Choice #3: –Choose to speak positively about others – Part 1

Choice #3: –Choose to speak positively about others – Part 1

This third component of a winning, God-honored attitude is incredibly important – and it is one of the easiest to violate; it goes contrary to our selfish, fallen nature, after all. But speaking positively about others is nothing less than a command direct from the Word of God: “Don’t criticize and speak evil about each … Continue reading Choice #3: –Choose to speak positively about others – Part 1

Choice #2 – Choose to fill your mind with God’s thoughts – Part 2

Choice #2 – Choose to fill your mind with God’s thoughts – Part 2

The second step toward controlling thoughts comes the moment you begin to worry. Instead of allowing your imagination to fire up the projector again – this time a horror flick featuring your fears – use worry as a cue to start praying.  For me, it is really that simple. As soon as I realize I … Continue reading Choice #2 – Choose to fill your mind with God’s thoughts – Part 2

Choice #2 –  Choose to fill your mind with God’s thoughts – Part 1

Choice #2 –  Choose to fill your mind with God’s thoughts – Part 1

Again, in a different arena – that of the mind – it is all about control. Before God can pour His thinking into your being, you have to make room in that cluttered closet of a brain so many of us have. The Apostle Paul certainly knew all about this second component of the godly … Continue reading Choice #2 –  Choose to fill your mind with God’s thoughts – Part 1

Choice #1 – Believe that God is in Control – Part 2

Choice #1 – Believe that God is in Control – Part 2

At one of the churches I pastored I ran into a particularly vexing problem with a couple in a volunteer ministry position. A conflict had erupted that, like a whirlpool in a river, eventually drew in one lay leader after another on opposing sides. It became clear that this couple, particularly the wife, was the … Continue reading Choice #1 – Believe that God is in Control – Part 2

Choice #1 – Believe that God is in Control – Part 1

Choice #1 – Believe that God is in Control – Part 1

The Bible is chock full of this assurance. God's ultimate control is at the foundation of trust, and trusting God is the DNA of a vibrant, Christian faith. One scripture verse in particular has been helpful in planting this theme in my mind and heart: “He has put all things in subjection under His feet.” … Continue reading Choice #1 – Believe that God is in Control – Part 1