Let’s Sing a New Song!
It’s week 3 of transforming ourselves in this new year through the one thing we can control, our attitude. I pray that as you are working on having and maintaining a positive attitude, regardless of your circumstances, that you are finding success in the FIGHT!
It is truly, a FIGHT!
We are fighting for the very thing that our enemy, satan, wants to steel, our attitude! If he is successful in turning a good attitude, reflective of God’s joy and spirit, into an attitude that is negative, sour, and ornery, he not only wins the fight for our spirit, but also robs us of the positive influence we have on those around us!
Yes, others are watching us, whether we like it or not!
If we go to church on the weekend and they see us leave when everyone else in the neighborhood is staying put to watch the big game, or sleep in, we are displaying an attitude of commitment to God’s call to His believers to join together and “build one another up.”
“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another -and all the more as you see the day approaching.”
If we are sitting on the sidelines at our child’s or grandchild’s game or dance recital and we are the one maintaining self-control, not bashing the coaches or other team, and using kind words in our speech, then we are setting an example of Christ’s call to display Him in our actions and speech.
“Do everything without complaining 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.” Philippians 2:14-15
If we are the one sitting in traffic or standing in a crowded line, and we let someone go in front of us, then we are displaying God’s character in action.
“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Romans 12:10
Yes, you and I have a choice to make each and every day. Actually, I take that back. We have a choice to make each and every moment of every day! What will our thoughts be? What will our actions be? What will our reactions be?
We must realize that the ONE THING WE DO HAVE CONTROL OVER IS OUR ATTITUDE!
It starts with our thoughts!
That is the reason that Fighting this good fight to have and maintain a good attitude, one that reflects Christ and His character, is so important! So, this Week, Week 3, we take a jab at what we listen to!
JAB NUMBER THREE: LISTEN TO SPIRIT LIFTING MUSIC!
What we put into our mind and heart is what will come out in our speech, actions, reactions and ATTITUDE!
“Finally, brothers (& sisters), whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”
PUNCH LEFT – LISTEN!
As simple as it may sound, what we listen to has a very strong influence on our attitude! Simply put, “Listen to spirit-lifting music.”
When we hear the Words , “Today is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it,” we feel our spirit lift and we have an attitude of joy as we realize, TODAY is really the only day we get. It is a gift from God and it is up to us what we do with it!
When we listen to scripture put to song, and hear an encouraging statement of TRUTH that our God is in control NO MATTER what we are going through, our attitude is encouraged and made right again!
When we enter into worship with other believers and sing our shouts of praise to our Great God, our spirit can soar! When we listen to others sing in worship, we are blessed, built up and encouraged.
What we listen to matters! It can literally boost, or tear down our attitude! Take a “Punch” at having a positive attitude, and LISTEN to up lifting music!
PUNCH RIGHT – REFLECT!
Take a moment to remember the songs sung to you by your parents, grandparents, Sunday school teachers, etc…
As elementary as it may seem, the profound words of “JESUS LOVES ME THIS I KNOW, FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO…”, can make all the difference in the world in changing our sad, downcast attitude into a positive, confident attitude when we hear the simple TRUTH put to song that JESUS LOVES US!
Reflecting and recalling the songs and hymns that we know can help put our attitudes on the track to positivity!
Singing a new song lifts our attitude to incredible heights!
So here we are, half way to our commitment to a New Positive Year with God! One that reflects His character by having and maintaining a POSITIVE, GOOD ATTITUDE!
You are half way there my friends! Keep on Keeping on, and stay in the FIGHT! We are in it together!
Stay Strong, throw those jabs, punch left and right, and come back next week for Week 4 as we “GET PHYSICAL!”
Love Being In This Fight With You!
Speak Truth Love