“We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.” James 3:2
Just take that in for a moment. “God’s Word says that if we tame our words, we can tame our body and mind. That’s powerful.” Tim Cameron
I don’t know about you, but I need that kind of taming. I’ve been on a journey to change my mindset and I’m learning about how powerful my thoughts are…but also how powerful my words are! I want to speak life and rid my life of the toxic words I have spoken for so many years. Toxic words of judgement, criticism, sarcasm, complaining and negativity. I am learning that I can be TRANSFORMED by the renewing of my mind! Praise God!
In his book, The Forty Day Word Fast, Tim Cameron shares that if we can get our words under control, “we move from what is true to the truth, from the seen to the unseen, from the physical to the spiritual, from the negative to the hopeful. We will quit living in the past, allowing our failures, mistakes and sin to paint our identity with hopelessness. We will move into God’s intentions and promises for us. We will see God’s kingdom come to earth in our midst.”
I want that, don’t you??
Join me as we go through this book, The Forty Day Word Fast, during the month of May. I will be doing roughly 1 video per week on my facebook page. You can join in or watch later at your convenience. (I will not have a schedule but typically my videos are mid-morning. I will try to post ahead of time with what time I will be going live!)
As we read the book, I also encourage you to read at least 1-2 of these verses daily. Read them, write them, pray them, meditate upon the truth found in them.
Scripture tells us in Romans 12:1-2 that we can be transformed by the renewing of our minds. But, do we really believe it? Do we take God at His Word?
That phrase “renewing” is an ongoing action word. It means we are in process. On a pilgrimage. We aren’t home yet. And that transformation? It comes as we renew our minds. Changing our mindset. Changing how and what we think!
But, what does that look like? How do we renew our minds? And will we stand on the promises of God and believe that transformation is possible? Even for me?
Spend 5 days digging in to God’s Word with me as we chat about practical and intentional ways to renew our minds. Each day of this 5-day email series will contain a video chat and some encouragement from God’s Word.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You are God’s workmanship, created in Him to do good works. God has a purpose for you. You are not a mistake or an extra.
“There are no extra human beings.” Tommy Newberry from 40 Days to a Joy Filled Life
Finding that purpose and walking in it brings abundant life and joy. Living life with the GIFTS He has given us, for His glory, is fulfilling and life changing. Taking God AT HIS WORD will rock your world. BELIEVING that God is who He says He is AND that He will finish what He started in me brings peace & grows my trust and faith in Him.
Don’t sit on the sidelines of your life. Don’t wonder if you are an extra. You are you for a reason. The creator of the universe lovingly formed you with His good purpose in mind.
Now, who can you go serve & love & bless with the YOU God is making today?? The world needs your story, your authenticity, your unique beauty, the lessons you’ve learned in your pain, the peace you’ve found in Him and the joy you’ve found in trusting that YOU ARE A NEW CREATION.
The other day someone told me I was self-disciplined. I laughed, I rolled my eyes, and I cringed on the inside. If you could have seen me a year ago I was going through the drive thru nearly daily, eating way too much ice cream every night, and I couldn’t jog even a lap. I stayed in bed way too long in the morning and had no energy. My unhealthy emotions were all over the place.
Today I had a moment of realization. You know what??? I have lost 43 POUNDS. I am growing a business I love with over 300 FAMILIES seeking wellness! I am BECOMING self disciplined. I am BECOMING courageous. I am BECOMING strong. I am BECOMING a positive person. I am a NEW CREATION. And it started with a series of small daily good choices. It wasn’t over night. It wasn’t one big huge leap.
What good choice can you make today that might just transform your life? He is TRANSFORMING you by the renewing of your mind. Speak life and speak truth. Enough of the words of defeat that are on replay. Speak.life. Your mindset matters. Fix your eyes on Jesus and whatever is true, noble, lovely and right. You are a new creation in Christ.
Now, get up and walk in that newness of life. Go!!! My brave choice today was to do my first ever no make up Facebook live without dwelling on what anyone might think of me and my sweaty self.
What will your good choice for today be?? Tell me, I want to know!!
We all have them. Rainy days of the soul. Because we live in a fallen, broken world, it’s just a part of it. Oh but to gaze at the Savior and be reminded of our FUTURE HOPE that one day there WILL be a day with no rainy days of the soul! Praise Him!
Until that day, we need a PLAN. We need to do some battle. Find our armor. Replace the lies with truth.
Choosing joy can be hard. But it can also be simple. Let’s make a list together of the “little things” that bring us joy. I say “little,” but we all know that these little things do bring us moments of joy. And moments of joy lead to a grateful heart and a content spirit.
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” William Arthur Ward