Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

If you are going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thoughts to grow on ...

If you allow yourself to live for the praises of people, you will also die from their criticisms.

You are the average of the 5 people that you surround yourself with.

People too weak to follow their own dreams will always find a way to discourage yours.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Do I even want to know ...

Is it right?  “Whatever is right … think about such things.” The word “right” here means thinking thoughts that are in conformity to God’s standards. News Flash! Not everyone thinks nice thoughts. I am so glad that I cannot read people’s minds. What thoughts have you thought this morning and do those thoughts need shaped to fit Godly standards? Do your thoughts and your “testimony” mesh? What are you thinking right now? Do I even want to know? One of the most important things in this life is the thoughts we choose to frame because framed things are usually displayed for all to see! Do not frame thoughts that are not holy in nature because the world will see what is on your mind. Yikes! If your thoughts were broadcast for the world to hear, would you be ashamed and or embarrassed? If others knew what you were thinking, what would they think of you?

Let me remind all of us of something right to think about. God cares about every detail of our lives. God cares about: your house payment, your health, your successes and failures, your children, your money, your marriage, your job, your discipleship class and your church! Think right thoughts and hear God’s voice more clearly.

Something that matters ...

Is it noble?  “Whatever is noble … think about such things.” The word noble means “honorable, worthy of reverence, something that matters.” Do you think on things that matter or do you dwell on the frivolous and trivial? Few things are as frustrating to God as the distractions that exist within the kingdom over stuff that matters not. We waste far too much energy arguing with other believers over silly and petty things that aren’t even on God’s radar screen! Let us all think about noble things. The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. The main thing is that Jesus is the Son of God, Jesus died a “substitutionary” death on the cross for you and for me and that Jesus is still the only way to get to the only God. The main thing is winning souls! The main thing is keeping people out of hell! Everything else is small potatoes. And it’s All … Think noble thoughts and hear God’s voice more clearly.

Flaming Arrows ...

Is it true? “Whatever is true … think about such things.” Focusing in on the truth rules out thinking about anything that is dishonest, untrue and unreliable. Here is the truth! We must think correctly about ourselves! The enemy desires to bombard our minds with lies about who we are. In Ephesians 6:16, Paul calls them, “flaming arrows.” However, when it comes to the truth about you and about you and about you, you must think about the truth! Sure, you are not perfect, and neither am I, but David tells us in Psalm 139:14 that we are, “… wonderfully made …” We are God’s children, let us think like it! God does not make any junk. Let us think like it! You are a person of worth and value. Think like it! Jesus was pierced for your transgressions. Do yourself a favor, think like it! The devil is most happy when God’s people think negatively about themselves because it cripples self-esteem! Think true thoughts and hear God’s voice more clearly.