We must accept the divine teachings, the counsels of God, recorded in His word. Proverbs 8:10. God made us in His image and likeness (Genesis 1:26), with dreams and illusions, with possibilities of greatness (Psalms 8: 4-8), and appointed us administrators of the Earth (Genesis 1:28), but we have misappropriated What God gave us, and we have not understood that we are not the masters of the earth, we are only his stewards (Psalm 24: 1-2). You must be the change you want to see on earth.
EVERYTHING I HAVE DOES NOT BELONG TO ME. ALL I AM AND I HAVE GIVEN IT BY THE CREATOR TO SHARE. WHERE IS YOUR BROTHER? We will not solve the problem of pollution, nor the famine that strikes the world, because they have deep roots, sin, but even if we do not accept it, we are guardians of our brothers (of the world) (Genesis 4: 9), and We can and must give a bread to the needy, we must take care of our planet, pray for the salvation of the world. We must support initiatives of solidarity, those that aim for a fairer, more equitable world for all, that seek to eliminate illiteracy, organize the most needy in cooperatives that help all its members, those who seek a fairer remuneration for all Workers. You can not look, you must compromise with the neediest. And although we must wish to inherit a better world for our children, we must think of inheriting the best children for the planet. It is in the home where children learn respect, coexistence, love, and care for their planet. The mercy of God must be seen in our small acts of kindness that every day make this earth a fairer place.
We need the grace and mercy of God EVERY day. You can not have enough of them. In Philippians 2: 9-11 we are told that His name represents His being, describing who He is, "Therefore God also exalted Him to the utmost, and gave Him a name which is above every name, that in the name of Jesus will bow every knee to those in the heavens, and to the earth, and down the earth; And every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." It is not through miracles that we are going to have a close relationship with the Father, it is through a close relationship with Jesus (John 6:57). We all want to find happiness, but it is through the path of life that we are going to find it (Psalm 16:11). And the way, the truth and the life are Jesus (John 14: 6-9). We must seek God every day (Proverbs 8:34), we must reflect on His word, His promises, His commands (Psalm 119: 4), so that the Master does not say, "Why do you call me Lord, Lord , And do not what I say? "(Luke 6:46). In Zechariah 4: 6 it says, "Not by might, nor by might, but by my Spirit," says God.
We must have faith in God, and trust in Him, and not in men (Jeremiah 17: 5-8). In Mark 11: 22-24 Jesus said, "Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall say to this mountain, Depart, and be cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but will believe that it shall be done that which he saith, that which he shall say shall be done him. Therefore, I say to you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive it, and it will come to you. "
The power of the word is very great, but you have to believe what God promised. To say it and to believe it is the way to give results, it is the positivism in which one has to move. Our words are often negative, and the word has power. We give voice to the word of God from our mouth. The word of God is a statement in our lives. What we declare with our mouths will be like that. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks (Luke 6:45). The best way to counter negative words is to be filled with God. We must declare blessing daily in our lives (Romans 10: 8-10).
You have to be bold with life. It is we ourselves who limit ourselves to the blessings God wants to pour into our lives. To all the opportunity comes, what needs to be done is to take advantage of it (Ecclesiastes 9:11). For God there is no past, there is only the present and the future. Even if we have sinned, if we repent and sincerely seek Him with all our heart, we will have His forgiveness, and the desires of our heart, what is needed is to have the proper attitude and commitment to behave as true children of God. We must seek the blessings of God in our lives, it is much easier to remain the same in our lives, but God always places the dilemma, the easy way or the difficult road. Which are we going to choose? Fears must be overcome by confronting them and not fleeing them.
We must nourish ourselves with positive thoughts (Philippians 4: 8). God is interested in our thoughts, because they affect our words and actions. God wants us to have good thoughts, because they are healthy thoughts, and they do us good both physically and mentally. It is essential to grow every day, in the Spirit above all. Managing emotions is key.
God reveals Himself to us through many forms: Through His word, through other people, through nature (Psalm 19: 1-2). We must be attentive to hear His voice and grasp what He wants to tell us. We must question ourselves by what it tells us through His creation, besides that we have poisoned it, polluted it, killed it, we have been bad stewards. It has occurred to us as narrates Proverbs 15: 5 "A fool despises his father's counsel; But he that keepeth correction shall be wise." We have built wealth from many injustices that cry out from this earth.
The judgment of God approaches the earth (Isaiah 24: 1-10). We must be prepared. But if we seek Him with all our heart, we will find Him by His grace and His mercy: "and you will seek and find me, for you will seek Me with all your heart" (Jeremiah 29:13). We can still enjoy the grace and mercy of God. That is why we must look for Him now, before it is too late (1 Samuel 15: 27-28).
We must approach God as it says in James 4: 8 "Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Sinners, clean your hands; And you double-minded, purify your hearts." And God promises that if we draw near to Him, He will accompany us during all the trials (Isaiah 43: 2):" When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And if by the rivers, they will not drown you. When you pass through the fire, you will not burn, nor will the flame burn in you. "We must turn to His rebuke:" Turn to my rebuke; Behold, I will pour out my spirit upon you, and I will make you know my words "(Proverbs 1:23).
I have seen many people invert priorities in their lives, with catastrophic results. The order God wants us to place for the priorities in our lives is first He, then the family, the home, and third the work. Any violation of this order of priorities will bring desolation to our lives.
The purpose of trials is to test our faith and teach us to trust in God. It was in my limitations that the love of God was perfected (2 Corinthians 12: 9). God turns the most difficult and painful situations into blessings. Why did humans come to this world? Someone told me to learn and to teach. To leave a legacy for all humanity. Not to make money, money is ephemeral, no one leaves this world with money, we leave everything behind, then it is not to make money or material things that we came to this world. WE HAVE COME TO THIS WORLD WITH A PURPOSE, THE PURPOSE OF GOD, AND THE SUCCESS IN LIFE CONSISTS OF DISCOVERING THIS PURPOSE AND BEING FAITHFUL. What allows us to do everything in our lives, we take it for granted, but it does not, it does not have to happen, everything happens by the grace and mercy of God, and that allows us to increase our faith. It is my friend who makes me a better person (Proverbs 27:17). Problems are good friends. To the children of God all things help them well (Romans 8:28). Jesus is God's answer to the despair of man. God also speaks to us through problems. We are governed by His purpose (if we allow Him to act in our life), and this allows us to grow. We must learn the lesson of depending on God. We learn in the midst of tears, sometimes God allows us to advance in our own ways to teach us that can only lead us to frustration (Judges 7: 2).
You can only receive from God when you are hungry for Him. We must be willing to receive from God what He wants us to know. We must be an example to others, light in the midst of darkness, that our life be a witness to touch other lives, and the way to do this is by setting a good example. We like to receive blessings and promises, but we forget that first it takes discipline, faith, service, commitment, self-control, temperance, and sharing with others. To receive blessings from God we must first obey Him (Galatians 3: 6-10). God not only asks us not to do wrong, God asks us to do the good. In 1 Corinthians 9:24 it says: "Do you not know that those who run in the stadium all run, but only one takes the prize? "We must run the good race of doing the will of God every day, and His will is recorded in His word, that is why it is so important to reflect daily on it.
The service is fundamental, we come to this land to serve. We acquire a very valuable purpose in life, when we dedicate ourselves to serving others. From our present situation, from the work we have, from the Entrepreneurship, from our family, but not with selfish interests but with the conviction that our happiness is achieved by helping other people realize themselves, worrying about their well-being, their problems , For their needs, and helping them.
God wants to prosper us, but especially in the spiritual (Psalm 1: 1-3, Psalm 122: 6, 2 Chronicles 20:20, Nehemiah 2:20, 3 John 1: 2), and to do this we must invest (Ecclesiastes 11: 1 -2), not only money, but also our time, our love. But to prosper we must do things in God's way (Joshua 1: 8). One must live life according to divine principles. To live life is to accept it with its risks and challenges, is to place every drop of blood and every ounce of energy to build a dream. HAVE TO LEARN TO DREAM. But the dreams are reached little by little. Says the author of the book "Live your dream", "The great men and women of history were not great for the money, nor the glory they achieved, nor for the possessions they achieved. They were great because they surrendered themselves to others and to causes that lived beyond them. Their dream endures beyond them because they lived for others. " A devout American professor and scientist said: "We can not change the cards that are dealt to us, but how we play our game." This teacher dictated his last talk in the university, now titled "How to truly fulfill the dreams of your childhood". The profound content of this teacher's speech is that we never forget to dream, that we strive to achieve our goals, that obstacles are stimuli along the way and that we base ourselves on optimism, gratitude and forgiveness and sincerely apologize .
