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July 1, 2018 The Dream Series Step V: Faith Rev. Roderick Norton

Step V: Faith

  1. Faith MOVES and MOLDS ideas and brings them into expression
  2. Faith KNOWS that it is God’s will that I have all the GOOD I desire (I placed the emphases on the word “good”)
  3. Faith is more than idle wishing or hoping
  4. Faith ENERGIZES. Faith is the energizer of creative power

Faith: Faith is your ability to see your good in the invisible as an idea and brings it into visibility.                II Corinthians 5:7 (NRSV) “for we walk in faith, not by sight”

God is right here, right now for me; my responsibility is to have faith and do

There may be obstacles as I go through life; God is always with me so knock off the fear and step on

When I recognize what to do my dreams (goals) will manifest in the manner I need to succeed. I must first turn to and ask of God including accepting God’s guidance to guide me on my path

It is up to me to make my dreams (goals) my realities

Christ Universal Temple offers practical and workable steps there for my acceptance. These steps are excellent foundation I need to accomplish my dreams

Get to work on my God-given orders

Faith is the strongest aspect of my dreams becoming realities

No dream becomes actual fact without faith first being worked

Faith has been and always will be within me. It is up to me to work it first by unleashing and unlocking that faith

Fear is no longer acceptable

I see my good through my faith. Hebrews 11:3 (KJV) “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”

I must work in the “invisible” realm seeing my dreams by which faith (believing what I don’t currently see) to be brought forth into manifestation

My mind sees my imagination taking the “dough” of my mind and seeing it formed into the visible

I must first know and/or recognize what my good is

I must give my mind the proper tools to work my dreams into the visible (reality)

Faith is the power within me to work with the world of the invisible

How do I personally see MY faith?

No-one other than me can work MY faith

Stop looking at what I perceive through my present consciousness. I must elevate my consciousness to my desired state

Get rid of that tired old non-serving, no purpose CURRENT consciousness and replace it with my desired ELEVATED conscious

Fear will paralyze the mind.

To allow fear to control I will stay exactly where I’m at

My decision is mine and mine alone; faith or fear

Under no circumstances must I continue to allow my mind to stay paralyzed by a current condition

Yes, in the past I have made mistakes; I’ve apologized, cleaned up and now it is time to move on!!!

Whenever I have work to do I must FIRST enter into a higher state of consciousness meaning prayer first

When focused on my dream I must wake up faith regardless of how the “wind” is blowing. Remember, God has got me. Let the “wind” (circumstances) blow; The Christ is always there; He’s got me!!!

What am I carrying around on my key-chain? I only need one key which is God. There is no God but God. God has many names and attributes yet there is ONLY one God! (We must learn languages other than just English!!!!!!)

Faith is a deep inner knowing that all I want I already have; now work that faith

Do not doubt spiritual assurance.  James 1:6 (NRSV) “But ask in faith, never doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind”

Spiritual assurance brings about blessed assurance

Faith has a responsibility to fulfill the will of God in my life.

Matthew 9:18-22; 27-29 (KJV) “According to my faith let it be done”

Stop asking God for things I personally am not sure about or even that I want

My desires will talk to me. Do I believe? Is my faith mine or others?

I must give my dream (goals) my consent to come forth and operate in my visible world

My dream will not force itself on me; I must be willing to accept by giving my consent. Without my consent the dream will not come from the invisible realm to the visible

Faith does not need my past to determine my future

Faith is a right now experience

Stop bring and/or allowing the past to take root into my future

Goals to Work Daily:

  1. Commitment: Establish I will be committed to be what I haven’t been before. Be okay with change!
  2. Cooperation: I must see my good by holding my mind on my desired path. Face my fear and walk into my actual
  3. Patience: Stay in a place of expectation and actuality until the expected event happens. Hold my conscious, hold my dream; do not waiver, God will bring about my dreams. It will happen. My faith is strong; GOD IS

All I need is just a shadow of faith – GET UP AND WALK

My faith brings forth God within me

Fear and indecision have ruled too long in my life; today is my faith day!!! Everything else, step away.

