‘Living in faith’.
I have called myself a Believer with great passion. I minister to folk who need Coaching in areas of Parenting, Gifts, Talents, Career and Relationships.
Suffice to say I am a committed Christian and am often called upon for my prophetic words, prophetic songs and prayers for the sick. But, after all these years I cannot say that I have a proper relationship with my Heavenly Father.
I go through the motions and get great Spiritual breakthroughs with Him. I meditate upon the Bible and can recite passages from proverbs and Psalms.
But after many years trying to know the Lord more clearly, I have concluded I have something of an ‘Orphan Spirit’.
I grew up a loner and lived as a single man for many years. Inevitably I took my loneliness to the workplace, and to the family and finally to the church..
To my surprise, when I became a Christian I witnessed many other orphans both in and out side the church. The only cure I’ve found to this loneliness is through ‘Relationship’ This is the missing key to isolation; not only in the church but in the office, shop, family and fellowship.
The Relationship I am speaking of is of a continual stream of Father’s love.
Speaking to Him in our inner man, thanking Him, glad of His presence, help, encouragement and confidence – all being received by faith.
Continual communication with the Father in this way develops a strong and meaningful Prayer life.
The relationship that develops is as a father/mother relationship whereby we know He is with us and we can refer to Him continually. No more an Orphan/son or Daughter.
It’s amazing what people can do when you give them a chance!
Someone looking in on your circumstances can be of great value.
Take for example ‘Business’. It was God’s influence that opened up the right opportunity you are now enjoying. Yes, you were quick to make the right decisions He brought to you, and the right people at the right time to do what was needed. But it was Him who gave you the strength and the wisdom to see the vision that you are now operating under.
Yes you had to be wiling and brave to take the necessary steps forward, but HE did it! Thankfully you were quick to hear the Lords’ prompting and to act on them.
So now it’s your turn to pass on the Baton of Blessing: for every good and perfect gift from our Father of lights.
I’ve noticed that every time I’ve made a deliberate action to curtail the strategies of the Enemy to steal some aspect of my life, I have invariably come out of it the worst!
It’s as though I’ve deliberately invited Him, the ‘Enemy’, to put me under his feet and crush me down to a pulp!
And yet, still unperturbed I have often gone back for more!
For example, when at 40 years I decided I was ready for a career change and chose ‘Life Coaching’ (to replace my Graphic Design career) I was tested in every single way possible!
Even though I fought with every last breath, I was beaten remorsely. Not a very encouraging spectacle for my burgeoning Coaching career!
“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ…”
The trouble is, I had been doing it in my own strengh. I’d been trying to discard the rubbish I’d accumulated, rather than giving the rubbish to Jesus! He took my shame, the guilt and fears. In Him I am a new creation, so that in stead of acknowledging Satan’s right to steel and destroy. I declare what I now have and who I now am IN HIM.
Are you ready to change your life? Christian Life Coaching will motivate you to action!
“Walk worthy of the calling with which you were called – in Christ Jesus. (Eph 4:1)
“What calling?” You may ask. Answer: The calling that inspired you when you first experienced Jesus Christ. The calling that caused you to testify of the grace of God – and His calling you into His Kingdom.
The calling that inspired you to take up creative ideas, to write songs or stories about Jesus. Or how about the calling that nudged you to write poems, journalling; and to yearn for nothing more than to spend time with Him and His people.
It’s time to step out and step up. Not in your own strength but by the calling and prompting of the Holy Spirit in you.
He’s waiting for you. And you are about to explode with a river of life cascading from your heart.
Cafe Culture in the heart of Birmingham, during the 1920’s
My mother lived in a Cafe on the edge of Birmingham City Centre, UK. She was born and raised there along with her Brother, her Mother, her Parents in law and Grand Parents.
The “Park Cafe” was, from all accounts, a well patronised ‘Hub’ on the east side of Birmingham city centre, close to the famous Football Club – Aston Villa.
Business Travellers, Merchants, Shoppers and Mothers would while away their time in the warm and comforting establishment, along with their young children ‘skiving-off’ school on such cold and polluted days. Many little friends and dolls were lost and made under those tables.
My Great Grand Father owned the Cafe and his long suffering wife ran it. She worked night and day to keep the establishment viable whilst her Husband gambled away the profits doing questionable deals with his cronies.
Toasted Tea Cakes would have been prepared hours before the Cafe’s doors opened along with great pans of Soup and Bread. Meanwhile Silver Urns of Tea and Cakes would have graced the Travelling Salesmen, interspersed with great drawers of cigarette smoke.
My Grand Father was one of four sons, each of whom would have been known for their excesses. There was my Grand Father who was a Gambler (An unlucky one by all accounts!) Another son a wheeler-Dealer. Then there was the Artist, a thin young man given to fears and illnesses! The fourth of the son’s was an Adventurer; a day-dreamer who was convinced his fortune and future was as a Writer & Producer of films in the burgeoning West Coast of America. I have caught a glimpse of his name from time to time but am not sure this is truly the destiny of one of my English ancestors (although I would love to think he is!)
Dreams and plans are truly birthed in the nurturing atmosphere of Cafe’s
Coffee Time Article that will challenge you in your Planning for this coming Year.
“What is the Vision for my Business?”
With pen and paper to hand I begin crafting a New Year’s Resolution concerning my ‘Christian Coaching Ministry.’ Initially I make a weak attempt to plan for 5 new clients every week; which means I would need to increase my Marketing activity by 50%
Is that possible? Yes, but only with a lot of hard work! … Or a miracle!
