Monday, April 27, 2015

Brain Power

In our last post we defined Power. We also learned that all power belong to God and that as joint heirs with Christ we share in his sufferings and we also share in his glory and power as well.

Today we are unlocking the dimensions of 'Brain Power'.

The human brain is an intricately complex organ that serves the human body with  many functions.  

Our Brain contains billions of neurons that transmit chemical and electrical signals enabling us to receive, analyze and store information, as well as coordinate body movement and functions; Additionally, It goes without saying that our brain is the 'control box' of our senses to include the external senses of touch, smell, taste, vision, hearing.

The diagram below offers a very simple display of the various sections of the Brain and their roles.

Diagram showing the distinct areas of the brain, including the frontal lobe
Diagram Source

**The web is flooded with various sites offering more  in depth facts about the brain and its intricate operating functions.

Since we have confirmed that it is our brain that houses our thoughts and memories, directs our actions/movements, receives and interprets information, manages our senses (hearing, sight, touch, smell, taste)...etc etc..., we can establish in fact that the brain is the true 'heart' of the human body.

Because we are born in sin and the sin gene is passed down to us in our DNA we are naturally inclined to sinful thoughts and actions. However, the Bible offers us strategies to enhance the development of Brain Power to think and behave in a superior mannor:

Proverbs 4:20-27(NKJV)
20 My son, give attention to my words;
Incline your ear to my sayings.
21 Do not let them depart from your eyes;
Keep them in the midst of your heart;

22 For they are life to those who find them,
And health to all their flesh.

23 Keep your heart with all diligence,
For out of it spring the issues of life.

24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth,
And put perverse lips far from you.

25 Let your eyes look straight ahead,
And your eyelids look right before you.

26 Ponder the path of your feet,
And let all your ways be established.

27 Do not turn to the right or the left;
Remove your foot from evil.

We have the Authority, Control, Jurisdiction Power to Direct/Command our brain's functions. We have that level of control from the freewill of choice that our Creator has given us.

How we choose to use our gift of freewill choice will determine the level of Supernatural Power we have.

Philippians 4:8(KJV)
8 Finally, brethren,
whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise,
think on these things.

Let us rejoice knowing that the Creator of our Brain has given us instructions for Supernatural Powerful brain function.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Defining Power

As we begin I've Got the Power series. It is only fitting that we take the time to first off carefully define and understand the meaning of Power.

The definition of Power varies to some degree depending on the on the part of speech (noun, verb, adj) it is being used as. 

Power as a noun is synonymous in meaning with Authority, Jurisdiction, Control, Command, Sway, Influence and Dominion;

The Mirriam Webster Dictionary offers the following synonym discussion on Power:

  • Power implies possession of ability to wield force, authority, or influence.
  • Authority implies power for a specific purpose within specified limits.
  • Jurisdiction applies to official power exercised within prescribed limits.
  • Control stresses the power to direct and restrain.
  • Command implies the power to make arbitrary decisions and compel obedience.
  • Sway suggests the extent of exercised power or influence.
  • Dominion stresses sovereign power or supreme authority.

It is important for us to acknowledge and understand the fact that ALL/ ultimate power belongs to God:
Psalm 62:11(NKJV) God has spoken once, Twice I have heard this:
That power belongs to God.

Romans 8:16-18 reminds us that we a children of God AND joint heirs with Christ. We face various temptations, sufferings and trials just as Christ did, we also share in his glory and power. God gives us his children an extension/measure of His power (Authority, Dominion, Control, Influence).

Psalm 68:35(NKJV) God, You are more awesome than Your holy places.
The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people.
Blessed be God!

2 Timothy 1:7(NKJV) For God has not given us a spirit of fear,
 but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Ephesians 3:14-20(KJV)
14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen

Now that we know we share a part of God's power, we will take a look at how this power can operate positively in our lives in coming posts. Stay tuned!

Monday, April 13, 2015

I've Got The POWER

Greetings again friends.  It was such a lovely weekend.  The chill of winter seems to be slowly but surely fading away.  We had brilliant sunshine and moderately warm weather over the weekend.  It felt great!

There is just something about the brilliant sunshine paired with warm weather and the clear beautiful skies with patches of white clouds that thrills my soul and puts an involuntary smile on my face.

I'm looking forward to full swing of Spring and Summer...what about you?

I have been blessed to celebrate another birth Anniversary last week. All the glory belongs to our King, the Creator of the Universe.  I thank my Lord for His ever faithfulness to me. As the words of the song states, When I think of the goodness of Jesus and ALL He has done for me, my soul cries out HA-lle-LU-JAH, praise God for saving me.

The topic of this post is where I would like to operate in a bolder way in my life; demonstrating the gift of Power that Christ gave me.

The following texts are re-shaping my personal mission for the next phase of my life:

  • 2 Timothy 1:7(NKJV) For God has not given us (me) a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

  • Ephesians 3:20(NKJV) Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we (I) ask or think, according to the power that works in us (me)

I desire to live and operate in the dimensions of the POWER that God has given me.

I invite you to join me in the next series of post to discover and unlock the power within us.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

"Jamaican" Obama

As a follow up to the previous post, I had to share the video clips below to conclude President Obama's visit to Jamaica.  

The video clip below is of Mr. President greeting University of the West Indies (UWI) Students in Jamaican "tongue".....Very Impressive

President Obama acknowledges Usain Bolt and Shelly Ann Frasier in the Audience in this short video clip

President Obama also visited the Bob Marley Museum...

U.S. President Barack Obama gets a tour of the Bob Marley Museum from staff member Natasha Clark (L) in Kingston, Jamaica on April 8, 2015. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

President Obama Visits Jamaica

United States President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Jamaica today. 

Former President Ronald Reagan was the last US President who visited the island in an official capacity 33 years ago.

President Obama's agenda includes meeting with Jamaica's Prime Minister, as well as several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders; Laying a wreath to honour veterans of World War I and World War II; President Obama is also scheduled to host the President’s Town Hall forum with Caribbean and Regional Young Leaders.

Although I am disappointed with some of the policies President Obama has established during his term thus far; I am happy and proud to have lived in this lifetime to witness a relatively unknown black man with a correct African name become President of America.

In 2013 Mr. Obama's Presidency term coincided with the 150th  Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation that was signed by Former President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 which proclaimed the freedom of all slaves. 

The US also just recently acknowledged the 50th Anniversary of "Selma" also known as Bloody Sunday, where black people were beaten brutally when they decided to peacefully march across a bridge in Selma Alabama to protest their right to vote (can you imagine that just 50 years ago black people in America did not have the right to vote?).  Again this historic commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Selma event took place during President Obama's term in office and he was a keynote speaker at the event held just this year in 2015.

All these are no coincidences in my mind as the bible states in Daniel 2:20-21(Message Bible)

Blessed be the name of God,
forever and ever.
He knows all, does all:
He changes the seasons and guides history,
He raises up kings and also brings them down

I am convinced Mr. Obama becoming President was nothing short of a a Divine appointment, timely arranged by our Heavenly Kingdom.

Back to the main topic; It is an honor to have Barack Obama the 44th and current President of the United States of America visit my home Country Jamaica in an official capacity. 

May his short visit be productive and Safe; May economically beneficial relationships be established with the Caribbean Countries for economic growth and development.

Welcome to Jamaica President Obama!!