Hebrews 11:1 (NRSV)  “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see”



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Something A Little Unexpected

Alright folks, this is not church related and one or two might be a tad risky however for some “odd” reason I related to them all (heh, heh) so enjoy, laugh and if one or two aren’t your cup of tea — oh well, love you anyway. lol  (Click on each to enlarge)




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June 24, 2018 The Dream Series Step IV: Love Rev. Gaylon McDowell

Quick reminder; as I stated in my April 23, 2018 post everything that I write are MY notes and MY opinions of what I hear; it may not be what the minister or speaker was trying to get across, my notes are a reflection of my understanding at that time. I have also included the various steps given in the Sunday bulletins as they are beneficial in helping me along my road and hopefully you’ll benefit from them also.

I have another great idea, you are welcome to spend some time with us at Sunday service (smile) the address is: Christ Universal Temple 11901 S. Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60643. Now keep this in mind, service starts EXACTLY at 10:30am and ends at 12 noon (we strive hard to keep the minister on point) so try your very best to be in your seat no later then 10:15 and don’t worry about not knowing anyone, they smile, you smile and you’re on your way. (And don’t forget to tell them you are my guest) You will truly leave feeling totally renewed! Now let’s get started.

Step IV: Love

  1. Love is the idea in Divine Mind of universal oneness
  2. Love is a magnet. It draws all we need to make our dreams come true. People are attentive to what they love, and attention focuses the attracting power of the mind
  3. Perfect (mature) love casts out fear. Love and fear cannot coexist

Love: Love is the magnet of the Universe. Love will give, draw and cement all the substance, life and intelligence necessary for your DREAM. AS YOU LOVE, SO YOU REAP!

To come through and accomplish my dreams they must come via the God within me who wants me to wake up, stop being fearful, and go for my dream. Claim it and accomplish it!

God is the giver of my dreams, skills, ideas, and talent; I just need to “do”

God wants me to have my dreams (accomplishments) which is why He gave them to me

Do not allow myself to become disconnected from my soul (I personally need to study this)

If money wasn’t a concern what would I be doing? (I’m answering this privately)

What are my natural advantages? (Got to think on this)

Make my checklist of uninspiring dreams that don’t drive me to action

Understanding determines if something is a problem

My lack of understanding is the root of my stress; now that I know this what am I going to do about it?

Keep the “main thing” the main thing with my time, energy, and what gets my attention!

Don’t expect life to just show up in the “right” way. I have a divine right to set and be what I want


Love connects everything and everyone

Change my way of thinking; place love in its God-given place

Why an I hurting on the inside which if I’m going to be totally honest the question is true and one I must address

What I hold onto (pain and lack of forgiveness) will either explode or corrode

My decisions must not only benefit me today they must be beneficial to my tomorrows

God loves me therefore I don’t need to continue allowing bondage and destructive people to have a place in my life. God is therefore I am; that’s it

Another persons “conditioning” has nothing to do with me or have a place in my life

When I learn to love and accept myself as a child of God I will stop allowing difficulty and stress in my life

REMEMBER a double-edged sword cuts both ways!

I must learn and be willing to love myself and my dreams in a world of disagreement

I may currently be in a situation however my mind is on my dream! I will bring my body in harmony with my mind

Change my thoughts, love myself, and do the work now in the present; RIGHT NOW

Do MY work to open myself up to God’s flow

GET OUT OF MY OWN WAY!!!!!!!!    I was meant to produce all that God has placed within me

There is a teacher inside of me, time for her to let fear, shame, and anything else to step on!

Affirm daily and often: “I deserve a better life because I am a child of God and prosperity is my birthright”

John 15:9-10 (NRSV) “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in His love”

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June 17, 2018 Father’s Day The Dream Series: Step III: Asking Rev. Dr. Derrick B. Wells

Step III: Asking                                                                                                                     

To ask means to claim, invite, and demand (my personal thought is I would have difficult with the “demand” when I’m asking of  God; I think I should demand of myself not God)

  1. To ask is to declare what is already true spiritually
  2. We ask with our thoughts, feelings, words, actions, and reactions
  3. Thoughts held in mind produce after their own kind

Asking: The word “ASK” is to claim or demand. Demand or invite your dream. “Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you” Matthew 7:7 (NRSV)

I already know what to do; the how, why, and so what is stopping me from getting my flow back — why am I afraid?

My fear reflects my lack of faith

Ask of God; demand of myself

Potential requires me to make a decision

God is not going to make me pursue my dream; that is up to me

God says open up so I may bless you with your hearts desire

I must decide where I want to be

My decisions are mine to make and live

My dream – my work to accomplish

It has been true in the past that I haven’t asked because I didn’t want to hear the word “no” or I may have felt unworthy – NO LONGER

I have to A.S.K. in order to G.E.T.

