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On this episode of Your World, Pastor Dollar talked about the hidden dangers of plastic surgery in the world today. These dangers aren’t just physical, though… our own self-esteem and love for ourselves may play the biggest role in saving lives during elective plastic surgery procedures. 

If you don’t like the person you see when you look in the mirror, before considering plastic surgery, ask yourself: Why don’t you like who you see? The scriptures tell us that it’s better to work on beautifying the person underneath. According to PETER, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit is of great worth in God’s sight. God wants you to love the person He created you to be. He wants you to see the beauty inside the person you see in the mirror.  

God has always loved us, because that’s His nature. He’s the very essence of love, but because of Who He is, He didn’t stop at simply creating all of nature and putting us in charge of it. He sent us His Son to demonstrate His love, and teach us how to pattern our lives and our relationships, according to His Word. When life turns painful, and we feel small and insignificant, seeing ourselves through God’s eyes gives us a proper perspective. 

Happy, healthy relationships make life fulfilling, but many in the world have little idea how to form or nurture them. When we’re stuck in a bad relationship, our thinking can become distorted, and we can reach the point where we think negatively about ourselves. Good relationships are a blessing from God; and they form when we trust Him to lead the way. Making a conscious effort to remember what God thinks of us can make a tremendous difference in our mental outlook. “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee” (Psalm 139:14, 17, 18). 

God thought enough of us to fashion us in His Own image (Genesis1:26, 27) even though He knew, way back in the very beginning before we were even born, that we would make mistakes. He knew exactly what He was doing when He made each and every one of us, and He doesn’t make mistakes! His love is unconditional; we’re always on His mind, and He wants the very best for us. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11, NKJV).   

Far too many people fail to value themselves because of their poor self-image. A lack of self-respect puts us at risk of entering into unhealthy relationships. Remembering how much God values us keeps our focus on Him, and increases our belief in our self-worth. “Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows” (Luke 12:6, 7).  God knows everything about us, yet He still accepts and loves us for who we are. 

God wants to be with us always, and He’ll never abandon us. A strong relationship with Him affects how we relate to everyone else. When we struggle and the world makes us feel unimportant, we can remember how God sees us. “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor” (Psalm 8:3-5, NIV). We’re important to Him! 

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On this episode of Your World, Pastor Dollar talked about the hidden dangers of plastic surgery in the world today. These dangers aren’t just physical, though… our own self-esteem and love for ourselves may play the biggest role in saving lives during elective plastic surgery procedures. 

If you don’t like the person you see when you look in the mirror, before considering plastic surgery, ask yourself: Why don’t you like who you see? The scriptures tell us that it’s better to work on beautifying the person underneath. According to PETER, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit is of great worth in God’s sight. God wants you to love the person He created you to be. He wants you to see the beauty inside the person you see in the mirror.  

God has always loved us, because that’s His nature. He’s the very essence of love, but because of Who He is, He didn’t stop at simply creating all of nature and putting us in charge of it. He sent us His Son to demonstrate His love, and teach us how to pattern our lives and our relationships, according to His Word. When life turns painful, and we feel small and insignificant, seeing ourselves through God’s eyes gives us a proper perspective. 

Happy, healthy relationships make life fulfilling, but many in the world have little idea how to form or nurture them. When we’re stuck in a bad relationship, our thinking can become distorted, and we can reach the point where we think negatively about ourselves. Good relationships are a blessing from God; and they form when we trust Him to lead the way. Making a conscious effort to remember what God thinks of us can make a tremendous difference in our mental outlook. “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee” (Psalm 139:14, 17, 18). 

God thought enough of us to fashion us in His Own image (Genesis1:26, 27) even though He knew, way back in the very beginning before we were even born, that we would make mistakes. He knew exactly what He was doing when He made each and every one of us, and He doesn’t make mistakes! His love is unconditional; we’re always on His mind, and He wants the very best for us. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11, NKJV).   

Far too many people fail to value themselves because of their poor self-image. A lack of self-respect puts us at risk of entering into unhealthy relationships. Remembering how much God values us keeps our focus on Him, and increases our belief in our self-worth. “Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows” (Luke 12:6, 7).  God knows everything about us, yet He still accepts and loves us for who we are. 

God wants to be with us always, and He’ll never abandon us. A strong relationship with Him affects how we relate to everyone else. When we struggle and the world makes us feel unimportant, we can remember how God sees us. “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor” (Psalm 8:3-5, NIV). We’re important to Him! 

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On this episode of Your World, Pastor Dollar lifted lid on the dangers and pitfalls for children looking to rise to Hollywood fame. For some of us, fame may not be our calling. But you may still be struggling with fulfilling your God-given purpose. 

If we had no one in our corner when we turned on the news to see constant strife and conflict going on around us, we’d be in a bad way. Without someone to lean on who is more powerful than the evil in the world, even the bravest individual could be intimidated. Fortunately for us, someone who is bigger and stronger is watching over us. We all try to stay safe, but when all of our efforts fail, God provides the supernatural protection we need. 

