Reaching Out – Looking in: p4 Our Attitude is a Decision

Reaching Out – Looking In

Reaching Out – Looking In is a new diary journal which speaks my inner thoughts as I walk my walk in a society that is rapidly imploding. Will the church: the body of believers — will it implode or move through to where Jesus prescribes we are to be as part of His Church?

Some years ago (@2012 link), I began and wrote a weekly journal An Examined Life based on Socrates’ adage, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” I continued for a few years, and a few years after I’d stopped, I had the idea to revive it, but failed. 

Now in a new frame, I’m beginning again, this time not to copy the original idea but to take it and suit it to today in my walk with Jesus.

Reaching Out weekly

I’ll aim to have an insert every week, which I also plan to share in my weekly newsletter, Preparing the Bride for what better preparation than to walk together, with Jesus, through these times until this walk on earth is finished…

Hallelujah! Maranatha: Come Lord Jesus! And in the meanwhile, come one and all to the place of the heart, where Jesus abides with us and we abide with Him (John 15).

What’s on my mind this week – Attitude

COMMENTARY: Our Attitude really Matters!

“We know that all things work together for good to those who love GOD, to those who are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

If you believe that, you have the choice also to walk in it. An attitude is a choice, a decision.

Today, we are experiencing war in Europe. This is very dangerous. But we have a choice as to how we respond. We can be afraid, or we can choose not to be afraid. We are not a victim of our circumstances, but a result of our choices.

Today marks one year since my husband’s passing. I have a choice: I can grieve or I can be thankful. I choose to be thankful for all that the LORD has done in our lives while Alan was with us, and since… the goodness of GOD is overflowing and I am a living testament to that.

I choose not to fear and not to be full of sorrow. The Word, others’ and my own prayers, and GOD have enabled me to come through strong. The result is also because of the choices I have made along the way: to trust GOD’s sovereignty and goodness, and to believe that, “all things work together for good to those who love GOD, tho those who are called according to His purpose.” Hallelujah, Jesus reigns. His goodness is overflowing and I am living proof of this.

On the news last night a Ukrainian woman was interviewed and she said, “We will win.” The broadcaster was incredulous and asked, “You think you will win. Why?” And she said,”Because we are living the Truth. The Truth will win.” Given what she said and that there is a large majority in Ukraine of Christians, she was very likely either a practicing Christian or had heard and been influenced by the Gospel.

Jesus is the Truth and he already has won. Bless those who testify. The Truth sets us free.

I am free because I believe the Word and it has proven itself to be true.

All glory and blessings to GOD, and Amen.

Hallelujah!

4 comments

  1. Bless you Sarah for writing especially as It’s one year today of Alan’s passing.

    Bless you and your family today!!

    What you shared is so encouraging. Torally agree with you we do have only two ways to respond to crisis and you share your experience so well and help us to keep looking forward.

    It’s so good to hear encouraging words from people in Ukraine especially the woman you spoke of. Isn’t that wonderful and true

    “The truth will win in the end”.

    God bless you!!

    Listened to your segment on Revelation TV today ‘Living the Abundant Life!!’ Encouraging too.

    God bless you and your family with all you need.
    Romans 15:13-15

    New Living Translation

    13 I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

  2. Bless you Sarah & your & Alan’s family.

    Thank you as always for your words of wisdom. Jesus is indeed The Truth & He already has the Victory x

  3. Amen, Jennifer. “The LORD bless you and keep you, the LORD make His face to shine upon you, the LORD lift us His countenance upon you and give you peace.” Shalom and GOD bless.

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