Thank you so much for all of the blogs you have written these past few months! I know the Lord is using your thoughts and perspectives to encourage so many people during this time. I was a part of the World Race Expedition Squad in 2018 and my life will never be the same! And I’m so thankful to still feel like I’m a part of the Adventures community. Praying we learn how to sanctify our thoughts, feelings, and actions during this time. If we press in now, there’s no telling how God may use us next for the Kingdom!
The 3 Things You Can Control
You wake up in this new world. In the old world, if you had some time on a Saturday morning, maybe you went to your favorite coffee shop and sat there nursing a cappuccino. If you were at a mall, maybe you did some shopping. And if you had time that evening, maybe you and friend hung out in a favorite part of town.
It has been months since I had a day like that. Instead, it feels like we’ve all been sent to our rooms. We used to be in control, but now we’re out of control. The list of things we can no longer do is long. And it can feel discouraging.
Are you feeling out of control? If so it’s important to recognize that you may actually have a lot more control over your life than you realize. You have control over what you choose to dream about, who you choose to trust, and how you spend your time. This whole Covid quarantine can be a complete downer, or you can choose your attitude. You can control your level of thankfulness and your perspective.
When you take all these things that you can control and group them, they fit into three categories:
- Your thoughts
- Your feelings
- Your actions
Great blog Seth. Good to hear in the time that we are in. This provokes an empowering and effective mindset. I certainly need to be reminded that my choices have great impact, always originating from the thoughts that I choose to act on and empower.
Your control of thought brought to mind a commentary comment I saw doing research for a sermon “God hears our thoughts.” Found it very convicting as did others who heard it.
Dear Pastor Seth!
For the last 3 days, Esther and I, and our Intercessory team have been in prayer and fasting, and during that period of prayer, God gave me this Word from His word for us and for you, your family, and your ministry team.
“I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” Genesis 28:15
“The blood of Jesus Christ is more powerful enough to secure our victory, our healing, our safety, our protection, and our authority over the devil”
“And they overcame him by the Blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony” Revelation 12:11
The Blood of Jesus is one of the most potent weapons against spiritual wickedness in high places and to demolish every stronghold of satanic forces plans on this Corona virus demonic.
Blessings to you all!
Apostle Onesmus & Esther Mwanzia
Abundant Victory Christian Church
P.O BOX 250-90100
Machakos, Kenya E.Africa.
Yes they do, Casey! Your choices matter.
Onesmus and Esther – thank you for praying for us and for sharing those Scriptures. We need God’s direction!
That’s good, John. God certainly does hear our thoughts! In Him we live and move and have our being.
You’re welcome, Melissa. I love the Expedition squad racers! Thanks for the prayer – you are right, there is no telling how God may use us!
Hi, Pastor Seth & your family!
Thank you brother for your continues encouraging Word, Prayer and Online Bible Studies which you have been sending to us often! Truly, it will continue being of blessings to me and my wife and the Ministry team. After this closure due to COVID-19, we will continue teaching them to our Bible Studies meetings, prayer meetings and also to the Church services whereby, I know, it will be of a blessings to many in Kenya and also in our Ministry!
His Blood gives us power over the devil. It’s only the Blood of Jesus Christ that Satan fears. “And they overcame him [Satan] by the Blood of the Lamb …”! Revelation 12:11.
Blessings to you all!