A New Attitude by Mary Kane
“Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. He who speaks evil of his brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge another?James 4:11-12
I needed a new attitude.
Switching churches has never been an easy task for my family. But God had been showing me that there were some very deep fundamental errors in the doctrine of our current church, therefore it was time to find a new church home. I felt God leading me to small Bible church in our hometown. I tried out the church for a couple of weeks myself and then my husband and sons began to attend as well. It’s never easy to be the “new family” in a small close-knit church. In hopes of making a few new friends a got involved with ministry opportunities that fell within my gifting. One evening, while at church for a children’s group, I was feeling a little left out and lonely. I gave myself a pep talk and decided to make another effort to reach out and introduce myself to other women. As I walked down the long Fellowship Hall hallway I saw a woman, Sue, headed toward me on my left. I waited until she drew closer and greeted her. To my astonishment she completely ignored me and walked on by.
Our attitudes which are driven by our feelings can influence our actions. Unfortunately our feelings can mislead us. The Bible says our hearts are deceitful above all things. So what do we do when we need a new attitude? Who can we trust to help transform our hearts and minds? To do the in depth Bible study A New Attitude, please click on the link: