Your Life is a Result of Your Thinking


My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen to my words. Never let them get away from you. Remember them and keep them in your heart. They will give life and health to anyone who understands them. Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts. Proverbs 4:20-23

How many know that when you continually think a certain way, it forms habits that are hard to break? This can work for both good things and bad things. Sin isn’t something that happens overnight. No, it’s something you’ve thought about.

God was very clear about our thought life. I can quote so many verses that talk about this very thing; “As a man thinks, so is he.” “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” “Fill your minds with those things that are good and that deserve praise: things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and honorable.”

Part of Gods instruction to Joshua was; Be sure that the book of the Law is always read in your worship. Study it day and night, and make sure that you obey everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8 GNT

I will make my way prosperous and successful! How, by filling my mind with Gods Word. By thinking on His Word constantly. I call it ‘super-infused’ with the Word. I will only have available to my mouth, the things I put in my heart. I can pray for wisdom till I’m blue in the face, but until I renew my mind, nothing will change.

If you want to know why your life is a mess, go to the Word for a check-up. If your body isn’t lining up with the Word, ask yourself what you’re thinking on. If you’re constantly fearful, begin finding scripture on the peace of God and type them up, read them every day until your mind is renewed and your confidence in God is secure.

God has done everything He will ever do for us to guarantee our success in life. If you’re looking for your life to change dramatically, begin by reading the Word. Make it the focus of your attention. Make it a priority and watch how things shift in your thinker.

Always Thinking,

Sandy G

Only God Knows

And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:13-14

I’m really weary of people asking me if I’m pre-tribulation, mid-tribulation or post-tribulation. My answer is always, I’m here for such a time as this. There is only present for me. I’m focused on what I can do now, not tomorrow or the next day. I live in the moment, not wanting miss opportunities to make a difference in those around me. We’re not promised tomorrow, so stop trying to figure out when Jesus will return….He doesn’t even know! Only the Father knows the day and the hour.

How exciting to be in the Kingdom at this time. How exciting to know that the King of kings is on the throne, ruling and reigning in our hearts. This truth must be firmly established in us. We must not fear, but rather trust in the Lord completely and fully.

Stop being distracted. Don’t allow the news media to change what you know. The job of the enemy is to make you fearful, but God is clear in His promises to you. He will never leave or forsake you. Keep your eyes on Him and your hope in His promises.

Revelation 12:10: Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.”

Sandy G

Celebrate New Beginnings

And the Lord said, “I have certainly seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their outcry because of their taskmasters, for I am aware of their sufferings. So I have come down to rescue them from the power of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and spacious land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite. And now, behold, the cry of the sons of Israel has come to Me; furthermore, I have seen the oppression with which the Egyptians are oppressing them. Exodus 3:7‭-‬9 NASB

We have been crying out to God for our nation and although we’ve seen some contrary movements to what we expected, God has heard, He has seen and He’s moving on our behalf.

Over the past few weeks the courts have overturned 3 major protections to our constitution. Religious rights, right to bear arms and the right of the unborn to be protected.

I believe this is only the beginning of the manifestation of truth revealed. For all who didn’t give up and quit, who’ve placed their hope and trust in the unfailing grace of God, your redemption is at hand.

God will crush tyranny. He has already placed Satan under His feet and you have covenant with God. Please don’t forget that regardless of what you see around you.

Don’t leave out thanksgiving when you call out to God. Thanksgiving is the entrance to His courts. It’s a key element to access the throne room.

Thank God for opening blind eyes and setting people free from wrong thinking. It’s going to get better from here on out. Be encouraged and look for new beginnings to happen around you.

Sandy G

Just Consider This

And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. Romans 4:19

Lets break down the word ‘consider’ per the dictionary; to think carefully about, especially in order to make a decision; contemplate; reflect on; to regard as or deem to be; to think, believe, or suppose; to bear in mind; make allowance for; to pay attention to; regard.

So, Abraham did not consider, think about, contemplate, reflect on, or even bear in mind, the impossibility of he and Sarah having children. He only considered what God said. Therefore I submit to you that of we only consider God’s Word and not the report of the enemy, the diagnosis of the doctor, the balance in our checkbook or the lack in our pantry, what our car sounds like or looks like or lack thereof, what we see in the mirror….you get the picture, than we will see the promises of God come to pass regardless of the impossibility.

It all started when Eve considered what the serpent said. We’ve been considering ever since. STOP CONSIDERING!

Remember when the angel stood before Mary and told her she would be the mother of the Messiah? She responded correctly, “Be it unto me according to your Word”. Then she prophesied or spoke what what already in her heart. She never doubted or considered anything but what God said.

My dear friends, it’s time to change our thinking to line up with what God says, not what the world says. Commit to consider only what He promises to do.

Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:5

Sandy G

He Picked Me

You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest regions, and said to you,

‘You are My servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away: Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isaiah 41:9-10

Pick me! Pick me! Were you one of them? Growing up, I wasn’t the first pick on our neighborhood softball team. I was great at running (practice from running from my sister after I did or said something stupid!), but couldn’t hit or catch very well.

I don’t blame them for not picking me, after all, everyone wants people on their team who will help them win. But God saw something in me that no one else could see. He picked me! He saw that I caught truth and ran with it. He saw as I cheered on my teammates!

He told me, “I have a work for you that will help our team win. I have picked you!”

I hear him say to you this morning, “You are mine! I formed you before the world began. I have placed you here for such a time as this.”

We can do this people! We’re on the same team going toward the same goal, to proclaim His kingdom come onto the earth just as it is in Heaven. Let’s join hands with those who run beside us and win this race together.

Sandy G

Is He God Only When You’re Desperate?

And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat knelt and worshiped Him, saying, Truly You are the Son of God! Matthew 15:32-33

Now get this, these were the same men who followed Jesus from town to town watching him do multiple miracles. He had just fed 5000 plus with 5 loaves and 2 fish yet they didn’t know He was the Son of God? Seriously? It’s only when a storm came up and they faced death and saw Him walk on water to rescue them, that they believed.

What does God have to do for us, to get us to believe Him? We say we believe with our lips, but at the first sign of trouble, we’re all up in His face wondering where He is and why He’s not delivered. What about Psalm 34:15 and I Peter 3:12 where His eyes are always on us and His ears open to our cry?

Is God a fair-weather friend to you? I can’t answer that for you, but to me, He is an honored, faithful forever friend. Does He keep His Word only when I see it or even when I don’t? Will I love and trust Him only when it makes sense or even when it doesn’t?

He has already done everything He will ever do for you and now, it’s on you to believe it, receive it and speak it out. It’s time your faith in His promises becomes more than just a familiar passage that’s thrown out like a lifeline to someone struggling to stay afloat. To convince others, we must first believe it ourselves. That the same God who spoke it is able to back it up.

Oh my Forever Friend! How kind and true, how all knowing are You. I would never run to another when You’re so near. You’re always speaking but I must tune in to hear. There is no other who sees and knows all that I have need of before I do. You’ve got everything I need in Your hands and just as I need to see it, You blow it to me as an invisible kiss. My heart is Yours alone.

Sandy G

What Would Abraham Do?

Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

So Abram departed as the Lord had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. Genesis 12:1-4 NKJV

Abraham left his family and country to pursue the promise of a God he had only just met. Noah built a giant sized boat on the Word of an unseen God who said it would rain in a land that had never known rain. For 120 years he endured ridicule. David was anointed king but was hunted for years before he took the throne.

Who does that? People whose focus remains intentionally unwavering regardless of the time involved in the process.

We live in a society where waiting 3 minutes at a stoplight causes anxiety attacks and heaven help us if the drive thru window attendant is too friendly to the person in front of us.

When what God has promised doesn’t manifest in the time we’ve allowed Him, we tend to toss our faith away and assume God could care less. We couldn’t be more mistaken! He is more then faithful to a faithless generation.

There is absolutely nothing impossible to those who believe. Absolutely nothing! Don’t throw away your confidence just because it doesn’t show up when and how you think it should. Every story in the bible began with a promise. The length of time is determined by unwavering faith regardless of the odds and unchanging words.

Abraham got his son. Noah got his rain. David took his throne. You too will have what you’re willing to wait for. Just keep pursuing the presence of God and continue doing what he says.

Sandy G

I’m Not a Quitter

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Galatians 6:7-9 NKJV

This morning I want to focus on verse 9 in what I like to call the ‘And’ verse. Paul is telling the church at Galatia a whole lot of good stuff, but the meaning is this, regardless of what others choose to do, you do what is right and keep doing it. Don’t be discouraged or downhearted when you see the wicked keep doing wickedness and seem to live prosperous and content. We have something they do not….peace. And the knowledge that if we continue doing right, we will reap a harvest, whether it’s tough going or not.

It’s easy for your faith to wane and not realize it. How so? Let me try to explain and maybe you’ll understand.

I went to the beach with my friends a couple weeks ago. The waves were huge! I thought how fun! I love huge waves. Jumping over them and having them bump into you and over your head. We were laughing and having a good time. Suddenly I felt exhausted. I didn’t realize how tired I was until I got back to the beach and sat down in my chair. My legs almost gave out.

Life can be that way sometimes. When you’re currently beaten on every side and you don’t realize how tired you are. You just keep going because you have to. There’s no one else to take over for you. God sends people to encourage you, but you do it because you must.

