Colossians 3:1-2 See things from His perspective

When I open up my heart to God, when I am filled with the Holy Spirit, when I am living a new life in him, I also receive a vision correction. I see the same things, but somehow they don’t look the same any more. I have a whole new perspective.    Colossians 3:1-2 (New… Read More

Philippians 4:8-9 Putting into practice all I’ve learned

If my mind is full of these Godly thoughts–true, honorable, right, pure, lovely and admirable thoughts–will my life reflect them? As I heard from Marty Schmidt Sunday morning, it was Paul (also an imperfect human) who said, “Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me… Read More

Philippians 4:8 Harmless entertainment–is it really harmless?

While I ate my lunch today I watched a television drama about murder and evil supernatural beings that are all around us. But there were two human protagonists who always conquered. Humans could overcome evil. There is not truth in that–a human heart which contains sin defeating evil–unless that human is not relying on him-… Read More

Philippians 4:8 What fills your mind?

“How can I control what thoughts fill my mind? I can’t spend my whole day meditating, and other thoughts creep in.” Of course, they do, but how much space and importance do we give them? At the end of the day do I list all the things that went wrong? Are my prayers a listing… Read More