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A “Good News Mindset”

Changing your mindset can change your life!

A person with a camera slung over their shoulder stands before an airport.


”You can’t control what happens to you, but you can control how you react to it. ”

—Mark Jobe

THIS WEEK’S BOLD STEP DEVOTION


“God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you in my prayers at all times…”
(Romans 1:9-10a).

Your attitude and approach to life is an important shaper of your future. That is never truer than when you travel somewhere and must deal with a multitude of stressors: long waits, jetlag, high prices, or even disrupted plans. Off that list, the one thing you can control is your mindset: it can transcend even the worst of hassles! It’s why I often pause and pray for “divine appointments,” because behind every hassle is a person that God may have specifically arranged.

Researchers say that having a “good news mindset” can alter your entire outlook, including having a heightened well-being, a positive attitude, and even more energy. As Christians, we can seek to develop a faith-filled mindset that aligns with God’s truth and allows us to overcome obstacles as we see God moving in and around us.

We gain a snapshot into the apostle Paul’s heart in Romans 1 as he writes to encourage a group of Gentile believers in Rome that he has never met. The faith of these believers was so exceptional that news of it had traveled throughout the entire Roman world! Despite being ostracized and persecuted for believing in a single God, their faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ was strong. Knowing this, Paul emphasizes how thankful he is for them, how often he prays for them, and of his desire to come and spend time with them.

As believers, we can have a hope-filled mindset, no matter the circumstances around us. No matter how discouraged you feel or how lost you think you are, Jesus brings freedom and redemption to give you a new mindset that is thankful, mission-minded, and bold. Let’s strive to have the same mindset, the same attitude, the same approach to life that was in Christ Jesus, and watch how it impacts those around us!

Listen to the sermon series: A Good News Mindset

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Ministry Update from Mark


This coming weekend, I have the privilege of speaking at Maranatha, a Bible and missionary conference in Muskegon, Michigan, for their “Moody Week.” For over 80 years, Maranatha has been a destination for a vacation with a purpose. Dee and I are looking forward to worshipful concerts, challenging conversations, ice cream, and many other summer delights. If that sounds like something you and your family might enjoy, I encourage you to make plans to attend one of their summer sessions and see for yourself!

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