Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Being Solution and Thanks Oriented



Many times we fall into a problem-oriented life style where we think in terms of problem after problem everyday.  This can be unhealthy because we can easily become bombarded with problem after problem, which causes stress and confusion.  It also causes us to be self-focused, only concerned about our own problems. I've discovered that being solution and thanks oriented in a great solution to this occurrence.

In areas in which there is a problem, when we are solution-oriented we can easily get out of such a slump and lifestyle.  As strange as it might sound, when we have solved all of our problems we can easily fall into depression because we feel that our lives no longer have purpose or meaning.  The solution to this is a thanksgiving orientation.  Philanthropists become philanthropists for many reasons; one of them might be that they feel they have reached all of their own personal accomplishments, met their goals and leaped over all of their personal hurtles of life they could, so they become professional givers.  They live out a life of giving thanks up to the day they die.  This is a good orientation to live by.

So when faced with problems, be solution oriented in your mind.   When you feel all of your problems have been solved, become Thanks-oriented.  Give thanks to God.  Give thanks to your family.  Give thanks to your friends and even to kind strangers.   Never cease giving thanks.  

Thank you,



If you'd like to accept Jesus into your life today, pray this simple prayer of God's love and grace today: Lord Jesus, I thank you for dying for all my sin; now Lord I invite you into my heart. Come and be my everything today and forever. Forgive my sin as I make You and you alone Lord in my life. Amen. Now read the book of God's love in the Bible: The book of John chapters 1-21. God promises He will guide your life. Pray and ask God to bring the right people into your life. God will guide you to the right church full of people who love His words in the Bible. Our God is so faithful. God bless you today.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Reflecting the Character of God




"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands."  Psalm 19:1

You can tell when you've been with God, because we our character will reflect the character of God. Let it serve as a sign to us.  When we are frustrated, complaining, we need to spend time with our Creator.


"And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."  2 Corinthians 3:18

Note that every time we complain or give thanks it affects our bodies and our character for that day and beyond.  I believe that our complaining adds up, but our praise multiples!  For everything we give thanks for or complain about something adds up and our bodies react in compounding ways to what we produce in our lives in giving thanks and praise or giving complains and grumbling.  
There is a reward every time we give God glory, every time we honor him, every time we choose to say thank you that far exceeds all things much more instead of complaints.  When we spend time with God our hearts glow and we reflect him in our character, in our patience, in goodness, and in all His ways.  Let's pray and praise Him today!  He is worthy of all praise!   I love you guys.   Let me know how you're doing today.  

"For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory displayed in the face of Christ."  
2 Corinthians 4:6

God bless you today,

Jeremy




If you'd like to accept Jesus into your life today, pray this simple prayer of God's love and grace today: Lord Jesus, I thank you for dying for all my sin; now Lord I invite you into my heart. Come and be my everything today and forever. Forgive my sin as I make You and you alone Lord in my life. Amen. Now read the book of God's love in the Bible: The book of John chapters 1-21. God promises He will guide your life. Pray and ask God to bring the right people into your life. God will guide you to the right church full of people who love His words in the Bible. Our God is so faithful. God bless you today.