October 18, 2018

Hello Cathedral Family!

FEAR: LET’S TALK is our new mini-series we launched for the month of October, and I couldn’t be more convinced that the Lord has led us into this timely topic. When you consider the series STUCK that we just completed, it just makes sense that you would address one of the major components that we all have to overcome when moving from one stage of spiritual growth to the next…namely FEAR. If you missed any of the STUCK series or last week’s introduction to FEAR: Let’s Talk, I encourage you to get caught up by watching online.

THIS SUNDAY we’ll talk about the atmosphere in our minds. Part of the maturation process of being a follower of Christ is learning how to be aware of, and proactive with, the atmosphere that exists in your mind. You know that if you continually think of negative things then you will have an atmosphere of negativity in your mind, and vice versa with positive thinking that creates a positive atmosphere. It’s not that we don’t know these things, but sometimes our lives can get so busy that we neglect to take inventory of our thoughts. Then, one day, we land in a ditch of despair or hopelessness in the grip of fear without any idea of how we got there.

BELIEF SYSTEMS are built in the mind through life experiences. Some of them serve us well and some do not. Part of our spiritual journey is becoming aware of those belief systems and comparing them to the truth of what God says. In our high-tech, fast-paced world, slowing down enough to become aware of the atmosphere in our minds is a skill that we CAN LEARN and practice every day.

JESUS purposefully pulled away from the demands of the world around him on a daily basis to get refocused on God and HIS truth. We’re all pulled in a thousand different directions on any given day, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t keep our thinking in line with God’s truth. It takes time and practice, and YOU CAN DO IT!

GOD BLESS YOU and I’ll see you Sunday!

Mike Lewis