THE POWER OF BELIEVING

By Gary Galbraith 

Jesus was once approached by a father whose son was showing signs of demonic possession from his youth. The father said to Jesus, "If You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us". Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Notice the father had his "if" and Jesus has His. We often wonder if God will answer our prayers. God wonders if we will trust Him for the answer. The word "if" is a conditional word. Most times, God's activity in our lives is conditioned upon our faith. Why? Because its all about relationship, and relationships are built on trust. When we believe, it not only invites God into our situation, but it activates God. Jesus Himself said, "all things are possible for him who believes". We all struggle with walking by faith. The father in this story later said "I believe. Help my unbelief." So the key is to deal with your doubts by giving momentum to your faith by taking whatever leap is needed in your life. It is in the place of your faith that you will encounter God. Be a believer today!

Posted on May 8, 2015 .

SPIRITUAL INTUITION

By Gary Galbraith 

God has always been most concerned with the condition of our hearts. The prophets of old spoke of a time when man would not need others to tell them where to go because they would instinctively know the right direction. A time when God's word would be written on our hearts and not just parchments or pages. So it was with Jesus. He was always focused on people's hearts, their motivations, and intentions. He sought to develop in His disciples a spiritual intuition that was sensitive to the spirit of God. One time Jesus liken the teaching of the Pharisees to leaven. The disciples thought Jesus was speaking of bread since they had failed to bring enough. They were completely out of tune with Jesus at the moment. The gospel of Mark says, "Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked them: “Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened? Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don’t you remember?" (Mark 8:17-18).  There is no greater problem than to not be spiritually intuitive. And there is no greater joy than to have such awareness of God that you know His heart, will, and mind. The former is darkness indeed, and the latter is enlightenment! May you tune your heart to God's heart and develop your spiritual intuition thru prayer, Bible meditation, and selflessness. When your ego is lost in God, you will truly be found. Go on, get lost!

Posted on April 29, 2015 .

GRATITUDE

 Have an attitude of gratitude today! Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude creates an atmosphere of faith and appreciation that is like a magnet attracting others to your spirit of thankfulness. However, when we are discontent and envious, we create an atmosphere of negativity and pride that repels people from us. So whatever God has allowed in your life right now, be grateful. Choose to have a spirit that is thankful to be alive and in God favor. This will not only turn things around, but more importantly, it will turn you around. Be grateful today and everyday no matter what!

Posted on April 25, 2015 .

The Compassionate Christ

By Gary Galbraith 

People would often make great sacrifices to hear Jesus teach. With no webinars, live streaming, or archived sermons, you had to make an effort to learn from Jesus. People would walk for miles and sit for hours in elements of what the weather had to  offer on that day. It even took effort in the learning process because Jesus always taught the multitudes with parables which forced them to think to interpret the story into a spiritual life lesson. (Sad that many Christians today are put off by any inconvenience and will not attend church if it is not entertaining enough or convenient enough). 

One day the people listening to Jesus had run out of food. Jesus said "I have compassion for these people". The word compassion in Greek means "guts". In other words, Jesus felt for these people from His gut. His compassion runs deep. That is the heart of the Lord. He cares about us. He even feels what we feel. Whatever you may be going through, whether happy or sad, Jesus feels you. May you know today that God is not aloof and uncaring. He is compassionate for you. He loves you so much he feels for you in His gut. So take comfort in the fact that Jesus knows and Jesus cares. Just knowing that someone cares about us is half of the remedy to overcoming our struggle. So take that compassion and pass it along. Have compassion for others. Put yourself in their shoes. Care enough to feel for them. This will make you more like Jesus, The Compassionate One!

Posted on April 24, 2015 .

HEAVEN IS INSIDE OF YOU

By Gary Galbraith 

"As a child of God, you were born again by the very nature and presence of God Himself. With Christ in you, you have heaven inside of you. Heaven is not just a place, it is a state of mind. A place of being. Jesus referred to it as the kingdom of heaven or the kingdom of God. The Divine is now part of who you are and what you are meant to display. Therefore, there is nothing you cannot do. No problem you cannot conquer. No trial you cannot overcome. So stand against any hell that seeks to rob you of your heaven. Shine like the new creation you are. Let the heaven that is in you come out of you! When you speak, let heaven come out of your mouth. When you think, let heaven be on your mind. When you walk, walk tall and confident like a citizen of heaven. When you act, act with heavenly grace. This will prove to not only glorify God, but satisfy you. Give em' heaven today!

Posted on April 21, 2015 .

FEARLESS

By Gary Galbraith

"When you fear God, you have nothing else to fear! We all have our share of challenges. There will always be circumstances and even people who threaten to bring you down. Even Jesus, who never made a mistake, had enemies who sought his life. He said, "In this world you will have tribulation". Such challenges can cause us fear and anxiety. But when we are close to God, He gives us a divine confidence that gives us peace even in the midst of life's greatest problems. King David wrote in Psalm 27:1 "The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?" David was a man after God's won heart but he also had enemies who threatened his life. But David found the secret to peace in the midst of the storm. He realized that when we are right with God, we gain a confidence that the world cannot take away. When we are close to God, our problems shrink down to a fearless size. So remember: when you fear God, you have nothing else to fear. Let your confidence come from your relationship with Christ. Then you can live fearless!"

Posted on March 2, 2015 .