A little dis-heartened I sit back in my chair to peruse my environment. I’m seated in a favorite Cafe. Conversation’s flow freely here among the clicking of Lap Tops and clatter of coffee machines. It’s a place of comfort and inspiration. And yet, I’m still stuck! Eventually, my eyes are drawn to a chalked Black Board sign that reads – “Coffee doesn’t ask silly questions – Coffee Understands”
How often I sought the comfort of coffee, and the atmosphere that goes with it. But I now see that it’s not the false comfort of coffee nor the people that I hanker after but of the presence of God. For He alone is the Vision for my Business.
by Peter J. Foster From past experiences of having received an anointed prayer of healing – even though I knew I’d been healed – I allowed symptoms talk me out of it; only to slip back again to a ‘mentality’ of ill health! In the Book of the Prophet Jonah, chapter 2 v 8, the Lord warns we are not to forsake our mercy by observing lying vanities.
The lying vanities in the case of physical infirmity are the symptoms of sickness. We must remember that they have no legal right on us. The truth is that Jesus took them on the Cross and by His stripes we were healed. God the Father’s will for us is that we would live in Divine Health all the days of our life. He has made provision for such through His Word.
It is our part to receive His Word by faith and resist the devil’s lies of ‘symptoms’. Only then will we see God’s Glory manifest – and remain! Here are 35 Confessions that will help you keep your healing. 1 The symptoms are not the sickness; they are signs of sickness which I do not have. They are on the outside trying to get in. Do not accept them! 2 I am the sick recovering my inheritance. 3 Patience is not ‘enduring suffering’ but is constant in faith – with a heart of expectation. 4 Death and life is in the power of the tongue, not in the power of the devil. 5 Faith say’s: “I refuse to let it dictate my life!” 6 Be strong in faith. Give God glory. He’s already done it; now tell everyone! 7 Testify to your miracle before it happens! 8 Speak to your body. Tell it to be strong and to conform to the Word! 9 When your blessing comes to your heart – you’ll have it. See ‘health’ in the heart. 10 Salvation is a return to God’s original plan for your life. 11 Talk about your great future. 12 You have to believe first then speak and believe. You have to know in your heart that you believe. 13 Pass from physical to Spiritual thinking to get healing. 14 God will only be to me what I believe Him to be. 15 I have roads of success in my mind before I can build roads. 16 Don’t struggle to be more pure, holy or righteous; you already have it in Christ. 17 Because of Righteousness, through faith, the Spirit gives life. 18 The Spirit quickens our mortal body despite state of blood. 19 Success or failure is in our spirit. 20 Prayer doesn’t heal. It’s faith that makes us whole. 21 Without faith it’s impossible to please God. (Hebrews 11:6) 22 Everything not like Christ must be removed. 23 Be it unto you according to your faith. 24 Knowledge is not power; but the application of knowledge is power. 25 He doesn’t consider whether I have faith. He’s already dealt me a measure of faith. 26 He answers when you ask. 27 Step into Jesus’ shoes and ask the Father directly. 28 I am in the place of Jesus. The voice of Jesus… 29 My faith is based on the faith of Jesus. 30 I’m not looking for breakthrough; I broke through when Jesus broke through death. 31 Look not at seen but unseen reality. 32 I’m no longer controlled by symptoms but by the Word of God. 33 God’s faith is Jesus – the Word become flesh. All I need is faith in Jesus. 34 I’m not trying to ‘become something’; It’s who I already am in Christ Jesus. 35 As Jesus is, so am I in this World. (1 John 4:17) Peter j Foster. If you are believing for your healing, consider having someone stand with you in a prayer of faith. Take time out to be saturated with the Word of Faith. Have someone come into agreement with you. As a Christian Life Coach I am here to encourage you in your healing.
by Peter J. Foster
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Is there a vision or a dream you are yet to fulfill; a passion that has not yet seen the light of day?
You may say, “it’s just too difficult to even begin doing something positive with my idea. There’s always so much going on, how do I find time to work on my Dream? It’s just an idea anyway! And there’s plenty of ideas out there these days. Who in their right mind would take my idea on anyway? There’s no real substance to it – just wishful thinking!”
Yes, at this stage it is just wishful thinking. Every great idea has to start somewhere.
As a young man , living with my parents in a large urban sprawl in the UK I had a dream of living by the seaside. I saw myself surfing, having fun and running my own business and playing my guitar in restaurants and cafe’s. It was a dream so far from the reality of my life I might as well dreamed of being the first person on the Moon! But I was unperturbed. I would draw pictures and pictures of my future life and pin them on my bedroom wall. I saw, in my ‘minds-eye’ the small Devonshire community I would be living amongst. I saw the house I’d be living in and the office I’d be working from. In my minds-eye I was running a graphic design and print agency. I saw myself singing in local Restaurants, Pubs and Clubs. I would meditate upon my new life over and over again. In fact it became so real in my heart it just ‘had to’ come about!
A year or so later I was living the exact dream; and loving every minute of it! . But is this ‘Biblical’ you might ask? Or is it simply New Age? In the Bible The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you (Genesis 12) He had to see it by faith in his heart before he saw it by sight.
Again the Bible say;s “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he” (Prov 23:7) Question: Is this the missing key in your prayer life? If so, begin to seek the Lord for His plans and purpose for your life. Read again the exploits God’s people and marvel at what God did through them because they believed.
Do you have a Dream or Vision to Fulfil? Or if not, maybe you could ask Him.