A few years ago I was reviewing the lackluster numbers on our website. I realized that unless something changed Christ Audio would never help the number of people we wanted.
So I called a meeting hoping to figure out a solution. I invited my son who had always contributed great ideas, but this time he surprised me. He told that I already had the answer. Under the circumstances, I couldn't think of anything that might clarify the path to our success. So I asked him to explain.
He told me that once while driving through the countryside, we discussed Mark 11:24.
The verse goes something like this, "Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them."
He reminded me that every great project starts with an idea, and every idea must be back by faith, and then action. That's how all success is achieved.
He went on to explain that our present situation is that we lack traffic and therefore capital to realize our goal. We lack and have been focusing on lack.
What we needed was to start fresh with the words of Jesus, "Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them."
He advised us that by employing the sound advice of the Bible, we would reverse the process of focusing on lack and instead focus the possibilities of our business. By focusing our creative thought into prayer and believing we receive, God will deliver to us as creativity, opportunity, education, and eventually increased finances. "Isn't that what Mark 11:24 says?" He asked.
At that moment I realized how much difficulty and failure had invaded my mind. I needed to lift my mind above the vision of scarcity into the realm of potential with God. Focused visualized meditative prayer in faith was exactly what we needed, and it proved invaluable.
I tell you this because our website traffic rapidly increased and now serves thousands of people in 120 countries, with no signs of stopping.
That meeting turned into somewhat of a religious experience. I began to employ my creative imagination to see growth patterns in our traffic. I saw new programs created and countless people being helped. In my vision, I noticed we had a critical job in serving God.
From that moment things changed. New ideas came to us, enthusiasm increased, and creative marketing concepts were tested and implemented. I was in awe at the results.
I learned a valuable lesson from that experience. If you focus your mind on what you want and fervently present it to God with daily meditative prayer, God will stimulate in you the means to achieve your goal or dream.
With that said, you need to take action. You can't sit and wait for things to happen. You need to move in the direction of your goal, and God will help you along the way.
When you take the first step, God will show you the next. Your first step is an act of faith, and God will honor your courage by helping you. But you have to be persistent. You can't start and give up. If your plan is sound and all your research proves you're going in the right direction you need to take consistent action. Taking consistent daily action will change the course of your life. Soon you'll be moving from success to success.
The entire process starts with how you think. If you believe that life is hard and difficult, you'll have little chance to be energized by God's underlying power.
If on the other hand, you let go of errors in the mind and fully grasp the concept that God gave you a powerful creative imagination that solidifies the thought of any prayer which Jesus says is delivered by God, you enter the internal realm of victory with God, and nothing will stop you.
Every day you should make it a point to turn off any negative thinking and turn on positive thought with God. You must meditate and pray as though you have already received the object of your faith, thank God for it, and move toward the goal. Take consistent action, never stop, and one day you'll be living in a realized prayer.