Aspects of Abundance 3

Excellence 3

ASPECT MEANS; A PART OF, OR FEATURE OF SOMETHING.
A SPECIFIC WAY IN WHICH SOMETHING CAN BE CONSIDERED.

KJV Dan 6:3 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.

YOU WILL HAVE TO COME TO A PLACE IN YOUR WALK WITH GOD WHERE YOU PUT DEMANDS ON YOURSELF.

1 Kings 10:1Now when the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord, she came to test him with difficult questions. 2 So she came to Jerusalem with a very large retinue, with camels carrying spices and very much gold and precious stones. When she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was in her heart. 3 Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was hidden from the king which he did not explain to her. 4 When the queen of Sheba perceived all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built, 5 the food of his table, the seating of his servants, the attendance of his waiters and their attire, his cupbearers, and his stairway by which he went up to the house of the Lord, there was no more spirit in her. 6 Then she said to the king, “It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom. 7 Nevertheless I did not believe the reports, until I came and my eyes had seen it. And behold, the half was not told me. You exceed in wisdom and prosperity the report which I heard.

EXCELLENCE IS AN OUTFLOW OF WISDOM

A RIGHT HEART AND RIGHT THINKING BREEDS EXCELLENCE NOT $

EMPLOYEE’S AND STAFF HAVE TO MAINTAIN A STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE

DANIEL BROUGHT WITH HIM WHAT OTHERS DIDN’T HAVE.

CHRISTIANS SHOULD ALWAYS BRING A STANDARD THAT WOULD BE ABOVE THE CO-WORKERS OF THE WORLD

PAUL TOLD TIMOTHY TO BE AN EXAMPLE… 1 Tim 4:12

AS A LEADER (PARENT) YOU HAVE TO TRAIN PEOPLE AROUND YOU IN EXCELLENCE, AND EXPECT IT…

Ex. DAVID, RUNNING FROM SAUL.

SOCIETIES OUTCASTS BECAME DAVIDS MIGHTY MEN.

1 Kings 10:4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built, 5 the food on his table, the seating of his servants, the service of his waiters and their apparel, his cupbearers,

AN EXCELLENT SPIRIT WILL TAKE WHAT IT LEARNS AND MAKE IT A
LIFESTYLE.

8 Happy are your men and happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you and hear your wisdom!

IT’S AN HONOR TO BE AROUND EXCELLENCE…

EXCELLENT PEOPLE HAVE HAPPY PEOPLE AROUND THEM.

WHATEVER YOU’RE AROUND – YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE INTO THE FLOW…

“Your mind your life” 9

“3 things to do with your mind” Pt 2

1. God wants your mind to be grounded.

1 Cor 2:16 For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

2 tim 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind

a grounded mind is a renewed mind…

WNT Rom 12:2 And do not follow the customs of the present age, but be transformed by the entire renewal of your minds

we are not transformed by the new birth we are transformed by the renewing of our minds…

2. God wants your mind to be girded

NKJ 1 peter 1:13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind

GIRD MEANS; TO HARNESS

YOU HAVE TO STREAM LINE YOUR MIND FOR SAFTEY AND SPEED.

THINGS THAT PEOPLE HAVE HANGING LOOSE FROM THEIR MINDS TO HINDER THEM FROM THEIR RACE?
Ex. ANXIETY, WORRY, FEAR, GUILT, UNFORGIVENESS,

NE Be like men stripped for action, perfectly self controlled
MOFF Brace up your minds, then keep cool
NAS Therefore, prepare your minds for action,

Mess 13 So roll up your sleeves, put your mind in gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that’s coming when Jesus arrives. 14 Don’t lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn’t know any better then; you do now. 15 As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. 16 God said, “I am holy; you be holy.” 17 You call out to God for help and he helps—he’s a good Father that way. But don’t forget, he’s also a responsible Father, and won’t let you get by with sloppy living. Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God.18 It cost God plenty to get you out of that dead-end, empty-headed life you grew up in. 19 He paid with Christ’s sacred blood, you know.

q. is our mind in gear or are we living empy headed?

3. our mind must be guarded

YOUR MIND IS A BATTLE FIELD.

IF SATAN CAN WIN YOUR MIND AND GOVERN YOUR ATTITUDES HE CAN GOVERN YOUR LIFE

YOUR MIND IS A PLACE WHERE THOUGHTS MUST BE TAKEN CAPTIVE
YOUR MIND IS A PLACE WHERE IMAGINATIONS MUST BE CAST DOWN
YOUR MIND IS A PLACE WHERE STRONGHOLDS MUST BE PULLED DOWN

NKJ Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

NAS Phil 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.

Aspects of Abundance 2

Excellence continued

ASPECT MEANS; A PART OF, OR FEATURE OF SOMETHING.
A SPECIFIC WAY IN WHICH SOMETHING CAN BE CONSIDERED.
A PARTICULAR APPEARANCE OR QUALITY.
THE SIDE OF SOMETHING

WE NEED TO LEARN ALL THE ASPECTS THAT AFFECT OUR SUPPLY OF ABUNDANCE

ONE OVERLOOKED ASPECT OF ABUNDANCE AND SUPPLY IS EXCELLENCE.

