Archive for January, 2013

Growth versus Decay

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

GOD is Love thus Love is constant and… infinite.  Other aspects of this physical life are in flux, either growth or decay.  We grow physically or we decay physically.  We grow spiritually or we decay spiritually and “grow cold”:

Matthew 24:12   And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.   NKJV

As we walk in Love we open the door for growth, blessing, and prosperity.  The Pentecostal age gave the “prosperity” message a bad reputation because Love was not at the center of its motive, lust was.  Lust was subtly disguised as bringing forth the Gospel and half-truths were used to justify the building of large ministries that tended to benefit a select group of entitled ministers while many of their donors were barely making ends meet.  Jesus did not operate in this manner.  Many of these ministries were exposed for their sin.  However, the Word of GOD is still powerful even when someone with sin in his life proclaims the Word.  Every Word of Our Heavenly Father has the power within itself to cause itself to come to pass.  Spiritual Laws work in spite of the delivery by lawless ones.  Rain falls on the unjust as well as the just.

Jesus promotes life, fruitfulness, and growth: 

John 10:10   The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly.  KJV

Many would limit this abundance to be spiritual only but Jesus never operated in scarcity in His ministry.  When He needed food, He multiplied it.  When He needed tax money, He located it.  When He saw a need, He supplied the need.  However, He was always motivated by Love.  He didn’t have to hoard resources during His ministry.  He made sure that the twelve disciples were fully supplied.  We read nowhere that the disciples were deprived during His ministry on earth.  His parables indicated that life and blessing were associated with those who pursued the fullness of a relationship with Our Heavenly Father.  Fruitfulness is the mandate of the overcomers, not scarcity.  The “double fruitfulness” type and shadow of Ephraim as an overcomer denotes blessing.

Abuse and misuse of Biblical truths do not negate the life in them.  We must change our thinking, clear the slate, and build upon the foundation of Love.  As our intent becomes Love-based, we are now ready to produce a hundredfold return of fruitfulness.  The fruitfulness will be in the spiritual realm but the physical realm will be aligned as well for it must submit to the spiritual.  We should believe that it is Our Heavenly Father’s good pleasure to bless us rather than force us to live a life of lack and scarcity in order to pass some perpetual test of commitment.  Yes, there will be times of testing of our faith, but not forever.

Are you in growth mode or decay mode?  If you are in decay, persistent scarcity, or lack, you may want to reassess your priorities.  A foundation of Love is the highest priority.


Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Before Adam’s fall he could easily hear Our Heavenly Father.  As we refer to Genesis 3, we see that he could hear immediately afterwards.  As time passed, it became difficult for mankind to hear Our Heavenly Father.  The fleshly man does not have ears to hear and that man became stronger by the day.  Sin and lawlessness abounded and most men followed after their own lust.  In each generation Our Heavenly Father would raise up a remnant that would hear HIS Voice.  Men who sought after Heavenly Wisdom were rewarded with a deeper relationship with Our Heavenly Father.  What prevents us from hearing Our Heavenly Father?

Psalm 46 says to “Be still” yet we are now so busy and preoccupied with the cares of the world that we don’t meditate on HIM so that we can hear HIS Words.  For me, the best time to be still, hear, and meditate on HIS Word is first thing in the morning.  I am refreshed and have not dealt with the issues of the day.  HE will awaken me early when there is much spiritual activity to deal with or there is something specific I need.  That has happened a lot lately.  Over the course of our Bible Study on Love there has been much spiritual activity.  Often such activity is designed to challenge the revelation coming forth.  The greater the revelation, the greater the spiritual activity.  This is where the overcomer must “overcome” the challenges to the revelation.

“Clutter” is another hindrance to listening.  Simplifying your life will free up your focus and attention.  If you are predisposed to scarcity, you will tend to hold on to things “just in case”.  We are told to go into our prayer closets.  Why?  We must remove anything that distracts us from hearing.  A blaring TV or radio, a new text message on the cell phone, or a stack of papers screaming for attention will all hinder your ability to hear.

