The Obedient Mind

In order to Love God, your thoughts must dwell on him.


Those who look at the Lord will be like Him.


Tell the Lord what you love about Him. Name as many things as you can and tell Him directly. As you look at Him, you will see more and more.


Are you aware of your thoughts? Are they lovely? Are they Gracious? Do they reflect time with Him?


The passive mind takes in anything and everything thrown at it. The obedient mind dwells on the Living and the Written Word.

Determine to be His

Today is the Western New Year.


Soldier of The Cross:


Determine to be His.
Determine to act more quickly at the recognition of His voice.
Determine to be more available for the needs of others.
Determine to turn the other cheek.
Determine to love the unlovely.
Determine to take up The Cross and follow Him, no matter what the Cost.


Nothing more, nothing less.

Take Courage

The Christian life is not for the faint-hearted.


The battle is always heated, and there must be absolute leaning on The
Everlasting Arms, in order to resist the enemy.


Time and time again, the unseen elements rage against the Body of Christ, the
stalwart Soldier, and the Word of God.


We must be glad sojourners.


Glad, no matter what. Glad because we have a Lord. Glad because we have
somewhere to go.


Are you discouraged today? Govern your thoughts and set about to bring
encouragement to someone else. There are laws that govern the emotions, just
as there are laws that govern the physical. Turning your attention away from your
own condition, and reaching out to another is a sure opening for the Holy Spirit to
remind you of your calling and purpose.


The rest of the world has only a flat reason for living.


We have Him - of infinite dimension. Brace up. Take courage.
Move on.

What is your goal?

Do you need to be in control? Do you have to know what is going to happen?
Do you have to be right?


Soldier of The Cross, when you told Him you would be His, there was no
turning back.


Your goal must be to be a Living Sacrifice. You must determine to recognize His
voice, and to press into His agenda.


What else is there?


Soldier, look at those around you. They are lost. They need a Savior. They
are in distress. Press into the battle. Do it in prayer.


We have only a few hours. Let's redeem the time and hold up each other.


To know Him, and the Power of His resurrection.


Soldier, make this your goal!

Everything is of Consequence

Soldier of the cross, absolutely everything is of consequence.


The thoughts you allow to linger. The look on your face.  A hasty word uttered
in thoughtlessness.


The single thing that rules and fuels behavior is the devotional life.  Once a
person has yielded to the Lord and has committed his life to Him, he must give
free reign to the Holy Spirit.  This is not possible without the actual pursuit of
God.


You have free choice and total control, only when you are yielding to the Lord.
Your consecrated life will show on your face.  It will pour out through your speech.
Your eyes will reflect that you dwell in the Haven of Rest.


You will be aware of what is in your mind, and you will lead every ungodly
thought away, captive.


There is little time, and much to lose or gain

When does the rubber meet the road?

When the Soldier of The Cross agrees with God. This is the time when He
sets apart those who will follow Him, from those who are interested in other things,
Soldier, make no mind.


He who called you is He who will carry you through.


There is nothing else, and there is no one else.

Trusting by Faith

It is not difficult to distinguish between Christians who want to be living
sacrifices, and those whose attention is always on themselves and their issues.


To serve the Lord, we must be willing to really let Him have His way. This
means trusting by faith, that He knows more than we.


As soon as we analyze by sight, we get into trouble.


At all cost, we must avoid thinking we have the right to have God to run things by.


It is only necessary that He approve us!

Keep your eyes on Jesus

Make sure you are always praying to know Him more intimately. Never let
your gaze rest on the enemy. He wants to be your fascination.


Soldier of The Cross, we are just passing through. He is leading.


The Word of God lights the path and makes the way clear for the next step.


Don't expect to see the next two steps - just the next one. The enemy has a firm
agenda - that of distracting you.


Resist.


Look at The One Who dies with your name on His lips, and Who lives with
your name inscribed on His palm.


We are in the business of Forever!