Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Choosing Your Attitude 7/16/2013

"Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; And let those who love Your salvation say continually, 'Let God be magnified.'”  Psa 70:4

Sometimes it seems that the whole world and every circumstance and situation conspire to get us down, beat us down and keep us down.  Be it health, finances, relationships, politics, the judicial system or any number of other things, it can all have a very depressing effect and lead to both helplessness and hopelessness.  But did you know that your state of mind is that which you choose?

Beloved, we are children of the Most High!  Our Father is the Creator of the universe!  There is nothing that is beyond Him and He has seen to it that we not only have all we need, but more than we deserve.  He has equipped us to deal with all the negatives in life.  Consider just a few things He has told us about navigating the course of our earthly existence:
  • Nothing can separate us from His love, Romans 8:39
  • We are more than conquerors through Him, Romans 8:37
  • We can do all things through Christ, Philippians 4:13
  • He will never leave nor forsake us, Hebrews 13:5
  • He is with us always, Matthew 28:20
  • There is a place prepared for us to be with Him throughout eternity, John 14:2
  • We can and should have the mind of Christ, Philippians 2:5
  • We are to let our light shine so that others can see, Matthew 5:16
It is sure that there are nights in which tears will fall, but just as assuredly, joy comes in the morning.  Let the people of God focus on all the good that He has made available to us.  Let us consider the things that have been done, are being done and are promised to be done by Him in our lives.  This most assuredly will guide us into not just being "glass half full" people, but being thankful for having the glass and whatever is in it.  God is good all the time.  Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!



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