Looking Ahead to 2017! Brilliant Upgrades for the Brilliant Team

There are many of brilliant plans in the works for all of the Brilliant brands in 2017. We hope these changes will make our customer’s lives easier and help our community thrive. One of these changes will includes shutting down In Focus starting January 1st.

For now, In Focus will remain online and past content will still be viewable. Looking ahead, this same type of content will be located on the Brilliant Perspectives blog and through other outlets that we are dreaming for and working toward currently.

Thank you, truly,  for your readership over these last two years. We look forward to a new year of wisdom, permission and delight as we continue to grow and upgrade our thinking and mindsets. We hope you’ll join us on the journey.

 

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3 Simple Ways to Be More Intentional in 2017

1.  Make time for fellowship with the Father.

Connecting with the heart of the Father is something we must do with intention. We need to practice conversation, listening and speaking. We need to make time
for conversation outside of difficult circumstances in order to reap the full benefit of being His much-loved child. When we can connect with the heart of the Father in quiet, meditative moments we are able to access his full majesty and lovingkindness. In this video, Graham explains how soaking brings people into moments of intimacy just like this. With this in mind, Graham created The Devotional Soaking Series, a 3-part series to bring peace to troubled minds and make our inner man accessible to God. Taking time daily or weekly to just be with the Father will open your eyes to the immeasurably benefits of intentional time relaxing and conversing with the Father.

 

2. Keep a journal of your promises and inheritance words.

Journaling can look different for everyone; the important thing is remembering to record our processes in certain areas, whether it be areas you are struggling and learning to listen for what God wants for you, or it’s an inheritance you’re unearthing. Taking a few extra moments to record the changes in our mindsets and the upgrades we are moving toward will unearth unexpected treasures in every area of life. In Joyful Intentionality, Allison Bown offers a freeing perspective on journaling and its importance for a truly intentional lifestyle.

 

3. Move your mindset away from “achievement” and toward “evidences of transformation.”

Another brilliant idea from Allison Bown is the idea of “Evidences of Transformation,” which is a subtle mindset shift from the idea of achievement or completion of a task. In this article written by Allison Bown she explains the overwhelming benefit of intentional evaluation through questioning rather than performance-based goals. You can read the article in its entirety here.

2017 is a new start and a brilliant opportunity to discover more about ourselves and about the Kingdom. Surrounded by  an encouraging community and armed with brilliant resources, we know we have the opportunity to make it a year of incredible blessing, grace and joy.

 

A Brilliant Perspective: The Countdown on 2016 Has Begun, What Upgrades Are There for Us in 2017?

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As we all get ready to leave 2016 behind and move ahead into a new year with new promises, upgrades and challenges, it’s important to reflect on what this current year has given us. What tools, perspectives and mindset changes did we experience? What do we hope for in the year to come?

Today on the Brilliant Perspectives blog, Graham shares the way he likes to reflects on another year gone by and offers helpful questions as a guide for processing, meditating and planning for the future. Read it here.

For deeper exploration consider listening to Graham’s teaching, The Art of Thinking Brilliantly, which raises many of these same questions in an expanded way that is sure to transform your thinking and upgrade your mindsets for the new year. Another brilliant resource is Graham’s newest book, The Nature of Freedom which was designed to facilitate direct communication with the Father and to open up new doors to the Kingdom and allow for true exploration of your Kingdom identity and the Father’s hopes and plans for your future. Both of these teachings are part of Brilliant Book House’s Christmas sale, so don’t miss out!

4 Brilliant Resources for Practicing Gratitude

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As 2016 comes to a close, it’s important that we spend time in reflection, considering how things have changed, what things have stayed the same, and what we are looking forward to ahead. Most importantly, in our reflection, we should consider all there is to be thankful for, and acknowledge the countless blessings from God that work themselves into our live every day. We’ve compiled a list of five brilliant resources from Brilliant Book House, Brilliant Perspectives and Youtube to help you in cultivating a deeper sense of gratitude.

1. Times of Refreshing at Brilliant Book House

Times of Refreshing is a single-session audio teaching where Graham speaks about the empowerment we receive from living a lifestyle of rejoicing. This teaching offers so much wisdom regarding joy and gratitude and is the perfect length for listening to in the car or at home during meditative devotional time. As an added bonus, from now through Christmas, you can purchase a copy of Times of Refreshing on MP3 for 25% off. Check it out.

2. “How to Grow in Faith” an article by Allison Bown at Brilliant Perspectives

In this article by Allison Bown, she writes about how our faith is a response to God’s ability instead of our own. Further she discusses how our faith grows through gratitude, because thanksgiving is an act of receiving. If you want a quick read that’s full of wisdom, don’t miss this brilliant article.

3. Brilliant Thoughts Video: Disempower Your Disappointment

The Brilliant TV Youtube Page is a great place for free video content from Graham, and new videos are added regularly. The Brilliant Thoughts Video, “Disempower Your Disappointment” is a short video from Graham that will remind you the importance of not dwelling on the disappointments in life. A subtle shift in mindset like this can open up the door to a lifestyle of joy, gratitude and peace. Watch it now.

4. Living in Dependency & Wonder at Brilliant Book House

In the final book of The Being with God series, Graham writes extensively about the importance of discovering the joy of a dependent and focused life in Christ. It is through the favor and lovingkindness of the Father that we are able to see our full worth and potential in the Kingdom. If that doesn’t give you cause to be grateful, what possibly could? Now through Christmas, the eBook version of Living in Dependency & Wonder is 25% off, order your copy today.