NEED AN ATTITUDE CHECK?

YOUR DAILY MOMENT: Inspirational thoughts to begin your day
February 4, 2018

Several weeks ago I urged my readers to accept the Philippian’s challenge. Those who accepted, hopefully, have read the entire book of Philippians out loud morning and night.  It is an amazing letter from the Apostle Paul to the church at Philippi.

Each reading, when I get to chapter 2: 14-16, I have to pause and do an attitude check. “Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation in which you shine like stars in the universe.” How many of us can say we do everything without grumbling or arguing?  I am afraid I can’t say that I do.

If we are always complaining, Paul suggests that it hurts our witness.  Who sees our arguing and grumbling?  The world does, and the world forms an opinion of us.  We are to be seen as blameless and pure, faultless, children of God who stand out as light in a world of darkness. If the world always sees us grumbling, complaining, arguing, or pouting, we won’t be very attractive to a depraved world that badly needs to know Jesus.

If you did not accept the Philippian’s challenge then consider this one. Read these three verses daily, morning and night. After several days you will know them by memory.  When we hear it and say it enough, it will become a part of us.  We will be happier. Those around us will be happier, and the world in need of Jesus will better see Him in us.

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Suggested reading and listening list

The Purpose Driven Life
D-Day, June 6, 1944, the Climactic Battle of World War II
High and Lifted Up
, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
Tyler Talks Back,  CD Allen Levi
Revealing Jesus CD
Revealing Jesus DVD
The Pursuit of Holiness
Portraits In Courage by George W. Bush
Worship Changes Everything.
The Insanity of God.  A true story of faith resurrected.
Revealing Jesus: A 365-day devotional
The Dogs of My Life and What They Teach Me About the Kingdom of God
How Time Flies (includes, “The Touch of the Master’s Hand.”)
Hope (includes the song, “Still”)
The Hiding Place
*Thera Cane
Life’s Ultimate Privilege
True Treasure (This is a Chrisitan Children’s Book)

I encourage you to link to each of the items in the reading list.  You are sure to find something there that will bless your life.  All the selections are reasonably priced, and I have read or listened to each and highly recommend them.
Be blessed,
Karen

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One thought on “NEED AN ATTITUDE CHECK?”

  1. Karen, I must say I failed you challenge, but I can say that I have read the book philippians more than any other book in the bible. Thanks for the encouragement.

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