Only conduct yourselves in a manner
worthy of the gospel of Christ. Philippians 1:27 (NASB)
We have often heard it said, “Attitude is everything”. I agree. Our
attitude is directly related to our thoughts. Our attitude is a mental
position or feeling toward something. Billy Graham said, “It is not
the body’s posture, but the heart’s attitude that counts when we
pray.” God sees our heart. Our intentions may be lost or hidden
from others but not from God.
In the book of Joel, Judah is warned that they must repent or be
destroyed. The people were to lament and the priest to call a fast.
Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and
all who live in the land to the house of the Lord your God, and cry
out to the Lord, Joel 1:14 (NIV). There was an expectation of
change and a cry out to the Lord. When we fast and cry out to God
our attitude changes.
When we check our attitudes at God’s door we can live according to
Philippians 4:8 ((KJV), Finally brethren whatsoever things are of
good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think
on these things. Allow your attitude to change by keeping your
thoughts and heart on God. “Think on these things”
Bible Reading: Philippians 4:4-9