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A, B, C's of "Fast Food on the Mount"

May 11, 2008
We enjoy the Biblical story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 because it is so inspiring! It contains the formula for continuous prosperity. Jesus demonstrates it so clearly --step by step! It's as simple as A--B--C!

Writing about prosperity always reminds us of Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert cartoon. We saw an interview with him in Fast Company magazine, where he said that his business plan was very basic: to make more than I spend! Now, there's a down to earth, no nonsense prosperity plan!

As you vision your prosperity plan, here's the formula to guarantee continuous prosperity flowing in your life:

A: Acknowledge: Acknowledge your abilities, not your weaknesses!

When we get into difficulty, it is so easy to focus on limitation -- on the proverbial problem. But Jesus demonstrated that it is more important to focus on the opportunities. The disciples were centered on the issue of feeding 5,000-25,000 people. But Jesus said, "Let's provide them something to eat!" In the Gospel of Mark, He asks: "How many loaves do you have?" He is demonstrating the need to focus on what we have. He is asking the disciples to imagine what CAN be done, rather than on what can't be accomplished.

Keep yourself in the frame of consciousness of always being focused on potential rather than the problem. One way is to create Attitude of Gratitude Lists, at the point of a stressful situation. On this list, you can pinpoint specific things for which you are grateful. This literally transforms your consciousness into a more positive frame of reference.

B: Bless: Bless what you have.

The initial thing Jesus did was bless the loaves and fish that were offered. It was not a begging prayer -- for example 'Oh, God, make this be enough to feed all these people!' It was a prayer of gratitude. He had no doubt there was plenty, because He understood the principle of Mind Action.

C: Claim: Claim and share your prosperity!

It is important to move your feet -- step out on faith, knowing our prosperity is manifesting. Jesus handed the bread and fish to the disciples and instructed them to distribute it. The small amount of bread and fish must have looked kind of puny -- and perhaps the disciples thought Jesus had lost it! But they followed His instruction! And not only was everyone fed, there were twelve baskets of overflow!

So, never see mountains of limitation. Instead see peaks of potential. And don't ever, ever, ever confuse your net worth with your self worth.
About the Author
Drs. Bil & Cher Holton are Spiritual Leaders at Unity Spiritual Life Center in Durham, NC, where they practice positive, practical, progressive Christianity. Visit their website at Unity Spiritual Life Center and sign up to receive a complimentary 4-week e-course.
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