Listen

WORTHY THOUGHT: God’s heart holds a heavenly kingdom of wisdom, love, and joy that He wants to share with you if you will listen. Fix your mind on His Words, And the God of peace will be with you.

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable— if anything is excellent or praiseworthy— think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me— put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”~Philippians 4:8-9

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill

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Proper Perspective

Life offers nothing to the casual observer too disinterested to be a participant. When God created you, He gave you the power of choice. You willingly accept or reject what life forces on you. You can refuse to accept failure. You can reject misery and create beauty. You can denounce despair and hold on to hope and faith with every ounce of your strength. A personal faith in Christ enriches your life; it helps you to see yourself in proper perspective. ~Harold J Sala

What a quote!

Worthy Thought: A personal faith in Christ enriches your life; it helps you to see yourself in proper perspective.

May you have ANew View of how you see things and ultimately yourself.

~ XXOO Michelle Bollom

Expect

Worthy Thought: Jesus didn’t say because of your need, I will meet it. He said – by Faith!

“You will have what your Faith expects!”~ Matthew 9:29 TPT

~XXOO Michelle Bollom

ex·pect

ikˈspekt/

verb

regard (something) as likely to happen. regard (someone) as likely to do or be something. believe that (someone or something) will arrive soon.

Distract

Worthy Thought: Don’t let petty people distract you from your purpose.

There is no competition in Christ.

We are all the same at the foot of the cross.

Someone else’s win is not your defeat.

You never rise up by knocking others down.

I believe collaboration is so much more beneficial and effective than competition in reaching the hurting and broken world for Christ.

I love to promote and encourage others.

I love to connect and collaborate with others.

Sadly, I have found very few that are willing to do the same. I have seen many many self promoters with very few True Kingdom promoters.

Newsflash: Pettiness is NEVER pretty!

Don’t return evil for evil – just dust off your feet and stay focused on Jesus. Don’t let others distract you from your great big purpose!

Remember ….Where there is envy, jealousy, rival, contention and strife there is also EVERY chaotic, evil, vile and perverse thing.~ James 3:16

~XXOO Michelle Bollom

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Strengthen 

WORTHY THOUGHT: If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small.

We should work hard to preserve the characteristics of truthfulness and integrity. Doing so requires trusting God rather than our own schemes during adversity. -Dr. Adam Dooley  

Do not complain about your problems. The adversity you face today is strengthening you for more difficult situations you will face in the future. 

If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is too small. -Proverbs 24:10

Some days we face a lot of pressure and get discouraged. We can desist from our work and then despair. This is a sign of lack of faith in God, and in ourselves. How are we to face big challenges if the little challenges wear us out?

Our faith in God is what strengthens our soul. 

Be of good courage therefore, and He shall strengthen the heart. All you that hope in the Lord. -Psalm 31:24 

 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. -Philippians 3:14 

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Shepherd 

WORTHY THOUGHT: Secret to a happy life, a happy death, and a happy eternity is with the Shepherd of His people by our side.

Psalm 23: 1-6

The Lord is my shepherd;

I shall not want.

He makes me to lie down in green pastures;

He leads me beside the still waters.

He restores my soul;

He leads me in the paths of righteousness

For His name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil;

For You are with me;

Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;

You anoint my head with oil;

My cup runs over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

All the days of my life;

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord

Forever.

These treasured Words offer no shallow and unrealistic platitudes of a life without valleys. But they do majestically promise that there is the Shepherd of His people who will be by our side as we walk through them. 
The Lord Jesus Christ said, and remember I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20. 

 

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Move

Worthy Thought: We are not waiting on a move of God. We are a Move Of God! 

Elevation Church has a great song called “Evidence” that Pastor Stephen Furtick makes that statement in today’s Worthy Thought. 
Listen Here to the song. 
            ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 
Keep Angela in your prayers as she is still in the rebuilding of her home after Hurricane Harvey. 

Science 

WORTHY THOUGHT: Science is a man’s attempt to understand God’s artistic endeavors.  

God created and revealed himself in the beginning by speaking. If we look up and all around you can see Him at every turn and what He has made. We should believe in science; God created things to be functional and useful, but be careful to not let it divide your faith. 

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky proclaims the work of His hands. Day after day they pour out speech; night after night they communicate knowledge. –Psalms 19: 1-2

The instruction of the Lord is perfect, renewing one’s life; the testimony of the Lord is trustworthy, making the inexperience wise. –Psalm 19:7 

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Image – Over Unsplash / Isuru Perera 

Steadfast 


Every Thursday night we meet for our Recovery Ministry that we have been doing for almost 9 years. 

Between Studies we are filling in with a great type of Soaking series on each step. Here are some takeaway’s from Step 6 for this weeks #WorthyThoughtWednesday 

Worthy Thought: renew a steadfast spirit within me. 

Step 6- Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Our personal potential is stunted if we don’t change. 

Transformation-To change condition, nature, function, and identity. 
The vital matter in our transformation is prayer

          Expect God to act on our behalf

         Don’t lose patience in the process. 

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast Spirit within me.-Isaiah 51:10 NIV

Steadfast: Resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering. Firmly fixed in place -immovable, Not subject to change, firm in belief, determination, adherence, loyal.

Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord. – Zechariah 4:6 
         ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 
Taken from The 12 Steps To Serenity Series 
Image by Colin Rex – Unsplash / Over 

Limit 

lim·it

ˈlimit

noun

1. a point or level beyond which something does not or may not extend or pass.

2. a restriction on the size or amount of something permissible or possible.

Many things have limits but only God promises to love us without limits. 

                ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom