God’s Plan is to Finish Everything

Sometimes following the Wind of God is like seeing a leaf blowing in the breeze. When you find treasure after you follow it, however, that’s how you know the Wind was blown by God. Yesterday was one of those days. One moment I was sitting in the chair and then I was fast asleep. While I dreamt, I saw desert sand dunes that looked familiar. I had been there years ago with our film crew doing location scouting. When I woke up I realized that it had been just a short two-second dream. But I knew that I was supposed to go to that place to pray.

I soon discovered that the spot was about 115 miles away, a two-hour drive. As Sandy and I traveled there, the Lord reminded me that He never sends us down a dead-end street. There is always meaning and purpose in everything He asks us to do. Arriving at the sand dunes brought back good memories of our film crew and this meant so much to me. 

Suddenly, I saw two young men driving up in a car. They stopped, got out of their vehicle, pulled out light sabers, and began filming themselves fighting like they were in a Star Wars movie. They were dreaming impossible dreams! The Lord said to me, “Your dreams are still alive and they’re going to come to pass. Let Me show you.”

The Lord then whispered to me to drive south to look at a large project. I walked through an incredibly re-engineered building and prayed, “Lord, can this happen to America?” The Lord responded to me, “Yes, Richard, this is My plan. Just pray.” I have been told by everyone that it could not be done, that what I had seen could not be accomplished. Yet there I was, standing and looking at how beautiful it was. The Lord spoke to me at this moment and said, “Did not I tell you three years ago? Yes, Richard, this is My plan.”

God‘s plan is perfect, and as I’ve witnessed, it will be completed exactly as He says. Thousands of voices may scream and say to you it cannot be done ~ concerning your health, being 30 years younger, about owning your own home paid in full, or about our church on 1970 Ocean Ave being completely refurbished, rebuilt, and completely owned by our congregation. And even greater, the dream of doing movies in Hollywood and everything that the Lord has promised us is coming to pass!

God does not forget one jot or tittle of His promises to you, and His promises to all of us in San Francisco. Our church, the Voice of Pentecost led by Sister Marilynn Gazowsky, baptized over 16,000 people since she originally founded it. That’s a lot of seeds that are in the ground (in the hearts of the people of the city). Every seed, including in the hearts of you at A Place To Meet Jesus, is springing forth and budding into a beautiful tree of righteousness. Oh wow! Wait until you see what God is going to harvest in this great city of gold ~ San Francisco.

Sent in love,

Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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Accessing the Invisible Kingdom of God through Prayer

For the last 600 days I have been linking with prayer warriors around the world using the Periscope app on my smart phone. This week I received an email from a gentleman who has been praying with us for the last few months from Sweden. His accuracy and precise prayer communication amazed our family.
A little over a month ago we were called to Lodi, California for an emergency prayer session with our relatives. While we were driving up Interstate 5 a truck carrying crude oil inadvertently opened its faucet and oil poured all over the freeway. The oil spray covered our windshield so completely that we had to pull off the freeway into a gas station to clean the windows so we could see to drive again. 
While we were cleaning the window the phone rang and Sandy‘s sister-in-law, Elisabeth, called to tell her that her husband Gary had passed away. Immediately I knew that the oil spill had to do with Gary’s passing. He was an anointed witness of the gospel in San Francisco, and was responsible for hundreds of people coming to know Jesus Christ. The Lord told me his anointing is now being poured out upon this new generation.
Markku is a periscope prayer warrior who lives in Sweden. Weeks ago, he’d had a dream where he saw me, Sandy, and my two daughters standing with him beside the bed of a gentleman who was getting ready to pass away. He shared a few more details of how the man was then received up into Heaven. He had never contacted us personally before, but had only prayed with us on Periscope. He did not have access to any of the details about our family. 
Markku then woke up, went downstairs in his house, made breakfast, and thought he should contact us through our website, “A Place To Meet Jesus”, because the anointing from the dream was so strong that he needed to tell us about it. When he heard my story on Periscope describing what had just happened on the freeway with the spillage of oil, he realized that must have been the same anointing he was feeling in Sweden. But he didn’t contact us at that time. I also hadn’t mentioned Sandy’s brother’s passing on Periscope and Markku didn’t know what his dream meant.
Then he had another dream a while later. In the dream he was going into a bank with my daughter Rocki Starr, and felt that the Lord was telling him to buy some stock options. When the trader asked him what stock he wanted to buy, he didn’t know but Rocki said, “We want to buy milk stock.” When the trader asked, “How many shares?” She answered, “Just one.” But the man replied, “No, we need for you to purchase at least two or three shares.” Then Markku woke up. 
In his email to me he shared the first and second dreams. When my family read his complete email we were amazed at how accurate every detail had been for us, especially Rocki, who had been praying for a confirmation concerning her personal prayers which had not been shared on Periscope.
Rocki had been asking the Lord to help her take off her defenses in prayer and let the Lord fight her battles and be her defense. She had been seeking God for a full revelation, when Markku had the dream about milk stock. Rocki felt his dream was telling her to also pray “milk” prayers—pure and wholesome prayers, and to let Jesus fight her battles. She now has been asking God to give her “milk stock” in the Spirit. It was very encouraging! This experience is showing us how the Holy Spirit, as a Teacher, is instructing us.
The invisible kingdom of God is linked so precisely, and is instantaneous. Holy Spirit synchronization is actually faster than the current technology displayed on our smart phones. To be honest with you, it’s almost breathtaking when you see the Spirit-world in operation! Something  tells me that this is only a slight breath of the Wind that is introducing a hurricane of revelation ~ which will further reveal the invisible kingdom and its intricate network structure. Can’t wait for next week! See you on Periscope.
Sent in love,
Pastor Richard Gazowsky
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I Pray For Only One Result~ To Be Or Not To Be

