5 Things That Can Change Your Life In A Day

Mon 04-08-13
Church By Phone

When God stirs you over a topic or
instruction, something that inspires
you, seize it.

Embrace, grab, take a hold of, pursue it.

When He reveals a special word to you,
a “rhema” word, a “now” word, an
understanding that’s greatly
magnified in your heart.

It’s my responsibility to find
inspiration in the world He created.

It’s nobody else’s responsibility
to inspire, or encourage me.

It’s my responsibility to inspire myself.

Dr. Murdock is heading out to
Nigeria tomorrow [today, April 9th]

The difference between
seasons is a conversation.

5 Things That Can Change Your Life Today

notes

1) A conversationZacchaeus had a
conversation with Jesus, and it
changed his life in a day.
– Don’t look a life as something to
endure, look at it as something to enter
>> you enter a zone, every morning,
every hour, every day
>> you can change your life in a
few seconds: you’ve just got to hate
where you are to enter where
you want to be
>> you’ll always adapt what you
can and what you will, you’ll
stay in a comfort zone
– a conversation can change
your life in a day
>> you may be required to
initiate the conversation
– When people say, “Don’t judge me”,
that’s a stupid thing to say
>> of course you judge each other
>> the Bible even says, “Judge yourself,”
so others won’t have to
>> judging simply means to assess
your conduct, effort, behavior
– take action, have initiative
– Zaccheus took initiative
– the woman with the issue of blood,
the blind man who cried out to Jesus–
they had initiative
– the first two letters of “God”,
“Gospel”, “good” = “Go”!
– A-S-K – He didn’t say “wait”,
He said, “Ask…”
>> Well, if you don’t ask,
what do you do, wait?
>> No! Seek…knock…!
>> Three levels of passion
– you may have to
initiate a conversation
– don’t ever owe a debt,
and act like you don’t
– if you owe someone money
& you’re out of work, you
just became their employee,
their “servant”
– What kind if conversation
should you initiate?
>> Apologies
>> Explanations
>> Confession
– To change your favor with God,
enter into conversation with Him
>> there’s a lot of ways to talk to God:
> Something you say, helping someone,
something you do, something you sow

Don’t you want to change your life?
Do you want to improve your life?
Do you want to excel?

Where should there be a conversation?

Conversation that demonstrates honor.

Do you know who you are talking to?
>> Upward, downward, or laterally?

The person who is the senior–
the senior person at any table
is authorized to guide the conversation.

Not the youngest. The 4 year-old does
not guide the conversation at the table.

There’s a place of authority.

If you have dishonored your wife,
there needs to be a conversation.

Initiate it.

I wait for very little.

Those who wait have very
little desire, little passion.

“Good things come to those
who wait,” is an imbecilic,
satanic ploy–have you
ever heard that?

“Waiting upon the Lord” has
nothing to do with delaying
activity, or decisions.

Most prayers are wasted
because God’s not waiting
for you to make a prayer,
He’s waiting for you to
make a decision.

Prayer is often used to delay
the potential bad decision
that we don’t want to make.

People say they’re “waiting on God”, when
He said, “Seek and you shall find”. He never
said, “wait and you shall find”.

You want to change your life in a day?

Start talking.

  • Talk upward to those you
    need to show honor to.
  • Talk downward to those
    who need to be trained by you.
  • Talk laterally to those who
    need to work with you.

You’re going to have to initiate
a conversation to create
changes in your life.

How long are you going to have
to wait at the Exxon station
before God puts gas in your car? ;-)

There’s things you’ve gotta do, right?

Well, then do ‘em.

Shut up and do ‘em.

Shut up and do them.

Do what you’re supposed to do.

Do it, and do it with excellence.

Do it with all your heart.

Do it with all your might.

What conversation is
missing in a relationship?

What conversation have you
failed to have with your upline?
(with those in authority over
your life).

Are you waiting for invisible mentorship
to pierce the airwaves [earways?] of those
under your training?

Archbishop Marguerite Idahosa:
Her husband was known as Archbishop
Benson Idahosa.

Dr. Murdock had known
Benson Idahosa for 34 years.
He was a wonderful man of God.

Years ago, there was a public
outcry over an incident in Nigeria
where the Vice President of
Nigeria said, Nigeria is a
Muslim nation b/c everyone
in Nigeria knew that they were
a Christian nation.

Some of the leaders said, We’re
going to go pray about this, and
The Archbishop Benson Idahosa
said, We are not going to go
pray. That issue is too little for
God to handle. He put us in charge
of matters on the earth. We’re going
to take care of this.

And he got on the phone to the Vice
President of Nigeria and persuaded
him to publicly apologize and recant
his statement.

Have you ever heard someone say,
“There’s no problem too small for God” ?

What a stupid, idiotic, ridiculous statement.
You want God killing the roach in your room?
You want God putting cheese in your rat traps?

Dr. Murdock:
I like clear conversation.
I don’t like “slither”.
I’m very adversarial to deceivers.
I don’t permit life.
I decide it.
I don’t permit what will happen to me,
I decide what I want to happen in my life.
That’s God commandment to us.
He’s given us responsibility to our territory.

What is the territory God has
assigned for you to govern?

What is the turf that
requires your attentiveness?

And what are you doing about it?

You need to have some conversations
with the people under you.

You need to go back and say,
What did I instruct you to do?

- Remember: Ruth changed her life with
one conversation that made her “Mrs. Boaz”

The 2nd thing that can
change your life in a day…

2) One act of servanthood
– Look at Rebecca:
>> She changed her life when she
noticed an old man needed attention
>> She offered him water…
– Servanthood is a seed
– Servanthood is proof of character
– When servanthood becomes an
obsession with you, to host the
people around you, the “fragrance”
of a servant comes upon you until
the servant actually becomes the
master….
– Almost nobody grasps this, but:
>> The person who serves the best
becomes the authority in the
environment (meditate on that)
– Rebecca was an incredible woman,
and she looked at Eleazar, the Chief
liaison for Abraham (and Isaac) &
said, Can I also water your camels?
>> There’s money, there’s blessing
where those camels are going
– If you want to change your life in
a day, start serving

Who’s pain can you remove?

3) Confession
– I’m sorry
– It did for the thief hanging next to Jesus
– Don’t argue about how
right or wrong you are
– One confession can turn
chaos into promotion
– See: the publican vs the pharisee
– confession stops prosecution

4) Obedience to an instruction

[example] Part of Dr. Murdock’s testimony:

At 4:30pm on a Wednesday afternoon,
God gave him an instruction. Something
he had never done. God gave it to him
thru somebody else. It was about sowing
seed. God said, Do it by 10pm tonight.

In 24 hours [after following the instruction],
God had blessed him with more money than
he had ever had in his life.

By 72 hours, God had given him enough
money to buy a beautiful Cessna Citation
jet–a jet, cash.

When you ask God for a future,
He’ll give you an instruction.

An instruction is a bridge to the
dreams that you’re talking about.

The difference between where you are
and where you want to be is an instruction.

And the bridge is never long–it’s instant.

God doesn’t take you on a long bridge.

The prodigal son’s bridge was long because
he decided to take his life into the pigpen.

5) A seed

Use your seed for conversation.

