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The Power of the Mind

9 Jun

Pastor Troy Shaw, of the Oasis Church preached an awesome word on Sunday. He was going to preach on Restoring the Spirit of Hope but God had other plans. He ended up preaching on The Power of the Mind. It was just what I needed. Here are the notes I took.

Renew your mind then you will know God’s will for your life. We all have choices to make in this life and some lead to life and some lead to death.

There are two negative mentalities:

1. Defeatest Mentality: I will never ___________.  I am stuck right here forever.

2. Poverty Mentality: I will never succeed. I will always be poor or I will always be stuck in this debt.

We dwell on the negative instead of thinking how good God is. When you don’t think anything good can happen, God cannot bless you the way he wants too.

He said, we need to repnt because God wants to take care of us. God can deliver you from the midst of the storm even when we are not deserving. We need to get rid of our stinkin thinkin. We need to get into God’s word to renew our minds.

There are two positive mindsets:

1. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13

2. I am more than a conqueror.

God’s blessings will always follow with wisdom and work.If you don’t have wisdom, pray for it.

Don’t give up! We will still go through stuff but God is right there with us.

The hand of the Lord is upon you so RISE UP!



12 Mar

Joy, what a simple word. It is powerful though. In these tough times no matter what you are facing, I want to encourage you to hold on to your faith and have joy. Things may be at there worst but something about staying positive and having faith and joy can actually help pull you out of the situation. The joy of the Lord is my strength. It can give you strength to have that joy. Hang on and stay strong during these uncertain times. Everything just seems so negative so turn off the news and turn to God. Hold on! I just want to encourage you with some positive news and help build your faith.

Whether you have experienced a job loss, a bad marriage, battling an illness, or whatever you are going through, hold on to your faith in God and hold on the joy that is deep within you. My husband and I have faced many, many trials in our almost 8 years of marriage and 13 years of being together but the one constant that got us through was having faith in the midst of the storm and trying to find something positive in all of it. You will come out of whatever situation you are in.