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New Mexico is plagued with poverty and victim mentalities. These spirits have produced all the poverty and crime we see in our city and state. They are the dysfunctions that cause people to elect the people we have running and ruining our state. People feel entitled — they believe they deserve stuff instead of wanting to earn stuff.
The poverty and victim mentalities give rise to a scarcity mentality. People with this mentality believe that life has only so much — so much time, so much money, so much intelligence, so much of whatever resource they can name. So, if they give, they will have less. They may even believe in God. They believe God made the earth, but He didn’t make it big enough, and He made it with limited resources. Because of this scarcity mentality, people get deceived and start believing in the wrong things.
God didn’t make the earth too small, and He definitely didn’t make it with limited resources that will run out. This scarcity mentality is a stronghold for way too many. They need to be delivered from this type of thinking. These false beliefs hinder a person’s relationship with God. We need to believe the Bible and the words of our Lord Jesus. He came to give us life and life more abundantly (John 10:10) — to give us a rich and satisfying life. The enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Don’t allow him any longer to deceive you into believing God is not big enough.
We really do need to learn and practice generosity. If we do, it could change our whole life.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, January 23, 2023 @ 7:29 AM MDT
Being consistent, staying consistent, is sometimes different for some. Consistency is an essential part of our lives. People who are up one day, down the next are hard to deal with. You never know what mood they will be in. Consistent people are easier to deal with, especially when their attitude is consistent.
Consistent means acting or done in the same way over time, especially so as to be fair or accurate, consistently adhering to the same principles. Our views and actions are consistent. Even as we serve the Lord, we must be consistent in our faith. The way we talk, the things we do must be consistent with what we believe.
I believe we should all work at being consistent in our lives, that when people are around us, we are consistent in our words and actions. The thought, Do as I say, not as I do, is very inconsistent — not a healthy way to be. So, let’s strive to be more consistent in our lives — at work, around our families, even when we are alone. It will bring greater peace to our minds.
Let’s all strive to be more Christlike in speech and deed. It will help us be more and more successful in every area of our lives.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, January 16, 2023 @ 7:38 AM MDT
Hope is not a sedative; it is a shot of adrenaline, a blood transfusion. Like an anchor, our hope in Christ stabilizes us in the storms of life; but unlike an anchor, our hope moves us forward; it does not hold us back.
— Warren Wiersbe
Although we may experience tough times, disappointing moments, heartache, we still can have hope if we believe. These temporary detours of suffering will actually strengthen our commitment to Christ and our testimony for Him. You see, as believers, we all have an incredible future with Christ in heaven.
Don’t ever allow your hope to be deferred. Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life (Proverbs 13:12). No one likes waiting. It feels good to get what we want. But when our expectations are delayed, we can experience disappointment, disillisionment, and loss of hope. Waiting can become such an affliction to some that it’s like a lingering sickness. Even though things are delayed, we need to stay in faith, trust, believe in the word of God.
A better tomorrow:
Our hope in a better tomorrow because we are born-again, saved by the power of God, and realizing our future home with God is very real, will help us to keep going. No matter what you face, remember we have a hope that never perishes. It is a shot of adrenaline to our minds.
Let’s never lose this hope God gives us, and when our faith is being tested, remember it is only temporary — it’s God’s kingdom only that lasts forever.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, January 9, 2023 @ 9:17 AM MDT
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