Senior Pastor’s Devotional
Day 67 Movement Control Order – “Strategic Psalm 91 Watch”
“Above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything you do.”
Proverbs 4:23. (NLT)
A lady was diagnosed with cancer. It was not an encouraging diagnosis. In the months ahead even when she was going through chemo therapy treatment, she always had a positive outlook and often said, “I’m living with cancer, not dying of cancer.”
Oscar Pistorius was a double amputee but yet he was running in the World Athletics Meet. He is a world record holder. He is often called the ‘blade runner.’ He said, “I am not a disabled. I just don’t have any legs.”
We may not be able to change many outward situations in life but we can certainly change our attitude about the situation. If we change our attitude it can change our life. The reality is that we eventually become what we think about. If I keep thinking I have a problem that is holding me back, I will end up believing this and act accordingly.
No wonder the Bible teaches us to guard our heart, which applies to our thinking, our feelings, and our actions. If my thoughts are constantly negative, my emotions will become negative, and my actions will be self-defeating. As the King James Version of the Bible advises:”Keep your heart with all diligence.”
So … if you have a problem—one that you have to live with—think of it this way, “I’m living with a challenge and with God’s help I will overcome.”
What are the good things that you can see in the midst of the pandemic?
Pastor Lawrence Yap.