Posts Tagged ‘believe’

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Joel Osteen Said What?

February 15, 2012

“Faith activates God – Fear activates the Enemy.” ― Joel Osteen

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“Don’t just accept whatever comes your way in life. You were born to win; you were born for greatness; you were created to be a champion in life.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“The secret is to enlarge your vision. Are you satisfied with that little house you’re in? You shouldn’t be. You should want the sort of mansion the Osteens live in (his example). You should expect people to go out of their way to help you—then they will.

You must also “discover the power of your thoughts and words.” If you beat yourself up all the time, if you don’t think yourself worthy of divine abundance, God won’t give it. God helps us, to be sure, but we must help ourselves first. You must “let go of the past.” Rather than being consumed with bitterness, you have to forgive and move on.

Finally, you must “choose to be happy.” You can’t put it off till tomorrow or till that next financial milestone is reached. You should smile a lot, and good things will come your way. You also must work hard, for God won’t bless someone who’s slothful. You have to be a person of excellence. Arrive at work early, leave late, respect your boss, don’t waste time on the job—then you’ll be promoted and then you’ll be happier.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“You may be thinking, ‘this sounds too good to be true, Joel.’ I know it’s true! I saw the power of our thoughts and words turn an impossible situation in my own family into a modern-day medical miracle.” His mother was diagnosed with cancer and given only weeks to live. She overcame the disease by claiming victory over it, firing scripture verses at adversity and thumbing her nose at death. She is still living, decades later.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“Start calling yourself healed, happy, whole, blessed, and prosperous. Stop talking to God about how big
your mountains are, and start talking to your mountains about how big your God is!” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“You have to learn to follow your heart. You can’t let other people pressure you into being something that you’re not. If you want God’s favor in your life, you must be the person He made you to be, not the person your boss wants you to be, not even the person your parents or your husband wants you to be. You can’t let outside expectations keep you from following your own heart.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“When you are tempted to get discouraged, remind yourself that according to God’s word, your future is getting brighter; you are on your way to a new level of glory. You may think you’ve got a long way to go, but you need to look back at how far you’ve already come. You may not be everything you want to be but atleast you can thank God that you’re not what you used to be.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“God knows your value; He sees your potential. You may not understand everything you are going through right now. But hold your head up high, knowing that God is in control and he has a great plan and purpose for your life. Your dreams may not have turned out exactly as you’d hoped, but the bible says that God’s ways are better and higher than our ways, even when everybody else rejects you, remember, God stands before you with His arms open wide. He always accepts you. He always confirms your value. God sees your two good moves! You are His prized possession. No matter what you go through in life, no matter how many disappointments you suffer, your value in God’s eyes always remains the same. You will always be the apple of His eye. He will never give up on you, so don’t give up on yourself.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“To live your best life now, you must learn to trust God’s timing, you may not think He’s working, but you can be sure that right now, behind the scenes, God is arranging all the pieces to come together to work out His plan for your life.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“Maybe you’ve invested a lot of time, effort, money, emotion, and energy in a relationship; you did your best to make it work out. But for some reason, things got off course. And now you feel as though you have been robbed. When we focus on or disappointments, we stop God from ringing fresh new blessing into our lives.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“It’s our faith that activates the power of God.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“You can take pride in yourself without comparing yourself to anybody else. If you run your race and be the best that you can be, then you can feel good about yourself.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“God will not pour fresh, creative ideas and blessing into old attitudes.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“Many people are unhappy and are not experiencing life to its fullest because they’ve closed their hearts to compassion, they are motivated by only what they want and what they think they need. They rarely do anything for anybody else unless they have an ulterior goal in mind. They are self-involved and self-centered.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“You may be sitting around waiting for God to change your circumstances. Then you’re going to be happy, then your’re going to have a good attitude, then you’re going to give God praise. But God is waiting on you to get up on the inside. When you do your part, He’ll begin to change things and work supernaturally in your life.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“God is a good God, and He gives good things to his children. No matter who has denigrated you or how much pain you’ve experienced in life, no matter how many setbacks you have suffered, you cannot allow yourself to accept that as the way life is supposed to be. No, God has better things in store for you. You must reprogram your mind with God’s word; change that negative, defeated self-image, and start seeing yourself as winning, coming out on top. Start seeing that marriage as restored. See your business as flourishing. See your children as enjoying the good things of God. You must see it through your eyes of faith, and then it will begin to happen.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“Don’t simply settle for what your parents had. You can go further than that. You can do more, have more, be more.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“You need to follow your own heart in light of God’s word and do what you feel is right and good for you.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“If you’re not seeing God move in your life right now, one of two possibilities must be considered. Either your requests are not God’s best and will probably not be answered the way you’d like or it must not be the right time. If God were to answer that prayer the way you are hoping, it could interfere with his ideal plan for you.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“The marriage partner is not really the problem. No other person can ultimately make you happy. You must learn how to be happy within yourself.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“You need to take pride in what God has given you.” Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“What you keep before your eyes will affect you.” Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“What you receive is directly connected to what you believe.” Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“Hold on to that new, enlarged vision of victory that God has given you. Start expecting things to change in your favor. Dare to boldly declare that you are standing strong against the forces of darkness.” Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“Don’t think small when you pray. God has a way to bring your dreams to pass if you’ll dare to be bold enough to ask.”
― Joel Osteen

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Greg French Said What?