- My seed is my “talker”.
>> My seed talks to God for me.

My seed is my ambassador
for me into my future.

My seed is the only voice
my future will obey.

My future whimpers for
instruction at the foot of my seed.

My seed rules my world.

I use my seed to talk to
God about what I need,
what I want, and what
I expect.

- see Pastor Howard Hogan (83 years old)
>> a confidant of Dr. Murdock’s

He told Pastor Hogan, I have lost money
in everything but God. I’ve lost over $30,000
in oil wells. I listened to a banker and lost
$250,000 in mutual funds in one year.

Warren Buffett said, “Never invest in something
that you don’t want to know a lot about.”

 

By the way, a “bullish” market is on its way up.
(think: the horns on a bull are pointing “up”)

A “bear” market is trending down.

 

There’s a $500,000 money market
in Heaven today for one listener
of Church By Phone.

Dr. Dave Martin :
– Have Dave Martin speak in your church, if you
want to have a financial breakthrough.
>> Dr. Dave Martin and his wife, Christina–after
an instruction from Dr. Murdock to plant a $500
seed (they had $503 to their name at the time)–
planted a $500 seed. 10 days later, Christina
was shopping at Wal-Mart & they just happened
to be filming a commercial that would use the
Wal-Mart security cameras. The Martins have
since received thousands and thousands of
dollars from the residual checks off of that
commercial–specifically, off of the $500
seed that they had planted after being
obedient to a man of God’s instruction.

[prayer]
Father, I ask you for 10 people to plant a $500 seed and to have the most electrifying revelation of seed time and harvest. When we ask you for a harvest, You ask us for a seed. When we ask you for a harvest, You give us an instruction. What You did for Christina–what you did for Dr. David Martin, because of one seed of obedience. Father, I ask You for 10 obedient seeds for the Kingdom of God.

Father, there are some listening right now–You have given them an instruction that they have not yet obeyed–Father, give them Holy Ghost courage to obey that instruction with expectation of a harvest. For the glory of God, I decree it. For the glory of God!

Father, while I am in Nigeria, give these 10 people 10 days of surprise conversations, and cause them to journal these surprise conversations. For the glory of God, it is done. Praise God!

Praise God!

The telephone number to call to sow:
1-866-874-8674

email:
DrMike@ChurchByPhone.com

Goto the website:
TheWisdomCenter.com. >> Button 8

People ask Dr. Murdock,
What got you sowing seed?
>> My passion for a harvest.

:-)

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A Surprise Conversation #6 – Expect A Divine Encounter

A Surprise Conversation
Sunday night 04-07-13
Church By Phone

Praise God.

Hello family.

Pastor Jeremy Mills (at the Wisdom Center)
and Miss Amy Lira are joining us on the call:

And they’re going to share about “a surprise conversation”.

Dr. Murdock says he’s feeling our prayers. :-)

Yesterday, flew to Tulsa, OK and had a 1-hour mtg
with the ministry’s partners.

And then flew on to Kansas City, MO

Where Chris & his Pastor, Robert Malone.
Michael Salazar’s father brought his car
and Michael, his wife, and father were
just a blessing.

An hour and 45minutes late, Dr. Murdock
got to Omaha, NE at 8:45pm, and
everybody waited, and they went til 10:15pm.

Pastor Kenneth Davis is a fire-house for God,
what a blessing this morning.

Dr. Murdock would like for us to pray over the
North Korea threat, and for our leaders.

By the way, tomorrow Dr. Murdock will launch his
podcast – where he’ll do his “World View”
>> He’s a very keen viewer of world events.
>> There’s more going on than we know.
>> But there could be a surprise conversation
that silences this.

Dr. Murdock asks that we come into agreement with
him that the Lord “let the disloyal bring disruption”.

Father, I come boldly to Your throne tonight on behalf of
our world. I ask You to give President Obama, all of the
leaders connected to the Free World. Put a “Daniel” close
to their ear. We come into covenant that the shield of
loyalty would be stripped from North Korea. Take the lid
off the mutiny–and let there be such a stripping away of
protection, that this escalation of hatred towards South
Korea–I ask for a swift interception of their nuclear threat.
I ask, in the Name of Jesus, that a Christian intercede.
We ask that you would silence this demonic man that is
full of demon spirits. Give the President of South Korea
great wisdom. Give courage to our President Obama. And
allow him to be bold–and cover with the Blood, our Christians
in Israel, our Christians in South Korea. I ask that You give
the Christians in South Korea profound wisdom, knowing that
their brethren around the world are praying for them. We’ve
got preachers right now in South Korea under constant threat.
I ask that you give protection to the underground churches
in China. Father, I ask that every leader in China would
have an awakening of their conscience–and of every man
that’s ever been in Your Presence. I decree surprise conversations
in South Korea. I decree surprise conversations in Jesus’s Name.
Amen. Praise God.

It’s real important to learn how to talk to God effectively.

If you’re going to be effective, be clear–be specific in what you want.

Just like “taking the hedge” of protection off of North Korea.

A word is a “door” or a “wall”.

Every word you speak is a door or a wall.

Your conversations close doors or they open doors.

Develop a meticulous sensitivity about what you discuss with God.

Dr. Murdock’s asked Pastor Jeremy, and
Miss Amy Lira to join us here on Church By Phone.

By the way, in the next 48 hours, until Dr. Murdock leaves
Tuesday, any partner who sows a seed of $100 or more
on the website will receive the entire collection on a
Surprise Conversation.

You are one conversation away
from a miracle every day of your life.

God schedules miracles by conversations of expectation.

The well of Samaria–an entire city was saved.

One conversation took place with Phillip.

Spirit-filled men initiate conversation.

Spirit-filled leaders initiate questions.

Remember: a question is a door.

Until you ask questions, others control your life.

Nothing matters as much as a question.

A question proves your passion, documents your honor.
A question is proof of humility because it proves you’re
reaching. And a reacher creates changes.

The most helpless human in the world is a non-reacher.

You can create a suprise conversation with an apology.

You can call somebody you owe a debt to, have a surprise
conversation and ask to change the details of the contract.

Every husband should have a surpirse conversation with his wife
to explain the secrets of his heart.

I know that every person cannot be trusted.

You must be careful of trusting the wrong person:
99% of the problems in life come through trusting
an unworthy person.

Don’t trust the wrong person with your secrets.

But there’s something very powerful about a surprise conversation.

…tonight is critial for somebody.

A surprise conversation can stop a suicide attempt.
A surprise conversation can stop pain, remove cancer.
A surprise conversation can take the cloud of depression
off of your life.

Dr. Murdock doesn’t do well with silence.
He longs for meaningful, trustworthy, significant conversation.

Is there anything more satisfying than a meaningful conversation
with someone you can trust?

The most comforting place on earth is in the presence of
a non-dangerous person.

You may need to reassure somebody.

God gave Dr. Murdock a surprise conversation
about “The Timothy House”.

Hank & Brenda Kunneman
>> Oral Roberts said that Hank Kunneman
was the most accurate prophet he had met
during his lifetime.

Hank told Dr. Murdock at lunch that there would be
a paradigm shift in his ministry:

The Timothy House:
>> Where his interns would live and train for minstry.

