Friday, April 16

Tag: attitude

Commentary, Personal Life

That’s Ridiculous

Read below or listen to the full message here. In boxing there is a combination of 3 power punches, used especially in close confinement, where your opponent is 'getting in your face'.  It is the right cross - left hook - right cross.   Paul ends his letter to the Philippians leaving us impacted with 3 power punches to our lives.  Locked in close confinement, in prison, yet keeping a good attitude Paul has more than enough authority to speak on these topics we will touch on today! The first right cross is revolutionise your life through your attitude.  He then comes in with the left hook - be utterly transformed by what you think on.  His final punch, leaving his audience reeling with new life is the right cross of 'ridiculous faith'.  In fact all 3 naturally speaking could be perceived
Personal Life

An Instinct for Blessing

Listen here or enjoy the read below: I was reading recently a story of a cat that went on holiday with it's Florida owners (obviously well loved), 300 kms from home. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your view of cats), the cat got lost.  3 months later the cat arrives back home, 300 kms later, warn out paws and bleeding feet.  That is a high level of homing instinct! I want to use the story of Ruth, in the Bible, to illustrate how we can develop an instinct also.  An instinct for blessing.  We are born with a nature that can lean us the other way.  In fact even after finding Christ we can still find ourselves with a fear of success, an instinct for making the wrong decisions.  But there is another way. Ruth 1:1-6 1 In the days when the judges ruled in Israel, a severe famin
Family Life, Financial Life, Health Life, Personal Life, Work Life

A Flippin’ Good Life!

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. 3 John 1:2 It is God's desire that you prosper, in every area of your everyday life. In your marriage, with your children, in your work and finances, in your health and soul, in your friendships.  John in his older years sees with perspective about what is important in life - not the achievement of goals, ambitions or the accumulation of wealth only. But a holistic life that is on an upward journey. A healthy and prospering life will always end up being fruitful, productive, and achieving of ambitions.  But put the focus the other way around and life becomes self-consuming. There are 3 things that stand in the way of us seeing our lives prosperous or desiring this for others: 1. Doubt