Over-commitment is another challenge among many.  When you have committed yourself to tasks with excess time requirements, you become a slave to those tasks.  Parents sign up their kids to every sport under the sun in an effort to raise the next premier athlete.  Fifty games in a season for grade school kids?  C’mon!  Time and resources are sucked away and at the same time your ears become dull of hearing.  You wake up everyday exhausted.  Free up your time and under-commit.  You will find that you can see and hear a little better.  If Our Heavenly Father instructed you to do something or take a trip, do you have time to do it?

When you free up time and attention, you set the stage to hear.  You must not be in a hurry for Our Heavenly Father does not operate on your time schedule.  Commitment to hear is necessary.  Hearing demands a response and action.  If you have no time for action, why should HE tell you to do something.

The Faith Movement was depicted by the view “ I will do this or that unless HE tells me not to!”  Those “men of faith” assumed they could hear based on their Pentecostal faith.  On the other hand, Jesus said He did nothing of Himself but instead only what Our Heavenly Father taught Him (John 8:28).  Wouldn’t it be better to do only those things which were spoken to you by Our Heavenly Father?  You must surrender yourself for this to occur.  You must place the ego on the altar and it must die so that “in death you will live”.  You must lay down you life for HIM.  In order to do HIS Will you must first listen.  Where your Love is, you will be.

Iceland Update

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

There is life after Mystery Babylon:

America, Repent!

Sunday, January 27th, 2013


The Mind of Christ

Friday, January 25th, 2013

The Pursuit of Spiritual Wisdom is one requirement of aspiring overcomers.  The Apostle Paul was well aware of the need for wisdom from Above.  After all, he had pursued man’s wisdom which had led him as a young man to pursue a life of persecuting Christians.  Today we look around at man’s wisdom and see we are in a serious mess.  Paul brings up this topic in 1 Corinthians Chapter 2:

1   And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God.

For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

Here we have an Old Testament Scholar who admitted he knew nothing except “Jesus Christ and Him crucified”.  Paul had to throw away all of his previous doctrine and start over.  Each of us must ask the same question: What doctrine am I holding on to that prevents me from receiving the Mind of Christ, the Wisdom from Above?  Paul continues:

3  I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling.

4   And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

5   that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

Here, Paul differentiates man’s wisdom from the Power of GOD.  Later in this letter Paul is going to mention the nine manifestations of the Holy Spirit, all of these representing certain out workings of the Power of GOD.  Each of these manifestations is motivated by Divine Intent and for us to properly operate in these manifestations, we must take on the Mind of Christ.  Where is your faith?  In man’s persuasive words that support his worldly view?

6   However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.

Paul is a fruit inspector.  He makes an assessment of those who speak with worldly wisdom and finds their wisdom “coming to nothing”.  Worldly wisdom can be hard to inspect for it is very subtle in its intent to take your focus away from your gifts and calling.  Its goal is to “burn up” your time, to make you of none effect, unproductive for the Kingdom.  Each day you waste is a victory for the old man and results in death and destruction.

7   But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory,

8   which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

Man’s wisdom played into the plan of Our Heavenly Father.  Man’s logic said to kill the opposition and unknowingly completed a required step in the plan for redemption thus assuring their rule of the people would be lost.  Their plan backfired.  Man’s wisdom continues to backfire to this very day.

9   But as it is written:

​​​“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,

​​Nor have entered into the heart of man

​​The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

Our Heavenly Father’s preparations are for those who Love Him!  Once again, Love is what it is all about.  It’s not about anything else.  Wisdom from Above comes by way of Love.

10   But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.

We want to know the deep things of Our Heavenly Father.  For that very reason you read this blog as well as others, searching for those nuggets of wisdom that will change your life.  I am also in pursuit of the wisdom from Above.  I am fully persuaded that Love is the portal to that wisdom.  I need only look around at those who preach out of earthly wisdom and inspect their fruit to know that there is a greater prize than what they have received.  I look at Jesus Christ as my example.  His fruit is what I must compare when I look at where I stand.  The promise of greater works (John 14:12) should be the expectation of those who pursue the “deep things of GOD”.

11  For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him?  Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.

12  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.

