Archive | August 2013

Six Mindsets to Eliminate From Your Life, Part 2


Rid Yourself of Defeatist Thinking

Defeat isn’t in God’s vocabulary. He doesn’t create losers. Losers become losers for a lot of reasons, and one of the first things they do is let a losing, defeatist kind of thinking be a part of their lives. You have to be weaned from that. That type of thinking will produce a lot of agitation and inner turmoil.

If you don’t think you’re ever going to get promoted, if you’re always worried about whether or not you’re going to have enough bread to put on the table, or if you’re concerned whether you’re going to make it in this new business venture—that means you have negative, defeatist thinking. You’re the kind of person whose glass is half empty instead of half full. That negative, defeatist thinking is not from God. Read More…

Six Mindsets to Eliminate From Your Life, Part 1


Resist Always Needing a Conclusion

Sometimes God doesn’t give you enough information to arrive at a conclusion. Because of the way our minds are constructed, we always want a conclusion. Therefore, one of our common pitfalls is that if God doesn’t give us enough information to arrive at a conclusion, we provide our own conclusions. The result is that we decide upon and believe wrong conclusions. Read More…

Get Ready to Learn: Six Mindsets to Eliminate From Your Life

Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty; neither do I exercise myself in matters too great or in things too wonderful for me. Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with his mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me [ceased from fretting]. O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forever. (Psalm 131:1–3 Amp.)

Your mind needs to be weaned away from any dependency you think you need in order to be happy. This weaning of the mind has to take place before you can renew your mind to the Word. (See Romans 12:2.) Read More…

The Times to Come: Blood Moons


Jesus is coming back soon. Biblical prophecies point to this truth—but does that really mean it will happen in our lifetime? How soon is “soon”?

Knowing we are right in the middle of the predicted season within which Jesus will return doesn’t seem to be enough for most Christians to stay stirred about the day in which they live. It’s too easy to do things that everybody else in the world does, going about your business, living mostly in the world. We need a more prominent sense of the Lord’s return—not that it could happen “soon,” but that it could literally happen any day. Read More…

The Times to Come: Signs of the Times

Mac Hammond

Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”

Franklin knew that planning and preparation are key principles that will help you win in this life. What exactly, though, are we to plan for? Well, there are a number of times to come in the future that we should be aware of and prepare for. The first one I want to focus on is “moeds.”

Moeds are appointed times on God’s calendar that will affect us. Whether or not moeds have an ill effect or a positive effect on us depends on our plans and what we know about these appointed times to come. Read More…