Don’t Touch That Dial
Wow what an amazing month it’s been launching my first book! Thank you for your support! I’ve included an excerpt in today’s blog encouraging you to fix your mind on Christ and experience His joy no matter what!
I’ll be in Israel October 1-12, leading a team alongside my husband and filming the video resource for my next Bible Study! Be sure to follow me on my social media channels to join us on our journey!
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M&M Sighting Contest!
I love spotting M & M’s on my travels. Who doesn’t love chocolate?!
Look what I found in Tanzania!
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Between now and Sunday, September 23 at 9 PM, take a photo of your own M & M sighting and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org!
3 lucky winners will be featured on my social media channels and my M & M Sightings on my website!! Who-hoo!
Praying for you today, friends! Enjoy this excerpt from my brand new Bible Study on Philippians.
From “Finding Joy When Life is Out of Focus,” Page 41
Paul continuously depends on the power of the Holy Spirit to focus his lens on life. He is confident that this trial will turn out for his deliverance in one of two ways. Either it will end with his release from prison, or it will end in his death, which for him means eternity with Christ. If you amplify today’s verse, it reads like this:
“I know (have confidence, have in the mind, have learned, able to recall, understand, comprehend, and be acquainted with) that through your prayers and the help (coming alongside me) of the holy spirit, I will be delivered!”
Ultimately, Paul is saying,
“It’s all good. no matter what, this thing is going to turn out okay. My hope is in the Lord and his purposes and plans for me. My mind is fixed on Him.”
We have received God’s Spirit so we can understand His Word and have the mind of Christ. God wants us to experience the full potential of His will for our lives, fixing our minds on Him so we can live in perfect peace. Peace is an elusive, sought-after commodity that can’t be bought or sold. Isaiah 26:3 reveals how we can find peace in all circumstances.
“You keep him in perfect peace
whose mind is stayed on you,
because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3
The key to peace is fixing our minds on Christ and his purposes. This Scripture doesn’t tell us God will keep us out of trials, but in and at peace no matter what is going on around us. Our mindset frames our perspective. What we believe about God will dictate our choices. Picture your mindset as a radio station dial, constantly scrolling through frequencies. When adversity knocks, we might be tempted to stop on fear, confusion, or anger. The same Holy Spirit that sustained Paul renews our mind through Scripture and tunes the frequency to joy.
Perhaps a trial has set the frequency of your mind to anxiety. The Holy Spirit is coming alongside you today, enabling you to know God’s heart in every situation. We can tune our mindset to joy by surrendering to God’s perfect will. Let’s move one step closer to finding a life of joy by echoing Paul’s words:
“It’s all good. no matter what, this thing is going to turn out okay. My hope is in the lord and his purposes and plans for me. My mind is fixed on Him.”
Make your life matter no matter what