Skip to main content

Day 17 Start With Love

Start With Love

                                 Don’t complicate things. Isaiah 53:5 “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” What can we possibly do or say to show our love and appreciation. The answer is found in John 14:15 “if you love me, keep my commandments”. I find that often times people complicate things way too much. We spend countless hours contemplating how to make progress in our lives. Yet many of us have closed ourselves off to the simplest concept of faith and love.  When we are lovers and doers we began to see things shift. The complexity is created in our minds. This challenge has been about training and  shaping the mind but nothing can substitute being in tune with God. Some things you have to know and hold on to. Keeping these principals in our hearts and minds make all the difference in the world. I can recall getting on a bike for the first time. I wasn’t concerned about learning to be disciplined, timely, confident, or any of the things we’ve discussed thus far. My first thought was fear but I had the reassurance of safety knowing my dad was there. It is much like that in life. Sure we need the principles and tools to sharpen our minds and to break unhealthy thoughts but we need to know we dwell in the safety and love of Christ. That in itself is powerful and can advance us to levels we never thought possible. He requires our love and obedience. The rest will come together. 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Day 2 all About the Mind challenge

THE MINDSET OF AN HEIR PART 2: DO YOU KNOW THE SIZE OF YOUR INHERITANCE? Mindset recovery and Discovery  One of the things that amaze me is our fear to ask big things of our big God. Truthfully speaking I have been guilty of this many times. Whether it's due to a lack of trust, guilt, or understanding we fail to see that God will meet us where we are. If we are minimalist in our prayers and asking we will get less than minimal answers and solutions. The prodigal son may have been guilty of a lot of things but he knew to ask his father for his portion. He knew the size of his portion and that he had a right to it. Although he used it poorly and selfishly he knew well enough to know what he was inheriting (Luke 15:11-32) . Let me ask you, are you asking according to the size of your God or the size of your vision? We think small but God plans big!!!! While you are asking for another apartment to rent or lease God is planning for your dream home. While you are asking for a small busi…

Day 10 The Resourceful Mindset

The Resourceful Mindset
             We have been focusing on the mindset of a warrior for the past two days. Looking at the life of Gideon and David. Surely, we can dig a little deeper into the the lives of both men to pull out some attributes we all could use to become a warrior. However, I would like to introduce another warrior, Esther. She is not a likely choice but she is a great example of a key concept needed in a warrior, resourcefulness. Hence, the resourceful mindset needed by every warrior. The word resourceful is defined as having the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties. It is the ability to promptly find solutions and deal with difficulties. After that definition you should absolutely see how Esther can be identified as having this mindset. Sure, the Bible describes her as being a beautiful woman but she was resourceful. This woman did not panic at the threat of her nation being wiped out. Being resourceful is bringing value to the table and ut…

Day 3 Destroying the Ambivalent Mind

The Ambivalent Mind Destroyed!                                                                 The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines ambivalence as simultaneous and contradictory attitudes or feelings toward an object, person, or action. Other connotations for that word are also fluctuation and uncertainty. In my profession ambivalence is often a sign of internal conflict. It is a battle that occurs in the mind that can affect all areas of an individual's life. It really boils down to not being able to make decisions. For most of us we are able to make informed decisions every day. At times we even make decisions on impulse, but we exercise the ability to make decisions. Even as a professional you can easily fall into being trapped by the quandary of an ambivalent person. I like to examine what the bible has to say about ambivalence. James 1:8 states, " He is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does". The word looks at it very clear cut. It's either this or tha…