As We Think

Gehazi, the servant of Elisha… thought, ‘My master has let that Aramean Naaman off too lightly … I will run after him and get something out of him.’  2 Kings 5:19-27  My thoughts have gotten me into so much trouble!  If we are not careful our thoughts will lead us astray. Particularly when they are tied to negative or painful emotions. Even the smallest of such emotions can influence our actions. Our next move is preceded by what we think. What others perceive about us is followed by our next move. In faith, we don’t have to worry about what others perceive about us, only what we perceive about ourselves in Christ and let our actions reveal who we are and to whom we belong. Through Christ perceptions can be changed. Let the unleavened bread of the Holy Spirit empower your thoughts today.

Do you not know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough?  1 Corinthians 5:1-8

All Things Possible

Six months’ wages would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.’ One of his disciples,… said to him, ‘There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. John 6:1-15  When you focus on what you don’t have, it is difficult to see what you do have. Our relationship with the world must die in order to leave room for all the possibilities of God. Walk with the divine and in time all things possible will be revealed. Don’t let your dismay cause you to lose your faith. Faith in God’s love for us is greater than our strongest emotion.

…so they sat down, about five thousand in all. Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted.