Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Romans 15:4-6 (NIV)
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I have a confession to make. There are days when I don’t want to go to church. I know that all of you think I spend hours reading my Bible, praying, and feeding the poor but I’ll admit now that there are days when the Bible doesn’t get opened, my only prayer is saying, “Lord help me!”, and I’m lucky if my kids get fed.
We all have those days. Those days when we really don’t want to do anything except stalk others on Facebook to make sure that nothing exciting is going on.
On those days, my attitude is the only thing that can turn me around. When I wake up and groan, “O Lord it’s morning!” then I rarely have a good start. When I think, “God – I’m not ready for this day but I know that with you I’ve got this!” then I usually am able to see the work of God all around me.
Our attitudes toward others, should be the same attitude that Jesus had. Love one another. I know that there are people in your life that you might find unlovable, but for some reason God loves them too. And if you change your attitude and look close enough, you might just find out why.
When we are able to do this, we are able to glorify God.
So turn your attitude around (or upward and outward), and see the amazing things that God has in store for all of us!
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