Renewing Your Mind

Most folks think that they spend time on what they desire.

The reality of the situation is, you build a desire for what you spend time on.

Whatever you give attention to, that is what you are going to desire.

Attend to the Word. Seek the Kingdom of God.

Spend your time and attention on the Word and renew your mind, renew your desires.

Change what you give attention to and your desires, appetites, personality, and entire world view will change.

No Worries

God is not the author of confusion. We are not given a spirit of fear.

If you are confused then you are trying to figure something out yourself and have crossed the line from attentive concern into “worry”. If you are in fear, then you aren’t trusting God.

When you realize you are confused and in worry, you should stop yourself and cast your cares on Him.

How do you cast your cares on Him?

Casting your cares on Him is not the same as “blowing it off”. Casting your cares on the Lord is taking action in Faith and Trust that God will be there to help you through it. More often than not, a solution will present itself or come into your mind that you would never have considered by yourself.

1. refocus your mind on God, He will keep you in perfect peace
2. pray, ask God for His wisdom in dealing with the situation. He gives wisdom liberally to all who ask
3. praise God, worship God
4. thank God that He is there for you to help you
5. get the focus off of yourself, refocus on loving others
6. seek God and His kingdom first, and everything else will be added to you
7. encourage yourself in the Lord
8. when you know not how you ought to pray, pray in the spirit

1Pe 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

1Co 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

Mat 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.

1Jo 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

Rom 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

2Ti 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Isa 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Judges 20:22 – And the people the men of Israel encouraged themselves, and set their battle again in array in the place where they put themselves in array the first day.

1 Samuel 30:6 – And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.

Jude 1:20 – But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost

Romans 8:26 – Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Philippians 4:6 – Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Who’s Your Daddy?

There is a choice of either life or death.

You are either of the Father which art in heaven, or a child of the father of lies, satan.

There is no in between. You can either submit yourself to God, and let God reveal to you who He created you to be, or you are wandering around letting the world tell you what you want and who you are.

We only operate at optimum efficiency if we function in the way we were created to function. We can only find satisfaction and peace if we are functioning the way we were designed to function.

Character of Love

Love suffers long
Love is kind
Love does not envy
Love does not promote self
Love is not puffed up
Love does not behave unseemly
Love seeks not its own
Love is not easily provoked
Love thinks no evil
Love does not rejoice in iniquity
Love rejoices in the truth
Love bears all things
Love believes all things
Love hopes all things
Love endures all things
Love never fails

Abide in Faith, Hope, and Love; and most of all, in Love

1Cor 13:4-8,13