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The Power of Possible

A photo by Jared Erondu

Can you imagine the power of a mighty river flowing and the thunderous sound of the water crashing over the falls? A few years ago I had the great opportunity to stand next to Niagra Falls and experience the roar and the beauty. I remember thinking of several scriptures that use a picture of words to describe spiritual things for our understanding. Perhaps we can use the image or picture to deepen our comprehension of God’s desire for us to understand the power He makes possible.

“Discovering your possible is not impossible!”

Let me share a couple of those thoughts with you.

Psalm 46:4 There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.

This verse was written by King David and is a wonderful prophetic vision of what is possible for you and I today. As believers, we are tributaries of the river of life, Jesus. Out of us flows the power of the Holy Spirit and the truth of the Word. Therefore the city you live in is blessed, because it has you living in it! You are the dwelling place of God, His tabernacle! The Most High resides in you! Yes, the same power that raised Christ from the dead dwells or lives in you! Discovering your possible is not impossible! You just look within and discover Christ in you.

John 7: 38 “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”

The power of possible! With God, nothing is impossible, but all things are made possible by the power of God living in you and through you. Impossible gives way to possible! All things are possible, because the power that lives in you will never leave you, never abandon you. The power of possible is not positive thinking, but positive thinking is powerful, if you think the thoughts of the Most Powerful!

“The power of possible is not positive thinking, but positive thinking is powerful if you think the thoughts of the most powerful!

For the believer, it is possible to have the mind of Christ … to know what God is thinking! How is that possible? John 8: 31 “If you abide in My Word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.Also, consider this,the Holy Spirit who is the empowering force of God in the earth today is living in you. The good news is that you can hear His voice and have an ongoing conversation with Him. The power of possible is this! You have access to the one who knows all things, and there is nothing too difficult for Him! That is powerful! You are standing in front of something much greater than Niagra! You are standing in the presence and power of Possible!

Revelation 21:22 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.

The power of possible is not in some “7 Steps to a Possible Life” free e-book you can download (if you give your e-mail address). The power of possible is in the real book that has the power to set men free!

Pursue the power of possible!

by Fred Hughes

Great as Apple Pie!


Great as Apple Pie!

There is something wonderful about living in the USA! Apple Pie and IceCream is one of those “list toppers” for me! The festivities of the 4th of July and the patriotism that stirs in the hearts of many Americans makes me proud to live here! Not everyone feels that way, I’m sure. But for those of us who still believe in the greatness of our country and the uniqueness of the American Spirit. Our common view of a diversity of people under God’s blessings united in love for one another and a connected dream of living free is still something to be celebrated! I hope you enjoyed celebrating the birth of the nation that represents freedom and hope as much as I did.


Fred Hughes


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5 Directives that can reshape your life



We live life in a body. We have a soul (mind, will & emotions), and we are a spirit (God breathed His life, or Spirit into us).  My focus is on the will.  The will is the area perhaps least talked about, but just like the mind and emotions, it has much to do with how our lives and relationships operate.  What I will to do, or not to do, can carry me away as a captive, or propel me into wonderful places. God himself will not take my will from me.  He is the one who gave it to me to start with.  Therefore, it is my choice how to direct it.

Directive: A statement, or declaration, that provides direction for an action to be taken.

If my soul is being lead by the Spirit of God, then my mind, will, and emotions align with one another.

  • My Mind — I can have the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:5).
  • My Will —  By the Word of God I can know His will for me and can agree, or not agree with it!
  • My Emotions — The emotions will then follow the rejoicing, or the rebelling of my mind and will.

With this in mind, there are five directives that I personally choose (or will) to do.  Each of these brings unique benefits to my life.

1.)  I Will to ………. Love!  Love God and love others (1 John 4:8-17).  For those who do not love me, I will love them anyway!  Love never fails (1 Corinthians 15)!  I can and will count on love.

2.)  I Will to ……….. Be a giver, full of generosity and gracious at every opportunity.  John 3:16 says, “For God so Loved the world, that He GAVE …… Giving is simply Godly!

