Author Daneille Snowden

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When I was 7 years old I was born again! Five years later, the Lord filled me with His Holy Spirit and called me out to serve in full time service in the ministry. My heart is missions and a longing to love people into God's Kingdom.
I love to teach God's Word, pray with people and write. 
Soon, we are hoping our Jesus opens amazing doors to walk into mission endeavors.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

HAVING THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

 

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 HAVING THE RIGHT ATTITUDE
By Daneille  Gray  Snowden 
 
Philippians 2:5
5 "Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:]"

Attitude means; "manner, disposition, feeling, position  / position or posture of the body appropriate to or expressive of an action, emotion, etc.:"


I absolutely LOVE taking the definition of a word pulled from scripture and reapply it to the same passage. Somewhat what other translations of the Bible do. Here, we see the word Attitude mixed with Purpose. Also, with the throwing in of  'humility' as a character inner mixed with the type of attitude that displays our Lord Jesus clearly.

May our 'feeling' be the same as the physical posture of our body; (when faced with various circumstances) clearly depicted by what our Lord displayed through out His amazing life on the earth. When I think of my Lord walking with His Disciples from place to place; I picture in my mind a astute postured man, walking steadfastly with great purpose.  Luke 9:51 we read, "He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem."  We see Him walking through the crowds, being touched by the woman with the issue, then moving steadfastly on to raise Jairus' daughter. Constantly, with great purpose, the Lord's attitude sustained (HOLY) purpose, love and humility, in addition, sacrifice.

Daily, it is good to 'check' our attitudes with God's Word as the instruction guide. Asking ourselves:
"Is the mind of my spirit in perfect agreement with the life of the Son of God in me, or am I mentally rebellious and defiant? Am I allowing the mind of Christ to be formed in me?" O. Chambers

How? How do we maintain this right heart, manner, and feeling? Zech. 4:6 says "It's NOT by might, nor by power, but by HIS Spirit - says the Lord..." When we try to live this life example out today, facing ridicule, hurt, disappoints and so on; we will be wore down. And many, many times it is to this point that we just feel the need to take things into our own hands and lay aside self-sacrifice by defending or usurping our needs above others. It happens to each and everyone of us.
"Christ never spoke of His right to Himself, but always maintained an inner vigilance to submit His spirit continually to His Father. I also have the responsibility to keep my spirit in agreement with His Spirit." O. Chambers
 
Therefore, it's vital - daily to plunge ourselves into the Presence of the Lord and partake of the Bread of Life. As we do, His LIFE...His attitude, purpose and mind will be in us! 

In Him (My Lord Jesus),
Daneille Gray Snowden


 

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