TO WALK IN EXCELLENCE DISCIPLINE WILL BE REQUIRED OF YOU

1 Kings 10:1Now when the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord, she came to test him with difficult questions. 2 So she came to Jerusalem with a very large retinue, with camels carrying spices and very much gold and precious stones. When she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was in her heart. 3 Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was hidden from the king which he did not explain to her. 4 When the queen of Sheba perceived all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built, 5 the food of his table, the seating of his servants, the attendance of his waiters and their attire, his cupbearers, and his stairway by which he went up to the house of the Lord, there was no more spirit in her. 6 Then she said to the king, “It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom. 7 Nevertheless I did not believe the reports, until I came and my eyes had seen it. And behold, the half was not told me. You exceed in wisdom and prosperity the report which I heard.

Vs 4 WISDOM BECAME VISIBLE

EXCELLENCE IS AN OUTFLOW OF WISDOM

IF YOU LACK EXCELLENCE YOU MAY BE LACKING WISDOM

Vs 5 “There was no more spirit in her”… TOOK HER BREATH AWAY…

Vs 2 SAY’S SHE CAME WITH WEALTH (SPICES, GOLD, STONES).

HIS EXCELLENCE, WISDOM, ATTRACTED WEALTH.

HER CONNECTION TO RECEIVING FROM HIM WAS HONORING HIM FINANCIALLY.

Pro 18:16 A man’s gift makes room for him And brings him before great men.

A WEALFARE MENTALITY BREEDS POVERTY THINKING..

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE MONEY TO BE EXCELLENT.

#1 YOU MAKE SURE YOUR FAMILY LOOKS RIGHT. YOUR FAMILY REPRESENTS YOU.

A RIGHT HEART AND RIGHT THINKING BREEDS EXCELLENCE NOT MONEY

UNTIL YOU BECOME EXCELLENT IT’S HARD FOR ABUNDANCE TO FIND YOU!

ORDER, ORGANIZATION, & EXCELLENCE, ATTRACTS ABUNDANCE.
DISORDER, UNORGANIZED, BEING LAZY, DRAWS POVERTY.

IF YOU WAN’T AN ABUNDANT SUPPLY YOU HAVE TO START THINKING RIGHT.

NEVER DOWN PLAY OR DIMINISH WHERE YOU ARE AT. WHATEVER GOD HAS BLESSED YOU WITH MAKE IT BLOOM

Luke 19 PARABLE OF THE TALENTS JESUS SAID, “Him who has shall more be given”… “From the one who does not have, even what he does have hall be taken away”

Job 8:7 THOUGH YOUR BEGINNING WAS SMALL YOUR END SHALL GREATLY INCREASE

“Your mind your life” 8

“3 things to do with your mind Pt 1”

 

3 things to do with your mind

NIV Rom 8:5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

THERE IS A TRANSFORMATION THAT MUST TAKE PLACE IN OUR MINDS IF WE ARE GOING TO PROGRESS WITH GOD.

THE DEVIL’S MAIN AGENDA IS TO BLIND EVERYONE’S MIND.

2 Cor 4:4 the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

 

  1. God wants your mind to be grounded.

 

God’s will is not for christians to go through life confused…

1 Cor 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God…

 

14 But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.

 

16 For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

 

We have a reservour of wisdom on the inside of us… called the mind of christ… 

Philippians 2:5 “Let this mind be in you which was in Christ”

 

2 tim 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind

Another key to a grounded mind is a renewed mind…

We are not transformed by the new birth we are transformed by the renewing of our minds…

THE LIFE YOU LIVE WILL BE THE RESULT OF THE TRANSFORMATION YOU ALLOW TO TAKE PLACE.

Aspects of Abundance Pt 1

Excellence

ASPECT MEANS; A PART OF, FEATURE OF SOMETHING. A SPECIFIC WAY IN WHICH SOMETHING CAN BE CONSIDERED.
A PARTICULAR APPEARANCE OR QUALITY. THE SIDE OF SOMETHING

TO PROSPER MEANS TO BREAK FORTH, TO BLOOM, TO FLOURISH.
YOU CAN HAVE MONEY AND NOT BE PROSPERING IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS.

WE NEED TO LEARN ALL THE ASPECTS THAT AFFECT OUR SUPPLY OF ABUNDANCE

YOUR ABUNDANCE IS CONNECTED TO A FLOW OF EXCELLENCE

WE PUT LIMITS ON OUR ABUNDANCE WHEN EXCELLENCE IS NOT IN PLACE…

ABUNDANCE IS WHEN THE WORD OF GOD IS AFFECTING EVERY ARENA OF YOUR LIFE.

ABUNDANCE WILL REQUIRE AN EXCELLENCE OF SPIRIT, EXCELLENCE OF YOUR THOUGHT LIFE, EXCELLENCE OF HABITS, EXCELLENCE IN WORDS, EXCELLENCE OF BEHAVIOR, ATTITUDE AND RELATIONSHIPS.

KJV Dan 6:3 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.

NAS Then this Daniel began distinguishing himself among the commissioners and satraps because he possessed an extraordinary spirit, and the king planned to appoint him over the entire kingdom.

MESS But Daniel, brimming with spirit and intelligence, so completely outclassed the other vice-regents and governors that the king decided to put him in charge of the whole kingdom.

A GOOD DISCIPLINED, PRINCIPLED HOME WILL STABLIZE YOU…

YOUR EXCELLENCE BEGINS AT HOME UNDER YOUR OWN AUTHORITY

YOU WILL HAVE TO COME TO A PLACE IN YOUR WALK WITH GOD WHERE YOU PUT DEMANDS ON YOURSELF.

SET SOME STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE IN YOUR LIFE. HOW YOU WORK, WHAT KIND OF WORK YOU DO…