Your Thoughts Own You

“There is no avoiding the fact that we live at the mercy of our ideas. This is never more true than with our ideas about God. Meaning well is not enough. Those who operate on the wrong information are likely never to know the reality of God’s presence in the decisions which shape their lives and will miss the constant divine companionship for which their souls were made.”–Dallas Willard.

“Your belief will determine your behavior. Paul’s letters are based on this idea. He spent the first half of each letter dealing with belief; the second half involved behavior. As a man thinks, so is he.”–Waylon Bailey

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”–Stephen Covey.

“In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways,  but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.” — Hebrews 1:1-2 (NIV)

“Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.”–C. S. Lewis.

“My miseries have always come out of my own flesh, never from any burden Jesus has laid on me.”–A. W. Tozer.

“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near. Let the wicked man forsake his ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon. ‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts’ “–Isaiah 55:6-9.

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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[Mary’s Song] And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. — Luke 1:46-47, 49 (NIV)