Category Archives: Attitude

The Dynamics II

Col.3:20-21 “Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not aggravate your children, or they will become discouraged.”

The concept of obedience according to God’s Word, changes as a child matures. As a parent, when you are talking to a ten-year-old, obedience can be likened to being a dictator. Read the rest of this entry

The Dynamics I

Eph.6:24 “Grace be with all who have an undying love for our Lord Jesus Christ” (NRSV)

Please study Eph.6 (NRSV), it is the focus of our discourse and learning for the next couple of days. One of my first thoughts after reading Eph.6 was who is Tychicus? Read the rest of this entry

New Life Instructions I

Rom.12:2 “Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”

True righteousness and holiness flow from a renewed mind and a renewed attitude by God’s Spirit. However, God gave us some clear pointers on how this new life should be. Which we have called New Life Instructions. Read the rest of this entry

New Attitude

Prov.4:23 (TPT) “So above all, guard the affections of your heart, for they affect all that you are. Pay attention to the welfare of your innermost being, for from there flows the wellspring of life

If some Christians were to step into some of our local churches today, they would tell everyone, beginning with the Pastor, to get sanctified. How can you wear Jeans in Church, Read the rest of this entry

Mirror Jesus III

Heb.10:23 “Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.”

Saturdays are the days of doubt and confusion. The disciples were meeting behind closed doors for fear of the Jewish leaders. Can you imagine the ‘what-if’ scenarios that would have been playing in their minds? Read the rest of this entry

Mirror Jesus II

Mark 14:36 Abba, Father,” he cried out, “everything is possible for you. Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” (emphasis added).

Some years ago, Pastor Rick Warren lost his son to suicide. Imagine how devastating that would be for a parent that is a pastor. He went through a lot. He granted one interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan, Read the rest of this entry

Mirror Jesus I

Mark 14:35 He went on a little farther and fell to the ground. He prayed that, if it were possible, the awful hour awaiting him might pass him by.”

It is a mistake to think that no one else understands what you are going through. A lot of us make this mistake because we look at our story and compare it with others. Read the rest of this entry

New Beginnings

Philip. 2:5 “You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. 6 Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. 7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being…”

Happy New Year!!! We are grateful to God for new beginnings. The beauty of a New Year is that it affords us a fresh start. Read the rest of this entry

Posture

Philip.2:8 he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. 9 Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth”

Humility is not lack of audacity and there is no one else to go to for help in imbibing this “hidden” unstoppable force of humility, than Jesus Himself. Read the rest of this entry

Humility 101

Luke 11:9 “And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.

Yesterday, we concluded by saying that when Jesus says, ask – seek – knock, He is saying ask! Looking at it from the insight that D. L. Moody brings to the table, three things immediately stand out. The first is, it takes humility to ask. Asking puts you in a place of humility. Read the rest of this entry