Posts Tagged ‘Power to Change’

this is a partial reblog from Guy Saffold, a Canadian pastor:

“That’s it!” I said, “I can’t do this anymore!”

God spoke to me clearly through 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. Words that struck like a hammer blow confronted my sour attitude:

  • “Rejoice always!“ Yes – at all times.
  • “Pray continually!” Yes – without stopping.
  • “Give thanks in all circumstances!” Yes – even through these excruciating circumstances.

These verses made no room for my bitterness.

What was an even bigger breakthrough for me was the realization that this change in attitude is “God’s will for me in Christ Jesus.” For all the times I wondered about God’s will, here it was: rejoice, pray, and give thanks. Always. Continually. In all circumstances. I was faced with an inescapable choice between my negative outlook and God’s will for my life.”

Please read it in entirety at  http://powertochange.com/blogposts/2013/09/08/always/

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“In our living room we have a blue recliner. We’ve had it for years, and it’s my favorite place of contemplation, naps and relaxation. One day I sat on my chair and something fell off. Upon investigation, I discovered a bolt had gradually come unscrewed over time. Fortunately, with merely a few adjustments, it was back in its full glory.

If only life was that simple.

dreamstimefree_16398I asked myself: are there areas of my life that are gradually slipping? No one wakes up and says, “I think I’ll become unhealthy… go into debt… destroy my relationships … or grow distant from God”. Yet, it happens; and unlike my chair, often it is not a simple fix….”

read more wisdom from Mike Woodward at at http://powertochange.com/blogposts/2013/08/11/maintenance-check-up/

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From Helen Grace Lescheid –


Why is thanksgiving so important? It acknowledges God in the situation.

When things go wrong the last thing we want to do is give thanks. But it’s the most beneficial thing we can do. Thanksgiving prepares the way for God’s salvation to come in…”


Read  more of what Helen has to say at http://powertochange.com/blogposts/2013/06/24/let-thanksgiving-be-the-habit-of-your-life/

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