Within 90 days, God will give Dr. Murdock
A Timothy House to train Holy Ghost people
for the ministry.

A surprise conversation. :-)

Hallelulajah!
Father, I claim surprise conversations in the next 48 hours
unlike anything we’ve had. Somebody’s husband is going to
come home and take his rightful place as the leader of that
household. Somebody’s going to have a conversation in the
next 7 days, with a college, they’re going to receive a
scholarship worth thousands and thousands of dollars.
Somebody’s about to get a raise because of a surprise
conversation.

Father, I ask You to receive our seeds for the Gospel. Between
now and Tuesday night, receive every seed planted on the website–
every seed planted in The Wisdom Center. Every seed–give us
A surprise conversation as our #1 harvest, in Jesus’s Name, for
Your glory. Amen.

To sow (besides Button 8 on the website), call:
866-874-8674

The Scriptural number for “New”, “change”, “creativity” is “8”

There is somebody that has a reveleation about “The
Timothy House”. This is a God-thing with you. Someone
has a Word from God–not speculation. Drop a private
word to his email: DrMike@churchbyphone.com

Yes, he will be live tomorrow evening at 9pm CST.

[
Miss Amy Lira #1
]
Miss Amy Lira, just turned 21 years old, God has put
a remarkable mantle of wisdom on her life:

The surprise conversation is so huge, and she’s seen the glory
of it take place right in front of her. She says, “It is just God’s
way of showing off.”
[
/end Miss Amy Lira #1
]
Dr. Murdock:
It’s a believable harvest.
I like to only pray about things I can believe.
So I pick out a harvest that’s very believable for my faith.
I work with my faith, whether it’s at a “2” or a “10”
Because God doesn’t use His love to sculpture your future–
He uses my faith to build my future.
God uses my pain to create a change.
And God works with my faith to create a change.
Faith creates every significant change.
And any conversation that unleashes your faith is working for you.
Doubt creates losses as quickly as faith creates multiplication.

The Timothy House – where the interns will live
Young missionaries that are trained at the house.
Somebody just got an answer to prayer:
Somebody just got an answer as to where
they leave their money when they die…

[
Pastor Jeremy
]

“A surprise conversation to me, is really about opportunity…”
You never know who’s going to slip into your life and have
conversation with you.
And God always works through people.
If we can learn to discern–divine–a supernatural, surprise,
conversation, will lead us into the future God has created
for us. Our future is going to come through the Divine seed
of surprise conversation.

What Dr. Murdock is teaching us tonight is extremely
critical in the lives of the believer.

Whenever God does something, He’s going to speak.
And when He speaks to us (through a man or a woman
of God) we must learn to discern that.
A surprise conversation happens through the Divine
windows of Heaven being opened. And as God begins
to speak to us–as we embrace that conversation–it’s
there, whatever God has prepared for us.
For our future.
For our healing.
For our prosperity.
Whatever it might be.
With Divine conversation, you can think of so many things:
Divine access – the access it takes to be before a man of God.
The surprise conversation that Abraham had with God, when
he began to intercede on behalf of a nation. Look at the Divine
opportunity he had to speak with God–there was Divine judgement
on the way. God was literally walking the earth, to see if that
which He had in His heart, He was going to fulfill.

We know today that we can “come boldly to the throne of grace.”

We understand the power of intercession.

If we can embrace what the power of intercession can do–
look at Abraham’s conversation with God:
He knocked down the number to a small amount of righteous
people to withold judgement from an entire nation.
We can learn to intercede for nations.

Remember, after Jesus had risen from the dead, on
the Road to Emmaus.

We’d really be surprised to learn Who is listening in on
our conversations.

Are we communicating faith, victory?

Jesus said, “You slow to believe, didn’t you read what
the prophets had written?”
The disciples on the road, their conversation didn’t believe
the Word of God–it wasn’t full of faith.
And as disciples, we’ve got to keep our faith high.
Point your speech back to the Word of God.

Through Divine, surprise conversation–it is always
a mirror of our own walk with God.

[
/end Pastor Jeremy
]

[
Miss Amy #2
]
“I just love the fact that [surprise conversations] are so tangible.”
In John 4 it talks about the surprise conversation with
the Samaritan woman.

And at the well, Jesus offered her an opportunity,
The woman’s world was changed completely.
She became an evangelist out of that conversation.
And if you receive the opportunity, God will change your life.
Be sensitive to the surprise conversation.
It’s so unexpected.
God says, “If you’re willing. I’ll show off…!”

Those who ask the questions determine the quality of the conversation.

Jesus opened up the conversation at the well with a question.

If we can be sensitive to what God has for us in surprise conversations.

[
Pastor Jeremy #2
]

The surprise conversation of the shepherd men
who went to visit the Baby Jesus.

“And I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready to
embrace the supernatural of God.”

Believe for supernatural conversation and confrontation.

Whether it be for angelic visitation that will help you
find your way in the kingdom.

There are so many “suddenlys”–surprise conversation
is every where.

And through Divine angelic conversation, these men who were
shepherding their flock went and saw Jesus just after he was born.

Perk our ears and perk our sensitivity to supernatural
conversation.

This is part of the Kingdom:
“you might entertain angels”

Suprise conversation.

Get ready for these kinds of conversations, because
God is always sending information our way.

Everything God does is information.

Open up our minds, open up our hearts for
God to communicate to us Divinely, supernaturally,
swiftly–through people just knocking on our door.

Pastor Jeremy had a surprise conversation 6-7 months
ago when he was in need of money, provision.

He had a car parked in his driveway that he wasn’t using,
and someone, just “out of the blue”–without any promotion
whatsoever–came up to his door and asked him if he was
selling that car. He said, “Well, as a matter of fact, I am…” :-)

And within a few days, the title was signed over, and there
was cash in his hand, and God had met his need.

Through a surprise conversation.

Begin to expect Divine, supernatural, surprise conversation.

It’s how God works, it’s how He will continue.

Expect God to drop people into your life that bring Divine,
supernatural encounter, that will help to correct your life,
supply your need, do whatever is necessary.

God’s going to deliver it to you.

Surprise conversation.

It’s going to come and it’s going to give you the
information that you need. It’ll be the seed of
instruction that you need.

And God’ll do it swiftly, speedily, slipping it right
into your life–give you the surprise encounter
that you need. The Divine instruction that you need.

And He has promised it “to them that believe”.

You look at Dr. Murdock: his life has been full of
surprise conversation. People slipping right up to
him. Seed out of “nowhere” to bless his life.

Surprise conversation.

God is into surprise conversation.

We need to believe.

Let your faith and hope be built because God’s got
your need in mind, and He’s sending to you that
which you need.

Open up your ears and your mind, get your attitude right
that those you’re going to speak with–that God, when He
brings that Divine favor into your life; that you’re
approaching it correctly. And that those that you’re speaking
with, the Divine favor and people that God has appropriated
for your life will slip right in.

Prepare.

Get your expectation high.

It’s the hope, and the Biblical hope that we have–
this expectation for God to slip into your life, from
nowhere.

Our expectation can be high that you will have the conversation
that you need with God, from God, expect the conversation
you need to slip into your life, and God will open every door
that’s necessary for your life.

And it happens through surprise conversation.

