40 Days

40Team AO,

What a great seminar from our own Larry and Marsie Van Buskirk this month!  Larry’s called for a united stand for freedom was inspiring and compelling.  Marsie’s story of the importance of “now” reminded me of one of the our business’s greatest strengths, which happens to be also it’s greatest weakness. We have heard it said that “your raise in the LIFE business becomes effective as soon as we become effective.”  The LIFE business, unlike a traditional businesses, has no alarms that go off when growth stalls.  There are no bosses, performance review, creditors, or customer complaints to urge you the owner into producing results.  That weakness of the LIFE means that we have to find ways to push ourselves to perform.   On the other hand, the lack of direct pressure to produce results can be view as a liberating, and empowering strength as well. Ultimately this freedom,  viewed through the proper lens can change everything.  We have 40 days until our next Major convention, and with the proper lens, we can see what we can accomplish in 40 days.  It’s just a decision to view your future through the possibility lens… A lot can happen in 40 days(thanks Joy). It’s called faith!

  • It rained for 40 days and 40 nights when God wanted to cleanse the world and start over. (Gen 7:12 KJV) And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
  • Noah waited another 40 days after it rained before he opened a window in the Ark. (Gen 8:6 KJV) And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:
  • Moses was on the mountain with God for 40 days (TWICE) (Exo 24:18 KJV) And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and
  • Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights. (Exo 34:28-29 KJV) And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.
  • It took the spies 40 days to search out the promised land and bring back fruit (Num 13:25 KJV) And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.
  • Goliath came for forty days before being killed by David (1 Sam 17:16 NLT) For forty days, twice a day, morning and evening, the Philistine giant strutted in front of the Israelite army.
  • Elijah strengthened by one angelic meal went forty days to Mount Horeb where the Lord passed by and he heard the voice of God (1 Ki 19:8 KJV) And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.
  • Jonah warned the City of Nineveh they had 40 days until God would overthrow the city. The people repented in those 40 days and God spared the city. (Jonah 3:4 and 10 KJV) And Jonah began to enter into the city a day’s journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown. And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.
  • Jesus fasted for 40 days in the wilderness (Mat 3:17 KJV) And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.(Mat 4:1-2 KJV) Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. {2} And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered.
  • Jesus was seen in the earth 40 days after His crucifixion (Acts 1:3 NIV) After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.

7 comments

  1. Raymond. Your wisdom shows. You and Tina are a constant in Joe and my life. We appreciate your ability to point towards possibility thinking in both our personal and business lives

  2. Raymond and Team Alpha Omega!

    I love this post as it brings much perspective. A lot can happen in forty days. I am reminded that “impossible” broken up says I’m possible”. I relate that to this post in that I am the one who will Show the Plan like never before. I am the one who will get on the phone and call my teammates NOW for the Oct seminar. I am the one who will control my attitude and only think positive results. I am the one who will get in the bottom and make things happen. There are 40 long days left and if we all think It’s possible….because I/we make it happen. Then look out October seminar because Alpha Omega will have multiple Power Players from each leg. And folks will be hanging our with Orrin Woodward on the call for getting there TEAM to 100 tickets. CHARGE!!!

  3. Just spent 3 hours with a couple whom made time for the business even though it was a night for the business launch. I really wanted to be with you guys but I feel this family needed Team AO more…needless to say, they will be out tomorrow for a cap to the info provided tonight. Power Player bound…

  4. Thanks RT for being the man of GOD that you are. this post reminded me that if we allow GOD do his thing then HE will allow us to do ours. Orrin said I have to pray like it depends on GOD but word like it depends on me. L 30 10 5 P. i will see you on stage in October!

  5. GREAT POST! With all the references to “faith”, it brings to mind one of the scriptures regarding the mustard seed. Matthew 17:20 “…If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” With that said it is not impossible to have record growth in 40 days! Let’s reach for it!

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