How have you done this week writing your own headline for your life? It's tough isn't it to let God's word direct our thoughts in a culture and a time when it seems more negatives are coming at us that postives. It hard to do what Colossians 3:1-2 invites us to do "set your hearts above, Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things."
THE HEADLINE MOST FAMILIAR
How do we avoid letting this headline, be our headline?
Well we think about some of the GOOD NEWS Headlines we have reflected on this week. Let's read them again,
Here is a Bonus One
Now aren't these much better headlines for us to focus on, and use to guide our thinking and our living? Take these verses we have just read and write out for yourself a life HEADLINE based on these verses from God's words to us. Then place your headline in a promenent place that you will see it everyday. Let God's GOOD NEWS Headlines be your life headlines.
We acknowledged on Sunday that :
How about it? Let's be open to God and the working of the Holy Spirit to renew our minds, and change our perspectives. "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." - Romans 12:2
Lord, help us to focus on and apply your Word to our lives each day. Help us make this a discipline of the mind and heart, empowered by Your Spirit, transforming us each day to incorporate your promises into our world view. Help us have self-awareness of when we’re falling into the temptation to let others write our life headlines rather than you. May we turn quickly back to you in those moments. Thank you for your tender mercy and love, that is always leading us forward to life.
In Jesus’ Name, we pray, Amen!