TODAY’S BREADCRUMB

JESUS FIRST, JESUS FOREMOST, JESUS FOREVER

For in him were all things created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him and in him. And he is before all, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he may hold the primacy:  Because in him, it hath well pleased the Father, that all fullness should dwell; And through him to reconcile all things unto himself, making peace through the blood of his cross, both as to the things that are on earth, and the things that are in heaven. Colossians 1:18-20 

“He is the Mediator of reconciliation, who procures peace as well as pardon for sinners, and will bring all holy creatures into one blessed society at last: Christ is the hope of glory…the hope in this world, the hope in our hearts.” – Matthew Henry

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TODAY’S BREADCRUMB

Christianity is far more than forgiveness for past failures (sins) and the confident hope of a pleasant future in heaven, it is the power of Christ and the presence of Christ with us and in us right now, in the present moment, to mesh into every part and parcel of life.

CONTROL

Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,  Philippians 2:5

Life happens…and most of it is completely outside of our control, yet we do have 100% complete control in some very important areas:

We choose how we react and respond to life’s happenings;

We also choose the attitude we bring into and carry out of life’s happenings.

We choose to use the happenings of life as opportunities to help us grow up, or as excuses to make us grumble;

We choose to become bitter, broken down people, or a bigger, better people.

Our reactions, responses, and attitudes are totally up to us – nothing else and no one else.