We need to bless God for it.

We, by faith, need to embrace it.

God knows exactly where you’re at–what’s going on.

Allow Him to usher it into your life.

Divine, supernatural provision.

Divine, supernatural words, revelation.

God’s got it. We need to expect it.

And expect it through a surpirse conversation.

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

Glory to God, glory to God.

[
Miss Amy #3
]

Praise God.

Get excited with anticipation.

One of her greatest surprise conversations was when
she traveled to Monterey, Mexico to be with Dr.
Murdock and the School of Wisdom to support him.

She’d prior spoken to her parents, saying, “I really feel
that the Holy Spirit wants me to go to this meeting.”
So they prayed about it, and talked about it, they
supported her, and she went on that trip.

Going home, she had two options:
1) Go to another city in Mexico where her family was or
2) Go through Dallas / Ft. Worth airport & then goto church
that weekend.

She had just had a surprise conversation with Pastor
Monica Melgar, and Pastor Monica said, “Why don’t you
stay here for the week? We’ll make this week count.”

That week turned into a month, a year–and she never
went back home, but instead made Ft. Worth her new
home, and her parents even packed up her things from
her (old) home in Indianapolis, IN.

It changed her life forever.

There’s so many conversations that soothe, that
heal, that mend–conversations are a minstry.

They’re to ourselves, to each other, to our families.

Conversations are what preserve a relationship.
Conversations are so rich, but yet we take them
for granted–but they’re so profound.

The way God moves…

The way God can place people in our lives.

Church family, as this week is coming to a close, meditate about who the people are that you’re having a surprise conversation with.

Be sensitive to the voice of the Spirit.

Inventory your conversations.

Purge your environment of anything that could diminish those conversations.

Be in your secret place.

So much of what God does is because of our expectation.

God is just looking for a vessel willing to trust in Him.

[Pastor Jeremy]

Expectation is the beginning of our belief in God.

Expectation is necessary.

Believe for the impossible.

Let God be God in that area in your life.

9-10 months ago, God began to deal with Pastor Jeremy about a $1,000 seed. He was in the pulpit of his father’s church and really thought it was about somebody in tge audience. And it was just money that he did not have.

Then a few months later, Pastor Jeremy heard again from God about giving the $1,000 seed. He had just over $1,000 to his name. And he planted the $1,000 seed.

Your seed a schedules Divine, surprise conversation.

Everything God does, He does on a schedule–He is ordered.

After Pastor Jeremy planted that seed, things began to develop.

He got connected to Dr. Mike Smalley through his protege conferences, and eventually got up the courage to ask Dr. Smalley if he’d come and speak at Pastor Jeremy’s church in a small town in Iowa.

And he agreed to come, and Dr. Smalley came and shared and blessed Pastor Jeremy and his church.

About 2 months after Pastor Jeremy had planted the $1,000 seed (into his father’s church), he received a phone call from Dr. Mike Smalley. He had spoken with Pastor Jeremy previously about possibly working with Dr. Murdock, who was a hero to Pastor Jeremy, and he had thought to himself at the time, Well yes, that’d be a dream come true for anybody, to work for one of their dream-heroes.

And through seed that was sown, it created a Divine, surprise, supernatural conversation–to the point where Pastor Jeremy was called up out of nowhere(!) and Dr. Smalley called and said, “Brother Jeremy, can you make it up to The Wisdom Center tomorrow? Dr. Murdock is there and he would love to meet you.”

Pastor Jeremy said, “Yes, sir, I would love to be there!”

And he showed up there the next day, they gave him a time, they had a spot for him to sit, and a meeting with Dr. Murdock was scheduled….!

And his whole world–from a seed–his whole environment was completely, miraculously changed.

God is always the Supplier of surprise conversations.

Ladies and gentlemen, we need to be mindful of the words that we’re saying, because God is listening.

He’s monitoring our faith.
He’s monitoring our doubt.

Everything we do is conversation.

A conversation of our heart to our mind.

[A conversation between our mind, and our decisions]

Everything is conversation.

And as we obey God, He schedules Divine conversation with those that we need to be connected with.

Pay close attention to the conversation that you’re sending forth.

God is looking or grounds to bless us.
["How much more...?]

But many times we simply have not qualified for his intended blessings.

And Pastor Jeremy’s present life–being connected to Dr. Murdock [teaching and preaching to us on Church By Phone right now]–is all the result of listening to God, and planting a seed.

Seed schedules a Divine conversation.

And we’re thankful for it tonight.

[Dr. Murdock begins speaking]

Praise God…!

Dr. Murdock is going to be publishing a book on this material of “a surprise conversation”.

Pastor Kunneman earlier [on Sunday] pulled out Dr. Murdock’s book “A Young Minister’s Handbook”, which he’d written in his mid-thirties. And Pastor Kunneman also pulled out a 1st-edition copy of the book “Dream Seeds”, which Dr. Murdock had written 27 year ago (1986-87).

In that book, Dr. Murdock shares about the conversation that God had with him about the pain that he’d had in his life, and what would come out of it–because he’d wanted to leave the ministry.

There’s thousands of preachers today who have stayed in the ministry, or returned to the ministry, because of a surprise conversation.

And The Lord has emphasized the “positive” side of the surprise conversation, so that’s what we’ll focus on.

You’re one conversation away from a radical change in your life.

Joy is one conversation away.

Ask the woman at the well of Samaria.

The healing of an incurable disease is one conversation away:
– read Dr. Lester Sumerall’s life story
– read Oral Roberts’s story about the healing of his tuberculosis

There was a little house-maiden who lived in the house of Namaan, the Assyrian leper (who was also a General).

The surprise conversation may come from someone who is below your economic standard.

Don’t ever think that mentorship is downward.

Don’t ever think that the protege is inferior to the mentor.

Rather, it has to do with the process of information, knowledge, understanding.

The house-maiden emptied the trash, mopped the floors–but mentored Namaan on how to get his healing.

The surprise conversation came from below the economic standard.

It is a God thing that conversation may come from any direction of your life.

It may come from a child–like Samuel, who heard the voice of God and thought it was the voice of the High Priest, Eli, who was the mentor for Samuel chosen by his mother, Hannah.

By the way, we want to do a shout-out for Hannah Faith Griffin.

That’s Prophet Marquez’s, along with Marguerite, his wife’s beautiful, beautiful baby girl , who was just born.

We decree and declare angels surrounding that child.

But God spoke to the young child, Samuel.

Your conversation may come late at night, when nobody’s around.

You may be the only person that receives that surprise conversation.

A surprise conversation may be regarding the future of somebody that you love.

A surprise conversation may need to be kept discreet, quiet.

Like Jonathan and David, where Jonathan couldn’t tell his father Saul that he knew where David was hiding.

A surprise conversation is always for your protection.

A Surprise Conversation #3 (Day 5/10)

A Surprise Conversation #3 (Day 5/10)
Wed 04-03-13
Church By Phone

Dr. Murdock is driving with some minister friends
Dr. Mike Smalley is in the car with Dr. Murdock…

[don't forget to journal about
your surprise conversations...!]

Remember that surprise conversation.

