Summary: Many are limited today by taking ownership of bad attitudes. No roots? No fruits? What are you painting today? We must shake it off and go on...
ONE OF THE WORSE DISABILITIES WE FACE TODAY IS THE DISABILITY OF
A BAD ATTITUDE...
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
You are an artist... WHAT ARE YOU PAINTING?
Each day is a new canvas. You decide what you will paint...
This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
ISAAC FOUND A WELL SPRING OF LIVING WATER...
20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.
JESUS OFFERS US A WELL SPRING OF LIVING WATER...
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
YOU CONTROL YOUR THINKING PATTERNS... THE DISABILITY TAKES DEEP
a condition that damages or limits a person's physical or mental abilities.
A BAD ATTITUDE IS MUCH LIKE A FLAT TIRE...
IF YOU ARE GOING SOME PLACE, YOU HAVE TO GET OUT AND CHANGE IT...
A bad attitude drains a person and they develop a negative? Blame others? I deserve
ATTITUDE: LIFE IS LIKE A ROSE?
We will buy into the ATTITUDE OF HOW PAINFUL THE THORNS can be.
Or we can FOCUS OUR ATTITUDES on HOW BEAUTIFUL THE RED, YELLOW OR
PINK THE FLOWER IS... and the rose's smell.
THE ATAR OF ROSES is an expensive perfume made from crushed rose petals.
The crushed rose petals are placed into a vat of special oil. Daily the Master comes
with a feather and skims the top layer and places in a bottle. It takes many days
to fill one bottle.
THE CRUSHED ROSE is a wonderful gift.
This snake was part of the judgment of God for complaining, griping and murmuring of
God's people. They complained against Moses and Aaron... BUT GOD SAID THEY ARE
COMPLAINING ABOUT HIM.
These snakes were swift-springing, deadly--- full of poison and venom.
MANY PEOPLE DIED...
GOD'S MERCY AND GRACE HAD A PLAN TO BREAK THEIR BAD ATTITUDES AND MEAN
WORDS... BRAZEN SERRPANT ON A POLE IN THE CENTER OF THE CAMP...
IN HEZEKIIAH'S DAY THE BRAZEN SNAKE WAS WORSHIPPED AND HAD TO BE
DESTROYED --- ANOTHER BAD ATTITUDE...
THE SNAKE OR SERPANTS OF THE BIBLE OFTEN REPRESENT BAD ATTITUDES...
TO FIND GOD'S PLAN WE HAVE TO SHAKE OF THE POISONOUS, VENOMOUS...
1And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita.
2 And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.
3 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand.
4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.
5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.