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Sunday, November 30, 2014

TODAY AT METRON - 11/30/14



"Absolutely a great service and could feel God's presence more than ever! Thanks for all you do!"

- CW
"This was my final Sunday as artist of the month at Metron, what an amazing month, 
I was honored to be a part of such a wonderful group of people who love the Lord."
- EWS

"Heidi and I just watched your service. Thank you! I said over 

and over as we watched you..
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"That's MY Pastor!"   we love you."

- BHC


"Bishop thank you for your words of life... Being on the road day 

in and out sometimes takes a toll... Needed this...Love that you 

always speak truth & that it does set us free... Love you!"

- DPM



"Bishop, the exhortation that you gave today was for me. 
I've been going through some difficult times lately and feeling very alone in it all. As you said; 
sometimes you need to hear, what you already know in your heart, spoken by someone else. 
Thanks for being that person in my life today."

- MBC



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Saturday, November 29, 2014

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

The Theory of Everything is a beautiful, original and lengthy film, which is inspired by the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking...the book deals with her relationship with her ex-husband, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, his diagnosis of motor neuron disease, and his success in the field of physics...

I was interested in seeing it because of Hawking's groundbreaking work in cosmology and Quantum Physics, and especially the evolution of his ideas about the existence of God in relation to these things...the film handles that particular subject matter with objectivity and great sensitivity to both Spiritual and Scientific sensibilities...

There is also some very interesting stuff in it about time, what it actually is, and how it originated, including some intriguing theories about the possibilities of reversing its effects...

When Hawking was diagnosed as a student at Cambridge in the 60's, he was given two years to live...he is now in his 70's...

The film may not be for everyone, but if Eddie Redmayne, doesn't win a 'Best Actor' gold statue for playing (or should I say channeling?) Hawking, he will for sure at least be nominated for one...Oscar loves these kinds of biopics, especially the ones about people with physical challenges, and I've never seen a more convincing portrayal...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

THURSDAY THOUGHTS

Self-sabotage happens when you booby-trap your own brain with the negative trigger points of fear, regret, bitterness and un-forgiveness...you allow your perceptions of your own shortcomings to cause you to overreact to criticism...whenever you struggle, you automatically get down on yourself for all your past challenges...troubles in your relationships remind you of troubles in former ones, and that pulls you right back to them....when you encounter difficult circumstances (which is really just life), you read more into what's going on than with what is really going on...when you have a tough day, it overwhelms you unnecessarily because you inevitably start thinking about the life you could be living now if you just had a different past...the self-inflicted wounds of "shoulda woulda coulda" stay infected, and sustain within your soul an emotional low-grade fever that prevents you from relaxing into your life and just enjoying the journey...

Refuse to let your past hold you back any longer...NOW is what matters...it's really all that matters...you can decide to stop dwelling on things that happened in your past and re-create/re-write your own life story...you can change the script, and become the hero of your own tale...you can opt for an authentic, happy ending to it, and become so focused on that reality that nothing can pull you out of the present moment, and no ghost from your history can haunt your current thoughts and cause you to feel anxious...when you are walking in your "I AM" consciousness, you are limitless in your ability...when you live IN THE NOW, you continually give yourself permission to be in every moment and enjoy the present...

You can turn off the internal video loop that keeps replaying past events in your head..."faith comes by HEARING"...what you hear over and over again you will eventually believe, so you need to understand the story that you’re telling yourself every minute of every day, both verbally and non-verbally...once you understand why you keep telling your story to yourself and to others the way that you tell it, it will be easier to edit it, and allow it to change your life for the better...

Stop complaining about the bad hand that you’ve been dealt, put on the poker face of faith, and play the game of life to win...it doesn't matter that you didn’t have money growing up, the Universe is still filled with abundance, and that abundance is so vast, so limitless, that your sense of lack, or your inherited ancestral poverty mentality is simply irrelevant to your current reality...the abundance will come to you IN THE NOW, and as soon as you catch up with the present and tune your thinking into the frequency of the I AM, you will see the growth begin...it doesn't matter that you didn’t get a job that you should have gotten, or lost the good one that you had, you were just making room in your life for something so much better, and that better reality will manifest IN THE NOW...cut yourself free from regrets...they're just weighing you down...NOW IS ALL THAT MATTERS!

Love yourself.
Forgive yourself.
Love your life.
Re-write your story.
Make it work for you...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY WORDS

You are responsible for your own life, your own happiness, your own joy...you are responsible for taking the stewardship over your own spirit...it's up to you to protect your mind, your emotions, your very self from being infected by the negativity oozing from the unhealed emotional wounds of someone else's unresolved issues which have nothing to do with you...it's up to you to stop taking the deformed things that they create personally, and realize once and for all that it really is their problem and not yours...it's up to you to guard your own heart from verbal and emotional toxicity...it's up to you to say no to the possibility of connecting to someone else's negative energy...it's up to you to refuse to let someone else's cold, dark shadow of insecurity, jealousy, or hatred block out your beautiful, warm and life-producing sunlight of faith, hope and optimism...

