Thought #2: Romans 12:2 is also on point: renew our minds with Scripture, and then our actions will flow as a godly life.
Prayer: Lord God, nothing takes you by suprise, so you knew this bill was coming. God, you alone can resolve this issue. Show me what I need to do, help me handle this rightly.
[we had a bill show up yesterday that we thought had been paid 18 months ago. God has worked out that we'll be able to pay it off over time with no interest and no repercussions. All praise to Him for that!]
Proverbs 8:36 (NLT) -> Again we see that there is no middle ground between following God and abandoning Him. No gap. It's either love or hate, life or death.
Luke 24:5 ->Human behavior baffles angels sometimes, perhaps? I was struck today that the angels couldn't grasp why the humans didn't know that what Jesus had told them would be true.
Luke 24:8 ->"Oh, yeah" moment--we have those too, don't we?
Luke 24:11 ->Truth can seem as nonsense, even in the community of faith. Hold fast to the Word.
Luke 24:38 ->Why are we troubled? If Christ is risen, what is there to trouble us?
1 Timothy 4:1 -> EXPLICITLY! God speaks plainly. Pick up your Bible and read it.
1 Timothy 4:1 ->There are deceits that arise in church. compare what's going on to Scripture.
A link worth visiting: Scripture paraphrased for modern devices