You don’t realize how tired you are until the end of one battle comes with another right on its tail. But you have to stay up because there’s no one else to fight it. You don’t even have time to call your prayer team cause decisions have to be made in the moment.

Spouse, children, finances, property and it repeats in various forms until you want to curl into a ball and roll away. Hey, I’m not a quitter, but lately, it’s been super tempting. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. In fact many people I personally know have been under similar circumstances.

Plant your seed of faith in the fertilizer of your circumstances and pray for rain. Don’t give up on your promises just because it’s been a longer season than normal. You will reap your harvest if you don’t give up.

I pray for you today that strength burst forth into your seed. I pray that you be lifted up in your faith. I asked that the heavenly father give you a sign in your season that your Harvest is on the way. It’s in Jesus name and for his glory I pray. Amen

Sandy G

Safe

The sinful people of Zion are trembling with fright. They say, “God’s judgment is like a fire that burns forever. Can any of us survive a fire like that?” You can survive if you say and do what is right. Don’t use your power to cheat the poor and don’t accept bribes. Don’t join with those who plan to commit murder or to do other evil things. Then you will be safe; you will be as secure as if in a strong fortress. You will have food to eat and water to drink.

This should be handed to every person running for Senate or Congress as a reminder of what God thinks those who use their power for evil and not good. Hey, I didn’t say it, God did, and I agree wholeheartedly.

Learning to do what is right in any situation or position in life that you hold, is often a challenge. Be it as a manager, owner, or even a mother or father, those are positions of leadership and power and we should not walk in those positions and treat those under our leadership poorly. It’s an honor to be those things, but only if you do right in that position.

With every admonition God gives, there is a flip side or a blessing. If you do evil, you’ll get this. If you do good, you’ll get this. Like most parents, we warn our children by telling them what will happen if they choose the wrong choice. Those lessons follow us through life and allow us to make right choices every day.

So in this case God says, “Then you will be safe; you will be as secure as if in a strong fortress. You will have food to eat and water to drink.” Those are not small things in the days and times we currently live in. Being safe. Having enough to eat and drink. You’ll see it happening around you but the Father has called you ‘SAFE’.

Join me in saying, “Thank You Lord, for saving my soul. Thank You Lord, for making me whole. Thank You Lord, for giving to me, Thy great salvation so rich and free.”

Sandy G

You Are Near

O LORD, be gracious to us; We have waited for You. Be their arm every morning, Our salvation also in the time of trouble. Isaiah 33:3

Be pleasantly kind, benevolent and courteous to us. That is my prayer this morning and every morning. I’ve waited. Impatiently, patiently for so so long! It almost feels as if you’re not listening, or perhaps you’re busy with your many other children. But I’m still here. I’m not going anywhere. Still waiting.

Be the arm I lean on every morning. When I’m tired and feel I can’t go on, may I reach for you and find you there, steady, strong and ready to hold me up. When I look in the mirror and ready myself for the day, may I see your reflection behind me, smiling lovingly at me.

Be my salvation. Protect me from harm, risk, loss or destruction as I go about my day. In the times when I don’t see the dangers, watch over me. May I not fall into a trap and be wounded. May my foot follow in your footsteps for you indeed know the way.

Trouble may be ever near, but you are nearer still. Don’t let the voices of those around me drown out the whisper in my heart. That place is yours, forever and always.

Your Daughter,

Sandy G

God’s Already There Waiting

Now Joseph had a dream, and he told it to his brothers; and they hated him even more. Genesis 37:5

And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I have had a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that you can understand a dream, to interpret it.” Genesis 41:15

These two verses are about Joseph. One is a very young Joseph who overshared his dream with those who didn’t appreciate his gift. The other was for the purpose God had for him to interpret dreams. One man, two seasons. Joseph had to go through the first verse to get to the second verse.

Do you see that? Our lives are all about lessons. Lessons are to teach us how to dream and who to listen to for the interpretation of that dream. If you share your dream with those who don’t appreciate where God is leading you, you’ll only end up hated and persecuted all the more for it.

Keep your dream hidden where only God can see it and He will show you the truth of it when He’s ready. It’s exciting to see visions and dreams, and of course we want to share them. It’s our nature. But the important ones, the ones you know are from God for you, hold onto them and in the right season, He will show you the purpose for them.

2ndly, don’t ever give up on your dream. Regardless of age or social status, one touch of favor from God is all you need to succeed. There are ways you haven’t thought of yet, but they’re in there. All you have to do is spend time in the presence of God until you hear Him clearly speak, then get off your butt and do it!

Races aren’t run sitting on the couch and God can’t direct your steps if you’re not stepping. Don’t allow fear to freeze frame your faith. Allow God to set you up where He wants and don’t look at the unknown and freak. God’s already been there waiting.

Sandy G