Posts tagged ‘Word of God’

September 26, 2012

Believing the Promise

“Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.” (Luke 1:45)

I came across this verse the other day in my daily Chronological Study Bible (NKJV) reading and although I’d read it many times before, it stood out to me as never before.  I wanted to weep because of the powerful impact the verse had on me.  The Word of God literally transformed from a logos (written word) to a rhema (living word) before my very eyes!  This, for me, was a seal of God’s approval on my current life situation as well as an encouragement to keep believing and trusting in His Word.  The next verse in my mind and words out of my mouth were, “Lord, I believe!  Help my unbelief!”  Have you ever been there before?

Professional Matters

In March of this year, I felt the need to visit my spiritual father.  I needed to hear a word from him that would speak into and transform my situation.  Real talk: being a twenty-something running your own business and building your own literary platforms is NOT easy.  Yet I knew that that was what God had called me to do.  Spiritually, I was sure, yet realistically I looked crazy.  (You don’t have to be a Christian to feel this way, only a visionary.)

In November of 2011, a friend-of-a-friend offered me a very lucrative position in his company that suited the terms I was looking for job-wise (I was trying to set aside my business to look for a regular, temporary 9 to 5).  Indeed it seems that he actually set up the position with me in mind.  Yet, immediately after hanging up the phone with him, I had this sick feeling in the pit of my stomach that I knew meant I wasn’t supposed to take the job.  Logically, everything about the job made sense—the ability to work remotely, the money, the employer, etc.—yet I knew spiritually, I wasn’t supposed to take it.  I had no reason, no facts to back up my decision; only a feeling.

When it came time to start explaining why I wasn’t taking the job—never easy when loved ones are involved—I was at a loss.  I was able to explain to my friend whose friend had suggested the position in the first place and he—after thorough questioning—left the matter to my judgment.  However, my beloved mentor did not respond so well.

Months later, after I thought an understanding had been reached, he informed that he believed I had “missed it.”  With all the love of a concerned father and friend, his words were not intended to harm or hurt, but they did.  Yet I knew what I believed and despite the looks of my situation, I stuck to my guns.  Fast forward to visiting my spiritual father.

I got EXACTLY what I needed from God!  He gave my pastor the words I needed that would seal my actions and push me further in the right direction:

“I (God) didn’t call you to work for man; I called you to work for Me.  I have called you to have your own business….I am going to give you ideas—every one is a business; write them down.”

It confirmed to me, not only my decision to pass up the job offer, but also the future of my company and the expansions, ideas, and inventions thereof!  What an awesome word!

When God gives you a word, it will always be better, smarter, and wiser, than any piece of advice or direction your advisors, colleagues, and loved ones can give.  Even if the world disagrees with you (which it often will), you must remain true to God’s Word!


Personal Matters

Professional matters are not the only areas in which God can give you promises.  More often than not, it has to do with some area of your personal life: relationships, family, friends, ministry, etc.  I will not bore you with the details of my personal promises, but I will say this: just as all of Herod’s army was released to murder every single male-child aged two and under in attempt to kill Jesus, Satan too will release every distraction and destruction possible against you to discourage you from believing in and thus, receiving the fruit of your promise.

Just think about this: when the Virgin Mary was being prophesied to by her cousin Elizabeth in Luke 1:45, she was living in a time when young women were stoned to death for sex outside of marriage—which is what most people would assume the teen had participated in, Mary’s divine conception did not appear to be a blessing or realistic.  The only other logical alternative to Mary willfully fornicating would have been that she was raped, and with imaginations running rampant, people probably would have assumed little Mary was raped by a Roman soldier.  Basically, unless she moved somewhere people didn’t know her, Mary’s reputation was totally shot.  This is exactly what the enemy would love to do to your reputation.

Satan would love to cause you to doubt in the Word of the Lord for your life, but if you give in, you’ll be guilty of doubt which is the opposite of faith without which it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6).  Dwelling in doubt will cause you to speak words that cancel out God’s promises and you don’t want that.  Instead of giving into Satan’s deception of doubt, take your cue from me (and the man in the Bible) and cry out, “Lord, I believe!  Help my unbelief!”  That way, you admit your faith and ask God to increase it at the same time!  God will ALWAYS cause His word to come to past.  And when it does, you will indeed experience the “fulfillment of those things which were told” to you!

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May 23, 2012

Divine Inspiration

I once partook in a discussion on LinkedIn that referenced that statement of a man who refused to let God tell him what to right.  The absolute arrogance!  The utter ignorance!  *breathe Desiree* As I am sure you can tell, this declaration angers me to my core.  As an author and entrepreneur I have learned the immeasurable value of allowing God to inspire and direct my decisions.