The title that I have chosen reveals the absolute resolve of what I desire to accomplish in my daily prayer experience. If you feel my drama is exaggerated, remember that apostle Paul said these words when he was going through his spiritual struggles in Ephesus: “I die daily”. And actually, I am learning this statement is a good way to live daily.

Early in the morning, before the sun rises, I wake up with a fuzzy mind and closed eyes. My first thought is usually about the position of my pillow. Later, when I’m more awake, the difficulties of the upcoming day come rushing into my mind. Years of experience have trained the algorithm of my thought process to filter out any responsibilities that don’t actually apply to me currently. This is when the things I dreamt that night begin to faintly enter into my thinking.

At this point (and it’s never at the same time), I realize that I have control of what I am thinking. I understand that if I don’t “gird up the loins of my mind”, my emotions will be controlled by things that are not in perfect harmony with God. Worst of all, the day will not be “Heaven on earth”. Wow! I just remembered the reason I pray is that I have unlocked the key to prayer itself: “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” The true rationale for prayer is to bring Heaven to earth each day!

So then I come to the place of the great decision to “die” daily. This is my choice, and it’s made in my own mind before I even open my eyes. I decide to die to all of my responsibilities, worries, and anguishes ~ and lay them on the shoulders of Jesus. Think about it, a dead man doesn’t have bills, problems, or worries! Now I get to do exactly what I want today because I am free. For the Scripture says, “if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.”

Once I’m free I become like a little child, realizing that today will be filled with incredible adventures with my heavenly Daddy. I start rehearsing all of the wonderful things that Dad has promised me, and boy, are they wonderful! Usually at this point I open my eyes, look for my iPhone, and begin praising God along with one of my favorite songs. Next, I start thinking of clever ways to wake up my family with the joy of the Lord. Then we can all begin the wonderful adventure of the day!

“To be or not to be”, is the question of dying daily, (actually “living” daily) unto Christ. Once you try this personally, you’ll begin to discover that always living in the mind of Christ is the only way to fully enjoy life and have heaven on earth! See you later on Periscope.

Sent in love,

Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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Periscope Prayers : Praying with Pastor Richard on July 27

It’s amazing how the network of prayer works. Just like your cell phone is connected right now to people around the world, so it is in prayer that we are connected around the universe. Our prayers are quiet and not demonstrative, or made to cause attention. They’re meant to communicate to the Lord. Our prayers travel though the universe and go to the deep parts of the galaxy to the throne of God.

The Bible says they are gathered there by angels and placed into vials. In Revelation 5, it mentions 24 angels, which perhaps represent the 24 time zones around the earth. These angels collect our prayers and bring them constantly to the throne of God, who listens to our intercession and our pleas. I have seen confirmation of this time and time again of how many times the Lord has answered prayer exactly when we prayed. We’ve prayed some pretty serious prayers on this broadcast. I thank you for praying with us. Today, we’re going to pray about getting the mind of Christ.

