Authentic Conversations with Andy Mason
115. Case Study: Dreaming With God

115. Case Study: Dreaming With God

October 20, 2021

Last episode (#114) you heard an introduction to dreaming with God. This episode I share the journey and outcome of a dream to go deep sea fishing combined with a spiritual retreat.

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114 Dreaming With God

114 Dreaming With God

October 12, 2021

It costs nothing to dream; it costs everything not to.

God had a dream and wrapped your body around it. Lou Engle

When you discover and live out the dreams and desires of your heart you release hope, Life and purpose all around you. The world needs you to dream!

So how do you dream and turn that into practical action steps?

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113 Case Study: Did I Hear God?

113 Case Study: Did I Hear God?

October 5, 2021
Last episode (#112) I unpacked eight keys to help make decisions... WITH God. I referred to one of our biggest decisions which was to leave the comfort and stability of our home in New Zealand and move the family to the USA. At the time it seemed crazy leaving the growing business influence and momentum, let alone leaving behind family and friends and a community I was familiar with. A decade later I can look back and definitively say, THAT WAS GOD! 
 
So this episode I'm going to walk you through the process of hearing God, understanding the timing and even the location. It will also be no-holds-barred letting you in on the challenges and lessons I learned in the process.
 
For you.... what decisions are you facing (or avoiding) that are an invitation to make WITH God? What would you do if you were fearless?
 
If you want to go deeper in learning how to hear God for practical decisions you make on a daily basis check out our short course - HEYGODWHATNOW.com or grab a copy of Finding Hope in Crazy Times: daily stories of hearing God (on Amazon.)
 
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112 How Do You Decide

112 How Do You Decide

September 29, 2021

Last week my wife and I celebrated 23 years of marriage and 13 years being in the USA. Those were some significant decisions and time has proven them to be GOOD ones! So how do you decide? Whether that's a new product line or who you will marry, here's some tips that have worked for me:

1. WHO do you let decide?

Make sure that you are the one making the decisions and not passively letting them be made by email, social media, the size of your vehicle, pride/ego/fear or some other significant voice. Freedom equals "I tell me what to do... and I do it." (Danny Silk).

You are the only one who governs your time and choices... unless you are in prison... 

2. Don't do this:

Don't rush in or be hasty. It's not good to have zeal without knowledge or be hasty and miss the way. Proverbs 19:2

Don't ignore the due diligence process. Pay attention to the details.

Don't ignore wise counsel

Believe in the Lord and you will be established; believe in His prophets and you will prosper. 2 Chronicles 20:20

3. How DO you make decisions?

This book shall not depart your mouth... mediate on it... and in so doing you will make your way prosperous and you will have great success. Joshua 1:8

Key clues and contributors to decision making:

1. Word of God

2. Voice of God

3. Prophets

4. Wise and godly counsel

5. Witness of trusted counsellors ("...this is the right thing to do...")

6. Submitting the decision to the Lord and His timing... surrender and yieldness

7. Inner knowing/conviction

8. Peace

 

ACTION: TEST it. It's only in stepping out that you find out if the ground is stable. Faith is only faith when action is involved. Do something small to move towards what you believe is the right decision and pay attention to the results.

 

 

111 The Key to It All

111 The Key to It All

September 22, 2021

This is the foundation to what is central in all my life and what we are building with Heaven in Business.

110 This doesn‘t feel like Heaven in business to me!

110 This doesn‘t feel like Heaven in business to me!

September 14, 2021

Fires, floods, pandemics, politics...people - with all the craziness it sure doesn't feel like Heaven in Business to me! There is pressure coming on all sides and everywhere we turn we are faced with questions that seem to have difficult if not impossible answers. What do we do in moments of history like we are in now?

Although we may feel pressure I'm reminded of Hebrews 10:38:

"But we aren’t the sort of people who timidly draw back and end up being destroyed. We’re the sort of people who have faith so that our whole beings are preserved."

