“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 You are a child of Christ! Boldly declare this statement and believe it with your whole heart. When you realize you’re a child God and recognize how exceptional you are then you’ll understand why stinking thinking has no place in your life. You made a commitment to walk in the light when you dedicated your life to the Lord. When you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior you were reborn and left the darkness behind you. As soldiers of Christ our thoughts should be pure, godly, peaceful, and good. In Philippians 4:8, Paul tells us how we should think as followers of Christ, “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think about such things.” Everything in this Scripture indicates we should set our sights on all … [Read more...]
How To Keep from Becoming a “Busybody”
In my last post I talked about how the world of women seems drawn to the problem and sin of gossip and drama. The verses I referenced were I Peter 4:15 and 1 Titus 5:13. Though many of us have found ourselves on the receiving end of gossip and drama even when we try our best to avoid it, I think many times we are on the giving end, maybe even though we're unaware of it or don't think of our actions as being a "big deal". I was convicted of this many years ago now. My husband and I were dating at the time and one of my friends and I had a habit of making fun of/talking bad about people. I never gave it much thought since it was all done just between us and (most of the time) in jest. What was the big deal if we pointed out that someone was trying to show off her new "work" to all the boys? It was her fault for being so distasteful right? It wasn't until my boyfriend had a heart to heart with me and showed me what I was doing that I realized how wrong our little gossipy conversations … [Read more...]
The Daily – Have IIIIII Got a Trunkful of Dirt….
I always laugh at that line when my daughter watches Disney's Dumbo. One of the women elephants is about to share some gossip about Dumbo's Mom. All the women (elephants) are gathered together discussing a recent outburst by Mrs. Jumbo (Dumbo's Mom), and then one of them says; "Have IIIIIII Got a Trunkful of Dirt..." ...and then begins to "spill the beans". Have you guessed today's topic yet? Gossip It is poison. Period. There is no good gossip. ALL Gossip is wrong...even the gossip we read in popular magazines when checking out at the grocery store. The words of a whisperer or talebearer are as dainty morsels; they go down into the innermost parts of the body. - Proverbs 18:8 (amplified) I remember in elementary school we did an experiment. The teacher made all the kids stand in a line side by side. Then, she whispered something into the first kid's ear and they were to repeat it (whisper) to the kid next to them and so on down the line. When it got to the end, the last … [Read more...]