TODAY'S WORD FOR Tuesday, November 10, 2020:
Form a mental concept of; hold as a belief or opinion; exercise the mind; to employ one's mind rationally in evaluating a situation.
For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
We are often asked how to develop a Godly attitude in our daily living. Much of our actions and our desires are controlled by the way we think. Our thoughts motivate us to do the things we do. Many people we talk to have an inferior feeling due to fear that has come from sin in their life and they have a constant fear and want to overcome this fear.
Following are a few principles that if they become part of your daily thinking, they will motivate a change in your attitude from fear to faith. Allowing these principles to guide your daily thought process will soon help you to develop a positive Godly mental attitude.
Here are eight constructive suggestions that you can think about daily and apply then to your life as necessary.
• Today I will think like a dynamic servant of God because as the scripture says (above), I am what I think
• I am not always what I think I am; I am what I think.
• I am not what I eat; I am what I think.
• Clothes do not make the man or woman; thinking makes the man or woman.
• I will keep my thought processes active and open to the voice of God.
• God did not call me to a life of failure, but to a life of success.
• I cannot fail as long as I do His will. I will allow Him to work in and through me today, motivating my every thought.
• Because my God is a great God, I will think with confidence on every issue that comes my way knowing that my thoughts never can be greater than my God's.
Make your commitment today to think like a dynamic servant of God. A dynamic servant of God thinks by faith and not with or by fear. You think by choice. You can think good or you can think evil. It is your choice but remember you cannot have it both ways, by thinking good and evil at the same time. We really have two ways to think, the righteous way or the unrighteous way.
In Isaiah 55:8-9 it reads: "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways," says the Lord. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts." When you really want to work at your thinking process remember to keep your thought process, your thinking, focused on the Word of God and open to the voice of God. Learn to listen for God's voice.
Our memory verse for this week is found in Galatians 2:20.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Help me to be alert so that when my spiritual alarm goes off that I will be quick to draw back and reject any unwise choices that I face. Help me to realize that my conscience is not designed to be my guide but it is a tool of the Holy Spirit dealing within me. Help me to be submissive to the Holy Spirit so I can conform to the likeness of Christ.
These Family Devotional thoughts are written by Dr. Ken Phillips, Executive Director of America's Hunger
Solution, and his wife Dottie. Ken has had ministry positions
with The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, World Vision, Youth For Christ, World Opportunities International,
and World Bible Society. He also has consulted for more than 30 Christian ministries in management and stewardship
development. They have published a book called No Problems Only Situations that discusses the journey of their family.
Ken and Dottie have been married for 60 years, and have 6 children, 20 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Their
second book, TODAY'S WORD, includes 365 daily
devotionals and is now available for only $10.
Ken & Dottie Phillips
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