We may not know each other personally but one thing I do know - the marketplace does not attract the timid or the weak. Just by choosing to engage in business I know that God has placed a strength and determination inside of you that, when you choose to operate in His strength, reminds you that you are the "sort of person" who relentlessly perseveres laying hold of all that God has in store for you!

This week we want to offer you practical and encouraging tools to equip you to face any challenge you may face. We are offering Andy's latest book FREE to you (you only pay for shipping). Throughout the book you will find practical tools to keep you engaged, thriving, and moving forward. To access this offer please click here! (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/findinghopebook)

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Fires, floods, pandemics, politics...sounds like the PERFECT opportunity for Heaven to invade earth and for you to experience Heaven in your Business!!

Your were born for this!

Andy & Janine Mason, Michelle Raftery and your Heaven in Business Team

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109 The Key to Transformation

109 The Key to Transformation

September 7, 2021

This year I have been leaning into learning about the Kingdom of God. Reading books like The Unshakeable Kingdom and the Unchanging Person by E.Stanley Jones and The Cosmic Initiative by Jack Taylor. Plus interviewing the likes of Bill Johnson and Patrice Tsague and Shae Bynes and more...

I've also been reading through the book of Matthew (in the bible) looking at how much Jesus focused on the crowd compared to what he did with the disciples.

Here's a couple things Ive learned and what this means for you if you are serious about impacting the world for generations to come.

1. Prayer and worship is not enough - engage in the SYSTEMS of society

2. Transformation is an inside job - learn from Iraq, Afghanistan...

3. The crowd is fickle... like social media and politics... don't trust them

4. In our desire to multiply transformation we have bastardized the discipleship process  5. The way forward is ONE by ONE - FOLLOW ME AND I WILL MAKE YOU

6. Your greatest return is your kids... then your key team...

108 Vanity Metrics or Fruitful Endeavors

108 Vanity Metrics or Fruitful Endeavors

August 31, 2021

Last week Janine and I dropped our second daughter to Cornell University. It was an experience! Here's some of what I learned and what I pray will help you also - whether you have children or not!

- Generosity always wins

- A 2.5 star is a 2.5 star regardless of photo's

- It's vanity to work long and late

- Play and rest are a litmus test of a healthy life

Have a wonderful week and don't hesitate to send me any questions or comments to andy@authentic-solutions.com

107 Problem? No Problem!

107 Problem? No Problem!

August 23, 2021

*** THIS IS A TIMELY MESSAGE *** There are a few challenges around all of us right now. Individually. Corporately. Nationally. Globally. It's easy to feel overwhelmed and wonder how on earth we can get through it... OR we can get God's perspective and realize that we were born for this. This episode (used with personal permission from Bill Johnson), you will be equipped how to see from God's perspective, regardless of what you are facing, and turn your problems into the very nutrients that will sustain you. Problem? NO PROBLEM!

For more on Bill Johnson - see BJM.org. 

Bill and his wife Beni are the senior leaders of Bethel Church in Redding, California. Together, they serve a growing number of churches worldwide that are passionate for revival and seeing God’s kingdom established on earth. Bill travels extensively around the world teaching and equipping people to live a supernatural lifestyle.

This message was originally recorded by Bethel Media - you can watch or listen anytime here.

 

106 How to Increase or Scale UP

106 How to Increase or Scale UP

August 17, 2021

Last week I got to run along the border between USA and Mexico. As I was running I had an epiphany about all the times I have prayed for God to give me favor and increase. This was the FIRST time I explored the physical borders, or limitations, of the country I live in. What about the things I prayed increase for? Have I tested or explored my 'borders' in business, in community, in connections? What about you?

Have you ever prayed "God increase my territory" (1 Chronicles 4:9-10) or "Enlarge the place of my dwelling" (Isaiah 54:2)? How would you know that God has answered your

This episode I outline what stops us from increasing and what we can do about it to partner with God and grow in faith, grow in family and grow in business!

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