We are the size of our dreams. I had the great blessing of attending a lecture given by a great friend at the research center where I worked. The conference was about the brain and how to conquer dreams. A definition of dream is: "It is a picture of the future that energizes your mind, will and emotions, empowering you to do everything you can to achieve it." Some phrases given during the conference were: "The most important discovery of this generation is the understanding that human beings can alter their lives by altering their mental attitude." "We are all responsible for the thoughts we harbor in our mind. We have the ability to think what we want. Our negative and self-destructive attitudes and behaviors have originated in the way we have chosen to think. " "There are two kinds of people in this world: the realists and the dreamers. The realists know where they are going, the dreamers have already been there. " "Success: It will not happen unless you decide to make it happen. It is not a stroke of luck. It is not a divine right. It is not a birth accident. IT'S A CHOICE! ". My friend posed as a key element of success the intense practice, for which it is necessary to be a dreamer, to have high self-esteem, to have abundance mentality, to have character, growth capacity, decision, effectiveness, enthusiasm, balance, faith, passion and responsibility.
We must be strong and wait on the Lord (Psalm 31:24). It is the only way to conquer our dreams. We must elevate our spirit to conquer the potential that God wants from us. It becomes necessary to demand each day to develop and strengthen our talents and raise our gaze to see beyond the obvious. It is necessary to develop a vision that ignites and keeps us alive throughout life. Many times in life we feel lost and incapable, but none of that is true; It is necessary to pass through the crucible of trial and darkness, so that we can learn the lesson that becomes necessary in each moment of our existence.
In Matthew 19:21 Jesus said to the rich man, "If you want to be perfect, go and sell what you have and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; And come and follow me." We must eradicate everything that separates us from God. We must be authentic in our relationship with God. We must first change the inside, and it is Jesus Who helps us to realize this transformation (Matthew 23:26).
We must pray and work (Proverbs 14: 4). God gave us hands to look for opportunities. The person who learns to depend on God, creates opportunities, does not find them by chance. We must build our lives. For me it would have been very easy to give up on the difficulties presented to me in the doctorate. But God gave me the strength and the wisdom to overcome those difficulties. In Proverbs 14: 1 it says, "A wise woman builds her house, but a fool with her hands knocks her down." We must act as the wise woman. We must build our lives. We can not be lazy. Let us not have to say God "Lazy, how long will you sleep? When will you arise from your sleep? "(Proverbs 6: 9). Opportunities do not come alone, you have to look for them, victory is the reward of work.
Everything has a price, now I know. And we must be willing to pay it, if we want to win. The price we must pay for not having a common life, is not to do things in a common way, but to be excellent in every thing we do. To impregnate to each thing a particular seal, the seal of excellence. I take off my hat to what we do at the research center where I worked until December 31, 2016. All of us are somehow always selling something, an idea, our time, our work, but the vast majority of people work with A finished product. We on the other hand sold a product that is still under construction. The developments we were making are unique in the world, they are like our little children. I came to think to myself: "Who told me to get into this mad cow? I could be very comfortable working with a tried and tested product. "But then I thought," Responsibilities do not get away, they face. "We know very well that every victory involves new challenges, involves sacrifices many times, The victory in each of them, well worth it.
