Are you a thermometer (circumstantially led) or are you a thermostat (influencer of your surroundings) believer?
Let me explain. A thermometer is circumstantially led. Depending on the temperature, the mercury moves up or down. It moves according to the whether circumstances that it is set in. Everything around a thermometer controls how the thermometer works, whether it moves up or down.
A thermostat influences its surroundings. Unlike the thermometer, the thermostat controls the heat or coldness around it.
What type of believer are you? Do you influence your surroundings? Or, are you influenced by your surroundings?
I would like to suggest that the reason behind many “thermometer Christians” is their own discouragements. All Christians will be discourages, but the Bible gives us answers to these discouragements.
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Contributed by Jose R. Hernandez on Oct 18, 2000
As I prayed this week asking the Lord to give me the message for today, He brought me to the book of Jonah. Many people find this particular piece of scripture hard to believe, but we should not, for we know that nothing is impossible for our God.