Everything is a miracle, and every day you are totally immersed in the miraculous. From the top of your head to the tip of your toes, you are a miracle. From the day of your birth until the day of your death, your cup overflows with the miraculous.
EVERYTHING IS A MIRACLE
It's all too easy to overlook the miraculous, or even worse, trade the truly miraculous for the clever.
The twenty-first century is full of trivial but amazing things. If we are not careful we will overlook the miraculous and sink into the quicksand of digital disorientation.
Although the digital world may appear amazing, it is neither real nor miraculous. Mostly it is a compelling diversion that hides the miraculous from our eyes.
Children experience the digital world at an early age with their eyes glued to ipads and other digital devices. They have a strong affinity for the digital world and prefer it over the real one. They trade the truly miraculous for the trivial and amazing. These children become strangers to the real world and in the process they are no longer immersed in the miraculous. What they know about nature they learn from television rather than going out and actually experiencing nature in all its wonder.
When given the choice between the digital world and the real one, I will choose the real world every time. There is no other way to experience the truly miraculous.
There is a world of difference between looking at a digital image of an iceberg and actually touching one. A photograph of a calving glacier can't hold a candle to seeing it up close and personal with your own eyes. The digital world is a poor substitute for the real one.
During our sailing voyage around the world, I discovered a connection with the miraculous that forever changed my life. The closer I am to nature, the more miraculous my life.
Sailing across an ocean is a total immersion experience. Twenty-four hours a day you are totally immersed in the natural. The wind and sea constantly talk to you telling you which way to point the bow of your yacht and how much sail you should carry. Sails flapping in the breeze call out for you to trim the canvas as you sail on the ocean of your dreams. Even when you are asleep, when there is a change in the motion of the boat or the sound of the sails, you immediately wake up and check to see what is happening. Nature is talking and the feedback loop is strong, and you know that your agreement with the wind and sea has changed. It's time to adjust the set of the sails or maybe even assume a defensive posture.
People who suffer from digital disorientation regard nature as the enemy or a wily adversary that must be watched and subdued. For them the natural world is a fight or flight experience that prevents them from experiencing the miraculous. Instead of understanding nature and using it's power to sail on the ocean of their dreams, they observe it through the binoculars of life at a safe distance.
I confess that I am bored with the amazing because I have experienced the truly miraculous. I have surrendered all my my digital fantasies for the real world where everything is a miracle.
There is nothing in the digital universe that can compare with the thousands of sunrises and sunsets that I witnessed during my eleven year sailing voyage around the world. In the trade winds I have seen dozens of brilliant green flashes as the sun sets on the clear western horizon. I have even witnessed double green flashes caused by massive Pacific Ocean swells lifting our catamaran like a giant elevator giving us the privilege of seeing the sun disappear below the horizon two times within a few seconds. Each time the sun slips from view, it sends a miraculous flash of emerald light our way. You won't find me staring into the digital world on my tablet when I am sailing on the ocean of my dreams.
When a bird sings its song, you are hearing the miraculous. When a whale breaches the surface of the ocean, you are witnessing miraculous joy. When a baby is born, the miraculous thunders into your life.
We have eyes that don't see and ears that don't hear when we lose the ability to recognize the miraculous nature of our existence. Virtually every natural thing in your life is a miracle. From the top of your head to the tip of your toes, you are an astounding miracle. The air your breathe, the earth where you live, and the sun that provides the energy to make it happen are beyond miraculous. Everything else bears the stamp of the trivial.
I am not denigrating or diminishing the amazing accomplishments of the twenty-first century, but at the same time it's important to remember that they are not miraculous. To some extent they may have changed the way we live, but they have not changed who we are. Texting is a poor substitute for talking, and real conversation is an endangered species. The evidence is not yet in, but I suspect that when it's all been said and done, the digital world will turn out to be a disappointment. The digital experience will be a poor substitute for real ones.
The picture at the top of this page is my son floating in the turquoise water next to a tree that marks the entrance through the reef into Uligamu in the Maldives. The big smile on his face is not an accident. He is totally immersed in the miraculous in the natural non-digital world.
In this great adventure called life, you have a choice.
You can choose to live in your digital world with a 55-inch wide screen existence and cheer others on who are living their dreams, or you can have a real life.
You can totally immerse yourself in the natural world and experience the truly miraculous.
That natural world is free, and you can touch it, breathe it, embrace it, and love it. And if you do immerse yourself in it, you will discover that everything is a miracle.