Lord, I want to become a mirror of You. I felt we should open up our prayer with that intercession. There is a song written by Justin Timberlake called “Mirrors”. Christ is a bright Mirror. We need to be the reflection of Jesus in our lives. We love You, Jesus. Lord, we love You so much.

Help us to feel the reflection of You, a reflection of Your love. Lord, I want to be like You; this is my desire. Lord, I desire to be like You. Lord, put Your mind in my head. Yes, Lord, let me see Your face in the mirror. I don’t want to lose you Jesus, I want to be a reflection of You. I love You Lord! I love You Jesus!

I want to be a reflection of Your love. You’re my Mirror Jesus, staring back of me. There is no one else standing beside me, Lord. It is just You. God, I want You more than anything.
We are fighting battles which are bigger than us, and giants that are mighty. But Lord, we know that greater is He that is in us than he who is in the world. Lord, we put our trust in You right now. Our trust is in You, Jesus. Only You Jesus. That’s all we trust is You. You’re stronger than we are!

God, You called us to the city of San Francisco, to build a church there and a congregation that is strong. You called us to see that city become the city of our Lord in Christ, to become the City of gold that was prophesied.

Lord, we are believing You for that vision to happen. We are believing at the same that You will transform Hollywood, and You will transform it into Holywood.
These things seem so great! They seem so far beyond our ability to comprehend, God. But Lord, it is bigger than us, but it is not bigger than You, God. I know if You are in us, we can do it. We can complete it.

We will do exactly what you set before us. Lord, Your ways are much bigger, Your ways are much holier. Your ways are pure in Jesus’ name. God, perform Your greatness. Show forth Your greatness. We love You, God.

Sent in love, Pastor Richard

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The Importance of Today

The Apostle Paul said these weighty words, “To day if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts.” This simple phrase can get lost in the confusion of which day you mean ~ Monday, Friday, or maybe a Sunday? Which day are you really talking about if it’s so important? Any confusion disappears if you think like a child and say, “Today, right now, this moment, I need to listen to that still small voice of God and be pliable to His will, now!” Yes, realize the importance of today.
When a successful upwardly mobile Christian leaves the house, they’re thinking about things like appointments, schedules, meetings, and responsibilities ~ which are all worries. Their focus is on accomplishments and just getting through the day. It’s a different experience when a child-like Christian steps out of their house. They smell the air, see the wonder in the sky, praise God for their beautiful house, and listen for the Lord’s Wind of the Spirit for the next adventure. Even if the thing God is asking them to do is insignificant in comparison to the other pressing needs of the day, it immediately rises to the first priority of their day.
The most monumental events in my life have occurred when I listened to the seemingly casual nudge by the Holy Spirit, like asking me to stop and talk with someone at a restaurant. One time it was agreeing to do an event with someone who then casually asked me to do something, that resulted in a blessing to my whole family. Listen daily to the quiet whisper of the Holy Spirit. It leads to His treasures which He’s inviting you to partake of.
You’ll never come to this understanding until you realize the wonderful importance of today. In the early morning hours, as I lay in bed thinking my prayers to the Lord, I also am preparing for the wonder of the day.
Today the Lord spoke to me about two prophets of God and to pray for their physical bodies. As I prayed about their health I knew my children had also had dreams about this same subject. I realized God had been speaking to our family multiple times about the prophets’ health. Their health was was an increasing priority to Heaven’s agenda.
I have found, as I daily seek His will for His kingdom, my experience each day becomes a technicolor experience and adventure! The other night I was talking with a prayer warrior that prays with us on Periscope. She shared a beautiful experience about how the Holy Spirit invited her to walk down the street in a very rough neighborhood in her town. When she passed by a house and observed signs of young women being used as slaves, she prayed and talked to the Lord about it. A few weeks later, it was closed down and every young girl was set free! Now other women are joining her as she prays and they are seeing significant changes in their city. Oh what wonder the Lord does when we listen to that still small voice today!
“Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, ‘Today if ye will hear His voice, Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:’ When your fathers tempted Me, proved Me, and saw My works forty years. Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, ‘They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known My ways.’ So I sware in My wrath, They shall not enter into My rest.) Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called today.”
Sent in love,
Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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It Will All Go Out In The Dross

For the last few weeks I have been praying that God would cleanse my thoughts and the memories stored in my mind which might keep me away from His perfect Christ-like thoughts. Then something happened to me that became a perfect example of how God carefully helps us. I was awakened at 1:30 AM in the morning from a deep sleep by bitter heartburn raging in my stomach. I got up, took a few antacids for the pain, and then lay back down to go to sleep. Just as I drifted off I heard a voice speak, “Don’t worry, it will all go out in the dross.”