13  These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

14  But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

We must have the Spirit of GOD to be able to receive the deep things of Our Heavenly Father.  Natural man sees them as foolishness because his logical, polarized mind cannot comprehend the infinite aspects of Love.  Love will express itself beyond man’s logic.  “You must die to live” does not compute in man’s logic.  “Greatest in the Kingdom is the one who serves all” is another statement that defies man’s logic.  I would also suggest that the pursuit of the Baptism of Love is another “deep thing” of Our Heavenly Father that puts the mind in”tilt”.  How can you pursue Love and expect physical fruit that surpasses anything man can muster up?  Once you get a glimpse of this revelation, you begin to see it everywhere in Scripture.  Instead of focusing on the “acts” of Our Heavenly Father, you begin to focus on HIS “ways”, or Divine Intent.

15  But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.

16  For “who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

Our goal should be to have and operate in the Mind of Christ.  If we have the Mind of Christ, we will walk in the fullness of our calling and do greater works as was promised by Our Lord Jesus Christ.  The Mind of Christ operates by Divine Intent, not the worldly wisdom of man.  Love is at the core of Divine Intent.  Paul tells us that the things of GOD are prepared for those who LOVE HIM.  The old man will fight you every step of the way until you finally subdue him and cast him down.  You must be determined that you will not be denied of the fullness of the Mind of Christ.  As you immerse yourself in the study of Love, as you promote Love, as you operate in Love, you will take on the Mind of Christ.

35 Reasons to be concerned

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

The following list is from

I have seen many of these statistics from other sources.  What amazes me is the slack attitude of many baby boomers.  Self-indulgence is at the center of their attitudes.  These are the same people who allowed “government sanctioned” lawlessness to become part of the American culture on their watch.  The Supreme Law comes from Our Heavenly Father.  Any law that is contrary is lawlessness, pure and simple.  The weight of the subsidies needed to support them is greater than the ability of the rest of the working population to generate income.  Something has to give.


1. Right now, there are somewhere around 40 million senior citizens in the United States.  By 2050 that number is projected to skyrocket to 89 million.

2. According to one recent poll, 25 percent of all Americans in the 46 to 64-year-old age bracket have no retirement savings at all.

3. 26 percent of all Americans in the 46 to 64-year-old age bracket have no personal savings whatsoever.

4. One survey that covered all American workers found that 46 percent of them have less than $10,000 saved for retirement.

5. According to a survey conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, "60 percent of American workers said the total value of their savings and investments is less than $25,000".

6. A Pew Research survey found that half of all Baby Boomers say that their household financial situations have deteriorated over the past year.

7. 67 percent of all American workers believe that they "are a little or a lot behind schedule on saving for retirement".

8. Today, one out of every six elderly Americans lives below the federal poverty line.

9. More elderly Americans than ever are finding that they must continue working once they reach their retirement years.  Between 1985 and 2010, the percentage of Americans in the 65 to 69-year-old age bracket that were still working increased from 18 percent to 32 percent.

10. Back in 1991, half of all American workers planned to retire before they reached the age of 65.  Today, that number has declined to 23 percent.

11. According to one recent survey, 70 percent of all American workers expect to continue working once they are "retired".

12. According to a poll conducted by AARP, 40 percent of all Baby Boomers plan to work "until they drop".

13. A poll conducted by CESI Debt Solutions found that 56 percent of American retirees still had outstanding debts when they retired.

14. Elderly Americans tend to carry much higher balances on their credit cards than younger Americans do.  The following is from a recent CNBC article

New research from the AARP also shows that those ages 50 and over are carrying higher balances on their credit cards — $8,278 in 2012 compared to $6,258 for the under-50 population.

15. A study by a law professor at the University of Michigan found that Americans that are 55 years of age or older now account for 20 percent of all bankruptcies in the United States.  Back in 2001, they only accounted for 12 percent of all bankruptcies.

16. Between 1991 and 2007 the number of Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 that filed for bankruptcy rose by a staggering 178 percent.

17. What is causing most of these bankruptcies among the elderly?  The number one cause is medical bills.  According to a report published in The American Journal of Medicine, medical bills are a major factor in more than 60 percent of the personal bankruptcies in the United States.  Of those bankruptcies that were caused by medical bills, approximately 75 percent of them involved individuals that actually did have health insurance.