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FIFTY POSITIVE SCRIPTURES GOD CAN USE IN YOUR LIFE.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty had of God, that he may exalt you in due time. I Peter 5:6
The Lord is my light and salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1
Call unto me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? Isaiah 43:18-19
The Lord our God is one Lord: And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with your might. Deuteronomy 6:4-5
Peace I leave with you , my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain you: He shall never allow the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22
But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, "You are my God." My times are in your hand. Psalm 31:14-15
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. Isaiah 43:2
The Lord upholds all that fall, and raises up all those that are bowed down. Psalm 145:14
Because he has set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he has known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation. Psalm 91:14-16
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:28-31
I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear. Psalm 46
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
If the Lord delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumbles, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. Psalm 37:23-24
Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord. Psalm 31:24
And He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief. Matthew 15:38
If you then, imperfect as you are, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him. Matthew 7:11
Commit your way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and He shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37
Whatever you do, do it heartily, as unto the Lord and not to men. Colossians 3:23
But those who seek the Lord shall not lack in any good thing. Psalm 34:10
The Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting. Psalm 100:5
For I will restore health unto you and heal you of your wounds. Jeremiah 30:17
For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward those who fear him. Psalm 103:11
O Lord my God, I cried out to You, and You have healed me. Psalm 30:2
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Isaiah 40:29
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. I John 4:12
As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God. I John 3:1
Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. Exodus 14:13
No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, says the Lord. Isaiah 54:17
Taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusts in him. Psalm 34:8
I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 89:1
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened. Matthew 7:7
He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what the Lord requires of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
If you then, imperfect as you are, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him. Matthew 7:11
Mark 11:23-24 Whoever says to this mountain, "Be taken up and cast into the sea," and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him. Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you. Mark 11:23-24
Cast your burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain you: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Psalms 55:22
"Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit", says the Lord God Almighty. Zechariah 4:6
If God be for us, who can be against us. Romans 8:31
You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
Let the weak say, "I am strong." Joel 3:10
Let us lay aside every weight and encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1
Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you. Luke 12:31
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7
Be still and know that I am God. Psalms 46:10
You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you. 2 Chronicles 20:17
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Philippians 4:8
ADDITIONAL POSITIVE RESOURCES
Maximum Strength Positive Thinking tells you what to say when you talk to your mind, and what to say when your mind talks to you. You have a lot of things to discuss with your mind, and Maximum Strength Positive Thinking tells you what you should be talking about. You don't need to spend years searching for empowering ideas that make it possible to live your dreams. It's already right here in a self-talk format. The Law of Positive Self-Talk states, "You can change who you are by changing what you say when you talk to your mind." If you don't like what you hear when your mind talks to you, you have the power to change the message. Although the wheel of change turns slowly, it always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind. When you fill your mind with positive self-talk and more than one-hundred Power Graphics, your life improves by leaps and bounds. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking is now available in eBook Format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. Make your life better today by putting Maximum Strength Positive Thinking into your mind.
Although I can't control all the events of my life, I can control what I put into my mind. I have sufficient control over my mind to shape the otucome of my life in a way that reflects my goals and aspirations. I have an infinite number of future lives I can live. The way I run my mind determines which of them it will be. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
When you choose your thoughts, you choose your brain chemistry. When you change your thoughts, you change your brain chemistry. You are not the victim of your brain chemistry. You are its creator. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
I will live the rest of my life as if I am a great person. I will live as if my dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen. I will act as if I cannot fail. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
Limiting thoughts are a disguised form of negation. They are a way that I say no to life while pretending that life is saying no to me. Limitations are plausible self-deceptions. They are prefabricated excuses for every failure to be what I want to be and to do what I want to do. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
I can make a living or make a life. When I make a living, I focus on survival. When I make a life, I focus on my dreams. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
Change first happens in my mind. Whatever I am or ever will be is first found in my mind. In order to have a new life, I need a new way of thinking. That is where everything starts. I can change who I am by changing what I put into my mind. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
If I am having trouble geting permission to do the things I want to do, I need to take a look in the mirror. The person in the mirror is the only one who can give me permission to go for my dreams. All other permission rituals are irrelevant. My life is mine alone, and that is sufficient authority to grant whatever permission is required. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
The way I use my mind defines what it means to be me. At the most basic level, I am what I think about all day long. My mind is the only part of me that can change or that would ever be worth changing. If I want to change who I am, I must change the collection of thoughts that defines what it means to be me. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
I will live the rest of my life as if I am a great person. I will practice being great each day of my life. I have only one life, and I may as well make it a great one. I have little to lose and much to gain by living as if I am great. I will live as if my dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
A positive mind is not an accident. It's the product of positive mental focus. A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
Positive Christian Self-Talk is as much about God as it is about you. The self-talk contained in this book is designed to change your life. You learn to think the way that God thinks and speak the way that God speaks so that your self-talk has real power. It's time to get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with your life. It's time to speak your new life into existence. Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done unto you." Jesus was talking about positive expectations. You don't get what you want, you get what you expect. It doesn't matter if your expectations are positive or negative, you still get what you expect. If you want positive self-talk to work in your life, all of your self-talk must be forged in the fires of positive expectations. It's time to jump into God's ocean of love and have a life changing experience. Positive Christian Self-Talk points your life in the right direction and gives you the power to make the trip. Positive Christian Self-Talk is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
You don't need to see far into the distance. You only need to see where to take the next step, and positive self-talk helps you take that next step.Positive Christian Self-Talk
God has already given you the ability to achieve excellence in at least one area of your life. You already have all the tools you need to be the best you can be and do the best you can do. You just have to do it. Positive Christian Self-Talk
God never asks you to do something without giving you the resources to make it happen.Positive Christian Self-Talk
When you get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with your life, your self-talk develops real power and rises to a new level.Positive Christian Self-Talk
Your mind is waiting to hear from you, and you need to send it a positive message.Positive Christian Self-Talk
You need to get in agreement with God so that your self-talk points you in the right direction and gives you the power to make the trip.Positive Christian Self-Talk
You need a new way of thinking. More than anything else, you need to learn how to think as God thinks. Until you get your thinking straightened out, your self-talk will make you stumble. Bad thinking creates bad self-talk.Positive Christian Self-Talk
God is the God of the possible. Impossible is not found in his vocabulary, and it should not be found in yours. Everything is possible when you think the way God thinks.Positive Christian Self-Talk
You don't get what you want. You get what you expect.Positive Christian Self-Talk
When Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done to you," he meant exactly what he said. He created a universe in which positive expectations rule. It doesn't matter than much what you want. It's what you expect that counts.Positive Christian Self-Talk
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