Godly Literary Inspiration

The first and foremost example of divine—godly—literary inspiration and also the most trustworthy is The Holy Bible.  This book which has been around for thousands of years and was translated into English most popularly in 1611 (thanks King James), is the most solid example we have of the legendary and proven inspiration of the Most High throughout the ages.  Regardless of what some nay-sayers and learned individuals who are “always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of truth” (II Timothy 3:7) may say, the Word was, is, and ever will be true.  And not only true, but relevant.

The Bible told us that the world was round before the “church” and many scientists accepted it as truth.  Isaiah prophesied that God “sits on the circle of the earth” (Isaiah 40:22).  Empires that would rule the Ancient World were prophesied in the book of Daniel.  Both the Book of Matthew and Revelation speak of events that we see in our daily local and global news. These are just a few examples that prove the validity of the Bible.  You cannot tell me that the Bible was not inspired by God (II Timothy 3:16).

Many other books besides the Bible have been written by inspiration of the Holy Spirit.  Whether by ministers, business men, historians, or others, books are written every day by inspiration of the Holy Spirit and we know this because not only do they line up with the Word of God, but God speaks to us through them as we read them.  The result is confirmation, affirmation, encouragement, and growth for the readers in the arenas that the books cover.

Theory of Sub-Creation     

If you know anything about me personally, you know that I am absolutely obsessed with The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy author, J.R.R. Tolkien.  I am also equally obsessed with his theory of sub-creation and as such often see its effect in the world.  It most certainly adds a different, equally wonderful aspect to our discussion of Godly inspiration.  Tolkien’s theory summed up simply states that “[Tolkien] could view sub-creation as a form of worship, a way for creatures to express the divine image in them by becoming creators” (“Sub-Creation or Smuggled Theory”).

Tolkien was a Christian, as am I, and saw sub-creation as an opportunity to exercise our God-like characteristics endowed in Genesis 1:26, “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness,”.  God created, therefore, we in His image, have the ability to create as well.  This is especially true for [fiction] authors who have the ability to create a world of their own with its own laws and beings in their literature.  Yet we can also adopt this theory as entrepreneurs.

Your ability to create a business of your own should come from the inspiration above and allow you to sub-create in your own right.  And although it is not the same as creating a story or movie, you can most certainly create a new niche in the world or re-create/re-define one that is already created.

What can you create this is uniquely your own?  For DA Weddings, not only do I create fresh wedding-related content, but I revel in creating fantastically-fabulous wedding themes and inspirations and for this blog I seek to create equally fresh content that will motivate and inspire you to do what you were meant to.  For my business, the parent company of both DA Inspires and DA Weddings, I assist others in their own sub-created literary pieces.

How Does Inspiration Come?

In my experience, the best inspiration comes directly from God.  Whether He “downloads” or “drops” it directly in my spirit such as in a picture or word image across my mind, or a direction to a particular item or subject.  Oftentimes, I will sit in front of a blank piece of paper, ask God to speak, and start writing.  He always comes through.

You can also be inspired by something you read, see, or hear.  Oftentimes when you are inspired by God via literature, it can be described as illumination (light shed upon a thing) or revelation (a direct message or “lesson” from God).  You are also able to see or hear something—whatever the source of it may be—and it can be harnessed as an inspiration for an idea.

The last way you can be inspired to write or build a business is to observe and be burdened by a need.  Plato said “necessity is the mother of invention”.  What needs in the world do you see that you believe you are meant to fill?  What  problems or dilemmas—whether they affect the quality or convenience of life—are you drawn to fulfill?  Many of the greatest inventors were those who invented by inspiration of God.

The word tells us that “every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning,” (James 1:17).  This tells us that God, who changes not, can inspire us to create just as easily as He inspired the prophets and apostles of old to write the Bible; every good idea, no matter what it is, is absolutely from God.

The word also tells us that “…you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth…,” (Deuteronomy 8:18).  This verse shows us that not only does God care about our financial stability, but that He gave us—past tense—the power or ability to get the wealth that we desire.  The ideas, inventions, and concepts He longs to give us are oftentimes the vehicles He uses to bless us financially.  What an awesome encouragement and promise to us!

You were created in the image of God, and whether or not you serve Him—which I pray you do—you were endowed from before the foundations of time with the abilities of your Creator to sub-create in your own right.  Allow God to inspire and direct your creations and you will be sure to build unique, relevant, and long-lasting businesses, literary empires, and the like if you simply trust God to guide you.

See also: “Sub-Creation or Smuggled Theology: Tolkien Contra Lewis on Christian Fantasy

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