Change Takes Action

by F. L. Anderson

I heard a quote on the radio from a well known furniture store owner here, in Houston. It had to do with bettering one's self. "Change the environment, change the brain, change the behavior." As I meditated on this, it dawned on me that you can find this same wisdom throughout the Bible.

 
  • Change the environment: Paul tells us to "come out from among them and separate yourselves from them." In other words, change who you're hanging around. Associate yourself with those who love truth. Attach yourself to people of light.

  • Change the brain: Paul again, tells us to "Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind."

  • Change your behavior: "Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy."

For things to change, somebody, somewhere has to start behaving differently. Acting differently, starts with action. #iTEACH

Gift Wrapped with a Bow

by F. L. Anderson

Throughout history, God (the father) has been known by many names: Elohim, El Shaddai, Yahweh and many others. Sure, some are more popular than others and have many meanings. However, why shoot with a hand gun when a shot gun is available? Why wound the enemy (devil), when you can use "That Name" and take the enemy out?

Some get excited and swept into a frenzy when they hear all the various names for God in a sermon. I guess that's ok, if that's what you need to be moved. As for me, I just like to keep it simple. I just use the name Jesus. When I'm glad...Jesus. When I hurt...Jesus. When I'm upset...Jesus. When I hit my finger with a hammer, I don't say "ouch!"