Fresh Hope – 28th August 2017

In some parts of Mexico, hot and cold springs are found side-by-side. Local women often boil their clothes in the hot springs and then rinse them in the cold springs. Recently, a tourist said to her guide, “these people must think that nature is amazing to supply them with hot and cold water side by side, all free of charge.” The guide replied, ” not really, they grumble because it doesn’t provide the soap too; and not only that they have heard that there are machines that do this kind of work in other parts of the world!”

Contentment isn’t getting what you want, it’s enjoying what you’ve got.

If you want to be miserable, focus on what others have and forget what God’s given you. Comparing will always leave you feeling left out, rejected or short changed. If you don’t put the brakes on your negative emotions, you will become bitter and critical. Comparison is the biggest joy killer in anyone’s life. An entire generation died in the old Testament because they were complainers. They went round and round in circles and never entered the promised land, whereas those with an attitude of gratitude enjoyed every moment of it.

How has your attitude been these days?

Hasn’t God been good to you?

Where would you be today without him?

Before you go a step further today check your attitude, and then spend some time giving thanks to God.

Remember: attitude determines altitude.

1 Chronicles 16:34 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures for ever.

Pastor Mark

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