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Stepping Stones: Yours is the Hand He Loves to Hold

Stepping Stones: Yours is the Hand He Loves to Hold
June 19, 2010 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip

How foolish, how fruitless it is when we spend our time spinning our wheels trying to fix things that are out of our control. We tend to look outside and ignore what’s going on inside us. The only control we can exert is to affect our inside, our mind and heart. We need to develop spiritual radar for what is going on and not just physical and emotional radar.

Instead of worrying about what is going on around us, try spending some of that mind space and time communicating with God to identify and work on what is going on inside us. Your mind, often called the heart in the Bible, is the real battlefield. Your tongue, your actions, your relationships are all a product of what is going on in your mind.

Your mind though is really driven by your belief system. Therefore, it is important to understand and be aware of spiritual things, to have a sensitive spiritual radar and antennae.

One way is to take just a few seconds, many times during your day, to simply thank God in all circumstances. Focus on what you have in that moment and not on what you don’t have. This will allow you to see God’s hand more clearly in your life.

Today, take small breaks to confess your sins small and large. You will soon find that this frequent communication gives you peace and strength and develops a sensitive spiritual radar. Imagine each time you stop to pray you are reaching your hand through the masses toward God. When your hand reaches through, He knows…..yours is the hand He loves to hold.

Prayer
Dear Father, I pray that You help me remember that my goal should not be to control and fix everything around me…rather let my goal be to continuously commune with You. Help me remember that a successful day is when I have stayed in touch with You and give You thanks in all circumstances…even if many things remain undone by the end of that day. Help me confess my sins often each day, continually opening the pathway to receive Your Spirit and grace. I pray that Your Spirit guide me through my day…moment by moment. I pray in In Jesus’ redeeming and forgiving name; and all God’s children say – AMEN!

The Truth
pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:17-18

in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:6

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me–practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Phillipians 4:6-9

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