"Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them." ~ Jesus (Mark 11:24)
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According to these words, you can receive the object of prayer if you believe, really believe. Belief is the inner reality that exists in your mind, and it's shaped by the experiences of your life and the things you learned along the way.
In a real sense, your belief causes you to experience life as it is formed in your mind. Choose to change your thought about life and neurochemicals burst through your brain to create a new world inside.
The human brain is God's most genius creation. It exists in the physical realm but controls a powerful inner reality. It operates in the conscious visible domain as well as the subconscious invisible world, and the more powerful of the two is your subconscious.
Neuroscientists show that most of your decisions, actions, emotions, and behavior depend on brain activity beyond your conscious knowledge. That means that ninety-five percent or more of your thoughts, words, and actions come from your subconscious mind.
The good news is that God gave you the freedom to rule over your subconscious mind any way you please. He gave you the power to plant any seed in the subconscious. Plant positive thoughts fueled by creative inspiration and your subconscious will open the door to new possibilities that excite your conscious mind with vision. Your conscious mind is the part that helps you think, rationalize, plan, and execute the possibilities held in the power banks of your subconscious.
Continually cultivate your subconscious with thoughts of the impossible and miracles become a possibility.
The bad news is that you cannot turn off the power of your subconscious. It's always on. Everything in your life is a result of this deep driving force within you.
Jesus once said about people, "you will know them by their fruit." Look at a person's life, what they say, do, and accomplish, and you will know what drives them consciously and subconsciously.
Mark 11:24 contains the message that God empowers any thought you fully conceptualize and accept at all levels of mind.
This, of course, explains why all types of miracles are possible for people who believe. When the fallacy of any incorrect thought is cast down, the resistance to God's blessings disappears. This point beautifully illustrated by the miracle of feeding five thousand people.
In Luke 9:13 it's recounted that Jesus tells His disciples to feed the multitude.
The reactionary response, as it is with so many people today, is "I can't." They argue with Jesus saying, "we only have five loaves and two fish, and there are five thousand people here."
This is exactly how your subconscious mind works. You see something in your mind that you want to do, but within seconds, you feel that you can't. That's your subconscious mind reflecting the impossibility it has adopted. It zaps the creative energy of your mind and shuts the door on endless possibilities.
The disciples never pause to reflect on the teachings they received from Jesus, nor do they consider that if Jesus asked them to carry out the miracle of feeding five thousand people that He believed them capable of carrying out the request.
The human nature obstacle fought most by Jesus was deep seeded subconscious thought that disables the conscious mind to conceptualize infinite possibilities with God. Doubt, fear, defeat, and insecurities swirling in the subconscious not only zaps your capabilities, but they inhibit God's power to flow.
Jesus' response to the disciples was to show them how the miracle is performed. He asks everyone to sit down and to prepare for a meal. Then He prays and gives thanks as if the miracle has already happened, He breaks the loaves and hands them to His disciples. Everyone eats, and after the meal, there are twelve baskets of leftovers.
This story lucidly conveys the state of mind Jesus was in when He performed the miracle and it's a lesson to His disciples and every reader of the Bible.
First, there is total and complete congruency of mind. Jesus does not hold any doubt or fear in His mind. The event of feeding five thousand people was an authentic reality within Him. It was a reality percieved by Jesus with every sense.
The experience of His vision was so real that He thanks God for the event that's already happening in His mind and then proceeds to hand out pieces of bread.
Jesus thinks, speaks, and acts according to the congruency that exists at all level within Him. The event is real and substantial, so He proceeds in its direction, and the miracle is accomplished.
You can achieve anything you want, and you can receive anything you want from God, even lunch for 5000 people, or walk on water like Peter to be with Jesus (Matthew 14:22-36), or miraculously receive money to pay your taxes (Matthew 17:27). Anything is possible with God, you just have to pull the weeds of the subconscious that subliminally affect your prayer power, then you need to organize and cultivate your subconscious with powerful thoughts from God's word.
Once in Matthew 6:25 through 34 Jesus taught not to worry about what we eat, drink, or our clothes. Instead, He advises us to be in the present moment with Him as a way of letting go thought that interrupts us from being with God from whom we can receive all things.
What astonished us here at Christ Audio is that scientists discovered that by simply closing our eyes and being still in the present moment allows our subconscious mind to release any thought that may potentially keep us from experiencing our highest and best.
Scientists also learned that once the mind calms and begins to produce alpha brainwaves, it can easily change according to what we focus.
This technique has proven valuable in the transformation of many lives, but it's nothing new to us who believe in Jesus and read the Bible.
Additionally, Hebrews 11:1 states that "faith is the substance of things hope for, the evidence of things not seen." In other words, faith is something that exists as real in your mind at all levels. Later in verse three, Paul shares with us that this is the same method God used to create the universe.
You are created in God's image, and as such you are equipped with the same function albeit at a lower capacity and dependent on God, where God is not dependent on anyone or anything to exist.
When your conscious and subconscious work together without hindrance, you can make the impossible happen with your freewill.
The most talked about health topic today addresses the physical aspects of life. Diet and exercise are important, but Jesus rightfully points out that the most important exercise we can practice today addresses the inner health of our mind.
Hundreds of studies show that by addressing the health of our mind as Jesus prescribes, we can experience better health, well-being, clarity of mind, higher creativity, improved memory, emotional stability, greater energy, and elevated joy.
By the way, the process of stilling the mind until unfavorable thought is relinquished is known by the secular world as mindfulness. The secular version of this type of meditation is void of God and produces limited results. The technique described in Matthew 6:33 and 34, on the other hand, instructs us to seek the kingdom of God which is the realm of God within you, that's Luke 17:21, and to be in the present moment with God, verse 34, so all things may be provided for us by God.
When you think about the state of mind described by Jesus in these verses, it is what He experienced when performing the miracle and something He expected His disciples to experience as well.
Christian mindfulness helps us enter the state of mind Jesus taught and to live life with God's amazing power. It helps the mind be at peace for a few moments so it may reveal debilitating thought that quietly and constantly defies God. Once the enemy seed is expelled, we can mindfully reflect on Jesus, His word, and his power.
Developing a Christian mindfulness meditation practice is easy. All you need is 20 to 30 minutes and a quiet place. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths and you feel your mind and body slow down.
Once your mind quiets down just be still and watch what happens. Often the mind produces lots of thought, this is normal, just let your mind be for a while. Among that thought, you may find fear, anxiety, doubt, or insecurity. This is also normal since people are not perfect. The Bible tells us that we all fall short of God's glory.
When the source of the unwanted belief is identified you can consciously release it to God. 1 Peter 5:7 says that we should cast all our anxiety to God because He cares for you. Then you can purposefully start building a new inner world with Jesus, one that supports your highest potential with infinite possibilities.
If you have trouble developing a regular mindfulness exercise, the remarkable science that supports biblical principles is the foundation to all our meditations.
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It's time to mindfully love Jesus with all your heart, soul, and mind. Let Jesus birth a new mind in you.
God bless you. See you in the kingdom.