July 30, 2011

“Connect Group Notes – 25 July 2011

GOD CAN, IF YOU BELIEVE – Ps Greg French

‘Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.’ 1 Cor 9:24 (NKJV)

We lose hope when we lose sight of God’s capacity to breakthrough. To run our race means we need to choose to believe that God can.

– A boy is Healed, Mark 9:14-29
• Jesus says that all things are possible for those who believe, v23
• We need to move into a place of belief that God can v24

So how do we move from unbelief to belief?
– Understand that small things are important

Matt 10:29-30 The details of our life are important to God.

• We need to train ourselves to have faith in small things.
• Speak to molehills first, building your faith for mountains.
• We forget that to believe for the ‘small’ things is preparation for the ‘big’ things.
• We build belief, faith when we start believing with smaller things in life.

– Keep turning up

Acts 3:1 This man was positioned day after day for 38 years. The two men passing were pray-ers, heading to pray. They are walking past hundreds of needy people but they hear the voice of the blind man among others because they hear God’s voice in prayer.

• We too need to understand our voice will be heard if we keep turning up.
• We are strengthened and rebuilt when we continue coming to the House of God.

– Have a heart revelation, embrace unity
Acts 4:32-34 ALL needs met because they were of one heart, one mind.

• We need a revelation of God in our hearts, not just our minds.
• As we stand in unity and agreement with each other, power and grace build.

God says “I am the God who can, if you just believe.”
TALK ABOUT
1. What do you do when you lose faith?
2. How can you re-commit to persevering, continuing to show up to God’s place?
3. Who has God put in your life that you can stand in agreement with or for?” – Greg French, Connect Group Notes 25 July 2011: God Can If You Believe, 25/07/2011. (Accessed 28/07/2011)

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Andrew Kubala Said What?

June 12, 2011

Andrew Kubala: [77:25], “You’re going to feel warmth come all over your body and the pain’s going to go. Ok? And then you’ll be happy… … And just go, ‘Thank you God for healing me’. Ok? That’s all you have to do. Just not loud- just in your brain, alright? And we’ll do the rest. [Inaudable: (Here it?)] comes right now! You can feel it, falling over your life in Jesus name. There’s years [78:00] of pain. Bind and break it’s power. What ever specialist, what ever doctor – what meanings they be- we come against those spoken words.

Here comes- here comes the power of God! It went wsssh! all over you! That’s the anointing of God. You don’t have to do anything. It’s alright, just relax. Just relax. It’s going to be fine. Tonight’s your night. As soon as you lifted up your hand, that’s where the miracle was. That’s where the miracle was. You see I can see your brain kinda ticking over. That’s okay. Just relax. Just breathe big breaths.

Here he comes!” [Starts praying at 78:36]

Andrew Kubala: [78:46] “You know God spoke to me this afternoon. He said, ‘God’s healing bones’. He’s going to heal bones today. Pain’s going to shift off your life in Jesus name- can you feel my hands getting warmer? That’s the anointing of God. That’s the anointing of God just falling over your life. You’re gonna go back to your specialist. [79:00] You’re going to go back to your doctor and they’re gonna laugh. They’re gonna say, ‘I don’t know what’s happened. I don’t know how that shifted over your life’.

But I’m telling you right now, you’re going to see a miracle take place in your life in Jesus name. Why are you wiggling? You’re wiggling allot. How- how hot is it up here? Is it hot? It is hot ay? I thought it was the lights.

Yeah, I dunno, it’s weird. Give me some shoulder wiggling. [person wiggles shoulders] How does it feel?” [79:25] …

Andrew Kubala: [79:36] “Has the pain gone. That’s what I’m trying to figure out. Bend down- gimme- where is it sore? On your shoulders? Somewhere else? Your neck?”

Person: Everywhere.

Andrew Kubala: “Everywhere? [inaudable] … Listen. That feeling of like, ‘I’m not in pain any longer’… cos how long have you had this thing for? Like a long time?”

Person: Years. Yeah.

“Yes. See what- [80:00] this is the truth [faces church]. Our mind finds it hard to think that years of pain can shift in a thirty second moment.

[Faces person] I’m telling you sweetheart: you’re going to be healed. This is never coming back. Never coming back. Okay?”

Person: Yep. [Crowd applauds]

Andrew Kubala: “So you just- just-… HERE’S SOME HOMEWORK OKAY. [Faces person] Here’s some homework, cos your words locate you. I just want you to for twenty four- Just give me twenty four hours- every time you think about it, say, ‘God thank you for healing me’. Okay? Just go, ‘Thank you for healing me’. And all of a sudden, [clicks fingers] you’ll be like, ‘Oh! I’ve been one day without pain. Two days without pain. Three days without pain. And bingo-jingo, you’ll be back in church laughing. [Changes subject] Do you go to a connect group?”

Person: I go to a church at Christchurch sometimes.

Andrew Kubala: “At Christchurch! You’re a KIWI? No wonder you got healed!” – Andrew Kubala, Is It Time For A Change?: (77:25- 80:47), http://www2.myc3church.net/videos/it-time-change, C3 Oxford Falls, 6pm, 05/02/2001. (Accessed 13/06/2011)