Blood type = A +
Posted on August 14, 2019 by Erin Culleny in Victory Call
Like our blood, our attitude is best displayed when we are cut, scraped, or injured. When things don’t go our way, our attitude is most evident to others.
My son gave me a copy of his dog tags for Christmas. The tags have his name first, his identification number and then his blood type and his religion. His reads:
I couldn’t help but think that is the way I want to be known: A positive person who follows Jesus Christ. Too often I fall into a pattern of negativity and criticism. Like our blood type, our attitude isn’t something that we put on, it’s the life that flows through us.
If you hold up a new bottle of water and you shake it with the cap off, what comes out and why? Water comes out of course, because water was inside. When we are shaken, what comes out? Does negativity and poison flow out of you or does pure fresh, life-giving water flow out?
Maybe you would have to answer that a negative attitude would come out. You might say, I’m a pessimistic person, that’s just the way I am. The fact is you can be transformed inside.
Romans 1:1-2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
How do we do that? By practicing Phil 4:8-9…
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me-put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
If you had a spiritual dog tag, what would it say? A negative Christian, or A Positive Christian?
Written by Joyce Hayes Joyce Hayes is our Artist-in-Residence and Event Hostess. She is married to Robert Hayes, our Director of Programming, and has two sons, Jordan and Carter Hayes. She also has a beautiful daughter-in-law, Michelle Hayes, and a precious grandson, Noah Hayes.
Think About This: “A test of a Christian’s character is what he does after he comes to the blockade in the road and what his attitude is after everything has left him except Jesus.” – Lester Roloff
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Who is wise? Let him understand these things. Who is prudent? Let him know them. For the ways of the Lord are right; the righteous walk in them, but transgressors stumble in them. – Hosea 14:9
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.