“When was the last time you exercised your faith. I mean really put your faith to the test and dared to stretch your faith beyond what you felt is tangible?” Hmmm, this is the kind of a question that makes me stop and think (I love such questions). I have been doing some reading on Sarah Jakes’ blog (I love her..her outlook on life, her mindset, her faith..); and this article on Faith that she wrote in 2011 is still the one. Here it is ..images/Now this is faith.jpg
1. Change your mindset
A new you will only emerge as a by-product of new mindset. Start thinking differently and things will work out differently. Stop worrying, especially about things that are out of your control. Free your mind from negative thinking and start to think positively in every situation. A change a day, month, or year does not mean anything if you have not changed your old mindset.You can think positive in a negative situation. Don’t let negativity take up residence in your mind, one second longer.
I love wisdom, that’s why the book of Proverbs is my favorite in the Bible,
I don’t know if it’s good to have a favorite book in the Bible..all the books are important right..hmmm..well. Nonetheless, I am very much excited about the 31 Day Proverbs Challenge and I am so doing it; tomorrow 11 July 2014 is the day. The initiators might have started this in May, but I guess any month is good as long as the 31 days get completed (..better late than never..). So, are you in J? Here is more about it…
Well, I love to read and/or hear other people’s opinions about everything and this past weekend I found some interesting blog with a very interesting article and as you know me; I just had to share..Here it begins...>>>I’ve gotten a lot of one-on-one questions about this from BOTH MEN AND WOMEN and I figured it was time to write about it. Before I write another line though, it’s important that I say a few things and get some things out of the way.
I am certain that each and every one of us has experienced God’s grace and faithfulness in one way or another, and I can imagine how wonderful it would be if we could all share those experiences and the end results thereof. When I met up with Sibongile Sibeko, I knew that she is a gospel artist but as soon as we started with the conversation, I knew that she was not just a recording gospel artist but a Gospel Music Minister. She has a very awesome testimony about God’s grace and faithfulness in her life (this warms my heart); but for that, I’ll do a follow up article because I need tell it very well.
I am currently reading an ‘old’ book titled “Tough Times Never Last But Tough People Do” written by Dr Robert H Schuller. Basically, what I am getting from this book is the fact that problems exist an everyone of us has problems; what makes the difference is just how we see them and I am also getting that praying and/or waiting for the problems to disappear or solve themselves is more depressing than facing them head on. The line quoted on the subject line got my full attention and it is the reason why I am writing this article.
Do you know what one the most commonly ignored commands in all of Scripture is? "Don’t worry. “Do you know what the most common command in Scripture is? “Do not be afraid.” The Bible tells us not to worry or be afraid, but you take one look at our culture, and you see how closely we hold onto those commandments. It's understandable, actually. Not worrying is easier said than done.