Take a Moment of Your Time to Listen to “Dealing with the Pressure of Time,” with Charles Stanley

 

Ephesians 5:15-17

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

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Time is not only precious it is fleeting. Lately, I’ve been reflecting on how intentional I am with investing my time. I cringe when I think about all the time I’ve wasted in the past, whether it be on the phone, surfing the internet, watching t.v. or just through procrastination. We are given a set number of hours in the day to accomplish God’s work and those minutes can easily slip through our fingers if we aren’t careful.

This 2 part broadcast series, by Charles Stanley, “Dealing with the Pressure of Time,” is a perfect reminder to reflect on how we choose to spend our time.

Jesus was only here for 33 short years and what he accomplished in those 3 years of his ministry was an incredible testimony of a life well spent. None of us know how long we will walk this earth, but, while we are here have 24 hours in a day,  no more or less to use it in a way that adds to the body of Christ and enriches our lives and the lives around us. When I listened to this broadcast, I asked myself 3 questions:

1) What distractions cause me to use my time unwisely?

2) What does using my time wisely look like in my life?

3) What do I do everyday to be intentional about how I spend my time?

Most importantly how does God fit into my day and am I making time for Him?

Hope you enjoy the broadcast!

Struggling with Anxiety? Listen to This 2 Part Series by Charles Stanley

Psalms 34: 4

I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

If you are struggling with anxiety listen to this two part radio broadcast by Charles Stanley, “When Anxiety Strikes Part 1 & 2.” Life is short and anxiety only shaves more time off the precious moments you have on earth to do what God has planned for you. Even though circumstances can seem overwhelming remember that our God is mightier and wants you to rest in the assurance of his protection. I heard this broadcast and knew I had to share it with all my mommas out there who are struggling with worry, anxiety and fear. Seek the Lord and trust in him and he will never forsake you.

Stay focused on his light

Stay focused on his light

“Taking Control Of Your Thoughts” Sermon by Charles Stanley You Must Hear!

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I haven’t written my resolutions or goals for 2015 on my blog, because I’m more introspective about them this year. I want to make changes that are a lifestyle change and not just quick fixes. Well, today I know that one of those goals is to, “Control My Thoughts.” I woke up today and decided to go to church in the evening, but tuned in to Charles Stanley and his message on television was, “Taking Control of Your Thoughts.” Wow this was one of the best sermons I’ve ever heard and I immediately knew I had to share it with you and encourage you to listen.

Basically, he tells us how our thoughts are our control tower for our life. Our thoughts control our actions and who we eventually turn out to be. There are so many nuggets of wisdom in this sermon that I just need you to watch it!! But, here is just a glimpse of some of the notes that I took that were impactful to me:

  • We sow a thought and reap an action
  • We sow an action and reap a habit
  • We sow a habit and reap a character
  • We sow a character and reap a destiny

Don’t you just want to soak that in!!! 

Then he said how unseen thoughts produce visible consequences in our life... BINGO!  I know I can name a few consequences I’ve endured because of my thoughts!

I will leave you with these questions he asks us to ask ourselves, as if I need to entice you more to listen to this sermon!

  1. Where will my thoughts lead me?
  2. Will these thoughts get me to where I want to go?
  3. Will my thoughts tear me down or build me up?
  4. Can I share these thoughts?
  5. Are these thoughts scripturally acceptable
  6. Where did these thoughts originate?
  7. Do I feel guilty thinking these thoughts?
  8. Do these thoughts fit who I am as a believer in Christ?

Talk about being spiritually fed! Get nourished and listen to Taking Control of Your Thoughts, matter of fact listen to it a couple of times and send it to your friends!