This was initially going to be
on The Law of Influence…

But God is talking to Dr. Murdock
so much about this:

A Surprise Conversation

notes

In fact, people all over
the world are already
sending in their testimonies:
> homes are being reunited
> families are being
healed and set free
> businesses are having turnarounds

Where you decide to use your
faith is where you’ll see miracles
in your life.

Remember: miracles are not
according to God’s whim or fancy.

God reacts to faith.

Miracles are the fruit of faith,
the proof of your faith.

Some say, God if You love me,
You’ll give me a miracle.
God replies, If you’d
believe Me, you’d see it!

God’s got a qualified group
of people in front of Him
and He’ll qualify you to
receive from Him.

Become persuaded that
faith becomes ecstasy in
the heart of God.

Reminder:

The only thing God does is speak.
The only thing God does is talk.

He loved words so much
He called Himself the Word.

Conversations create marriages.
Conversations destroy marriages.

Conversations launch World Wars.
Conversations stop World Wars.

Conversation is the
seed for earthly events.

Conversation is the birthplace
for every human experience.

James 3:3-5 (KJV)
The brother of Jesus, James,
says that our tongue is like
the rudder of ship.

A huge ship is controlled
by a small rudder.

A rudder decides whether or not
the ship will reach its destination

Be swift to let God use you, to give
birth to a surprise conversation.

A woman who’d been
married 5 times went to a well.
And Jesus went into
a surprise conversation with her.
An entire city came to Christ.

An Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8, is
staring at the words, just baffled by
a passage in Isaiah, when suddenly
the Spirit of God drops off the Spirit-
filled Deacon, Phillip, and a surprise
conversation
ensues, culminating in
the eunuch being saved and baptized,
and Phillip is caught back up by/into
the Spirit.

[note: Check out this PDF/paper I found
looking for references to the Ethiopian
eunuch entitled "A Divine Appointment"
Is that not a fitting title?? :-) ]

And according to Josephus, the
Jewish historian: that eunuch
led 90% of Ethiopia
to Christ. [could not confirm
this but here's the Wikipedia
Christianity in Ethiopia
Any help would be greatly appreciated!]

A surprise conversation.

Praise God, praise God!

Praise God.

It’s gonna happen.

It’s gonna happen:

Between now and April 9th, every
single partner of this ministry who
walks in obedience to God’s voice,
is going to hear, have, experience a
surprise conversation
.

Initiate it.

If God wakes you up in the middle of
the night, initiate the conversation.

If God tells you to make a
telephone call to someone,
initiate the conversation.

Non-reachers are the most
powerless humans on the earth.

A non-reacher disqualifies himself.

Praise God…!

What a joy, what a joy to have Dr. Mike Smalley, one of our board members
of The Wisdom Center–one of our decision-makers, that we respect highly.

He’s built over 60 churches around the world. He’s one of our favorite men of
God at The Wisdom Center and our conferences. He’s traveled thousands of miles with Dr. Murdock around the world, including a trip or two ago to Nigeria. Just a marvelous blessing of a man. He’s going to share on “A Surprise Conversation”:

[Dr. Mike Smalley begins sharing]

As we walk in obedience to the
Spirit within us, we will have that
surprise conversation.

God is no respecter of persons.

Every time you hear a testimony of something incredible that God’s done for someone, know that God is willing to do that for you too because He’s no respecter of persons.

Something that happened to
Dr. Smalley several years ago
that was a surprise to him:

While Dr. Smalley was shaving, all of a sudden the Holy Spirit came into the room and began a surprise conversation.

In a matter of seconds, the Holy Spirit shared how Dr. Smalley was overlooking an opportunity in a financial area that the Holy Spirit was providing for him….

He whispered into his heart two small
changes that he could make in his lifestyle….

Dr. Smalley listened to that instruction, and didn’t argue or try to negotiate with Him, but was obedient….

And within 10 days, Dr. Smalley had $17,000 (cash) extra in his hand….

…from one conversation.

If you’re needing today for God to
bring you a special harvest, wrap
your faith around the fact that God,
the Holy Spirit, will talk to you too.

He’ll talk to you about what to do
with your finances, and about your
expectation level.

He’ll not only talk to you about seed sowing, He’ll talk to you about being faith-filled in your expectation for a harvest from the seeds you’ve planted in the past.

God will talk to us…during unexpected moments, like being awakened in the middle of the night….

Many years ago, Dr. Smalley
was in New Zealand….

And the offerings really mattered
at this point in his life. He was
a young evangelist.

Now, he’d never really received good offerings before in New Zealand, but he felt God tell him to go, so he went, and was there for 10 days….

And this particular trip was the first time there that, everywhere he went, there were incredible offerings, and he was about to get back on a plane and head back to America….

And while he was alone in his [condo] room, the Holy Spirit spoke to him, and reminded him of a leader who had mistreated him in that country a year earlier….

And the Holy Spirit nudged him, and said, “I want you to take every penny that you’ve received on this trip”–which, again, was quite a bit!–“And I want you to take it to the home of the man who’d done you wrong a year ago, and I want you to sow it into his life,” and Dr. Smalley “died 10,000 deaths…”. :-)

He didn’t like this man.

This man actually owed Dr. Smalley
money–a lot of money….

In fact, that was the last man
he wanted to take an offering to,
much less everything he’d just
received over the previous 10 days…!

And so, he wrestled with that for two or three hours, alone in a condo (where Dr. Smalley had been staying in New Zealand, of a couple that–to this day he’s never even met–had just gotten married and were on their honeymoon)

And Dr. Smalley finally said, “Holy Spirit if You’re really working with me to sow everything I’ve just received over these past 10 days into this man that I don’t even like, then wake me up in the middle of the night at an exact time” and he went to sleep, with no one else in the condo there to wake him up. He was staying there all alone….

And he went to sleep, and then in the middle of the night he opened his eyes, rolled over in bed, and looked at the digital clock beside the bed–and it was the exact time he’d requested the Holy Spirit to wake him up.

That was a bittersweet wake-up call, because now Dr. Smalley knew what he needed to do the next day….

So he responded to that Divine surprise moment, and delivered every penny the next day to that man saying, “The Holy Spirit told me to bless you,” and to this day, the man who received the 10-day’s worth of offerings from Dr. Smalley (who was expecting the man to weep and cry and want to be his best friend now) hasn’t even said thank you….

So Dr. Smalley flew back to Dallas–and he didn’t tell anybody about what he’d done, it was just between him and the Lord–but when he got home….

“Heaven exploded over my head” and within days there was an extra $20,000 in extra support that had come into his ministry. And it became, at that time, the largest month he’d ever had in his ministry….

Because he’d honored a surprise conversation from the Holy Spirit.

A few years later, Dr. Smalley was
on a plane, going to Africa to start
a church….

And as he was walking
onto the plane in London…

And, looking two or three rows ahead, he noticed a young African girl (about 25 years old) who was sitting down in the seat next to where Dr. Smalley would be sitting, and as he was putting his luggage in the overhead compartment above their row of seats….

The Holy Spirit–Who’d never done this prior nor since–spoke to him saying, “She is ready to accept Christ”.

It stunned Dr. Smalley because it was so clear, so sudden, so “out of the blue”….

