When we receive the Word of God and put it into action, our lives will be changed forever. We need to get this understanding and change how we think.
The Bible tells us in Proverbs 23:7 that as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. Now this was talking about those who are more concerned with themselves, but it applies to all.
What is in your heart? What motivates you?
What you listen to or read, will affect the way you think. The way you think will affect your decisions and they will affect your actions. Your actions will affect your character and that will affect your destiny.
So where is it you want to go? Set goals and focus on them.
If you want more love, focus on that. Start by looking up verses that deal with love. As you study put them on your heart. You will begin to think about them the more you study. In turn the more you think on them the more those verses will influence your decisions, then your actions. Soon you will have more love in your character or your natural behavior and you will arrive at your destiny, having more love.
This applies to every aspect of our lives.
But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth].
If we listen to secular radio, TV and news media all the time and never take time to read the Bible or get teaching from tapes, CD's, DVD's etc, our thinking will be influenced by the worlds system and not by God's Kingdom.
Paul wrote, Be transformed by the renewing of you mind.
Lets get the Word of God down in our hearts and let it change how we think.
Occasionally Pastors Eric and Laura will write as the Lord leads them. There may be prophetic words or insights and revelation that have come to them. They share these with the intention that someone would be blessed and encouraged or admonished, something we all need once in a while.