Monday, September 26, 2011

If you could be an animal.....

Riding in the car we talk about random things.

Clay came up with, "If you could be any animal in the world, what would you be?"

Chandler immediately said he'd be a bear. Tom said he'd be a sloth, to which we all laughed and agreed that would be good. I said I'd be a cougar or a jaguar. Clay said he'd be a white tiger. Chandler then repeats, he'd be a bear. I asked why would you be a bear, he immediately said because you wouldn't have to deal with anyone or anything for 6 months out of the year.

I gave him a high 5....this, folks, is my child! I love my kids!!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Take Responsibility for your Attitude

Wrong attitudes are like dirty garments. They don’t fall off your body; they have to be removed. Get rid of wrong attitudes by the planting of the word of God in your heart and mind. Do you complain about your job and how others treat you, or do you approach your job with enthusiasm and gratitude? Do you blame others when you are faced with adversity or do you take responsibility for your attitude and behavior? You can remove wrong attitudes by changing your mind and attitude toward God. Love the Lord your God with your entire spirit, soul and body and love others even as you love yourself. Determine to lay aside every wrong attitude and run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the race that is set before you(Hebrews 12:1). Your attitude will determine your success in life.

PRAYER:
Father, in the name of Jesus, I purpose to have the same attitude, purpose and humble mind as my Lord. He is my example for greatness! As a citizen of Your Kingdom, I am standing firm in united spirit and purpose, contending with a single mind for the faith, pursuing the destiny, which You handcrafted just for me. I will not be intimidated in anything by my opponents and adversaries. You are my light and my salvation. Amen

Scripture Reading Philippians 2:5 Philippians 1:27 Psalm 27:1

~Prayers That Avail Much

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Messes

We all have messes in our life. There is usually some kind of mess in our life. Sometimes messes are small and just feel like a slight annoyance. Other times, they’re so huge they strip the hope right out of our life. But here’s a thought to ponder right in the midst of your mess…

Am I letting this mess define me or refine me?

The answer to this question is crucial.

If I am letting a mess define me, I will feel hopeless.

If I am letting a mess refine me, I will be hopeful.

1. I was made for more than to be stuck in a vicious cycle of defeat.

Deuteronomy 2:3, “You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north.”

2. When I am considering a compromise, I will think past this moment and ask myself, how will I feel about this choice tomorrow morning?

1 Corinthians 6:19, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. Therefore honor God with your body.”

3. When tempted, I either remove the temptation or remove myself from the situation.

1 Corinthians 10:13-14, “…God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. Therefore, my dear friends, flee…”

4. I don’t have to worry about letting God down because I was never holding Him up — God’s grace is sufficient.

2 Corinthians 12:9-11, “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness…for when I am weak, then I am strong.’”

5. I have these boundaries in place not for restriction but rather to define the parameters of my freedom.

Romans 6:19-20, “I put this in human terms because you are weak in your natural selves. Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in slavery to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer them in slavery to righteousness leading to holiness.”

Monday, September 12, 2011

National Day of Encouragement

In this great big world, you make a difference.
I'm so thankful that one of the many lives
you've touched is mine.
I pray God multiplies back to you
the blessing you are, many times over.

God works through you in every small act of kindness,
and each encouraging word that brightens someone's day.
Your encouragement reveals God's love to others.
Encourage someone today with this message!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Football


Football season has hit! Clay is loving it! Fun Times!