Sunday, October 14, 2007

Reference Point

Words I'm chewing on this weekend, thanks to Carolyn McCulley:

change your focus. Renew your mind by thinking on what's right and true about God — most specifically, the jaw-dropping mercy you've already received as a forgiven and adopted daughter.

Rejoicing begins when we look at our situation in view of God's mercy and with worship for his manifold perfections. Instead of holy wrath for our sins and disobedience, we've received mercy for our pride and rebellion. A mind conformed to this world always starts with a reference point of Me, Myself, and I. But a mind transformed is one whose reference point is the character of God.

The full article is here--yet another example of how her wisdom, though directed to singles, is usually applicable to those in every season of life.

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