Ada Brownell is my guest writer today. I love her devotion, and it is so true. Some sins seems small and inconsequential to us, but in the end they can still make us gag and become very uncomfortable. Ada has a new book out–IMAGINE THE FUTURE. Here’s the Amazon Link for it.
IMAGINE YOUR MENTAL WEALTH
by Ada Brownell
Psalm 119: 10-11
“With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me wander from Your commandments. Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You.”
David, the same young fellow who killed the giant while Israel’s army stood by in fear, discovered Satan can trip up the best of us if we don’t look out. David wrote this after repentance for committing adultery:
God’s Word. A great download for our brains.
We are able to put some beautiful things in our minds: scripture, good music, good information, a willingness to learn, a willingness to work, a determination to love, a determination to help, a determination to make heaven our home.
Although God’s covenant is etched into our hearts when we accept Jesus as Savior, we need to study good things that “Ca-ching!” profitable character. We’re told in the book of Timothy to study to show ourselves approved unto God, so we will rightly interpret the Word of Truth.
If we use our excellent knowledge of good things, our character and integrity grow. Our will becomes stronger. It’s like seeing a growing baby every day. He looks the same size if we see him often, but if we wait six months or a year, we see a big difference! And you and others will see a change in you when you put positive things you learn into action.
When we make good decisions, we become more mature, more trustworthy, more dependable, and our potential for doing great things increases.
Yet, we need to guard our minds because ungodly things we assimilate (even alcohol or an illegal drug) can do things we can’t fathom.
Could be like what happened to Jonesy, my sister’s Clara’s Chihuahua, a little darling dog who did tricks for Clara’s husband, Blackie. They would put glassless eyeglasses on the dog, and he’d sit up, take his front paws, and act as if he were reading a newspaper. He’d play dead when Blackie pointed his finger and yelled, “Bang!”
Jonesy did all kinds of tricks and received his hamburgers “made to order,” and a human cookie for dessert. But one day he coughed, sneezed, and gagged all through the night. He wouldn’t eat, and he continued coughing, sneezing, and gagging for several days.
My sis thought Jones was dying, and she couldn’t bear putting him to sleep. Her son was fighting a war, and he was attached to the dog, too.
“We can’t let Jonesy die!” she said.
After about a week of the dog not eating, Jonesy gagged and Clara noticed something in the back of his throat. A long blade of grass hung down his throat and up through his nose. She pulled it out. Jonesy immediately got a drink, ate, and lived for several years after that.
Sometimes a tiny amount of filth or ungodliness can give us great grief.
©copyright Ada Brownell 2013—Adapted from the soon to be released book, IMAGINE THE FUTURE YOU.
IMAGINE THE FUTURE YOU by Ada Brownell
Will you be the person you dream of being—or someone from your nightmares?
You don’t need a fortune teller to reveal your future. You are the person who determines who you will be, what your life will be like, and how your hopes and dreams will be fulfilled.
Today is the time to IMAGINE and to create an action plan for your future.
- How harnessing your will can make you a champion
- How to make valuable deposits into your mind, detoxify harmful substances in the brain, and avoid brain washing
- How to look and be your best
- How to connect with Someone who will make a difference in your life
- How who you marry changes everything
- How to avoid traps that jeopardize your future
- Where you want your name to appear
- Why you can believe God is there and interested in your future
- Examples of people who grabbed their future and held on
This book will show how to make the right connections, how to grow you talents, and how to begin believing in yourself and things greater than yourself—for a wonderful Future You!
This sounds like a great book, Ada. Here’s the Amazon Link for it.
Thanks for being my guest, Ada!
I’m reading this book, now. It’s fantastic. This except is a good example of Ada’s powerful voice. Thanks, Lillian, for sharing this.
Thanks, Janet. Glad to hear that about the book.
Thanks, Lillian, for inviting me to be your guest. And Janet, I’m am humbled by your assessment. I hope you write a review! God bless you both.