18. In 1945, there were 42 workers for every retiree receiving Social Security benefits.  Today, that number has fallen to 2.5 workers, and if you eliminate all government workers, that leaves only 1.6 private sector workers for every retiree receiving Social Security benefits.

19. Millions of elderly Americans these days are finding it very difficult to survive on just a Social Security check.  The truth is that most Social Security checks simply are not that large.  The following comes directly from the Social Security Administration website

The average monthly Social Security benefit for a retired worker was about $1,230 at the beginning of 2012. This amount changes monthly based upon the total amount of all benefits paid and the total number of people receiving benefits.

Could you live on about 300 dollars a week?

20. Social Security benefits are not going to stretch as far in future years.  The following is from an article on the AARP website

Social Security benefits won’t go as far, either. In 2002, benefits replaced 39 percent of the average retirees salary, and that will decline to 28 percent in 2030, when the youngest boomers reach full retirement age, according to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.

21. In the United States today, more than 61 million Americans receive some form of Social Security benefits.  By 2035, that number is projected to soar to a whopping 91 million.

22. Overall, the Social Security system is facing a 134 trillion dollar shortfall over the next 75 years.

23. As I wrote about in a previous article, the number of Americans on Medicare is expected to grow from 50.7 million in 2012 to 73.2 million in 2025.

24. Medicare is facing unfunded liabilities of more than 38 trillion dollars over the next 75 years.  That comes to approximately $328,404 for each and every household in the United States.

25. Today, only 10 percent of private companies in the U.S. provide guaranteed lifelong pensions for their employees.

26. Verizon’s pension plan is underfunded by 3.4 billion dollars.

27. In California, the Orange County Employees Retirement System is estimated to have a 10 billion dollar unfunded pension liability.

28. The state of Illinois has accumulated unfunded pension liabilities of more than 77 billion dollars.

29. Pension consultant Girard Miller told California’s Little Hoover Commission that state and local government bodies in the state of California have 325 billion dollars in combined unfunded pension liabilities.

30. According to Northwestern University Professor John Rauh, the latest estimate of the total amount of unfunded pension and healthcare obligations for retirees that state and local governments across the United States have accumulated is 4.4 trillion dollars.

31. In 2010, 28 percent of all American workers with a 401(k) had taken money out of it at some point.

32. Back in 2004, American workers were taking about 30 billion dollars in early withdrawals out of their 401(k) accounts every single year. Right now, American workers are pulling about 70 billion dollars in early withdrawals out of their 401(k) accounts every single year.

33. Today, 49 percent of all American workers are not covered by an employment-based pension plan at all.

34. According to a recent survey conducted by Americans for Secure Retirement, 88 percent of all Americans are worried about "maintaining a comfortable standard of living in retirement".

35. A study conducted by Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research found that American workers are $6.6 trillion short of what they need to retire comfortably.

Battle between the East and the West

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

The Chinese are developing a gold-backed currency using the Yuan.  They continue to purchase gold as quietly as possible.  They are using some of their U.S. Dollars to convert to gold, a store of value without any attached liability.  Last year China imported at least 1,000 tons of gold and they are not divulging size of their stockpile… yet.

They are quickly developing their financial market to handle world-class transactions, circumventing the U.S. Dollar.  The U.S. Dollar as the world’s reserve currency is soon to be challenged.  The unfunded liabilities of the U.S. assure us that the U.S. Dollar will continue its decline in value.  America no longer has the resolve to deal with huge problems in its financial house.

Once the market responds to this plan, I expect gold and silver to respond accordingly based on the basic economic law of supply and demand, and enter their next phase of the bull market.  The central banks have intervened in the paper market to suppress the rise of these metals.  However, the market is larger than the central banks and their manipulation has an end in sight.

Be of Good Courage

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Deuteronomy 31:6  Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he [it is] that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Courage is strength in the face of pain, grief, fear, or the unknown.  Joshua was told to be of good courage as he was preparing to lead the children of Israel into the Promised Land.  There were kings to remove, the armies to confront, and the land to be subdued.  The LORD committed to go with Joshua and not fail or forsake him.  The same is true today.

