Posts with the tag “control”

3 Keys To A Heavenly Perspective
by Curt Dodd on June 1st, 2024
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. (Proverbs 19:21)  If we want to live this life on earth well, we need to do so with a heavenly perspective at the forefront of our minds. This world is not our home, and one day we will begin our eternity in heaven with Jesus. Therefore while we are still here on this planet, I believe there are three attit...  Read More
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3 Keys To A Heavenly Perspective
by Curt Dodd on May 1st, 2024
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. (Proverbs 19:21)  If we want to live this life on earth well, we need to do so with a heavenly perspective at the forefront of our minds. This world is not our home, and one day we will begin our eternity in heaven with Jesus. Therefore while we are still here on this planet, I believe there are three attit...  Read More
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Submitting to God’s Will
by Curt Dodd on February 15th, 2024
“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me according to your word.” Then the angel left her. (Luke 1:38)  If there was ever an example of complete submission to God’s will, it is the story of Mary in the Gospel of Luke. Mary was only a teenager and was engaged to be married. She was ready to start a new and exciting chapter in her life, when an angel told her that she would be the ...  Read More
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A Childlike Faith
by Curt Dodd on February 2nd, 2024
He called a little child to him and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:2-4) In Matthew’s account of Jesus’ life and ministry, he tells this simple yet impactful story...  Read More
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Trust God’s Plan
by Curt Dodd on May 2nd, 2023
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. (2 Corinthians 1:3-5)   ...  Read More
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Control Your Heart
by Curt Dodd on November 25th, 2022
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.  (Proverbs 4:23)When there is trouble in our lives, we tend to focus on that. We think we can work through it by mental-emotional gyrations. We dream about it, talk to our friends about it, and dwell on it. We devote a lot of verbiage to that trouble. Because we are worrying about it, Jesus is saying, “Don't let your hearts be ...  Read More
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