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What in the World Were You Thinking About?

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Have you ever thought to yourself, “what was I thinking?” We need to learn how to think before we act and think before we speak. We need to know what we are thinking about and why we are thinking about it. To think is to imagine, ponder, reflect, study and dream. It is a mental activity. What you think about often determines the decisions you make. The Bible says “as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” God knows our thoughts. The Bible tells us what to think about and what not to think about. It tells is that we shouldn’t be concerned with earthly welfare and we shouldn’t regard ourselves as higher than others. It tells us to avoid uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence and anger, among others. The Bible also tells us what to think on. Scripture says in Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Do you realize what all of these qualities have in common? They are all qualities of Christ. This tells me that all we have to do is think of Him!

Why We Sing

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Christianity is a singing religion. We sing about our God and how good He is! Singing is important to God. The Bible mentions singing over 200 times. The longest book in the Bible is a book of poems and songs and is placed right in the middle of the Bible. We were made to sing songs unto His name. We sing because we are commanded to sing. God tells us to sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Psalms are simply singing a scripture right out of the Bible. Singing scripture is not only pleasing to His ears, it allows you to repeat the scripture over and over again and memorize it so that it is buried in your spirit. Hymns are found in hymn books and usually include a chorus and multiple verses. Spiritual songs are ones that God places in our spirits. There are different types of songs we sing. Some are from us to others, some are action songs, others are songs to ourselves, there are songs we sing to the devil, then there are songs God sings to us and love songs we sing to him! If you have a mouth, you should be using it to glorify God by singing praises unto Him.

Hold On, Don’t Give Up. Help Is On The Way!

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Have you ever heard the story of the man in Africa who was looking for diamonds? He searched and searched all over the land and then gave up. He sold the land. The man he sold it to found a big rock on the land and took it to find out what it was. Come to find out, it was a diamond. And not just any diamond, it was the biggest diamond known to man. If the man who sold the land had known what he was looking forever and did not give up, he would have been a very wealthy man. Sometimes we feel as though God has left us to do it all on our own, but He hasn’t. He wants us to continue to trust that He will make a way. He will never leave us nor forsake us. We get so easily distracted by people and stuff and money, that we lose our faith in God. We need to focus on God and keep our faith in Him until His will comes to pass. Then we wonder, if God is with us, why do we struggle so much? Well, even children need to grow up sometime! God is trying to bring out greatness in you but to do what He has to put you in a little trouble, just like the eagle with her young. Don’t give up, help is on the way!

The Ultimate Boost from Within Part 7

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The Bible is the engrafted word. That means it actually becomes a part of you and that is exactly what you want. It serves as a mirror, which means you see yourself in it. It is an instruction manual and a GPS. But the most important thing about the Bible is application. We have to apply the Word to our daily lives. In doing that we have to fast and pray. Prayer is simply communicating with God but when it is accompanied by fasting, it becomes more powerful. Fasting and praying aren’t about us, it’s about the kingdom. Another aspect of spiritual health is social health. The church was God’s idea. Fellowship with other like-minded believers is necessary. The Bible says “forsake not the assembling of yourselves together.” Through fellowship, we develop relationships. To foster these relationships, we have to keep in mind that our outward appearances, body language and communication skills affect everything. Think about how other people’s outward appearances affect the way you think about them. Taking care of your body, your outward appearance will affect the way you carry yourself and the way people interact with you. Forming good communication skills is also imperative to relationships. Misunderstandings get started when we don’t know how to convey our messages and how to listen effectively. And listening carries back over to spiritual health because part of prayer is listening to what God is saying back to you.

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Home :: Blog :: 2017 :: November

What in the World Were You Thinking About?

Watch Full Video Now on YouTube

Have you ever thought to yourself, “what was I thinking?” We need to learn how to think before we act and think before we speak. We need to know what we are thinking about and why we are thinking about it. To think is to imagine, ponder, reflect, study and dream. It is a mental activity. What you think about often determines the decisions you make. The Bible says “as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” God knows our thoughts. The Bible tells us what to think about and what not to think about. It tells is that we shouldn’t be concerned with earthly welfare and we shouldn’t regard ourselves as higher than others. It tells us to avoid uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence and anger, among others. The Bible also tells us what to think on. Scripture says in Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Do you realize what all of these qualities have in common? They are all qualities of Christ. This tells me that all we have to do is think of Him!

Why We Sing

Watch Full Video Now on YouTube

Christianity is a singing religion. We sing about our God and how good He is! Singing is important to God. The Bible mentions singing over 200 times. The longest book in the Bible is a book of poems and songs and is placed right in the middle of the Bible. We were made to sing songs unto His name. We sing because we are commanded to sing. God tells us to sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Psalms are simply singing a scripture right out of the Bible. Singing scripture is not only pleasing to His ears, it allows you to repeat the scripture over and over again and memorize it so that it is buried in your spirit. Hymns are found in hymn books and usually include a chorus and multiple verses. Spiritual songs are ones that God places in our spirits. There are different types of songs we sing. Some are from us to others, some are action songs, others are songs to ourselves, there are songs we sing to the devil, then there are songs God sings to us and love songs we sing to him! If you have a mouth, you should be using it to glorify God by singing praises unto Him.

Hold On, Don’t Give Up. Help Is On The Way!

Watch Full Video Now on YouTube

Have you ever heard the story of the man in Africa who was looking for diamonds? He searched and searched all over the land and then gave up. He sold the land. The man he sold it to found a big rock on the land and took it to find out what it was. Come to find out, it was a diamond. And not just any diamond, it was the biggest diamond known to man. If the man who sold the land had known what he was looking forever and did not give up, he would have been a very wealthy man. Sometimes we feel as though God has left us to do it all on our own, but He hasn’t. He wants us to continue to trust that He will make a way. He will never leave us nor forsake us. We get so easily distracted by people and stuff and money, that we lose our faith in God. We need to focus on God and keep our faith in Him until His will comes to pass. Then we wonder, if God is with us, why do we struggle so much? Well, even children need to grow up sometime! God is trying to bring out greatness in you but to do what He has to put you in a little trouble, just like the eagle with her young. Don’t give up, help is on the way!

The Ultimate Boost from Within Part 7

Watch Full Video Now on YouTube

The Bible is the engrafted word. That means it actually becomes a part of you and that is exactly what you want. It serves as a mirror, which means you see yourself in it. It is an instruction manual and a GPS. But the most important thing about the Bible is application. We have to apply the Word to our daily lives. In doing that we have to fast and pray. Prayer is simply communicating with God but when it is accompanied by fasting, it becomes more powerful. Fasting and praying aren’t about us, it’s about the kingdom. Another aspect of spiritual health is social health. The church was God’s idea. Fellowship with other like-minded believers is necessary. The Bible says “forsake not the assembling of yourselves together.” Through fellowship, we develop relationships. To foster these relationships, we have to keep in mind that our outward appearances, body language and communication skills affect everything. Think about how other people’s outward appearances affect the way you think about them. Taking care of your body, your outward appearance will affect the way you carry yourself and the way people interact with you. Forming good communication skills is also imperative to relationships. Misunderstandings get started when we don’t know how to convey our messages and how to listen effectively. And listening carries back over to spiritual health because part of prayer is listening to what God is saying back to you.