Stinkin’ Thinkin’

Luke 6:45 “A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.”

I guess the old saying is almost true. You really are not what you eat, but you really are what you think!

Have you ever been in a situation that you really didn’t like? Have you ever been in a place that you really wished you could get out of? Have you been in the process of doing something and thought, “I am done with this!”––even though you weren’t even halfway through.

I know the answer is YES. We all have been in those situations, places, and processes. Sometimes all three at once––the PERFECT STORM!

The older I get (I just turned 39), the more I realize that the power to change the situation, the place, or the process is in changing my thinking (which then changes my words)! Did you know that your words define you? They become our press release. They give people, those that love us and those who don’t, an inward peek at the matters of our heart and soul.

How about this? We change our thinking, which changes our words. All of a sudden we have the ability, the guts, and the persistence to do the very things that God is calling us to do.

Instead of saying I can’t afford to give, we end up trusting in the word of God and giving with a cheerful heart. We might even pick up a missionary for monthly support – 2 Cor. 9:7!

“I can’t pour into the life of a young person––I am old.” Listen to the words of Solomon in Proverbs 27:17, “Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”

Or my personal life-verse: I hear God speak “There He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague stopped!” Numb. 16:48. Trust me there are days where I just want to sit, and let someone else do the standing!

Can I encourage you today? Let the word of God speak to you! Let what flows out of your mouth not just bring life to others, but bring life to you. Prov. 18:21

Romans 12:2 “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”