Claim in Power using the power of my imagination

Imagination is the formative power in my mind

I must be careful of and for my imagination for it can be used both positively and negatively

Be in the right location (my correct mind) to claim my good

My good is chasing after me however I must be prepared and in my right place to receive all of God’s good that is just for me

I must grow first and correctly in my mind AND feelings!!

Applying the Power of Imagination

  1. Make sure I’m seeing myself as God created me. Judge myself as “wonderfully” made
  2. Recognize that imagination is the gateway to receive mu God-given gifts, the ability for my growth. There is a time and place for everything I’m working on today and planning for my future.
  3. Keep my imagination to myself!
  4. Use my imagination to see myself as I am not as others see me. See me in truth made in the image and likeness of God. Do not accommodate others who are attempting to pull me down
  5. I ask with my thoughts, words, actions, and reactions. I and only I set the stage for my blessings

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June 10, 2018 UFBL Founder’s Day The Dream Series: What Is A Dream? Step II: Decision Rev. Dr. Derrick B. Wells

Step II: Decision

  1. To decide means I accept a work order from God
  2. A decision means I choose a course of action
  3. Decision means firmness, steadfastness, and determination
  4. Decide NOW! “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways” James 1:8 (KJV)

Decision: The word means firmness; steadfastness, determination. Decide NOW!                                        “for the doubter, being double-minded and unstable in every way, must not expect to receive anything from the Lord.” James 1:8 (NRSV)

Rediscover the dream I’ve allowed to go to sleep

I’m alive therefore I still have my assignment from God

It’s time for my dream to come to pass – GET MOVING

I make myself aware through my decisions

Life is decision driven

Dreams for tomorrow are built on my today’s decisions and vice versa

A decision is the creative control and the initiative plan that I establish on what will happen in my everyday life

I plan to be successful thus I work my success

Keep my control; do not give it away

I consistently select what works and remove that which doesn’t work for me

No complaining; make my changes which benefit and bless me

Every decision I make has a connection with a dominate feeling

There must be an alignment in my conscious

Expand my consciousness, the larger my consciousness the greater my possibilities

How do I transform the experience in the moment? I must make the decision on how I will “code” the experience

I must always be consistent; my decisions must be consistent and in order with my dreams

What I feel is my choice

I must do something with what God has given me; I don’t need anything else

Do not introduce or allow an unbalanced force into my subconscious, if it is there REMOVE IT


Working my dream may knock me down for a while; it’s not always going to be easy. Get up and keep working my dream. Be steadfast with God’s determination

Failure is not my option; keep moving

Persistence is another form of faith

Do not introduce doubt into my dreams; God rules, therefore I rule

Count on the Principle; it works IF I work it

Proverbs 21:5 (NRSV) The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to want


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June 3, 2018 The Dream Series: What Is A Dream? Step 1: Desire Rev. Dr. Derrick B. Wells

What is a Dream?

  1. A dream is a work assignment offered by God
  2. A dream means a deep desire to door be
  3. It means to acquire something of tremendous importance

Step 1: Desire  Name your desire; this is the urge within us indicating that God seeks to express Itself through us

  1. Desire is the dream in embryo state
  2. Desire is God tapping into my soul seeking expression
  3. Desire must be impressed upon the subconscious mind before it can be accomplished
  4. I cannot desire anything that I am not capable of attaining

Dreams come true when I know what to do

What is my motivation?

Attainment of my dreams won’t be easy. It will require work and the best of me

My dreams are my goals – work them and step away from the naysayers

My work assignment is possible

I am investing in reshaping my life

Can I see my possibilities? I have the power to transform me

Write out my vision (only to myself) BE CLEAR

Hinders to my dream

  1. There is not enough
  2. I’m not enough

I must prune negativity from my life

Overcome and let go that I’m unworthy. I am all and have all that God is

With God before me there is a new possibility; it’s not over until I take hold of the desires from God and move out on them

Luke 12:32 (NRSV) Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom

John 15:1-8 (KJV) (Use to stay on point!)

