WINDOWS ON THE WORD - Newsletter of Tim Greenwood Ministries
Diminishing The Darkness ByLifting Up the Marvelous Light Of Jesus Christ

From The Editor ... by Tim Greenwood - For February 2007

Greetings partners and friends,
Jesus’ disciples encountered a great storm in Mark 4:35-40: Jesus told them to take him in a ship to the other side of the lake and then He fell asleep. A great storm came up and the ship began to sink. In an absolute panic, they woke Jesus. Jesus got up, rebuked the wind, and spoke to the sea. The storm was instantly over. And then He asked the disciples why they hadn’t already done what He just did. Then He answered His own question pointing out the presence of fear and the absence of faith.

Here’s what you can do during times of storms.

1. Reach out during these storms. Never permit yourself to hide away and separate yourself from others. The devil would love to put guilt or shame on you because of the storm you’re going through. Don’t take in his lies. Seek the help and comfort of other mature Christians to pray in agreement with you.

2. Continue with your daily routine. This is the peace of God ruling in your life, not confusion. Don’t allow yourself to lose sleep in worrying.

3. Refuse to fear! Faith cannot coexist with fear. Only one or the other will be present during a storm. Choosing faith is choosing life.

4. Don’t make any quick emotional vows to God during this time. Make sure your emotions are in check. If there is indeed an area that needs changing in your life, you can come to God and speak to Him about it at another time.

5. Realize what storms are NOT yours. Don’t allow yourself to be sucked into the whirlpool of other people’s storms. If you help other people during a storm, pray a blood covering over yourself, love them, and speak the Word to them.

6. Rule the storms—don’t tolerate them. Mark 11:23 says to speak to this Mountain and command it to leave. Do this right away, and then only say what God’s Word says about it. Never speak the negative.

7. Praise and thank God continually. Use your shield of faith, which quenches ALL the fiery darts of the wicked, by thanking and praising God that the mountain (storm) has left.

If you do these things—you will overcome the storms, and you will have the victory!

We thank you for your prayers and financial support. We pray for you everyday. Please let us know your needs. God loves you and we love you.

Window On The Word ... by Marcia Greenwood

How Do You Measure Up?

God wants you to accept yourself and to like who you are! Does that statement sound too hard to do? It shouldn’t! God accepts you as you are. The devil wants to steal self-confidence from you. He tries to make you “feel” that you don’t “measure up” in one way or another.

Thank God that we are “measured” by His standards, and not the world’s yardstick! The opinion you have of yourself affects all your relationships—with God and other people. We don’t succeed by works—but we do have to be obedient to do what God says. There is a difference!

The Bible says that we reap what we sow. If we sow God’s Word into our hearts then we will reap the blessings—salvation, deliverance, peace, healing, redemption, and prosperity—many blessings. If we sow what the devil and the world tells us—then we will reap those things—condemnation, guilt, shame, confusion, insecurity—many curses.

Now don’t mistake what I am saying here. God wants you to accept yourself as you are now. But He also fully expects you to constantly and consistently grow and change towards being more and more like Jesus, step by step, every year, every month, every week and every day. If you are not moving forward, then you are backsliding. It’s kind of like running up the down escalator or a salmon swimming up the rapids.

Our worth and value is not in what we are—but who we are in Christ Jesus. As you apply God’s Bible based principles in your life—you will be able to overcome any insecurities you may have and learn to succeed at being who you are and like yourself in the process. Here are some ways you can do this:

1. Begin to say what God says about you—not the negative things you may “feel” about yourself. God works by faith—the devil works with feelings! I cannot stress this point enough—it does NOT matter what you “FEEL” about you. His Word IS truth! Repeat what God says about you and you will begin to change.

2. Don’t compare yourself to other people. You will have to learn to deal with criticism without thinking that there is something wrong with you. Don’t let criticism concern you. Go to your friends that will honestly help you in certain areas that you may need improvement in. Learn to follow the lead of the Holy Spirit. Please God! You don’t need the approval of other people to be happy with yourself and be a success!

3. Focus on your strengths and not your weaknesses! Find something that you like to do and do it well. Let God show you what you’re good at and don’t try to copy others. We all have different gifts and talents—but as Christians we are all part of the body of Christ.

4. Never settle for just being average. As people travel through life, teachers might label them "average." Family members might limit their dreams. Bosses might stifle them. All too often, people respond by simply settling into a boring, mediocre life. But that's not the kind of life God wants for anyone.

Don't settle for it! If you refuse to be satisfied by a life of mediocrity, you'll be free to pursue excellence. In the process, your life will become the unique adventure God has planned for you - and you'll fulfill your highest potential.

God wants to lift you up! Do what He wants. You will succeed every time and be at peace, because you are doing what He has planned for your life. God wants you to be blessed, joyful, fulfilled and happy.

He wants you to enjoy life and have life more abundantly. God doesn’t want us to focus on what’s wrong with us—but what’s right with us.
Satan knows he can get to you through insecurity, low self-esteem and negativity. He surely will until you learn not to look his way and receive his lies.

When you know how much God loves you—you will learn to like and love yourself. Become rooted and grounded in God’s love so you will be at peace and succeed at being yourself.

So, as you grow towards being more like Jesus, and stop to measure your progress, don’t get down on yourself because you’re not where you think you should be. But rather, celebrate how far you have come and ask the Holy Spirit to help you make more progress from this point forward.

Special Offer

Succeeding At Being Yourself

Reg. $14.00

Only $10.00
(through 3/31/2007)

Ministry Resources
Donate to Tim Greenwood Ministries online.
Request prayer from Tim Greenwood Ministries
Order books & audios by Tim and Marcia Greenwood online.

WINDOWS ON THE WORD - Newsletter of Tim Greenwood Ministries
PO Box 1904 (626) 574-5016
Arcadia, CA 91077

Tim Greenwood
Marcia Greenwood

Windows on the Word is published monthly for the edification and pleasure of the partners and friends of
Tim Greenwood Ministries (TGM).
If this newsletter, website, or other media published by TGM has been a blessing to you,
please consider becoming a regular monthly financial partnerwith TGM .
Through your financial support, you can share in the rewards for making these and other outreaches of TGM possible.
Every gift large or small is deeply appreciated and is vitally important.

Tim Greenwood Ministries is a 501(c)(3), tax exempt, California Religious Organization.
All contributions, less the value of any products received, are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
(Upon receipt of sufficient funds for a specific project, support will be used for an equally important outreach.)

Allrights reserved. Used by permission.
This article may be reproduced for teaching purposes but not for commercial resale
The Windows On The Word - PO Box 1904, Arcadia, CA 91077 USA
An outreach of Tim Greenwood Ministries
Quick Links ToAssist You
Books & Audio | Donate| Subscribe| Unsubscribe| View Archives | About Us | Prayer Requests | TGM Web Site