SPRING FORTH NOW
Sunday, September 4, 2022
That, however, is not the way of life you learned when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need. Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Ephesians 4:20-32 (NIV)
Your decision to Breathe: New Life must not be superficial but instead something that is a product of your thought life that now transfers to your active life. Our thought, our mind is the control center of our body, and thus, what descends from there, creates the atmosphere for the action that happens. Therefore, as you Breathe: New Life it is a direct result of the New Attitude for your circumstances that has been formed in your thought life that equips you for action. This New Attitude demands a cleansing, exhaling if you will of all the toxicity that may exist in your present life to transform it into the new life you desire. Thus, you must decide that certain things, including people, places, and things that do not contribute to and/or support the new life you desire are avoided and eliminated. In addition, your New Attitude does not see the people, places, and things of your life as against you but instead as opportunities for you and thus you can give that which leads to your breathing, inhaling if you will what is necessary for you to Breathe: New Life. Remember all things that produce the action required or your outcome, that which you desire should and can be for your life, begin in your thought life, your mind, transform it and you transform for your new life!