You have the power to choose what you get out of life, because, very simply, you only get what you put out...the way that you think, speak and act determines every outcome...if you act in a way that is positive, you will draw positive things from the Universe into your orbit...if you deliberately minimize the drama, you will attract positive situations, positive people, and create a continual positive flow/movement from good to great to excellent...
You are the thermostat of your life, not the thermometer...drama usually comes from your reaction to other people’s actions...it's the tail trying to wag the dog...but you have the power to be proactive rather than reactive...that's why forgiveness is so powerful...it's why perspective is so important... it's why you have to stop and think if someone else's contrary words or actions really matter in the long run...you have to decide if it's worth it to you and the quality of your life to let it go or to hold on to it, or if you just so need to be "right" that nothing else really matters to you...
It all starts on the inside...when you minimize and shut down the drama within yourself and choose to stay focused and calm, the world around you inevitably begins to reflect the world within you...or as Jesus put it, "on earth as it is in heaven"...
If there is drama in multiple areas of your life...if you are constantly attracting chaos...you have to be honest with yourself...you are the constant in every life-situation, so you have to lay your defenses down and admit to yourself that you may be creating the drama...
This is not an accusation or an indictment..."there is therefore now no condemnation"...no blame/no shame, whatsoever...you can be a very good and worthy person, and still exist within the vortex of chaos and drama, so it's your prerogative to live out your life however you want to live it...but it IS an invitation to the possibility of living your actual and destined ABUNDANT LIFE,  a life that is really established on righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit...it IS an invitation to be fearless and free of all regrets...it IS an invitation to enjoy being comfortable in your own skin, with the ability to relax and have fun in every step of the journey, without the need to defend yourself or prove yourself right or to spend the energy to prove some point to someone who probably isn't even thinking about you...it IS an invitation to drive in your own lane, with no temptation to keep looking in the rear-view mirror, and no fear of what may or may not be down the road...
 It has to begin with you...it has to begin with your willingness to trust in God, but to never forget that He has empowered you to make the creative choices that will move your life in the right direction...you have to forgo the luxury of blaming a "devil" or your very human parents or your ex or your religion or your society or whomever or whatever else that takes the focus off of you...
It's your life...
It's your destiny...
It's your happiness...
And it has to begin today...right now...embrace this moment and make it yours...the journey of a million miles begins with one step...
Choose what you want to think and say today, and how you want to feel, and don't let anyone hijack even a moment of it...
It really is that simple...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

IN THE MOUTH OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES

if ordinary people really knew that consciousness and not matter is the link that connects us with each other and the world, then their views about war and peace, environmental pollution, social justice, religous values, and all other human endeavors would change radically.
Amit Goswami


"[Lovecontinuously covers all mankind; it is habitually loyal to all humanity; it constantly has an expectation for all mankind; it is continuously remaining under and giving support to all people. (or, since “all” can also be neuter: It progressively puts a protecting roof over all things; it is habitually trusting in, and believing for, all things; it is continually hoping in or for all things; it keeps on patiently enduring all things.)"
(I Corinthians 13:7 - Johnathan Mitchell New Testament)

“Our purpose is not Oneness but to realize Oneness. Oneness itself is not something to be achieved. We are One as spirit already. What we are working on is to remember and accept this Oneness.” 
- Akemi G


"All the old fashions are now obsolete. Words like Jewish and non-Jewish, religious and irreligious, insider and outsider, uncivilized and uncouth, slave and free, mean nothing. From now on everyone is defined by Christ, everyone is included in Christ."
(Colossians 3:11 - The Message)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

TODAY AT METRON - 11/16/14

"Great day at Metron today... It's Always good to be home with the family & enjoying the fellowship... 
What a great word from Bishop...food for the soul"
- DPM

'Beautiful Star of Bethlehem' by Eddie Sellers
'One on One with Jim Swilley #20'

Thursday, November 13, 2014

FOCUS ON GRATITUDE!

I AM GRATEFUL...

We're talking about INFINITE LOVE AND GRATITUDE this month at METRON, particularly about how these things positively affect our physical health, and enable us to optimize our entire lives...gratitude enables you to find the good in every situation, which ultimately causes you to look for the good in others, which, in turn, inevitably empowers you to see the good in yourself...

Everything is connected...we know this by the Spirit...we know this from our understanding of Quantum Physics...everything in the Universe is connected to everything else in the Universe...everything originates from the same energy...everything that exists is a product of the words, "Let there be Light!"...so when you experience and show gratitude in one area of your life, the energy of that attitude and train of though connects to every other area of your life...

Jesus said, "To them that have more will be given"...when you focus on being grateful, you are focusing on the things you want, instead of spending your precious energy on trying to get rid of the things that you don't want...when you are grateful for the positive people in your life, you automatically begin to attract the right people to help you succeed...

Being grateful enables you to contribute to the lives of others...one of the main components of The Gospel is loving your neighbor AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF, and when you are grateful for your life, you develop the habit of positive and uplifting self-talk, which then sets you free to love people as they are, to see the best in them, and to be free, giving and vocal in your praise of those with whom you regularly come into contact...

Grateful people are generally happy with themselves, and happy people automatically (and often without even realizing that they are doing it), continually give themselves permission to succeed...grateful people don't, as a rule, even stop to think about whether or not they deserve their blessings...they just enjoy what they have without overthinking it...

As the meme above says, "It's not happy people who are thankful; it's thankful people who are happy"...I believe that we create our lives, but it's important to enjoy the life that you have now while you are moving toward living the life you really want to live...it's all a process, and gratitude oils the mechanism of progress, so that the journey is a smooth one...gratitude creates a vision and a world-view that sees things getting better and better every day and in every way...

Love your life...be grateful for what you have, and excited about what is coming...celebrate the people in your life, but always be extra good to yourself because you're totally worth it...

Be happy...live your purpose...be in love with you, without reservation and without apology...

The Book of Your Life is an adventure story, with heroes and villains and interesting plot twists, but ultimately a story with a happy ending...

Be grateful for every part of your adventure...

I AM GRATEFUL FOR YOU...