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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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October 30, 2013 - Attitude Says so Much

By Gary Rogers

My daughter has three sons, Kale, Keaton and Karter. One day Karter came home from school bouncing with excitement. He walked in the door, caught his mother's eye, and while smiling ear to ear shouted, "O Momma, I've got homework!"

For Karter, it was a reason to celebrate. In his eyes, one of the things that separated him from his older brothers was the lack of homework. With homework in hand, he had achieved a rite of passage. It was time to celebrate.

Attitude is so critical. Attitude influences how we seek and serve the Lord. In serving the Lord, you can do the right thing with a crummy attitude and destroy any possible good. A judgmental attitude will nullify the message of love shared from God's Word.

To be self-exalting while reaching out to someone destroys the act of compassion. Arrogance while pointing out a personal need will fall on deaf ears. Serving the Lord with the right attitude cannot be over emphasized!

One of the greatest sources of an attitude adjustment is found in reading Psalm 100.

"Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord, He is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations" (Psalm 100:1-5, NKJV)

Psalm 100 speaks of gladness, singing, thanksgiving and praise. These will correct a bad attitude.

Kids don't normally see homework as a source of delight. But it was for Karter. From this first-grader I was reminded something normally considered to be negative can become positive with the right attitude. We have no control concerning many of the negative things we face, but we can control our attitude when we respond to them.

— Gary Rogers is senior pastor of Grand Assembly of God in Chickasha, Okla.

 

 

 

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