Thursday, October 21, 2010

Message from Renee Trapp, Business Manager


Webster defines attitude as “a manner of acting, feeling, or thinking that shows one’s disposition, opinion, etc. (as in a friendly attitude)” or “one’s disposition, opinion, mental set, etc.”

In his letters to the churches at Philippi and Colosse, the Apostle Paul addressed the issue of a proper attitude:

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” Colossians 3:23

“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus; Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross!” Philippians 2:5-8

Does your attitude show that you are a Christian? Is your attitude God-pleasing? At times when we are stressed by pressures at work or school, family struggles, financial difficulties, health issues, etc, we find it difficult to maintain a positive, cheerful Christian attitude.

The evangelical Christian pastor, author, educator, and radio preacher, Charles Swindoll, once said:

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”

**We have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for the day.

**We are in charge of our attitudes.

Let us pray that God will give us the proper attitude—cheerful, hard-working, humble, and obedient—as we serve Him at PC. Have a blessed day.

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