May this be the year
instead of grumbling and complaining
we pray and we praise
We are grateful.
instead of telling God all about our problems
we tell our problems about our GOD
We trust the LORD.
instead of telling everything that’s wrong
we talk about what all is right
We focus on the good.
instead of speaking out our doubts and fears
we proclaim truth from GOD’s Word
We declare the promises.
instead of filling our minds with whatever is on TV
we purposely renew our minds with the Word
We feed our spirit.
instead of being consumed by entertainment
we get up and go out and be the church
We entertain angels, unaware.
instead of begging GOD
we believe GOD
We walk by faith.
instead of just hearing and agreeing with God’s Word
we do what we say that we believe
We walk out our faith.
instead of worrying so much about how we look
we examine our hearts, daily
We look in GOD’s mirror.
instead of following just a diet and exercise routine
we fast and pray and flex our spirit
We are changed from the inside out.
instead of listening to doom and gloom
we practice seeing the view from God
We get GOD’s perspective.
instead of being conformed to this world
we break the mold and follow the example that Jesus set
We transform the world.
instead of seeking popularity and approval from men
we live to please our Father
We live for an audience of One.
instead of worrying about what everyone thinks about us
we walk in the knowledge and the power of who our Father says that we are
We walk in Christ.
instead of measuring everything by worldly success
we compare everything to GOD’s standards
We set the standard.
instead of fitting in and blending in
we stand firm in the Truth and in our faith
We contend for our faith and for Truth.
instead of hiding in the dark
we fan the flame within us
We shine like stars in a world full of darkness.
by Angela Dingler 1/2/2016