My Daughter Once Asked Me What Books She Should Read To Live A Successful Balanced Life.

Before I share with you my list to her I want to share what a blessing it was to have her even ask me. I have been hooked on self improvement books since I first read “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude”. I bought cassette tape series and read and went to seminars and all added upon each other until I discovered the simple common “Phantom Thread”. No matter how they presented it, they all could be summed up nicely by simply saying have faith in Jesus, Pray for Guidance, and then once on your path, Pray for Strength and you will arrive at Gods destination for you!!

The key is to notice the consistent theme in these key books. Faith. No matter if reading the Bible or a more metaphysical book such as the secret. What you focus on and believe is what you get.

“What you can conceive and believe you can achieve”. (From success thru a positive mental attitude)

“If you believe you can or you believe you can’t you are right in both cases”

Your dreams are different than other peoples dreams. That’s how you know you can do it! What you want to do is different than what I want to do! What is your burning desire? “It’s yours because God put that desire in you”. (If for a good purpose)

Faith: What you “believe” is constant. Without faith even Jesus limited himself to the miracles he did. Note: faith is a substance! Ie it is physical matter. Like our spirit is.

  1. Bible , start with books: John, acts, romans & James then cover to cover! Life long complete every 2 years
  2. Success through a positive mental attitude.
  3. Become a better you (Joel Osteen)
  4. Think and grow rich
  5. How to stop worrying and start living (dale carnage)
  6. Unlimited power (Anthony Robins)
  7. Influence (Robert Cialdini)
  8. Looking out for number 1 (ringler real estate from the 80’s) hard core business
  9. The power of positive thinking
  10. The power of intention. (Dr Wayne Dyer)
  11. The secret (good summary book of the concept. Add the Bible to this and complete) Ie. Focus on what you want, speak what you want, have faith “believe”

Other key books on faith and belief. Other scripture (all truth belongs to Jesus!). So math 2+2=4 is purest form of scripture!

A simple recognition that all that is good comes from Jesus and all that is bad comes from Satan. Is true of books and other studies. This simple note should be an entire book

So in the end these all have in common that you can chose your life and how you will live it.

Lisia asked her dad what books she should read. What a lovely pleasure it was to make this list and tell her why for each book. Here it is for you.

Peace in a busy day

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The theme is finding peace in your day. Even when everything is great I still worry. Yet a peaceful place is key to staying at peace and being able to pray out loud “speak to our savior” have a conversation for an hour changes your life and as you will see I intertwine this with our work which is always helping others. 🙂

GDBLU says so!

If you don’t give up you can never fail. Jesus taught us that. We fail and then repent and get up and go again and fall and repent and go again. We don’t give up. And won’t at anything else we desire to achieve.

 

Having a Peaceful Retreat is Key for anyone working a half day or more. Ie. 12 hours or more it’s a must also as I am almost 60 now I find I need it more even though my day maybe fewer hours I accomplish more and remain centered in Jesus.

 

Old Church’s Always Remind Me of a Great Scripture

I found these two church’s in Pacific Grove.

John 17:20

Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

As Jesus prayed for his apostles he gave them great blessings and power as He said he goes to be with the Father so whatever you ask in His name He will do it. Faith of course is the key that unlocks the powers of Heaven in your life.

This verse then blesses us all that believe on the words of his apostles these same blessings.

There are other verse in the scriptures that come to mind.

Such as how blessed are they that seeing believe Jesus is the son of God. But how more blessed are they that have not seen Him and believe. Aka the rest of us! Love, peace & Jesus !

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