But Dr. Smalley knew His voice, and so he sat down, and after a couple hours he started a conversation with her, told her what he did for a living, and shared with her the Gospel, thanked her for listening, and then went back to reading his book…

About 30 seconds later, she reached her hand across, grabbed Dr. Smalley by the arm and said, “My God, I’m lost! If what you say is true, don’t leave me hanging like this! Tell me how can I meet the Jesus you just talked about…?”….

And at about 36,000 feet, flying above the desert of North Africa, Dr. Smalley led her to the Lord–just like the Holy Spirit had told him prior to taking his seat on that flight.

Dr. Smalley has a number of other incidents where God has shown up in his life in a strong way–with a surprise conversation from the Holy Spirit.

And Dr. Smalley is really believing that by April the 9th, you’re going to have a surprise conversation with the Holy Spirit.

Jesus said, “My sheep know my voice and another they will not follow.”

Or biggest challenge as Christians is not hearing from God,
it’s crucifying our flesh enough to obey what we hear.

Dr. Smalley relates how Dr. Murdock has taught us that many times, even though
God’s instructions to us may seem illogical to our minds, they’re never impossible to follow if we use our faith.

Again, if you and I could just grasp the pleasure it brings God when we use our faith–when we obey His voice.

Think about the scripture in Hebrews that talks about how he who comes to God must just believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

God said, That without faith it’s impossible to bring Me joy, but if you want to bring me joy, just believe that I exist–and believe that I will reward you, if you seek Me.

There’s going to be a supernatural encounter that you’re going to have with the Spirit of God in a matter of days.

And Dr. Smalley believes it’ll be something that you’ll write in the back of your Bible–something that you’ll tell people about for many years to come.

It’s a surprise conversation with the Holy Spirit.

Dr. Smalley prayed with a young man that within 24 hours he’d have a Divine encounter with the Holy Spirit.

They asked God for a Divine encounter that he’d never forget.

He woke up the next day & the Holy Spirit nudged him in a surprise way while he was getting ready for work and said, “Don’t go to work today. But instead, go and visit your cousin.”

The young man reasoned with the Holy Spirit, “If I’m late for work I’ll get in trouble with my boss.”

The Holy Spirit said, “I’ll take care of your boss. Just go straight to your cousin’s house.”

The young man reasoned back, “How about I just call him?” But he knew the voice of the Holy Spirit, so he drove to the country just outside of Dallas…

He got to his cousin’s house and nobody answered the door. So the young man said, “Well, Lord, he’s not even here. Nobody’s here…”

He went to get back in his car, and the Holy Spirit said, “Check the barn.” So the young man went to the barn….

The young man went into the barn and found his cousin there, who had just finished writing a suicide note, getting ready to wrap a noose around his neck and kill himself. He was less than 60 seconds away from committing suicide.

The young man grabbed his cousin, grabbed the rope, talked to his cousin, and led him to Christ.

He brought him to one of Dr. Smalley’s meetings that night. Both of them gave their testimony publicly, and today the young man, Brad, who had the surprise encounter with the Holy Spirit to go to his cousin’s house, he Pastors a church in Dallas, TX.

When the Holy Spirit surprises you it changes everything:

It changes the way you see your past
It changes the way you see yourself
And it changes your expectation for the future.

Let’s get in agreement that we believe in a surprise conversation in our lives by April 9th.
[end of sharing by Dr. Smalley]

Dr. Murdock is working on finishing his book on “A Surprise Conversation” right now.

It may be that you need to initiate the surprise conversation, like the blind man yelling out to Jesus as He walked by.

Sometimes those around you will try to mute the surprise conversation.

Remember the woman with the issue of blood.

Remember when God started taking to young Samuel, the son of Hannah?

God scheduled that surprise conversation.

Sometimes a surprise conversation is needed to correct somebody who is off-track.

The prodigal son.

He had a negative surprise conversation with his father initially, but later he had a surprise conversation with himself in the pigpen, after the Holy Spirit brought conviction to his conscience.

[And went back to his father, and had another surprise conversation as his return was not only accepted, but celebrated...!]

Sometimes a surprise conversation is the seed for glory and victory in your life.

Jesse looked at his youngest son, David, and told him to bring some food to his brothers who were fighting against the Philistines.

And look what happened with Goliath!

Sometimes God may stir you to face, to confront a Goliath in your life.

Nehemiah had a surprise conversation with the king, who allowed Nehemiah to go and rebuild the walls of Jerusalem & even sponsored his work!

Often, a surprise conversation sets in motion Divine provision.

By the way, you can listen live online at WisdomOnline.com >> Button 15

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A Surprise Conversation

A Surprise Conversation
Over the next 10 days
Church By Phone
Sat 03-30-13

(re-aired Tues 04-09-13)

The next 10 days I will experience a
surprise conversation as one of the
miracle harvests of my lifetime.

When the Holy Spirit talks to me, and I
move swiftly it’s like there is a cascade,
like a Niagara Falls of the blessings of
the Lord.

Father, I praise You tonight. For Your
teaching capabilities. For Your love.
I’m so thankful for access to Your
Presence. You’ve invited us to come
boldly to Your throne. And Lord, there’s
going to be one of the most supernatural
10 days of our lifetimes. A surprise
conversation. It’s a harvest. It’s a
harvest nobody can really explain. We
only have the predictability of Your
character, of Your nature. You know
what we need when we don’t.

You know what can change our lives
when we don’t. Thank You, Holy Spirit.
Thank You for these moments with our
family. Thank You from the depths of
my heart. Praise God. Praise God!

Dr. Murdock wants us to journal for the next
10 days, today as the beginning. Remember,
you are one conversation away from every-
thing that you are desiring–everything that
you are wanting to happen in your life.

Somebody used to say, “One word from
God changes everything.” And it’s true,
it’s true.

A Surprise Conversation

The Law of Focus

The Law of Focus
Thursday 03-28-13
Church By Phone

notes

Focus is where we fail or where succeed.

The first thing God told Adam, was that He warned him about a tree in the Garden that would break his focus.

Some of us say, God: Why did You even tell him?
Maybe he wouldn’t have even found it…?
But the Law of Mercy always warns us.

Paul said, “…this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before…I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14 KJV)

“Mine eye affecteth mine heart…” (Lamentations 3:51 KJV)
“I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes…” (Psalms 101:3 KJV)

“Don’t get off track, either left or right, so as to make sure you get where you’re going…” (Joshua 1:7 MSG)

Nicodemus, only seeing the present world, his attention was turned.

Thousands of years after Lot’s wife died, having turned into a pillar of salt, Jesus said to “Remember Lot’s wife.” (Luke 17:32)

The angel had instructed her not to look back.

The only reason men fail is broken focus.

Where should I be focused?
Focus is more than just a word.
ex: Driving while on a cell phone and/or texting can lead to a car accident.
ex: A mother leaning back into the backseat to do
something with her child, and having a fatal car accident.

We see the damage of broken focus in every part of our society.

Focus is very important.
It’s important to your health.
It’s important to stay safe.
Focus is a necessity.

Focus is an important part of my life equation.

Satan does everything he can to break my focus.

Focus on the Secret Place.

God is not a waste of my time.