3.)  I Will to ……… Listen closely and learn.  Listen to God.  “My sheep know my voice,”  John 10:14, 27.  I will listen to the voice of God and be taught by men with wisdom.  I will not cease to learn good things.

4.)  I Will to ……….. Be joyful and live a happy, fruitful life, because I am blessed! I am a friend of God (James 2:23, John 15:15).  I am blessed going in and coming out.  I am going over and not under.  I am blessed and not cursed.  I am redeemed, bought with a price, and a child of God (Romans 8:14).  I have every reason to walk in Joy and Fruitfulness!

5.)  I Will to ……….. Speak only what is good and what I desire in my life.  I will not allow my words to be filled with anything but blessings, faith, goodness, joy, peace, and love.  I will speak the word of God, and He will empower His words coming from my mouth.  I have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:15).  I am His Ambassador in this earth.  “As he is, so are we, in this world,” 1 John 4:17.

Direct your will, just as you direct your mind and your emotions. You are given a soul to rule over.  Designed directives will help you transform your life.

Integrity (So “Old School” no one knows what it is)


“Integrity” is missing in our society today. The lack of integrity is one of the key reasons we have lost our direction. If you have no true North, an absolute, on your moral compass, then you have no way of knowing where you are,so you simply move through life aimlessly lost!  The Word of God and the Holy Spirit were given to show us the way and give us the opportunity to walk in the right direction! May I suggest the path of integrity that is written about in the Bible. Integrity does lead to many great attributes and experiences in life.

~ fred hughes ~

A True Voice

Very few things that I have learned over the years have been more profound than understanding the value of a clear truthful voice.  Growing up I was blessed with a dad and grandad that provided a true voice for me to follow.  I understand that not everyone has that advantage in life.  As I grew and developed into manhood, I noticed that there were voices that were not true and voices that were worthy of listening to.
Identifying a true voice is only possible if you know what a true voice sounds like.  A voice that is deceiving sounds very close to a true voice, in fact, that is exactly what makes the lie believable! It is amazing how deceiving, deception can be!  Ha, Ha! But you know the truth is often distorted in subtle ways or a half truth is presented.
Every leader with an unclear voice is a poor leader because it is difficult to understand if it is a true voice and, therefore, difficult to follow. I believe a true voice is a great gift to have in your life.  More importantly being a true voice to those whom you have influence may be even greater!
I personally tune my ears to the Word of God because I believe it is true and full of truth that has the power to set men free. Not all truth sets you free.  It is the truth that comes from God.  The truth that you believe and act upon is the truth that has the ability to set you free.  John 8:36 “Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!” In your spheres of influence, be a true voice! This one thing will make you a better husband or wife; father or mother; leader or manager; friend or citizen. Blessings!

Fred Hughes, CEO, Decision Ministries Int. ~

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Life is not just something we do!  Life is actually a person… Jesus said “I am the truth and the life…  LIFE!  Jesus also said “I give you life and life more abundant”  What is this LIFE?  Life with my wife or husband, kids, friends, people I work with, all very important and all valuable parts of my life.  People have life… we can lay it down if the cause is worthy. We can through it away, waste it away or invest it in something or someone.  Paul said, “It is not my life that I live, but it is Christ who lives in me.”  We can allow Christ to live in and through us. What a wonderful way to live life!  It is the only way that we can achieve the life and life more abundant.  Christ in you, the hope of Glory!   Life in Christ brings His Glory into the Earth.  Life, it is special. Life is in you.  Only believe!  The days we live, we call life! That is a sad summation of a person’s existence on Earth.  Life is rather the creative and cumulative revelations of Life Himself manifesting in and through you!  Interestingly we are also called vessels and we are made to be able to carry this wonderful life and share it with others.

Do not try to do life, rather live it in Christ, allowing Him to shine through you!

Fred Hughes, M. Photog. ; CEO Decision Ministries Int.


Original Posting of this article was September 2, 2015