As I continued to sleep, I had an incredible dream! I was in a church with a very famous husband and wife team I knew from my past, (but I also realized in the dream that they were now in heaven). After the service, Sandy and I took them out to eat. The restaurant was incredibly crowded so I went with the waiter to look for a place where we could all privately share with each other, because they were a very elderly couple. I found some empty seats and the couple came and joined us.

I knew this was a very rare moment for us to be able to meet privately with this extremely famous couple. We all sat there, ate our dinner, and had some friendly, light conversation. When I woke up out of sleep, I still had the heartburn, but I questioned myself as to why I didn’t ask the couple questions about the mistakes they had made in their lives. I again drifted back into sleep and the same voice spoke again, “It will all go out in the dross.”

Immediately I started dreaming again. Sandy and I were with the same couple, and this time we were about to travel together in a car. Again we did not share any unpleasantries and had a nice, peaceful time together. When I woke up, the heartburn in my stomach was completely gone. What was making my stomach bitter went out in the dross, just as the Lord had said.

Then the Lord spoke to me, “You asked me to cleanse your thinking and your memories. In your dream you could not remember any of the bad mistakes that the couple had made, and that is because those memories are carnal knowledge. Carnal knowledge does not protect you from attacks, instead they are tricks that the enemy uses to make you think you are safe, that you won’t make the specific mistake the other person made, and you’ll win all the time. But the enemy is just attacking you from a different direction. If you trust your carnal knowledge to protect you, you will lose. It is only the fresh words from the Holy Spirit that are your true daily protection, and this is why your daily prayer is so important for your future.”

Wow! I called our family together and told them the dream the Lord had just given to me. My son, Sunny, had an incredible insight to this truth. He said that when he had gone to meetings in Hollywood, he observed that there were so many people in the industry that were trying to impress, manipulate, and trick everyone into thinking they were someone that they only wished they could be. The only protection he felt he could trust was the Word of God in his spirit.

When I heard my son say these words, I understood this was truly the wisdom of God. Carnal knowledge is not our protection. The Spirit of God daily living in us is our only true protection.

Sent in love,

Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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Prophetic Acts: The Release of God’s Action in the Earth (Part Two)

In last week’s blog, I told you about God speaking to me concerning a prophetic act that would affect a company, whose executive had confessed his company was badly influencing America in a evil way. Usually prophetic acts like this are done totally in private. In this case however, the Lord told me to share it with you openly in my blog, and also do it publicly on Periscope’s Thursday broadcast.

I believe the reason for this public display is to teach you how prophetic acts are done. God is going to begin whispering to you, asking you to obey His simple command. This will dramatically change the situation around you, your family, work, school, government ~ and even personal situations that you face, including your own health.

Sister Elizabeth is a faithful prayer warrior in our church. She recently told me that she felt the Holy Spirit telling her to merely drive by our building on 1970 Ocean Ave. This was in simple obedience to God‘s command, and is the essence of what a prophetic act does. Her obedience releases Heaven to do the work. On the day she communicated with me about the change in her driving route, the Lord gave me a dream about the building. It confirmed how important her activity and obedience concerning our building on Ocean Avenue was.

This is the reason, when I heard the news item concerning this American corporation, that God responded in my spirit and said, “I will give you a prophetic act that will consume the darkness in this company with fire, and turn it to smoke that is blown away in the wind of the Spirit.” Over the next few days, through a series of prayer meetings, the Lord had me buy a collection of 12 matchsticks. The prophet Timothy Snodgrass felt the Lord tell him we should anoint the matchsticks with frankincense to release a sweet-smelling fragrance unto the Lord.

So I took 12 matchsticks and, in front of the Periscope audience of prayer intercessors, I anointed the matchsticks with oil and then Sandy, my sweetheart, lit them with fire. (You can see this simple prophetic act if you go to the June 27 Periscope prayer meeting In Richard Gazowsky‘s account on Periscope.)