Decisions Decide Wealth

107 total decisions that the Holy Spirit told Dr.
Murdock when he spent those 4 months resting,
after his blood-pressure-related excessive bleeding
incident on a plane in the Toronto airport. Dr.
Murdock decided to cancel all preaching
engagements for 4 months and focus on
spending time with the Holy Spirit. It was
during this period that the Holy Spirit told
Dr. Murdock these 3 words: “Decisions
decide wealth
.”

One of these decisions (that will affect my finances, by the way) is:

To make the decision to ignore human flaws and weaknesses and instead to search for and extract the Divine hidden deposit of gold within them.

Meditation and conversation magnify any thought.

If I talk about something, it makes it bigger.
If I think about and imagine something, it gets bigger.

Dr. Murdock has often said, “My mind is the resizing room.”
Where God allows my imagination to resize a good thing or a bad thing.

In marriage, when you’re in courtship, in dating,
you’re so thrilled about their uniqueness, their giftings.

Then when you get married, you want that person
to be responsive to you and they just look at you.

Now when you were dating you loved the fact that they received conversation from you. That they listened well. But then after marriage, you suddenly begin to look at this person and say, Why are you so quiet? I need a reaction, I need a response.

[Review questions from a few nights before]:
How do I communicate discomfort?
How do I communicate caring?
How do I communicate passion?
How do I communicate an idea?
How do I communicate disappointment?

Learning how to communicate –and different people
communicate different ways, and one will cry, the other gets angry.

ex: two different women can be mad about something,
and one woman uses derisive sarcasm, while the other
one cries, and says, “Baby, you’ve hurt me…!”
Two different styles of communication.

Oftentimes, in marriage, your focus gets broken off their difference, their greatness, their uniqueness, every good thing they’ve ever done, and all you see is that thing that turns you off.

Philippians 4:8 (KJV)

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

How will we ever get around to correcting certain things ?
Well, you won’t, but Ecclesiastes says “there’s a time.”
There’s a time to go over many things, and there’s a time to focus on one thing.

Are you able to shut wrong things out, in order to focus on the good things and recapture joy?

Are you able to focus on a problem, and eliminate everything else in your life, and just focus on that problem until answers and questions come together?

Focus is everything in athletics.

In basketball, your opponent may try “trash talking”
to you in a way that’s designed to break your focus.

Focus will be the reason you succeed.
Broken focus will be the reason you fail.

Focus will decide where you excel.
Broken focus will be at the source of pain in your life.

What are some things that qualify for your total focus?
note: total focus, meaning for a season, for a time
ex: you may wish to memorize the Bible, but doing it while you’re driving is not the time to do it
Again, “total focus” not meaning to focus your entire life/day on one little thing. There’s too much to do: taxes, car to vacuum/wash, there’s a banker or doctor thar you’ve got to meet with, etc.

One of the things to qualify your focus is:

- What is my time with the Holy Spirit going to produce for me?
>> I need to have a “Secret Place”, designated to meet with the Holy Spirit, and spend time with him in
> Start with the first 7 minutes of every day, devoted to meet with the Holy Spirit
> If I have a place for my car (the garage) then why wouldn’t I (first) also have a place to meet with the Holy Spirit?
>> When I come into the Presence of the Holy Spirit, come in singing:

Psalms 101:1-2 (NKJV)

I will sing of mercy and justice; to You, O Lord, I will sing praises. I will behave wisely in a perfect way. Oh, when will You come to me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

> God expects an environment of worship and music
> Music is very important to God
>> I totally focus those moments on worshipping Him, singing to Him, putting everything to the side:

Hebrews 12:1 (NKJV)

Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us….

>> Don’t wait for a “free day”, or an hour or a big chunk of time to get into the Presence of the Holy Spirit
> you’ll never do it, if you’re waiting for free time
> Just like writing a book: you’ll never get around to writing a book if you’re waiting for the time to do it before you start
[Just start doing it: the unnecessary will get pushed out, and the necessary will push it's way into your day--don't worry about not having enough time]
>> What do you want from those 7 minutes?
>> Focus on hearing His voice, speaking His Word

*** The secret to life is hidden in a successful day, and repeating that day ***

>> The secret to a day is routine
> Knowing when you’re getting up
> Knowing when you’re going to bed
> Knowing what you’ll do first, second, etc
> Routine controls the entire world
> Even people who are creative have a routine
ex: Thomas Edison said, My difference from other men is simple: other men think of many things all day long, but I only think of one thing.
ex: Benjamin Franklin picked out 13 virtues that he wanted to develop. He’d work on 1 for 7 days, do the next one for 7 days
>> These men understood the importance of establishing a routine.

So I establish where I want to be.
I establish what I want to do.
>> That’s the power of focus.

There’s so many times in our Christian life, in our
walk with God, that satan has disrupted our focus.

It doesn’t mean that you have to pray in tongues for 24 hours.
Just set aside time and focus on Him through something
you say, or through something you do.

aside: the purpose of technology is to process information in the shortest amount of time
> to process information to others, and to receive their information in seconds, rather than within hours–that’s why it’s so important
ex: Dr. Murdock uses a voice recorder to play back self-talk to himself–to record his voice and then play it back to him.
>> Dr. Murdock did a talk on order: about how important it is to excel in order; to excel in minutes; to excel in moments; to excel in the present moment

Excel in Excellence

Where Do I want to excel in excellence?

I can use technology (assuming I’m not a liar, and I trust my own voice) to record positive self-talk

I can use it to record audio of things that’ll help me keep my focus

God gave us a mouth to conquer our mind
If you can conquer your mind you can conquer your life

God gave us conversation to control imagination

Our imagination has no track–it’s an open field

There’s a time for haste, and there’s a time to stop, and slow down until you have all the facts & information

You can conquer your mind if you can manage your focus

You must learn how to talk to yourself to protect your focus:
>> Mark Muntain (along with Morris Plotts to Kenya & Tanzania, was one of the greatest missionaries ever, and he was assigned to India, who, though he had a hospital to run with thousands of people depending on him, would often say, “Thank You, Father. We love You. God give me Calcutta–Oh, God give me Calcutta!”

Focus is the way you get things finished, completed.

What is the one thing God’s told me to do with my life?

Ways to Maintain Focus
Review – Keep a master list of To Do’s in one place (Dr. Murdock uses an app called “2Do”). Keeping it all in one place will help you accurately assess your workload.
>> without having your tasks in one place, you may get to the important things last, or never at all
>> Never trust your mind with a task. Your mind is the most tragic place to store a task, a “to do”. Your mind is for creativity, not for memory.
>> Write it down. Writing it down will increase your memory.
> Researchers say, if you write down a task, you’ll increase the chances of doing it by 90 times(!)
>> Schedule an “end” to your tasks. If you don’t schedule an end, you’ll never taste the pleasure of a finisher.
> When you schedule an appointment, don’t say, I’ll meet you @ 2pm.
>> Say, “I’ll meet you from 2pm to 2:20pm.
> There has to be an exit.
ex: God even designed an exit for your body.
ex: Every house needs a back door.
ex: Every car needs an extra door. Why? You need an exit.

Look at all the things you need to do, then prioritize them:
>>What’s A? What’s B? What’s C, D, E, F? And so on.

I choose my focus. Then I protect that focus.

