Attitude is Everything

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

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