The Lord told me when the prophetic act was done, the prophet Timothy Snodgrass and my family would know the meaning and fulfillment of the action. Afterwards, Brother Timothy told me, “I sensed that the 12 matches represented 12 apostolic Christian Reformers, who would light a fire of reformation within the company itself, and bring the fire of the Holy Ghost into the undisclosed company to bring about change.”

My children felt that the 12 matchsticks also referred to divine multiplication. In the high-tech industry, there are 12 billion-dollar companies and each one will have the apostolic process occur that Timothy mentioned. By the spiritual revelations released through one simple prophetic act, Heaven’s power is shown when we agree with Heaven’s plan!

Sent in love,

Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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Prophetic Acts: The Release of God’s Action in the Earth

I love resting in the still quiet pasture of Heaven’s perfect will, and being a true sheep, for resting is truly our call. But my rest was interrupted by a news report from an executive who was employed by a major U.S. corporation, which had been part of a process deceiving billions of people into hurtful thinking. This news was very troubling deep in my spirit. But suddenly the Lord spoke to me and said, “I will give you a simple prophetic act that will turn this whole complex deceptive operation into smoke that will be carried away quickly in the winds of time.”
In past years, I have become very familiar with God’s use of simple prophetic acts that cause incredible battles to be won. In the Old Testament, the prophet Elijah said, “‘Take bow and arrows.’ And he took unto him bow and arrows. And he said to the king of Israel, ‘Put thine hand upon the bow.’ And he put his hand upon it: and Elisha put his hands upon the king’s hands. And he said, ‘Open the window eastward.’ And he opened it. Then Elisha said, ‘Shoot.’ And he shot. And he said, ‘The arrow of the Lord’s deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou have consumed them.’”
But I must tell you, there are dynamics in a prophetic act that are not mentioned in the initial request. We realize in its completion that it is extremely important to the outcome.
Now let’s go back to Elisha and look at the rest of the story: “And Elisha said, ‘Take the arrows.’ And he took them. And he said unto the king of Israel, ‘Smite upon the ground.’ And he smote thrice, and stayed. And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, ‘Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it: whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice.’”
So we see by this Biblical example, the prophetic act had a hidden requirement that tested whether the king was committed enough to do the act in a way that showed God he wanted Syria removed for good. We are sheep, which means we do not fight the battle. God‘s angels fight the battle, but we still have to be committed to our belief that God‘s army will finish the job completely.
To truly understand this spiritual dynamic, you must see that God wants His church to rest.  Yet we still must be involved and committed spiritually to the heavenly activities that are about to happen and service our generation.
I want to take a moment and explain that a prophetic act is not a large dramatic incident. It is a simple action that is just as normal as walking down the street. What makes it different is that you are doing it in obedience to the spoken revealed word of God for a special time and special place. For example, it was normal for an ancient king in Elisha’s time to have a bow and arrows in his palace. But at the moment the prophet said, “Smite the ground with the arrows,” the whole situation changed because the prophet of God Elijah had spoken the revealed word of God.
Another purpose of this prophetic act: Heaven needed to see if the receiver of the miracle had the faith to believe Heaven’s army would accomplish the miracle. When the king of Israel tapped the ground three times with the arrow, his uninspired commitment to the prophetic act showed that he didn’t have the faith required to believe Heaven’s army would complete the task.
Heaven can and will measure your faith to see if you’ll believe God through the entire process of Heaven performing miracles on your behalf. There are hundreds of prophetic acts listed in the Bible in its wonderful stories. Moses parted the Red Sea by simply placing his rod in the water at the right time. The greatest prophetic act was Jesus’ death on the cross at Calvary, which saved the souls of all mankind!
Now that you see the big picture of how important prophetic acts can actually be, you understand about the prophetic act that was revealed to me ~ why my family and I were so concerned that it was done exactly according to God‘s purpose for America. Then it took an unexpected turn.  My family felt a check in the Spirit that something was wrong and we didn’t know what it was.
Then I remembered the Scripture where Jesus said, “Are not there twelve hours in the day? Wait for the daylight so that you don’t stumble in the dark.” I prayed this prayer on Periscope, and in the middle of my prayer the Lord showed me a vision of a lighted pathway, and He said, “I will show you clearly the way to go through this darkness.”
As I get ready to go to sleep this night, I am waiting for the Lord to light the pathway. This is the secret of everything with God. You must learn His ways and follow His pathway completely. Next week I’ll tell you the rest of the story…
Sent in love,
Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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Obtaining Maximum Perfection at the Speed of the Holy Ghost

