Words of Life: Attitude

By Kay Owen-Larson

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:5

God inhabits the praises of His people…. The Lord is always with us, but He loves for you to praise Him. He wants you to have an attitude of praise.

How does your attitude toward God and others affect your life? It makes a difference in how you think, in what you say and how you feel.

It really comes down to choices. Will you have an attitude of praise & thanksgiving or will you choose a negative attitude instead?  It isn’t always easy to choose to give praise, but when you do make that decision, it will always make a positive difference in your life.  Sometimes it’s easy to just let things happen or to allow yourself to have a negative attitude. And sometimes you don’t even think about the fact that you need to choose to be positive and to walk in an attitude of praise.

Just remember; how you feel should not keep you from praising the Lord. Ask yourself, “will I choose to praise Him today?” When you are faithful in your praises to Him, your feelings will begin to change for the better.

Begin to be thankful for the small things. “Did someone smile at me today?” “Did someone help me today?” “Did I eat well today?” “Do I have friends and family?” There are so many things we can be thankful for, but the greatest blessing we have is God love.

In the book of Proverbs, we have some encouraging words of wisdom: Pro. 17:22 says, “A cheerful heart is good medicine.” Pro. 15:15 says, “The cheerful heart has a continual feast.”

Do you have a cheerful heart and a continual feast? If not, make the decision to change your attitude and you can have praises in your heart and a cheerful attitude toward others.



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