Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Meditations for Blessings, Health and Prosperity 2

Deut. 7:13  The Lord loves me and blesses me and multiplies me.

Deut. 7:13-15  The Lord blesses my fruit and blesses me above all people. The Lord takes away from my presence all sickness and allows none of the diseases  of the world to come upon me but allows them upon all those that hate me.

Deut 4:29  I seek the Lord my God with all my heart and with all my soul and I do find Him.

Deut. 5:33  I walk in all the ways which the Lord my God has commanded me and it is well with me and I prolong my days in the inheritance which I possess in Christ.

Deut. 29:29  The secret things belong unto the Lord but  these revealed promises belong unto me and my wife and my children forever.

Deut. 6:5  I love the Lord my God with all my heart and with all my soul and with all my might.

Deut. 6:6-9  I treasure God's Word and keep them in my heart. I teach them diligently unto my children and talk of them when I sit in the house and when I walk by the way and when I lie down and when I rise up. I  bind them for a sign upon my hand and they are as frontlets between my eyes. I write them upon the posts of my house and on the gates.

Deut. 26:1-14 I hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord my God to observe and to do all His commandments which He commands me and the Lord my God sets me on high above all nations of the earth and all these blessings come on me and overtake me as I hearken unto the voice of the Lord my God. Blessed am I in the city and blessed am I in the field. Blessed is the fruit of my  body and the fruit of my ground which I sow the seed of God's Word. Blessed is the flock of my sheep. 

Blessed is my financial and physical life. Blessed am I in my coming in and blessed am I in my going out. The Lord causes my enemies that rise up against me to be smitten before my face; they that come out against me one way flee before me seven ways. The Lord commands the blessing upon me in my storehouses and in all that I set my hand into. The Lord blesses my inheritance in Christ. The Lord establishes me a holy person unto Himself as I keep His commandments and walk in His  ways. 

All the people of the earth see that I am called by the Name of the Lord and they are afraid of me. The Lord makes me plenteous in goods. The fruit of my body is healthy physically and spiritually. The Lord opens unto me His good treasure, the heaven to give the rain of blessing unto my inheritance in Christ in His season. 

He blesses all the works of my hand. I lend unto many nations and I do not borrow. The Lord makes me the head and not the tail. I am above only and not beneath as I hearken unto the commandments of the Lord to observe and to do them. I do not go aside from any  of God’s Word to the right or to the left but I always walk in His Words.

Josh. 1:8  God's Word does not depart  out of my mouth and I meditate day and night to observe to do according to all that is written and I make my way prosperous and I have good success.

Josh. 23:14  Not one thing has failed  of all the good things which the Lord speaks concerning me; all are come to pass and not one thing has failed.

1 Sam. 1:11  I am given unto God all the days of my life.

2 Sam. 7:9  The Lord is with me wherever I go and has made His Name great in me.

2 Sam. 8:6  The Lord preserves me wherever I go.

Ps. 1:2, 3  I delight in the law of the Lord and I meditate on it day and night and I am like a tree planted  by the rivers of water that brings forth fruit in its season; my leaves never wither whatsoever I do always prosper.

Ps. 3:3   The Lord is my shield, my  glory and the lifter of my head.

Ps. 4:3-5  The Lord has set me apart and has made me godly for Himself. The Lord hears when I call unto Him. I stand in awe and sin not. I offer sacrifices of righteousness and put my trust in the Lord.

Ps. 4:8  I always sleep in peace for the Lord makes me dwell in safety.

Ps. 5:1  The Lord gives ear to  my words and considers my meditation.

Ps. 5:3   God hears my voice every morning. I direct my prayers and thoughts unto the Lord and look upon Him.

Ps. 5:12  The Lord defends me and compasses with favor as with a shield.

Ps. 68:35  God gives strength and power unto me.

Ps. 72:7  I am righteous and I flourish.

Ps. 73:28  It is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God and I declare all His works.

Always Have A Plan B

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. Because many things don’t go as well as we would like them to, it’s a great idea to have a “Plan B.” Having fallback plans can’t help but make you feel better about the  outcome  of  any  situation,  and  it  is  a  common denominator among very self-confident people.

Anyone  who  has  had  more  than  one  failure  in her  life  can  tell  you  that  having  another  path  to  take probably saved her bacon a time or two. I’m a big one for  contingency  plans.  If  you  are  an  entrepreneur,  in the  arts  or  media,  or  you  have  all  your  eggs  in  one basket, a Plan B is essential.

Knowing that if you lose the farm you have a condo you can go to makes you feel safer in the world. I know a number of people who have motor homes, and one of the reasons they do is, as they jokingly say, it’s their “in case” home. During the last big earthquake here in Los  Angeles,  many  people  who  had  them  were  very grateful—and those of us who didn’t were envious.

With the world economy in turmoil, creating some kind of additional income stream is also a good idea. The jeweler who is also a great designer or builder, the computer  geek  who  can  also  teach  school,  or  the  PR person  who  is  a  closet  novelist  can  all  find  a  way  to thrive even if their current position disappears.

Backup  plans  don’t  have  to  be  new  ideas—I continue  to  use  aspects  of  everything  I’ve  ever  done. My days on stage playing guitar have made me a better public speaker, which makes me a good radio host. The energy  I  put  into  songs  and  poems  has  helped  them become columns and books.
The years I spent running my  own  business  give  me  the  insight  to  help  others streamline theirs. 

And all of my experiences have made me  a  confident  and  successful  therapist.  Every  talent and  ability  you  have  can  be  built  upon  and  also  used again.  Not  that  I’d  ever  again  want  to  be  on  a  tour bus with six smelly guys for eight weeks, but if I had to I could still put food on the table by humming and strumming.

There’s  another  potential  upside  here:  Sometimes your  original  plan  and  your  backup  can  work  at  the same time. I still counsel, consult, write, and speak to groups all over the world. In years when the speaking business  got  very  slow  (such  as  after  9/11  and  then the  financial  crisis),  I  spent  more  time  writing  and counseling.

When  there  was  a  lull  between  books, I  put  more  energy  into  my  radio  show  and  business consulting, and did pro-bono events. Having multiple options gives you the sense that, if any one thing went away, you’d have other gigs that would more than fill the gap.

So get a little creative. Look at your past accomplishments and your current talents. A Plan B is only an idea away. By the way, this Plan B thing works in life, but not in relationships. Having a backup mate is only going to erode your current relationship and cause heartache for everyone involved. Enough said.


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