Post Tagged as ‘Negative Thoughts’

The Power of the Tongue – Part 2

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • May 17, 2017

HOW IS THE WILL INVOLVED IN OUR SPEECH? You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. Deuteronomy 6:7 This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Joshua 1:8 You have […]

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Judging and the Runaway Believer

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • April 10, 2017

Luke 6:35-37 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. A believer who runs from God and lives sinfully for a season may say he/she is being “judged” or looked down upon by other […]

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Watch Out For Those Stealth Sins

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • July 25, 2016

The enemy’s goal is to come in through the side door unannounced and get us off course. He wants to blend in with our day-to-day routines and get our focus on things other than the Lord. Here are a few that color themselves as only “being human” yet don’t honor God a bit. Quick acknowledgment and repentance will sweep these critters out of the path. Discontentment – a spirit which has a natural dissatisfaction with anything Self-elevation – (I call it “selevation”) drawing attention to yourself. If your heart is screaming “look at me,” then you probably haven’t been looking […]

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Those Words You Say

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • July 18, 2016

This article is adapted from one written a couple of years ago regarding verbal seed planting. The topic is as relevant today as then and some more recent examples prompted the decision to revisit the topic. Does it matter what words you say?  Proverbs 18: 20-21 (ESV) tells us: 20From the fruit of a man’s mouth his stomach is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips. 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. The phrases “fruit of a man’s mouth”, “yield of his lips” and […]

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Confessing God’s Word

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • June 29, 2016

CONFESSING GOD’S WORD I. Joshua’s formula for success (Joshua 1:8). Keep the Word in your mouth (Book of the Law). Meditate day and night in that Word. Do what the Word says. II. David knew his success depended upon his meditation and confession (Psalm 19:14). As a teenager he had experienced a tremendous victory because of meditating on God’s Word and boldly speaking it forth in the face of Goliath (I Samuel 17:45-50). He spoke words of faith before the giant fell (before our healed marriages are manifested). Anyone can shout after the victory is won, but it takes faith […]

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So How Was Your Mother’s Day…According To Facebook?

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • May 11, 2016

If your initial reaction to that question was, “Ugh!” or “Exactly!” then I know I am in good company of Facebook followers. There is nothing wrong with Facebook itself. I have caught up and shared pictures with family, school friends and even neighbors over the years that time and busy schedules have prevented. Covenant Keepers, Inc. has a fantastic private Facebook page that gives CKs another avenue of communication and support among the CKI family. (Email the CKI office at info@covenantkeepersinc.org if you would like to join the private page.) But because we are still human, we mess things up […]

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How Conditional is Your Love?

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • February 22, 2016

In Galatians chapter 3, the apostle Paul was perplexed at how the people could start out in the freedom of the truth, yet fall back into the weaker elements of the flesh. We need to continually search our hearts and minds to see if we have erected false beliefs about ourselves and what goes on around us. Satan only needs a foothold, a little break in our armor, to begin working death in our lives. One day while reflecting on my future reconciliation, an intense feeling of rejection came over me. It’s amazing how fresh and strong years of shame […]

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Best Job in the World

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • February 1, 2016

I vividly remember the time I heard Marilyn Conrad, the founder of Covenant Keepers, say that she believed she had the best job in the world. The first thought that crossed my mind was that surely she was kidding. She wouldn’t be doing this job if her husband hadn’t left her and her life turned upside down. But, no, that was not what she meant – she really loved her job. Well, I must step over to her side of the road and say, “I have the best job in the world.” I love to pray with and for CKs […]

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Ten Recovery Steps After Being Misjudged

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • October 26, 2015

You’ve been there. Your intentions were misread. You meant one thing and someone inserted their own interpretation of your motives. The sting is all you can see for the moment. What are the steps to take when something as damaging as this hits you broadside? Acknowledge the sting. The wound. The hurt. Especially if the person is close to you. Minimizing the pain just sends it underground to surface in a different form to be dealt with another day. It’s going to hit you sooner or later; this way you get to pick the position you are in when it hits. […]

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Attitude

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • September 21, 2015

If there was one gift I would leave with others, it would be a positive spirit. It cost nothing to have this mindset, yet it has great value in lifting the hearts of those around us. Like a pebble tossed into a smooth pond, something in our attitude resonates with the hearts of those around us and the rippling effects extend all the way to the shoreline. We think we are private people, but our mindsets expose so much of where we are. It is as if the DNA of our hearts infiltrates every fiber of our being and broadcasts […]

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