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Can you see yourself living the good life as outlined in the Bible? The Word of God has the ability to paint a picture on the canvas of your heart of the way God sees you, and the more time you spend in the Word and with Him, the clearer that image will become.

God has us on His mind and wants us to have "the good life." (Eph. 2:10 AMP) says, "For we are God's [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]."

This writing from the Apostle Paul was inspired by the Holy Spirit, so we know that we are not only hearing what Paul thinks, but we are hearing the very heart of God. Paul wrote this long before we were ever born so we know God had us on His mind and had a plan for us to have a good life. God is a good God and He wants the best for his children just like most parents want the best for their children.

James 1:17 (AMP) says, "Every good and every perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse]." It is not His will that we live in poverty. It is not His will that we just barely get by or live from paycheck to paycheck. It is not His will that we are never financially able to invest into the kingdom of God. God wants us to have the good life.

Imagine That!
Can you see yourself living the good life as outlined in the Bible? The Word of God has the ability to paint a picture on the canvas of your heart of the way God sees you, and the more time you spend in the Word and with Him, the clearer that image will become. There are four steps that will cause you to enter into this good life: Dream it! Pursue it! Stick with it! Live it!

First you have to dream it! You have to see it on the inside of you. It is already God's dream, but it has to become your dream. It has to be something that is alive on the inside of you, something that puts you to bed at night with a smile on your face and wakes you up in the morning with drive and motivation. When you use the phrase "I can't imagine that happening to me" what you are saying is that you cannot dream it. This favorite phrase of the enemy keeps believers from having what is rightfully theirs.

My good friend, Happy Caldwell, from Little Rock, Arkansas, was in Hawaii on vacation. Happy saw this beautiful house up on a hill overlooking the ocean. Happy said out loud, "I can't imagine living in a place like that." And the Lord spoke to him and said, "Don't worry about it. You never will." Happy said, "Lord, why not?" The Lord said to him, "Because if you can't imagine it or dream it, you will never have it." Years ago the Lord gave me a phrase "if you can't conceive it, you can't receive it." So you have to dream it first. You have to be able to see it on the inside before it can ever become a reality on the outside. So dream it!

To envision your dream you have to see yourself with it. You have to meditate and think on it, rehearsing it over and over in your mind and heart. In Joshua 1:8 (AMP) God tells us how our dreams can come to pass, "This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success." Meditation to the believer is the same thing as worry to the nonbeliever.

Worry is meditating on wrong information. Worry brings fear. And it all starts with negatively meditating on the wrong thing. If you meditate on the Word it will produce faith, the opposite of fear. When we meditate on the Word we will make our way prosperous and we will have good success. God is no respecter of persons so this promise is not just for Joshua but for everyone.

This is what the Apostle Paul was referring to in Ephesians 3:18 (AMP), "That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God's devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it]." When we are able to comprehend something, we can see it on the inside. It is now more than just words in a book. It has now taken on the form of a dream. It is first God's dream and now it becomes our dream. It is not just wishful thinking, but you can see yourself taking possession of it.

Do You See What God Sees?
Did you know that God does not see you as the sick? He would have to deny Calvary to call you sick. He is looking through that blood. He would have to deny the sacrifice of Jesus at Calvary. If there is anyone that believes that sacrifice works, it is God. In the eyes of God, you are not the sick. You are the healed. In God's eyes, you are not broke. You are one that has the surplus of prosperity. The more you meditate on God's Word the more you will see things through His eyes. What He sees will be painted on the canvas of our hearts, and we will see ourselves as God sees us. It will cause us to become focused on our dream.

We will not be moved by what is happening around us but we will only be moved by the Word and the image we see on the inside of us. What you see will eventually become so real on the inside of you that no matter what the circumstances look like on the outside, you will be fully persuaded that the good life is your destiny.

No one will be able to talk you out of it, and nothing will be able to stop you from having it. You will become intensely passionate about it. You will see it on the inside when you go to bed. It will inspire you when you get up. It will energize you when others say it will never happen. You will only be able to hear what God says. You will not believe people's reports but you will believe the report of the Lord.

You have God's dream on the inside of you and you are determined that you are going to give it your all, and you are not going to give up until it is reality. You are not going to let go. You are going to embrace your dream. Tap into the good life. Dream it! Pursue It! Stick With It! Live It! The result will be that you are living your dream.

Jerry Savelle Ministries, Intl.
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Author Biography

Jerry Savelle
Web site: Jerry Savelle Ministries International
Dr. Jerry Savelle was an average, blue-collar man who was struggling and needed God's help. While he considered himself a "nobody," when he became a believer God told him not to worry about it because He was a master at making champions out of nobodies. God has since taken Dr. Savelle from being a constant quitter to a man who knows how to stand on the Word of God until victory is experienced. Because of the life-changing combination of God's faithfulness and Dr. Savelle's "no quit" attitude, his life is totally different than it was thirty-eight years ago.

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