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I Believe

Mark 9:23 “All things are possible to him who believes!” Yesterday we created a structure of incentives for Kyan and Luke to earn money when they perform well on their weekly Chinese spelling tests. A portion of their proceeds will go to their investment account, and a portion will go towards whatever they choose (likely in app purchases for Brawlstars). They approached their studies with renewed vigor, but when he got a question wrong, I noticed Luke say several times “I don’t think I’m going to do very well on this.” The funny thing is that God has blessed Luke with great natural ability, in music, sports and academics, including Chinese. But somehow his own self-doubt often gets in the way. So I sat him down to explain the power of positive psychology. “There have been many studies showing that if you believe, it is far more likely to happen. For instance, athletes who visualize themselves winning a race, perform much better than those who don’t. And this is just natural mental ability, but imagine how much more so this is powerful when you bring the supernatural into it. The force of God’s heart far surpasses that of our mind, so much, much crazier things can happen when we have faith in Him.” Jesus told us that all things are possible to him who believes. I’m still working on my 100 dreams, and He just notched one up by 10x this morning. Lord thanks for speaking to me through my children. The greatest battle is the one within, because you already won the war of the world on the cross. I pray that I don’t hold you back with my own self-doubt. I believe. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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