by Pastor Mark Gooden
Family Worship Center
"All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right. It is God's way of preparing us in every way, fully equipped for every good thing God wants us to do."
(II Timothy 3:16-17, NLT)
"I would like to say, 'Good Morning, everyone,'" the radio announcer chattered with a sigh, "but with the rate this snow is falling, I guess whether or not it is actually good is left to your own discretion. For all you skiers out there, it's probably a wonderful morning indeed!"
Each day we wake up, we specifically choose what kind of attitude with which we live. We may erroneously think that others have the power to decide our attitude, but when it boils down to it, we make the decision of how we respond. By continually grafting the word of God into who we are, we see instant results in all areas of life. We see ourselves becoming more patient, making wiser decisions, and avoiding evil.
We must, however, rely on God's word to lead the way toward his will for our lives. If God's word does not direct our steps, our destination will not be pleasant. I meet many people who are unhappy with the way life seems to presently be for them. They desire a great future but refuse to follow the guidelines established in God's eternal word to make it happen.
The word of God transforms us when we begin to get our daily dosage of God's success plan. It is a process, one in which we must be patient but willing to do whatever it takes to stay on the right path.