Fear dominates the headlines today.  Fear has been used as a great motivator in getting society to do what those in control want.  The church used fear to control the congregation by preaching the eternal damnation doctrine.  You cannot control those people who hear Our Heavenly Father and have the courage to respond accordingly.  Those people have a higher calling and a commitment to act accordingly.  Peer pressure will not cause them to tow the popular line.  Conformity is not a predominant trait of those with courage.  Fear of rejection and insecurities are replaced by boldness and assurance that Our Heavenly Father is directing your path.

Jesus displayed courage as He went to the cross.  He relied completely on the word of Our Heavenly Father.  The disciples then had courage to face their enemies for they knew Jesus had been raised from the dead.  Courage came forth as revelation from Above and provided direction to each disciple.

“Be not afraid” goes hand in hand with “Be of good courage”.  Fear will raise its ugly head and convince you to compromise.  Fear of loss is a strong motivator when allowed to fester.  To be an overcomer, you must be tested and overcome.  Courage is a necessity for the overcomer to fulfill the tests specific to his or her calling.

Psalm 31:24   Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.

Our Heavenly Father will strengthen your heart.  HE will not forsake you for it is HIS good pleasure to do HIS will through you and give you the necessary tools to overcome any obstacle that you encounter.  When you know your calling in life, there is no Plan B, only Plan A.  Your calling will require courageous acts from time to time.  You will have to defend your position against one or more adversaries.  Even though you intend to live a quiet and peaceful life, challenges will arise.  Lawlessness will raise its ugly head and challenge your resolve.

The word “courage” is mentioned 19 times in the Old Testament and 1 time in the New Testament.  Many of those occurrences dealt specifically with entering into the Promised Land, a type and shadow of the Tabernacles Age.  The number 19 represents “faith”.  In the New Testament, faith is required when acting on The Word.  By faith men acted on Our Heavenly Father’s Word.  Abraham willingly gave up Isaac on the altar knowing that Our Heavenly Father would raise Isaac from the dead to bring forth the promise HE had spoken to Abraham.  Isaac was the son of promise.  Faith comes by hearing and responding to the Word of Our Heavenly Father.

In order to have faith and courage we must have the Mind of Christ.  In order to have the fullness of the Mind of Christ you must take on HIS Character which is centered around Love.  As your soul is purified through Love, you will be able to walk in the faith needed during those times of adversity.  You will be able to face the challenges that are set before you.  Sickness and disease will lose their grip on you.  Love will prevail in your life.

Restoration requires Judgment

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

There seems to be an increase in judgment among some of the brethren and/or their families.  The hearts of many are being exposed and there appears to be a judgment that has begun as a result.

Restoration requires a three step process to occur.  First there must be a revelation of the lawlessness.  Then a judgment of correction must occur.  This judgment leads to restoration of the individual to Our Heavenly Father.

Denial of reality is one of the biggest challenges an individual faces.  The counterfeit reality is promoted under the guise of hope against hope.  People are fed a continual diet of half-truths and outright lies and ultimately they have difficulty in perceiving the facts and the truth.  After enough time has passed, they now believe the agenda of the ones who have had their attention. 

The current flu epidemic is one such counterfeit reality.  We are all led to believe that if we don’t get our flu shot we will suffer the consequences, even death.  What the authorities don’t tell you is that preexisting conditions play a major role in the outcome of contracting the flu virus.  It is as though those who died were otherwise 100% healthy prior to contracting the flu.  After having used the EDS technology for the last seven years, I am convinced that the flu is not in itself the worst illness you can contract.

Over a lifetime of exposure to chemicals, bacteria, viruses, etc. we retain the “signal’s” for these invaders in our bio-field.  Whether a signal or the actual invader, the body’s immune system must deal with it.  Outward appearance does not even begin to reflect what is going on inside our bodies.  Our immune system is magnificent in its operation but it is not indestructible.  It can be overrun with too many invaders.  The accumulation of invaders over time create an overworked environment.  By methodically removing these signals similar to removing layers of an onion, we free up our immune system to do what it was designed to do, deal with new invaders.  The EDS system does not heal anything.  Instead, the body does.  Its function is to remove the signals which in some cases cause inflammation so that the body can do what it was designed to do, heal itself.

