A Loser’s Reward
Attitude is Everything – Part 1
Scripture Reading: Romans 8:17-21
Key Verse: Romans 8:18
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
Most of us have heard the adage: “Attitude is everything.” It really is a true statement when it comes to dealing with this life. You have seen some people go through horrible events, yet they have such a great attitude. However, we have all met people who have life really good, yet their attitudes are terrible. It is all in how we view our life.
The Apostle Paul is referring to this in our printed key verse. He wrote that we should consider our troubles in this life as minor compared with the glory that God will reveal to us someday. The Greek word Paul used for consider was “logizomai.” This word literally means: to determine, judge or decide. The apostle is telling us to look at our troubles in life and determine our attitude toward them. We have that power; it is up to us what attitudes we live with today. Make your decision, right now, what your attitude is going to be today.
None of us can determine what problems may come our way. Sometimes we feel life isn’t fair and we want to ask, “Why me?” All we can control is our own attitude. Remember this: a bad attitude doesn’t get you out of any of your problems. Why not decide to enjoy life in spite of your problems. A good attitude points you in that direction. A side benefit is that people will love being around you!
Father, I want to keep a good attitude today. I will need your help. Strengthen my resolve and grant me your wisdom. In Jesus’ name, amen.
January 25 – The day of Fasting for the Hurting
Please use some of your prayer time to pray for those struggling to keep their marriages together; for those who are struggling to make their homes a place of peace; for those who have lost a job or need better employment.
We will break the day of fasting at 6:00 pm. If you put your reservation in this past weekend, join us for the Wednesday meal in the gym.