  1. I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman
  2. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit He taketh away; and every branch that beareth fruit, He purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit
  3. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you
  4. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me
  5. I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing
  6. If a man abideth not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned
  7. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you
  8. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples


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May 13, 2018 My Notes: Get Out Of Your Own Way Rev. Dr. Derrick B. Wells

It doesn’t take a lot of words to help me get back on track

Being critical doesn’t change anything

If you have nothing good to say, say nothing

You must pay for the words you speak

Self criticizing tears down from the inside

Build yourself up when you tear yourself down

Fight or run; neither option helps me develop myself

At the root of everything I say comes from my thoughts

Negativity put out today shows up as the harvest tomorrow

Self criticism doesn’t help me to walk the path I want

When self-criticism happens:

  1. Pray for myself
  2. Encourage myself to do better
  3. Identify the areas where I can improve

Everyone is not healthy enough to travel with me

A mess is a mess of my own making

Clean up my own mess; it’s my responsibility

Shift from the state of complaining to the state of action

Have courage to pick up what I’ve laid down

I am where I am because I want to do better

My story can be designed to help me stay where I’m at versus cleaning up my mess and moving forward to a clean experience

Do I really want to do better?

Do I want to be blessed right Now?

God will pick me up out of the experience; I just need to get up

When you complain so much you can fail to see the blessing when it appears

I can put myself in the pattern I want to get out of when there is no active work and prayer

Cleaning up my mess interrupts my pattern

Pick up your bed and walk!!!!!

Tired of being tired? Get up and walk

It’s not the circumstance that dictates; its me willing to connect to God. GET UP AND WALK

Activate the Power

Pay attention – stop dividing my time

Focus – When I give myself over to the Power of God I’m activating my God Power

There is some stuff I’m going through that my paying attention to God will pass on by

Forgive and heal

How do I forgive? Make the decision not to let the past control

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NRSV) Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insights. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths

Philippians 4:13 (KJV) I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me

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April 29, 2018 Notes: The Power of Praise and Thanksgiving Rev. Deandre Patterson

What I don’t practice at home I will never get in church

Bridge gaps between religions

I won and didn’t have to fight

I’ve had to come up against somethings that have been larger then me — God is there

Believers fight knowing at the beginning we are winners

Proverbs: the fear of the Lord is the beginning

I am unbeatable

God’s strength is made perfect in my weakness

When I can’t He can; When I don’t He does

God will give me a brand new mind; God is complete

Think and choose my battles

The Lord is with me

Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord

Tool to be used: attitude of worship and praise

My weapon in praise is God

When I praise God He will bring me through any and all difficulties

Praise of God brings peace

Win the battles I can win

When I praise God I am

Talking to God and tell Him how valuable He is to me

Praise is a Commandment from God

Praise the Lord; His mercy endured the right way

My breakthrough is attached to my to my praise

There is power and benefits in praise

Know how to survey my surroundings quietly; just between me and God

Worshiping God is a weapon against evil

Turn around is coming, I must praise God through it

I’m too purposed to pay folks attention; God is my source

Mediation is a weapon that defeats enemies

Worshiping God is showing my respect for Him

Worship doesn’t confuse the devil (false thinking), praise of God does

Get ready for my overflow

II Chronicles 20:17  Psalm 1:21  Jeremiah 29:11

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President Barack Obama June 19, 2015

An oldie but a goodie!!!!! Considering the state of our country today I thought it would be good to listen and remember how a TRUE President conducts himself. Aw, remember the gold old days. POWER TO THE PEOPLE

Folks, PLEASE get out and vote in ALL of the elections local, state, and federal. There will be no change unless you participate and vote those out of office who place themselves and their cronies ahead of the people not only of this country but remember what they do will “trickle” over the world. Send a clear message and VOTE


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April 22, 2018 My Notes Ready For the Overflow, Working with the Law Guest Speaker Reverend Sherri James

I am on a forward march!

It’s my turn!! I must shift my energy to that which God has placed in me

I am = unconditional awareness

First I see it, then I become it

I am (me) get condition by whatever I put in front of me

I am because of how I use my I am

All of me has not been conditioned, I can become what I’ve never been. There is hope for change

Feed my I am new ideas

I can tap into the best part of me and become what I’ve never been before

Be bold and daring enough to take on what God intends for me

John 8:58,  John 1:1-3,  Col 1:27,  John 14,  Col 1:29,  Phil 1:2,  John 4:1-5


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