Skip to main content

DISCLOSURES - Cookies

DISCLOSURES


This site uses cookies, mostly through Google's Blogger policy.


Some lawyers stay up at night trying to ruin free society and create new rules. Therefore, here are the disclosures I must have that you probably won't read.

Humble yourself to prosper

COME:
1 Peter 5
6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

HEAR:
Pride says: I can do this on my own. The definition of humble is not about getting rid of things, being poor, putting yourself down, saying "I'm not worthy...", or any other such non sense. The definition of humble is acknowledging that you are not God, and rolling the care of your life over onto Him. You do your part. Let Him do His.

For most of us this plays out silently and secretly. We say we love God, we go to church, we sing songs. We simply ignore Him Monday through Saturday. Or, we do pray daily, read the Word daily, but our prayer is one sided. It comes out like a request list or a check list of things to say to God.

The trick with this kind of humility is that we must get before God, openly and honestly. Have a two way dialogue about situations.

"Father, I need______Tires (or fill in the blank)____. You meet all my needs according to your riches. You give me all things to richly enjoy. So how would you have me believe you for this need?"

Then stop and listen, pray in tongues, it may take more than 5 minute. You may have to pray quietly about this for the rest of the day or even two or three days. The point is that you don't move on this need until he tells you something. If the need is immediate he may give you a temp fix answer and a more permanent answer sometimes too. His Mercy is new every morning.

What this does is build confidence into your answer. You could flip to your favorite provision scripture and make confessions over the issue. This will have some effect. But unless you got the Holy Spirit involved and got HIS take on the situation you won't have the confidence behind your confession. You'll be saying it, but not feeling any power of belief behind it.

Faith is trust. Faith is confidence. Confidence in what? Confidence that God's Word is true. If I say that I'll be at your house Friday morning to pick you up, you have three responses. "I believe him." or "I guess we'll see what he does?" or "I doubt it." Each response is based on a level of confidence in my word. The confidence will be based on how long you've known me and my character. If you've known me for ten years but always known me to be a flake, than you will see my word as "We'll see" or "I doubt it". If you've known me for a month, but seen me faithful and diligent at work each day than you could respond "I believe him." Your confidence will be based on what I said, and how you've experience me so far.

Therefore unless you get God's word on the situation you won't know what to have confidence in. Many people have pulled scriptures at random and gotten no results. You must see the situation from God's perspective. Two similar situations could have different roots. You must ask God, who sees the roots, what He would have you do about the situation. Only then, can you have the confidence to see it through to completion.

DO:
I'm going to take more time to follow this advice. Pray about a situation until I have an answer. Then I will have the confidence to follow through with that answer.

PRAYER:
"Father, I need______Tires (or fill in the blank)____. You meet all my needs according to your riches. You give me all things to richly enjoy. So how would you have me believe you for this need?"

Darrell G. Wolfe

Comments

Reading List








DISCLOSURES

DISCLOSURES

Some lawyers stay up at night trying to ruin free society and create new rules. Therefore, here are the disclosures I must have that you probably won't read.

Sign Up

Consider Supporting This Site: Become a Patron! Sign Up so you don't miss a post:

Special Delivery

* indicates required

View previous campaigns.

Powered by MailChimp

Darrell's Reading List


Here are some books I've been reading lately:
  • Hacker: The Outlaw Chronicles (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). The story of a young Hacker girl, who went on a wild adventure into the supernatural realm beyond trying to save her mom, but saved her self too in the process.
  • Saint: A Paradise Novel (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). He's an assassin, or is he? He finds a secret to his past that unlocks supernatural abilities, at a cost.
  • For a full list of all my book suggestions, see my Amazon Store.

Popular posts from this blog

Church Notes @Gatewaypeople

Church Notes @Gatewaypeople
03/09/2014
Church Survey from 7 years ago.

Overview

1. Exploring God. Attending Church but not saved yet. Fellowship
T-the cross divides here...

2. Beginning in God. Relationship.

3. Close to God. Discipleship.

4. God Centered. Lordship.

Mark 4

Seed fell on four groups.



Levels of Friendship

1. Don't talk
 - Its not works.
 - ?
 - Free Gift .

Grace

2. Became Friends

God's Word

3. Talk Often. Best Friends

Giving


4. Committed into death.





Note*
What if you take what you HATE to do and use it as a chance to do what you LOVE to do???



The W Story Structure - 4 Sequence Story Structure

Out of everything I've ever read on story structure for fiction writing, the W-Story Structure makes the most sense to me. If you'd rather view these as Acts (3-Act or 4-Act) you can overlay that on this W and it still works.



Glen C. Strathy writes (in much more detail here) in his article, The W-Plot vs. The Dramatica Model of Story Structure. There are four sequences for most stories. Each of the four legs of the W is comprised of a sequence of events that lead the story along to it's natural conclusion.

Sequence 1: setting up the problem (creating tension)Sequence 2: recovering from the problem (new ideas, positive momentum)Sequence 3: deepening of the problemSequence 4: the resolution of the problem (new light or understanding)

Sequence 1: setting up the problem (creating tension)
The Inciting Event (the event that is at the heart of the reason this story happened) may have occurred before your story begins, and often does. In King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), th…

No Hiding... My Story

Why am I writing my story? So... here's the thing. The Pure Desire, Seven Pillars workbook asks me to write an addiction story. When I was __ this happened. Then this happened. Timeline style.

The workbook and videos also break down the limbic system, and how desires, fears, and auto-responses were mostly created early, before 6 years old, give or take.

I've been thinking about my history and timeline for years, wondering why I am the way I am. So this sounds like promising homework. I started in on paper, but the deep level I want to travel will take more space. I plan to outline every relevant (or possibly relevant) moment.

Also, I'm inspired to start again because of a KPBS special "Meet the Patels", in which Ravi Patel (as shown through the lens of his sister's (Geeta Patel's - Film Maker) camera. It's a long story, worth seeing. It showed the struggles of American dating vs the arranged or partially-arranged type marriage systems their culture us…

I can do...

I can do... A Poem by Flavia Wolfe
I can jump
I can run
I can walk, but it's not as much Fun

I can laugh
I can cry
I only wish that I could fly

I can dance
I can play
I can sleep after such a great day, thank you for this day

I can smile
I can listen
I can hear the sounds of the ocean, God's peace overwhelms me

* by Flavia Wolfe 1981-2018


Shalom: Live Long and Prosper!
Darrell Wolfe (DG Wolfe) Storyteller | Writer | Thinker | Consultant @ DarrellWolfe.com

Clifton StrengthsFinder: Intellection, Learner, Ideation, Achiever, Input
16Personalities (Myers-Briggs Type): INFJ

Short Story: The Treasure Room

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:21
It's true, where you spend your money is an indication of what you value. This is why Tithe (money) is the number one indicator of whether you Trust God (heart issue).

What if we turned this verse around for a moment? What if we imagined that the treasure is your heart?

For where your heart is, there will be your deepest treasures.We then come to realize that the human heart is the real treasure. It's not our money or belongings that matter in life, but the hearts we touch along the way.

As I pondered that this morning, I imagined the following story. I hope you enjoy and take something away for yourself today.

*******

The sun poured into his bedroom window casting shadows around his room. The birds chirping in the tree just outside provided a bittersweet contrast to his otherwise solemn mood.

The house did not get many visitors, because Bob was a sheltered man. He lived far away, in the mountains. When he des…

Other sites I follow: