Whatever 

WORTHY THOUGHT: Whatever we put into our minds determines what comes out in our words and actions.

We speak God’s word not out of artificial piety to aim to impress others nor do we cater to human respect. We are to speak truth in love that builds bridges not walls.     

We can implant good ideas and settle our differences in todays world if we fix our thoughts on what is true, good and right. 

Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. 

Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable– If there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise– dwell on these things. -Philippians 4:8

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Love 

WORTHY THOUGHT: Seek to live in His love
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. -1 Peter 4:8 

There is a special relationship between all sincere believers with good matureness. 

We must intensely and fervently love each other because love covers a multitude of sins. 

It inclines us to forgive and forget offenses, rather than get mad and spread gossip or seek revenge. 

The scripture teaches us to show mercy for others, forgive and continue to love them just as God whom first loved us, has shown mercy and forgiven us of our own sins. 

We love because He first loved us. -1 John 4:9

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Charity 

WORTHY THOUGHT: Charity begins today. 

Today somebody is suffering. Today somebody is in the street. Today somebody is hungry. 

Our work is for today, yesterday has gone, tomorrow has not yet come. 

We have only today to make Jesus known, loved, served, fed, clothed, sheltered. 

Do not wait for tomorrow. 

Tomorrow we will not have them 

if we do not feed them today.

-Mother Teresa 


Proverbs 19:17(ESV)

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

Acts 20:35 (ESV)

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

James 1:27 (ESV)

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

Once we take our eyes away from ourselves, our interest, and ambitions, then we will clearly see Jesus all around us.

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Serve 

WORTHY THOUGHT: Are we selfishly clinging to our rights or are you willingly to serve.

As believers, we should have an attitude that enables us to give up our rights for the good of others- in order to serve others. If we say we follow Christ we must also say we want to live as he lived, we should develop his attitude of humble service, even when we are not likely to get recognition for our efforts. 

When we feel the pain of our sacrifice- we know that we are really giving up something important.

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. -Philippians 2:3-4 
          ~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Missionaries

Worthy Thought: We must not limit our focus to our own people. 

God wants His people to proclaim His love in words and actions to the whole world. 

He wants us to be His missionaries wherever we are, wherever He sends us. 

I love Guatemala, I’m looking forward to my next trip to be the hands and feet He created me to be.     

For more on my missions to Guatemala with Sounds Of Love follow our Facebook Page 

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Mundane 


Mundane 
I keep hearing this word! 

You know when a word hits and just keeps bouncing and boomeranging around until it lands….

Well that is what has happened with Mundane.  
The quick definition is-

Mundane: Common, ordinary, lacking excitement or interest, dull

I was asking the Lord what He was trying to show me with this word… 

Today I got this phrase upon waking ….

My Messages & Miracles Come in the Mundane 

I knew Daddy was Downloading to me but I had not stopped long enough to do the full unpacking. 
A new friend shared on Facebook tonight that

David found his destiny while searching for his dad’s lost donkeys. 

She even mentioned that word…

           Mundane 

So I want to encourage you all as you pack those lunches, wipe those counters, wash those dishes, fold those mountains of clothes, care for your children or parents or spouses or whatever it is you find yourself to be stuck in over and over like the movie GroundHog Day… 

          

             Don’t despise the mundane. 
Mundane is where God is conditioning you.  

Mundane is where God is preparing you.

Mundane is where God is building you.

Mundane is where God is growing you. 

Mundane is where God is refining you.

Mundane is where God is restoring you.
Every day, every moment, every second of the common, ordinary and even dull duties- those mundane moments are what is birthing God’s messages and miracles.  
I love this great quote:

“The glory of tomorrow is rooted in the drudgery of today. 
Many people want the glory without the cross, and the shining light without the burning fire, but crucifixion comes before coronation.”~ Streams In The Desert 

So don’t throw away your confidence—it brings a great reward. 

You need to endure so that you can receive the promises after you do God’s will. ~ Hebrews 10:36-37 

My friends, we are not those who give up hope and so are lost; but we are of the company who live by faith and so are saved. ~Hebrews 10:39 VOICE 
                   ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 
                     restoredministries.org

Decisions 

WORTHY THOUGHT: If you are at the fork in the road of life, do you know which decision you are going to make? 

King David opens up the beginning of Psalms with a mental image of two roadways, one leads to eternal life and the other one leads to eternal destruction. 

Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers. Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction. ~ Psalm 1:1-6

Jesus used a similar metaphor: 

“Enter through the narrow gate. For each gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it. How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it.” -Matthew 7:13-14

How tragic that anyone should perish when Jesus left no question regarding how to inherit eternal life. 

To inherit the gift of eternal life we must decide to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Savior from sin.  

Jesus said: 

” I am the way, the truth, and no one comes to the Father except through me.”-John 14:6

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Fervently 

WORTHY THOUGHT: God’s people should continue to pray fervently in times of conflict and destruction. 

Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your prayers were heard, and I have come in because of your prayers. But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia. Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come. ”-Daniel 10:12-14

The Book of Daniel in chapter 10 teaches us that God immediately sent his angelic messenger to Daniel because He had heard Daniels prayers, But, the messenger was detained in battle for 21 days by satan’s emissaries to prevent the angelic messenger going to Daniel until Micheal the chief angelic prince came and helped in the battle. Finally, the messenger reached Daniel to answer his prayer.

When you pray you become part of a spiritual warfare, so don’t take lightly your times of prayer. Our prayers may be challenged by evil forces, so we must pray fervently and pray earnestly and expect God to answer in his good timing.

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Uniqueness


WORTHY THOUGHT: Does comparing yourselves among yourselves hinder your uniqueness in God’s specific calling for you? 

•You may not feel spiritual enough

•You’re different than others

•Your style is not like others

•You don’t measure up to most people

•You may not have much to offer in comparison to others

…But they measure themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. -2 Corinthians 10:12 

The scripture helps us to interpret that comparing yourself among others is not the wisest thing to do, it is a fleshy endeavor that produces no spiritual fruit.

Pray and ask God how your life measures up to what He wants you to be, and how your life compares to that of Jesus Christ and not of what others are doing.

Be free of the mental assault trap of an inferiority complex. Being different does not have to be a negative trait, you were uniquely made by God to complete a specific calling to shine His light in ways others could not. 

Step in and embrace your uniqueness. 

Celebrate and Thank God you were fearfully and wonderfully made by Him. 
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.-Ephesians 2:10

God does not love us equally, He loves us uniquely.

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill