Monday, March 29, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
See through HIS eyes.
Hear with HIS ears.
Be HIS hands.
Be HIS Voice.
Go where HE would have you go.
Do what HE would have you do.
Take on the Mind of Christ
Friday, March 19, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
6Then he answered and spake unto me, saying,
This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying,
Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
He replied, "Because you have so little faith.
I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed,
you can say to this mountain,
'Move from here to there' and it will move.
Nothing will be impossible for you."
I AM THE MOUNTAIN - I need to be moved! It is myself that gets in my way.
My habits, self will... "nature vs nurture stuff".
When I don't start my day R E A L L Y centering myself in HIM. Taking the moment to SAY "this is the day the LORD hath Made". Then committing my day to Him. Taking time to TALK with HIM, Walk with Him, Sing to Him, Read his Word.... Yikes!......
He is my purpose, my direction... my strength and my Joy....
When I don't start my morning out like that... then I fall - NO,NO, NO - I step off of the path (ah, I was starting to give myself an excuse saying "I fall". Saying fall is an opening to an excuse. I may fall but mostly I CHOSE to step off the path, willingly, knowingly... stupidly (Not really a word) like shoving a piece of banana bread in my mouth... or calling someone a Jerk.
Yet, I know even a fall occurs mostly because we're NOT looking the right way.
Your word is a lamp to my feet
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
18Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.
19And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
20And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:
21That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth
Feed the Spirit FIRST
Feed the Body SECOND
Feed the Mind THIRD
I think this is the correct order of how to start the day.
When I feed my spirit, I then become motivated and centered in what I need to feed my Body (food and exercise).
Then I feed my Mind, since it's received the needed nutrients it needs to learn.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Self-discipline refers to the training that one gives one's self to accomplish a certain task or to adopt a particular pattern of behavior, even though one would really rather be doing something else.
yes, that's me. "rather be doing something else" like sleeping!
So, I wake up... Open my sorry eye's .... put a smile on my face.... say "bless the Lord"
and get me #$'@* out of bed....
NOW GO DO THE RIGHT THING! FOR ME!
Thus, self-discipline is the assertion of willpower over more base desires, and is usually understood to be a synonym of 'self control'. Self-discipline is to some extent a substitute for motivation, when one uses reason to determine a best course of action that opposes one's desires. Virtuous behavior is when one's motivations are aligned with one's reasoned aims: to do what you know is best and to do it genuinely gladly.
1 Peter 5:8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.
Good news... Motivation! is the key. Now say it with me "internal monolog"
I WANT to take care of me. I feel better, look better "am better" when I take care of me.
I choose to have Christ live in ME, therefore I need to take care of me, because I LOVE HIM who died for me!
Amen, and Amen