He’s well able to work through anyone He chooses and in any situation that presents itself. Believing that He’s our source of ultimate safety in times of danger allows Him to work in our lives. He willingly intercedes when we ask Him for help. God is on our side and whatever bad report rises up to frighten us will not prevail. “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31). 

It doesn’t matter in what form evil presents itself or how strong it appears; if it goes against God and those who trust in Him, it doesn’t stand a chance. The story of how young David killed Goliath illustrates this (1 Samuel 17:4-51). David prevailed against the giant, not by his own strength or cleverness, but by the power of God. In these present times, this is especially important to remember and apply to whatever specific situations we face. 

Being human, David most likely felt some fear when he squared off with Goliath, but he didn’t let that stop him. He had the full support of God Himself and he trusted that God wouldn’t let him down. God’s faithfulness still holds true today. Whatever is swirling around us in a threatening manner doesn’t have the power to overcome us. “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee” (Psalm 91:2, 5-7). 

Sometimes the anticipation of something bad seems almost worse than the actual event. Our enemy, the devil, works through the reports we see on the television or read in the newspaper with the goal of getting into our heads and causing panic and terror. God reassures us that when we trust in Him, there’s absolutely no reason to be anxious or afraid. He has no intentions of abandoning those who depend on Him for their safety. “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee” (Deuteronomy 31:6).  

No matter what happens or what situations come against us, our total faith in God’s promises of protection brings us into a shield of safety we may not see, but is totally real. On our own, whatever we do to ensure our safety can be shaky at best. Relying on Him grounds us in someone greater than us. “But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil” (2 Thessalonians 3:3). His faithful pledge to us on this is valid forever! 

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If you’ve ever struggled with constant problems and situations that seemed to continually crop up, you may have wondered how to break what seemed like a vicious cycle. Daily living can be challenging enough without feeling like life is beating us up. This is actually not God’s will for us, and realizing this is the first step in getting the upper hand. With His help, it’s entirely possible to escape the “if it’s not one thing, it’s another” syndrome. 

Many people simply accept the issues that hold them down and keep them from reaching their goals; they depend on their own self-effort to deal with them. Jesus wants to come alongside us to help us live victoriously, and He can do so when we accept Him and make Him our Lord and Savior. As our partner, He gives us power and authority over every situation that comes against us. “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven” (Luke 10:19, 20). This isn’t just on a spiritual level, but also in the physical realm in which we live. 

He gave this authority to His disciples (Matthew 10:1) and He also offers it to those who believe in Him. We don’t have to be subject to sickness, poverty, lack, insufficiency, bad relationships, fear, worry, stress, or anything else that is evil. This authority is real and, when we get born again, it’s available to us by faith. If we don’t like the way we’re living now, we can use this power to turn our lives around. 

Our authority hinges on our belief, which is strengthened when we study our Bible and meditate on God’s Word concerning us. There are spiritual laws in force that we can’t see but still exist, and accepting less than what God wants for us is a violation of those laws. Similar to a police officer enforcing physical laws, our willingness to act on the biblical principles we read gives us authority to enforce the laws governing the spiritual realm. The devil is a thief who tries to steal the joy out of our lives, but God wants us to enjoy life to the fullest. “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life” (John 10:10, NLT). 

We don’t have to be defeated. Believing in God’s ability to pull us out of whatever mess we’re in empowers us with His strength. “I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency]” (Philippians 4:13, AMPC). We’d be stuck in our problems if we relied on our own limited capabilities, but He is greater and stronger than any issue we could ever face. 

We can get discouraged if we think no one cares about what happens to us. Reading what God says about us gives us the encouragement to get out from under life’s junk and continue moving forward. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11, NKJV). He’s the master at turning what looks like failure into a win-win situation. 

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Since Your World’s first episode, Identity Crisis, aired on Feb. 6, 2015, the show’s mission has been to comfort and uplift, to guide and support, to celebrate all that God has done and will do in our lives. This special 100th episode will look back at the guests and shows that inspired and transformed us… shows that focused on controversial subjects and forced us to think. We’ll look back at the shows that shed light on life’s struggles and challenges, like relationships, loss, poverty, and spirituality. We’ll also hear updates from past guests whose powerful testimonies brought us to a new level of understanding, compassion, and faith.

This episode will also feature a very special guest: grammy-nominated singer and box-office superstar Tyrese Gibson and his wife will also join Creflo, in their first public interview as a married couple. We’ll find out about their road to marriage, and hear about the challenges they’ve faces being under the media spotlight.


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Since Your World’s first episode, Identity Crisis, aired on Feb. 6, 2015, the show’s mission has been to comfort and uplift, to guide and support, to celebrate all that God has done and will do in our lives. This special 100th episode will look back at the guests and shows that inspired and transformed us… shows that focused on controversial subjects and forced us to think. We’ll look back at the shows that shed light on life’s struggles and challenges, like relationships, loss, poverty, and spirituality. We’ll also hear updates from past guests whose powerful testimonies brought us to a new level of understanding, compassion, and faith.

This episode will also feature a very special guest: grammy-nominated singer and box-office superstar Tyrese Gibson and his wife will also join Creflo, in their first public interview as a married couple. We’ll find out about their road to marriage, and hear about the challenges they’ve faces being under the media spotlight.


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