The Word of Our Heavenly Father removes counterfeit realities created by the ego, or old man.  False perceptions are exposed by HIS Word and as we receive HIS Word and respond (aka hearing), we will begin the restoration process as well.  Our soul begins to be restored.  Our body then begins to line up as well.  Rather than being bombarded with information and opinions from man, we seek revelation from Our Heavenly Father.  I assure you that there will be some pain as the counterfeit is removed.  We will find that we have been lawless in certain areas.  Our old man has had free rein to pursue self-motivated agendas at the expense of others.  We attempted to exalt ourselves above our brethren.  We often looked the other way while sin was in our midst thus endorsing it by our inaction.  We must the be judged and corrected by Our Heavenly Father.  We must embrace the correction with gladness.  Our joy must come forth even in the depths of our correction.

Once judgment is complete, restoration is at hand.  Restoration sets the stage for the fullness of Love to come forth.  Healing is part of that process.  Chronic disease and sickness must give way to Life and Love.  Pharmaceuticals will no longer be your best friend.  Your medicine cabinet will dry up.  The malfunctions of your body will begin repair in earnest.  Love will be the guide to move the process forward.  You will become sensitive and attract the nutrition best for your body.  You will no longer abuse your body with the cravings that ruled you in the past.  Once the judgment phase has ended, restoration will be in full swing.

The 10th Commandment

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Exodus 20:17   “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

Where is your desire and pleasure focused?  The internal or external?  Are you always looking at what others have and say “If I only had this or that I would be happy”.  Fulfillment does not come from the external.  Each of us has a void that can only be filled by the Love of Our Heavenly Father.  As we move into the fullness of that Love, our desire for “our neighbor’s” possessions will cease.

The last three commandments dealing with stealing, lying, and coveting all focus on matching your Love with the external circumstances of life.  Your covenant with Our Heavenly Father requires external resources to accomplish.  Anytime you try to circumvent the plan by acquiring something in a lawless fashion, you defer the fullness of your calling.  Your Love acts as a magnet to those things that are needed to fulfill your calling.  You do not need to intervene as though Our Heavenly Father could not bring forth the provision.  Does this mean you are to do nothing?  No, you are to utilize what has been given you and purpose to be the best steward one can be.  Excellence is a noble pursuit.  Laziness is a regret.  With your gifts and calling, you extend creation.  You become part of the solution to life, not the problem.  You are a creator just as Our Heavenly Father is THE Creator.

There is nothing greater than being a child of Our Heavenly Father.  You are to be one with your purpose, your calling.  That is the ultimate fulfillment of as you go through this life.  What your neighbor has should not be of any consequence.  As you fulfill your calling, you take part in the expansion of creation.  What could be a greater assignment?  You must not let external motivations deprive you of this joy and fulfillment.  Quit looking at your neighbor with longing eyes.

External motivations take your focus away from the internal, where the real action is.  Don’t you think when your time has come that Our Heavenly Father will find you with all the needed resources to fulfill HIS Plan?  You need to have faith in HIM and be dedicated to your calling.  “I’m not important!” should not be the cry of one who is connected to their calling.  Every person is important to the mosaic Our Heavenly Father is creating.  Jesus said the widow’s mite was a greater sacrifice than the riches of others.  The little children were called “great” in the Kingdom.  Each of us is important to Our Heavenly Father’s plan.  You don’t need your neighbor’s “stuff”.

Our goal should be to produce a harvest of fruit from our own calling, not someone else’s.  That would be a counterfeit.  We should embrace the process of maturing into our calling as much as the end result.  Success of completing each test along the way into the fullness of your calling provides immense satisfaction and joy.  Embracing each new revelation enhances the excitement of knowing you are right where Our Heavenly Father wants you.  You must come to appreciate the process of growth and training.  We are all in different facets of development.  There is no need to compare ourselves with others.  Your focus should be on living with purpose and that purpose should be your calling.  Whether it is the first step or the final step into the fullness, embrace each step and focus your gaze on Our Heavenly Father.  This focus will assure you that you “shall not covet”.