DO YOU WANT TO BE GREAT? We must serve (Mark 10: 43-44). In Psalms 8: 4 it says, "What is man, that thou shalt have the remembrance of him, and the son of man, that thou shalt visit him?" And the answer is, "We are the wonderful children of God, if we accept the precious promise which God made us in Jesus, to make us His children, if we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
In Isaiah 54: 1-17 it says, "Rejoice, O barren one, who did not bear; She raises a song and shouts with joy, she who never gave birth; Because more are the children of the destitute than the married ones, God has said. Make the place of your tent broad, and the curtains of your rooms spread; Do not be scarce; Lengthen your strings, and strengthen your stakes. For you shall extend to the right hand and to the left hand; And thy seed shall inherit nations, and dwell in the desolate cities. Do not be afraid, for you will not be confused; And do not be ashamed, for you will not be affronted, but you will forget the shame of your youth, and you will no longer remember the affront of your widowhood. For your husband is your Maker; God of hosts is His name; And your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; God of all earth will be called. For as an abandoned and sorrowful woman of the spirit God has called thee, and as the wife of youth that is put away, thy God said. For a brief moment I left you, but I will gather you with great mercies. With a little anger I hid my face from you for a moment; But with everlasting mercy I will have compassion on you, said God your Redeemer. For this shall be unto me as in the days of Noah, when I swore that the waters of Noah shall never pass over the earth; So I have sworn that I will not be angry with you, nor will I quarrel. For the mountains shall be moved, and the hills shall tremble; but my mercy shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be broken, saith God, which hath mercy on thee. Poor, weary with tempest, without consolation; Behold, I will lay thy stones upon the carbuncle, and upon the sapphires I will establish thee. Your windows I will make of precious stones, your gates of carbuncle stones, and all your walls of precious stones. And all thy children shall be taught of God; And the peace of your children will be multiplied. With justice you will be adorned; You will be far from oppression, because you will not fear, and fear, because it will not come near you. If any man conspire against you, he shall do it without me; He that shall conspire against thee shall fall before thee. Behold, I have made the smith who blows the embers in the fire, and that bringeth forth the tool for his work; And I have created the destroyer to destroy. No weapon forged against you shall prosper, and you shall condemn every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the inheritance of the servants of God, and their salvation from me will come, said God. "We can not remain bonsai, very beautiful but without fruit. God has called us to bear many fruits. Limitations are most of the times in our mind. The fruit we must give is to bring many at the feet of Jesus.
Christians say "we are Christians, then we are saved", Catholics say "we are Catholics, then we are saved", Muslims say "we are Muslims, then we can relate to God." We as human beings always thinking about what separates us before what unites us. It unites us that we worship the same God. God is One only (Deuteronomy 6: 4-5, James 2:19, Romans 3:30, 1 Corinthians 8: 6, 1 Timothy 2: 5), and is the same for Christians, for Catholics, for Muslims, for all the world. And it is true that we have to meet with Christians, with Catholics, or with Muslims, to receive the word of God, which is spiritual food, the fuel that moves our inner vehicle, but beyond religions, what God wants is Have a personal relationship with each of us, and what we must do is look for Him.
Why should we not stop looking for God? In 1 Peter 5: 8-9 it says, "Be sober and watch; For your adversary the devil, like a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour; To resist in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are being fulfilled in your brethren throughout the world." We have an adversary who is like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. In Proverbs 8: 17-18 it says, "I love those who love me, and those who seek me early find me. Riches and honor are with me; Durable riches, and righteousness." In Psalm 105: 4 it says," Seek God and his power; Seek His face always." In James 4: 7-10 it says,"Submit yourselves therefore to God; Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Sinners, clean your hands; And you double-minded, purify your hearts. Be afflicted, and mourn and weep. Your laughter will turn to weeping, and your joy into sadness. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up." If we want God closer, we must seek Him. We are the most privileged to look for Him.
There is no one poorer than anyone who does not have a dream. I have a dream: Let the whole world speak of the grace and mercy of God. In 2 Timothy 1: 6-7 it says, "Therefore I counsel thee to stir up the fire of the gift of God which is in thee by the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of cowardice, but of power, love and self-control." God gave us some gifts, some capacities, and we have to put them to work. I need your help to fulfill this dream. If each of us agrees that at least 1,000 people subscribe their e-mails here:http://auroratech.com.co/reflections
And read and meditate on the reflections, we will be some reflecting on the search for God. God told us, through the apostle Paul, that we should be a light to the world: "that ye may be blameless and simple, children of God without blemish in the midst of an evil and perverse generation, in the midst of which ye shine as lights in the World" (Philippians 2:15). My dream is that we can form a community of practice on the pursuit of God, where we work as a team and find value in learning together, capitalizing on experiences for permanent improvement. We must join the passion and interest in the search for God. We must be connected, not just together, sharing the lessons learned during the search, success stories, and our needs as well. Forward this testimony and reflections to all your contacts, in order to touch many lives (Psalm 105: 1). GIVE PEOPLE FOR GOD FOR LOVE AND NOT FOR FEAR. The law of progressive tenure says that in order to have more, I must have something, a dream, a goal (Matthew 25: 14-29). For this to become evident in our lives, there are principles to be handled: We must be clear about Who owns everything, and who the administrator (1 Chronicles 29: 9-12), the law of stewardship; The principle of the law of use (which says that we must put into operation the talent that God has given us, practice makes the master); The law of fidelity (fidelity to God brings us prosperity and blessing); The law of revelation (Luke 24:45), we must understand who we serve.