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  • Robert Petry 12:39 pm on January 29, 2017 Permalink |
    Tags: attitude, , character, conversion, , galatians, growth, , paul, Repentance, sin   

    Repentance & Conversion. What’s that all about?

    The problem for most of us is that our mental cup is so full we can’t and won’t listen to things that might be better for us. So, in order to grow and make progress in all areas of life we must empty our cup in order to fill it with things that cause us to grow. One cannot refill a full cup, period.

    That’s what repentance and conversion is all about. They lead one to make the first step to MAJOR change and growth in our lives FOR THE BETTER. Understanding that should help one to better grasp this old saying:

    “The EMPTINESS of the cup is the USEFULLNESS thereof!”

    Ever tried to pour more coffee into a cup already filled with it? It don’t work.

    It is the repentance and conversion that helps one to empty their cup full of old and unworkable traits.

    So, what does one empty out of one’s mental cup upon repentance and conversion? Simply all the things that hold us down in life. The Apostle Paul labeled them the “WORKS of the FLESH.” Galatians 5:19-21

    What are those “WORKS of the FLESH?” Why…

    ADULTERY
    FORNICATION
    UNCLEANNESS
    LASCIVIOUSNESS
    IDOLATRY
    WITCHCRAFT
    HATRED
    VARIANCE
    EMULATIONS
    WRATH
    STRIFE
    SEDITIONS
    HERESIES
    ENVYINGS
    MURDERS
    DRUNKENNESS
    REVELLINGS
    AND SUCH LIKE

    Once that cup is emptied, it is now in its USEFULL state. It can be filled again with something FRESH and DIFFERENT. What, then, might that be?

    Then the Father, or the Creator, FILLS that newly emptied cup with LIVING WATER, which is His Spirit. As that water begins to fill up one’s cup then the “FRUITS of the SPIRIT” begin to manifest in one’s life! Those FRUITS then flow from you towards others. THEN you become more of an asset to others and they will help lift you up, and will want to begin expressing the “FRUITS of the SPIRIT” in their lives also.
    What are those FRUITS? Why,…

    LOVE
    JOY
    PEACE
    PATIENCE
    GENTLENESS,
    GOODNESS
    FAITH
    MEEKNESS
    TEMPERANCE.

    Paul expressed how valuable these 9 FRUITS are: “against such there is no law.”

    I suggest you read all of what Paul wrote about this subject. It’s covered in Galatians, chapter 5 and verse 13 through 26. If you do, and if you decide to empty your cup so it can be refilled with what is beneficial to all, then your life will soar with new insights, happiness, quality and a very different productive character and attitude.

    Then you will be able to say, along with King David in Psalm 23, “MY CUP RUNNETH OVER!”

     
  • Robert Petry 7:02 am on January 28, 2017 Permalink |
    Tags: character, happiness, , , patience, peace, , ,   

    Here’s something to try for the rest of the day. Why, one could even do it for the whole week, the year, or even for your lifetime. Why not give it a go? It will change your life for the better.

    W. Clement Stone began with $100 and turned a small insurance operation into millions of dollars of personal wealth. This method of gaining those millions was based on what you should begin using in your life. Here it is, a simple slogan, that Mr. Stone taught should be repeated to one’s self multiple times a day until it becomes a HABIT.

    “DO THE RIGHT THING BECAUSE IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO!”

    Can you do that for yourself? Repeat it outloud daily when you are alone till it becomes your method of operation. You might like the results. Try it, you will like it.

     
  • Robert Petry 10:03 pm on January 27, 2017 Permalink |
    Tags: , character, gta, hwa, , ,   

    Slogans are great, but are useless unless applied in one’s own life. When I first went to college in late 1959, I learned the college slogan. “Recapture True Values.” Sounds great doesn’t it? Well, here’s the thing, to this day I still try my best to apply that slogan. I wonder if you do? It’s not an easy road, but it is worth every effort.
    During the years approx. 1963-1968 I noticed something strange happening. The people at college were changing. The whole attitude was turning away from that slogan. New people had come in and deliberately began to tear that down. They worked internally to destroy the college and the church connected to that college. They did their job. BUT, what they could not do was turn everyone against that slogan. Sadly, what the world sees and hears are all the bad and deliberately distorted stories about the college and church personnel.
    And, on top of that, those characters that came in to destroy also worked to mislead the leaders. And are still at it to this day with their childish websites, and childish accusations.
    Yet, here I am today telling you plainly and clearly that during the years I was at college, the leaders and people I knew personally were striving to live that slogan.
    But, it doesn’t matter what men did, for that was long ago prophesied. What matters is this: What are YOU and I going to do in our personal lives? Why don’t you join me in once again “Recapturing the TRUE Values” and live them? Individual examples are actually even more impressive than what a group does. Peope don’t and can’t always relate to a group as much as to individuals. Try it, you’ll like it.

     
  • Robert Petry 4:02 pm on January 27, 2017 Permalink |
    Tags: character, , mind, profession, ,   

    Success. Ah, success. Everybody wants it. There is never enough. Besides it’s an UPWARD struggle to get there. Just read the endless series of books, articles, lectures, videos, dvd’s, websites, etc. all telling how to get success. And, how to motivate yourself to GET it. But wait – is it an UPWARD climb? Maybe we’ve been taught the hard way to gain success. Isn’t there a better way?

    Let’s take a look at these two quotes now, and discuss the subject futher in future posts.

    1. “Get into the FLOW that takes you where you want to GO!”

    2. “Find the FLOW that goes where you want to go and GET IN IT! Let the FLOW carry you.”

    Ever seen nature’s powerful force WATER at work? Le me ask you, then, does water FLOW upwards? Do rivers FLOW upstream? Do waterfalls fall UPWARDS, you know, UP the hill/mountain/cliff?

    And, how does water INCREASE its POWER?

    Just think about it.

     
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