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Thinking Aloud - August 2018

8/1/18 | 2018 Thinking Aloud | by Rev. Dr. W. David Thomas

Thinking Aloud - August 2018

The Christian contemporary music group called for King and Country has a video entitled "Joy".  I can recommend that you watch it.   

 Copy and paste the following address in your browser.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA7n7TwPDmw

 Attitude may not be the most important thing; it may be the only thing.

 Some tend to talk about the importance of our personal history, our educational achievements or what schools we attended; some talk about family birth orders or economic means; others point to early childhood or achievements.  Beauty product companies emphasize personal appearance, hair restoration products the amount of hair, personal trainers your energy level and physique.

 But I believe attitude is more important than all of these. 

 We cannot change our past, our family, the actions of those around us, or the circumstances of life that come to us.  But our attitude makes all of the difference in how those unchangeable aspects of life impact us, or we impact them.

 Attitude makes or breaks companies, churches, families, and individuals.  My attitude makes or breaks me.

 And my attitude makes or breaks those around me.  Jesus said that we reap what we sow.  When you sow a negative spirit you reap negativity.  When you sow criticism you reap criticism. 

 Of all people, if Christians are truly the "grace people", then our attitude should be filled with grace.  We should be constantly planting grace in our relationships.

 This is David Thomas thinking aloud that scripture says, “As someone thinks in his heart, so is he,” and “Where your treasure is, your heart will be also.” 

 Attitude brings injured people wholeness, poor people contentment, and wronged people grace.  Attitude creates strength in our frailty, hope in our darkness, and confidence in our failure.  Attitude gives us energy when we are tired, perseverance when we are behind, and faith when we are confused.