• Mara Baran

Head to Heart Restoration Ministry a C.A.I.

Dr. Al Jones formed Head to Heart Restoration Ministry in 2006. In 2008 Head to Heart

expanded to include being a Certified Academic Institution of the NCCA.


The mission of Head to Heart Restoration Ministry is to bring emotional and spiritual wholeness to wounded and broken people through the power of Jesus Christ.


Currently, there are five counselors ministering out of two offices in the Central Texas area. One of Head to Heart Restoration Ministry’s commitments is to raise up counselors to serve the community in and outside of the central Texas area. All of the Head to Heart counselors were students of Dr. Jones.


The CAI program within Head to Heart utilizes the NCCA courses and the APS as the foundation for training students. In addition to the NCCA courses, Dr. Jones teaches interested students prayer ministry and inner healing techniques to help counselees receive deeper healing for damaged emotions, liberty from the past, and freedom from bondages. He hopes to one day develop an inner/emotional healing training manual for counselors and ministers.


A new area of training is dealing with Negative Expectations. Negative Expectations are an unbiblical belief system that we have against ourselves, others, authorities, institutions, or God. They can come from things we, or others, speak over us. Some examples of Negative Expectations are: “I don’t deserve God’s blessings.” “I’ll probably fail.” “My children will rebel.” “People will never accept me.”


Positive Expectations activate the Law of Faith. In Matthew 9: 27-31 Jesus healed two blind men. After he touched their eyes he said, “According to your faith let it be done to you” and their sight was restored. Their faith, a Positive Expectation, led to their healing.


NEGATIVE EXPECTATIONS ACTIVATE FOUR LAWS


Negative Expectations activate the Law of Faith in Reverse. The person who continually speaks over themselves, “I’ll probably fail” most likely will. They are activating their negative faith. Our negative talk and expectations often prove themselves to be accurate. We must guard what we speak over ourselves and others.


Negative Expectations activate the Law of Judgment. Matthew 7:1 tells us, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” In any area where we judge ourselves or others, our lives will not go well. Judging ourselves or others puts us in a place of elevating ourselves to the position of God. We are making judgements, negative expectations, over our lives and the lives of others.


Negative Expectations Activate the Law of Sowing and Reaping. The law of sowing and reaping tells us we will reap a harvest based on what we have sown. Galatians 6:7 states, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” When a farmer plants corn, the harvest yields corn. If we sow negative expectations, we will reap the results of those expectations.


Negative Expectations Activate the Law of Multiplication. Hosea 8:7 tells us, “They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.” When the farmer plants a bushel of seed, he reaps a much larger harvest than what he plants. As a young Christian I was told, “You can’t sow seed and expect or pray for crop failure.” Negative expectations grow bigger and bigger. The more negative we are the more negative we become.


So what are the solutions to Negative Expectations?


We have to realize and believe that by ourselves we can do nothing. Even Jesus said “the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.” (John 5:19,20,30).


Remember, “For we live by faith, not by sight.” We must activate our Positive Expectations; faith. (II Corin. 5:7)


Develop relationships with people who are positive and demonstrate a faith-filled walk. “We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.” (Hebrews 6:12)


Ask yourself questions to uncover Negative Expectations. For example: “Lord, what negative confessions come out of my mouth? What things do I believe that do not line up with scripture? What expectations rob me of love, joy and peace?”


We need God to show us where we are creating and nurturing Negative Expectations so we can pray and come out of agreement with them. We need to have Holy Spirit Positive Expectations driven by faith. Faith is the catalyst that drives out Negative Expectations.


Today is a great day to begin moving away from Negative Expectations and embrace faith-filled Positive Expectations. Speak words of life over yourself and others. Remember, God says, “I have set before you life and death, blessings and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.” Deuteronomy 30:19

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