My goal is to encourage you in faith each week. While I have no idea what’s going on in your life, I share how God has encouraged me, “worked” on me, and sometimes very powerfully impacted me each week. This past week, God piled on so many layers with Priscilla Shirer’s “Chat” session from 2013. (God’s teaching is never old…never out of date.)
Before I put my crown on and begin each day, I need reminders from He Who is my King. God has the power to adjust my crown, but I must be open and receptive to the straightening.
It helps to start each day with God and His Holy word. When you’re in the habit of filling yourself up with Him first thing, you definitely know when you’ve missed a day or two!
We all have areas we need to work on, right? Some of us (ahem…me) require extra time and many sessions of “God lessons” for something specific to take hold. I can be dense, and if you’re like me, you know what I’m talking about.
Granted, some of the ugly-ness is pure old pride. Also, we (me included) have developed a life pattern of wrong thinking that needs reversing. “Dr. Quinn”, the brain doctor, explains how God wired our brain. It makes perfect sense now!
We thought it was all physical, but it simply comes down to renewing our mind regularly. God knew the remedy and included it in His instructions. If we would only follow what He instructs. The Grand Designer knows how we operate!
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Let’s choose the good, our 99% of implanting the positive that God gives us, shall we? Rather than dwelling on what we don’t have, let’s focus on our blessings. God has blessed us – all of us – with such goodness! The goodness of life is wrapped around the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, His love for us, His forgiveness, His grace.
I mess up every day. Do you? The baggage of our mistakes can be heavy. So, why do we continue dragging them around?
Old habits are hard to break, but He has the power to break any doozie.
I hope you’re with me on this because we all need the good stuff. Can you feel the good stuff that’s wrapped all around our focus on the Lord?