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The Great Door Opener - #6709
Your greatest attention getter for Christ may be that you have a smile in a sea of sour. A Christian draws his joy, not from what's going on around him, but who Jesus is going on inside him. Nehemiah said, "The joy of the Lord is your strength."
The Knife That Gives Life - #6704
God loves you enough to bring out your very best, so right now He may be removing some branches so you can be more alive than ever.
Not So Secret Service - #6674
If we selfishly, carelessly drift from Jesus, we pull others with us, risking their destruction. Forever. Off duty? As the face of Jesus to people whose eternity depends on believing in Him? God, help me to always - always - leave the light on for them.
A Piece of the Price - #6612
We just can't be content with going to our Christian meetings, giving our little offerings, holding some office, singing our songs, and serving on our committees. This is a costly faith; it's an expensive faith; one for which God's Son gave His life. What are you and I giving? We all have to sacrifice some of our earth loves to reach the people that Christ gave His entire life for.
True Woman Blog: Watch Out--Katie's Choosing Gratitude!
“Even though I’m in the 'Terrible Two’s' phase of this whole thing—the phase where I whine and complain and bark out all kinds of untrue Me Me Me commands when I don’t get my way, I can already see the Holy Spirit at work."
True Woman Blog: Girls Gone Wise 4: That Girl’s Got Attitude!
Pop culture upholds a saucy, sassy, my-way-or-the-highway, karate-chopping, male-kicking attitude as the ideal for women.
The Danger of a Drifting Light - #6168
For the sake of the people who are watching your light, you can't afford to drift into negativity, or criticism, or cynicism, or some rebellious attitude. They'll follow you there. If you drift into selfishness, or carelessness about what you look at or listen to. If you drift into gossip, discouragement, compromise, it won't be just you going there. You're affecting other people's course every day. Don't lead them toward the rocks. You've got to hold your position. You're the light!
Gratitude: The Attitude that Transforms
Embrace the attitude of gratitude and discover that the world looks different through the eyes of thankfulness.
Your Lingering Aroma - #3342
It could even be that your positive actions are actually cancelled out by the stinky atmosphere you bring - the stress, the insensitivity, and the criticism you create while you're doing all those good things. You can be doing great stuff and have a lousy attitude and drag people down. What people are supposed to experience by being around you is "the fragrance of the knowledge of Jesus."
How Satan Sets You Up - #5766
The setup shot of feeling "entitled" is subtle. It's expressed in feelings like these, "I deserve it after all I've done" or "after all I've been through." Or "I need it. I'm entitled to look after my needs for awhile." Or "Others are. Why can't I?" If you're entertaining feelings like those, listen to the alarms going off today.