Thoughts affect our attitudes (Proverbs 4:23). So, we need to be careful what we think. This winter weather and news of war may keep changing and trying to control our lives right now.
Don’t forget that our attitudes choose whether we come out victorious in these or any situation. I decided to address how I feel about negative situations right NOW! Please, Father, lead and guide us to determine our mental attitudes. Help us look forward to positive things because right now, there are very few positive things on the news!
Like Paul, we can choose to be a conqueror, to lean on God. Ask for God’s, the Holy Spirit’s, and Jesus’ ability to acquire Godlike attitudes. He can and is willing to bring us through every circumstance and situation that comes our way. God wants us to have a godly lifestyle and a nature like His …that we be not “conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2 NKJ)
We must not copy the behavior and customs of the world, nor join in badmouthing. Instead, we are to let God transform us as we seek Him at this difficult time. We can rest in Him and let Him bring His will into our todays!
As we choose to spend more time communicating with Him in prayer and in reading His word, good things will happen. Good happens as you allow His word to go from your head to your heart. Be a doer of the word!
If we don’t spend quality time developing our personal relationship with Him, how can we be transformed to His way of thinking? We need to continually renew our minds. Do not dwell on negatives but rest in Him and seek His joy. You will be amazed at how God can promote His Spirit of Faith in your quiet time. Romans 10:10 says “…for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness.” Remember that “the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” (James 5:15)
Ask the Holy Spirit, “What is Your pleasure today? Show us what pleases You, Lord.” Meditating on and speaking His word builds up your faith and trust in your God! “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)