I never do something someone else is capable of doing, if I can get out of it.
I want someone else to do the things that they can do, because they cannot do what I alone can do.
ex: I’d never make a phone call to somebody if someone else can call that person for me.

Distribute tasks to others.

Focus is a learned art, a learned skill.

You focus when you know there is a time for everything.
Ecclesiastes.
There is a time, and there is a place.

Jackie Brown was a wonderful teacher on presentation and personal appearance.
She said, “Ladies, don’t be putting on makeup and fussing over yourself all day. Don’t leave your bedroom until your hair is in place. Get yourself the best that you can get and then walk out and forget about it.”
She said, “Focus on your appearance before you leave your bedroom for the day. Get your mind in order. Get your hair in order. Get your lipstick in order. Get your earrings on, and ask yourself, ‘Am I OK. Am I alright?’ Then when you meet people, you’re mind’s not on yourself. You can focus on them.”

So what are some things that I should focus on?
Well, it’s according to the scenario, the event…
ex: If you’re going out to eat, you focus on enjoying the people.
> You don’t sit there with a pen and pad and write down things you’ve gotta do that day, when you’re talking to everybody around you. You focus. You focus.

And there’s a place for everything.

Dr. Murdock is working right now with “order “.
note: Dr. Murdock loves magazines. “You have billion-dollar corporations selling me their ideas for $5, $7. You can’t beat a magazine for entertainment, information, ideas…. So I don’t like to throw out a magazine until I’ve gone through it and tore out (or take pictures of) all of the [good, striking] ideas. I get my money’s worth…!” :-)

There is a time and a place for things.
There is a quickening of the Holy Spirit.
Don’t ignore the times and the seasons of God.

Don’t ignore the times and the seasons of God.

Determine whether the focus comes from the Holy Spirit, or from a distraction…?

What would be the result if I give myself totally to this focus?
What would be the possible return?

Ask the Holy Spirit: where do You want me to focus?

What’s the most important thing to your focus?
Your mind, your mind. Talk to yourself about your focus.

Do you know how to talk yourself into a proper focus?

Some things are obvious.

Everybody is clamoring for your focus.

The ability to focus is cultivated.

You develop it as you realize the wisdom of the situation.
Wisdom is the ability to recognize difference–difference in value.

Choose the focus that God has put in front of you to do, what He’s called you to do.

You’ll never lose as friend over choosing your focus, you’ll only lose an imposter.

All thru your life, you’re going to have people try
and change your perception of what matters most.

That may be their focus, but more likely: they have time to criticize, but not time to help.

Others’ understanding of what’s valuable to you is often different than your own.

*** We teach people through what we permit ***

Teach your family to respect your chosen focus.

Then when you’re meeting with your family, abandon
yourself to your family so that they can have all of you.

Qualify people for your focus.

Who do I qualify?

There’s a lot of fascinating people on this earth.

Only the unknown people are the boring people.

God is an uncommon God, and He makes uncommon people.

The reason we lose focus, or don’t tend to our focus is
because we don’t like the burden of turning down others,
of choosing others.

We don’t like the burden of rejecting a task or something good.
We hate turning down a possible opportunity.

We, the partners of Dr. Murdock’s ministry, are going
to receive every month a daily devotional that will be
30, 31 days of something to focus on for that day. :-)

Don’t even try to please everybody.

Billy Cosby said, “I don’t know the secret of happiness,
but I do know the secret of unhappiness: trying to please everybody.”

Dr. Murdock tries to get 10 significant things done every day.

Health should be one of your prominent focuses.

Nobody else is going to focus on your health.

You’re the only one that knows what should matter most in your life.

- Take time out to visit with the Holy Spirit
– Focus on your health, what you should eat, what you should do [exercise, etc]

For focus I have to be diligent, decisive, militant–I have to be ruthless.

My health has to be my focus because nobody else cares.

I’m very, very replaceable:
> The day that I die, after I’m buried, everybody
is going to go to KFC and be laughing at old jokes at
KFC, having a good time–life is going to go on.

Nobody is going to take care of me.
Nobody is going to watch out for me.

Make my health my focus.

And everybody that’s asking me for money?
They’ve got plenty more people to ask.
And they may be mad at me because I didn’t pay em.

God never intended me to ignore my personal needs for the sake of others.

Don’t ever forget to focus on myself.

The happiest me is the best gift I can give someone else .

Don’t you dare buy something for your kids
when you could’ve bought something for yourself.

Invest something into myself.
Invest time.
What do I love?

The people that live the longest are the people that take care of themselves.

Dr. Murdock’s Dad used to take the longest time to get dressed.
He was meticulous and methodical. He took care of himself.
[He's 96 years old now].

Don’t you ever get so “super-spiritual” that you
think God is nervous that you haven’t woken up yet today. ;-)

Don’t ever think that someone else won’t make it because you’re not there.

I need to focus on my joy, focus on my health.
Focus on my life.
Take some time.
Take some time for me.

If Jesus thought we were worth the cross, surely I’m worth a high-priced perfume/cologne.

Surely I can do something for me.

Taking time for me is never wasted time.

In all of your getting, get understanding (about your importance).

If God has all of the hairs on my head numbered,
then I need to live my life, to live a life that’s focused–
focused!–excellence in my own life.

Take care of me before I focus on everybody else.

Take care of yourself.

April the 9th Dr. Murdock takes off to Nigeria.

This coming Monday he’s flying over to South Bend,
Indiana (maybe Little Rock, Arkansas on the way…)

Dr. Murdock is supposed to be back home from Nigeria
on his birthday and then will fly back to (South) Africa.

Dr. Murdock needs help for his trip to Nigeria.

To sow: 866-874-8674
>> or: Button 8 on the website, look for “Church by Phone Seed”

[closing prayer]
Lord, I thank You for this evening. I ask You to give every partner a seed to sow for Nigeria–regardless of the size, let us have a seed to sow into one of the greatest nations on this earth. Some of the greatest people, the greatest Pastors are in Nigeria. Lord we stand together. We are thankful people. You have given us seed to sow, in a nation where people are struggling, we believe in miracles. We believe in harvests. And God will leave no man unrewarded. Thank You, Father. In Jesus’s Name. Amen.
[/end closing prayer]

Questions:

Where should I be focused?

[Review questions from a few nights before]:
How do I communicate discomfort?
How do I communicate caring?
How do I communicate passion?
How do I communicate an idea?
How do I communicate disappointment?

Are you able to shut wrong things out, in order
to focus on the good things and recapture joy?

Are you able to focus on a problem, and eliminate everything
else in your life, and just focus on that problem until answers
and questions come together?

What is my time with the Holy Spirit going to produce for me?

If I have a place for my car (the garage) then why
wouldn’t I (first) also have a place to meet with the Holy Spirit?

Where Do I want to excel in excellence?

What is the one thing God’s told me to do with my life?

What’s A? What’s B? What’s C, D, E, F? And so on.

Determine whether the focus comes from the Holy Spirit, or from a distraction…?

What would be the result if I give myself totally to this focus?
What would be the possible return?

Ask the Holy Spirit: where do You want me to focus?

What’s the most important thing to your focus?

Do you know how to talk yourself into a proper focus?

What do I love?

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