Speed has become a determining factor in so many industries. In the computer industry it’s processing speed which is measured in “power”. In the mail and package industry the speed of delivery is what really counts; the list goes on and on. If you study how speed affects a certain portion of an industry you discover that the determining factor of what is the best speed is not always time-dependent. This is especially true in the spiritual “industry” of following God’s perfect plan for your life.
First, you must realize God’s plan is determined by the Holy Ghost. This is why the wind of the Spirit determines your daily movement. But there are also parallels that we can learn from other industries that will help us move with the speed of the Holy Ghost. In order to have their jets fly better the airline manufacturing industry had to design the shape of the fuselage of the plane to allow it to be more aerodynamic, so travel would be much smoother through the air.
The same is true in our own personal lives. We must remove the objects caused by trying to guess or pre-determine the direction God is sending us or asking us to go. With fewer fleshly expectations in planning our own futures, miraculously our lives become smoother. Our attitudes are less fussy because we are waiting for God to speak, and not trying to guess what He’s going to say.
The removal of trying to plan your expectations increases the level of sophistication and your ability to hear little tiny nuances of instruction from the Holy Ghost. This guidance from God is especially important as your level of responsibility increases. This might even offend some of you: God’s glory involves great wealth. Money is like uranium. It has very powerful uses, but it also is extremely dangerous and must be handled with care. Love it, and it will kill you. Matter-of-fact, the Scripture says, “The love of money is the root of all evil.” This presents the question, “Why would something so dangerous be so important to the speed of the Holy Ghost?”
The speed of the Holy Ghost insures perfection. Paul instructed us about this truth in James, “Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.” This is the secret mysterious truth that we are realizing in patience, and it is the secret ingredient in the speed of the Holy Ghost.
A story that illustrates the necessity of having patience to reach perfection is found in the story of the British automobile maker, Rolls Royce. In Manchester, England, Henry Royce was building cars, but he wanted them to reach a level of perfection nobody was even looking for. He wanted a car that would start by just turning a key switch. At that time all cars were started by a hand crank, and that meant the owner or driver of the car had to go out and turn the crank handle to get the car started.
Henry knew that no refined person would want to mess up their clothes trying to start their car. He knew he needed an electric switch that would start the car every time. This turned out to be a more difficult task than he ever thought possible. After years of research and making multiple starters, he initiated an intricate series of inventions done on the electric car starter, until he finally perfected one! He had produced the first electric starter that worked every time! Until the 1970’s, the Rolls Royce was the only electric starter that worked consistently. For over 30 years, his invention was never duplicated.
When God leads you on the pathway of perfection, He puts you into a future which no competitor can even compare.  Let His purpose of perfection have its perfect patient work in your life until you are complete, lacking nothing. Welcome to First Class: a Rolls Royce life!
Sent in love,
Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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God, Train the Tenor of my Thoughts

An amazing blessing I have discovered in God is that when I am unable to fix something in myself, I just ask Him to help me and He does it in the most wonderful way. It took me a while to actually see what a wonderful Father God is, and is willing to be to us. By this I mean, He is willing to train the most intricate parts of our existence, and the tenor of our thoughts.
Our thoughts mostly spring up from the intents of our heart. As the Scripture says, “For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.” It was this simple truth, which showed me that the thoughts and intents coming from my heart are actually working against me. In times of daily prayer I began to realize that I can ask God to fix these intricate areas of thinking that go on in my mind that I cannot control. As I made this request to the Lord, I realized something internally within me was changing.
The Message Bible puts the Scripture this way: “This is the only way we’ll know we’re living truly, living in God’s reality. It’s also the way to shut down debilitating self-criticism, even when there is something to it. For God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves.” This is trusting God to rearrange the pathways of our thoughts.
As I wrote this blog, I realized that the tenor of our thoughts has a tidal wave of actions that it controls: gist, mood, theme, tone, aim, body, burden, core, course, current direction, drift, evolution, inclination, path, pith, purport, purpose, run, sense, stuff, substance, tendency, trend, way… All of these actions occur in the course of our thoughts.
As you can see by the list of pathways which your thinking responds to (which emanate from the heart) it can be a bit overwhelming. But not to God. You simply ask for help and without interfering with your personal will He quietly and gently helps you enter into the mind of Christ. Wow! What an incredible benefit personal prayer and intercession has!

Sent in Love,

Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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