A young baby comes out from his/her mother’s womb and signals that he or she in okay by making a crying loud noise. This pattern continued whenever a need is presence.

Then as he or she begins to grow, they crawl and crawl on the floor with no fear at all. Then they try to stand up and walk, even after many times of falling they still try.

Looking at this picture, where is the fear that we are trying to hold on to so badly came from, and how could we get read of it? The unpleasant feeling of anxiety or apprehension caused by the presence or anticipation of danger was not in your original structure. That concern about something that threatens to bring bad news or results to your life were never in the plans for your life. Worry and being afraid was not part of you.

To overcome fear, you must understand that everyone has two facts in there life, FAITH AND FEAR, which one you chouse to embrace in all up to you. But just remember that one of these was given to you and the other you adopt on your own.

By now you probably saying tell me how I get read of my fear. Well this is how, a three steps program. I call this the triple a program.

Analogy – Attitude and Actions.

How do you perceive life to be is your first attack against fear? The process of reasoning from a premise to a conclusion will let you know whether you believe and trust in faith, or you want to hang on to fear. Analyze and make a decision.

Then your attitude will reveal you decision. Do you have an arrogant or assertive manner, or a forward movement instead of a backward movement? Are you speaking what you want to do, or what you use to do?

Don’t give any time and action to maybe this will happened. Don’t lend an ear to suppose this don’t work out the way you want to. All these are attributes of the enemy.

How do you carry yourself when you walk out your house, is your head always up, or you looking down to the grown. Your attitude tells a lot.

Here is the gram daddy of them all, your actions. Saying something and doing something is not in the same interest when it comes to progress. To overcome fear you must act quickly and aggressively before fear realize what you are trying to accomplish. That way there is no time to concentrate on fear of failure.

“LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT”
MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER/AUTHOR CARL MATHIS

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