Saturday, December 5, 2009


“Always be joyful.
Never stop praying.
Be thankful in all circumstances,
for this is God’s will for you
who belong to Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT
Our mindset is our habitual mental attitude that determines how we will interpret and respond to situations. Our basic mindset is initially shaped by our family, friends, and the culture we grow up in. However, our mindset can be changed for the better or worse by what we focus our thoughts on.

As born again believers we always have reason to rejoice, no matter how many disappointments we may face. The fact that our sins are forgiven through Christ overshadows every negative thing we may be facing. So there is always reason to rejoice.

Our Father’s door is always open, and we can talk with him about whatever is on our heart, whether praise or a call for help. We can have a continuing mental or verbal conversation with him day and night no matter what we are doing.

All of us have things happen to us and we get into situations for which we are NOT thankful! But even in the midst of such painful and disturbing circumstances there are always reasons to be thankful because of the hope we have in Christ!!

God’s will for us is to make a habit of focusing on doing what pleases him in every situation. That will bring him glory, and a deep lasting peace to us.


1 comment:

stephen said...

Dear Iver and Donna,

Greetings to you in Christ's glorious name.

My name is Stephen Chinnappa and my wife Sarah, we've been attending WCAG until March of 09, we had to move.

We are grateful to our God for this blog of yours, it has been of great blessing to us both.
To be more specific when I was reading this article on "A God -Pleasing Mindset, I was greatly comforted to know that Jesus Christ is Sovereign and we are here to do His good pleasure and in every situation we have to be thankful. My dad went to be with the Lord on Nov28th of 09 in India, he was very dear to me and my siblings as well. He was a man of faith and full of good works. I write these few lines to let you know that your blog has been a great blessing. Please continue this good work.

Warm Regards
Stephen & Sarah Chinnappa