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Summary: Your attitudes can be a big part of the battle of life. Little things matter, we are a sum total of our attitudes and choices... Anyone can cry?

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YOU HAVE TO DIG...

LET US STUDY ATTITUDE APPROACH...

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

Some fodder comes from Bruce Ball. I take a shovel to church with me...

TEXT:

Psalm 103:2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

I. MY FRIEND, WE HAVE TO DIG, AND SOMETIMES DIG AGAIN.

LET US CONSIDER OUR OUT-LOOK? WHAT IS YOUR ATTITUDE TO FOUNDATIONS?

A. ATTITUDE TOWARD SPIRITUAL AND MENTAL HEALTH.

B. Llittle things matter... LOOK AT A DAY IN 1871... YOU WILL SEE...

In 1871 we find a infamous day in history... it is an accumulation OF MANY SMALL ISSUES...

One little lady lived in Chicago in 1871.

That little lady had one little BARN, and there was one little COW in her little barn.

The little lady when out before day break a little OIL LAMP because it was still dark.

The little lady noticed as she walked to the barn that there was A LITTLE WIND blowing that

morning.

The little lady's little COW knocked over the little OIL LAMP and the LITTLE FIRE from the lamp

caught a LITTLE HAY ON FIRE. The next thing you know the LITTLE BARN was totally involved.

The LITTLE WIND blew the LITTLE FIRE NEXT DOOR, and the next little house was involved...

BEFORE THAT DAY WAS OVER CHICAGO HAD WAS IS KNOWN AS THE GREAT FIRE.

Much of Chicago was destroyed...

An area 1 mile wide, and 3 miles long was consumed...

LITTLE THINGS CAN ADD UP TO LARGE DESTRUCTION...

Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken

him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

[25] And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house;

and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

[26] And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto

a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

[27] And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house;

and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

B. What does my OUT-LOOK LOOK LIKE?

1. Looking back will impede all progress? (Ask Lot's wife?)

2. Looking down you can not see Jesus? ( Ask the two on the Emmaus Road?)

3. Looking at the BIG PROBLEMS will depress? (Ask Peter, he saw waves, felt the wind?)

4. JESUS OUT-LOOK SAYS: LIFT UP YOUR HEAD...

Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for

your redemption draweth nigh.

II. WHAT IS YOUR ATTITUDE OF APPROACH... YOUR ATTITUDE WILL DETERMINE

YOUR ALTITUDE... IT IS ALL ABOUT DIGGING...

A. What do we mean attitude of approach? YOUR PREPARATION CAN HAVE DEEP

AFFECTS ON YOUR ATTITUDE OF APPROACH...

There is a dark alley and you must walk down the alley...

1. You are a weak old lady that can't see very well in darkness is walking down

the dark alley.

2. You are a black belt in karate police officer and you have two pistols, a stun gun,

and a shot gun in the trunk of your patrol car. You have been trained 2 years at police

academy, you have 5 years experience in dark alleys...

Will these 2 individual have a different attitude approach as they walk down the alley?


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