Are you a grumpy cat in the morning? Your claws come out when someone talks to you before you have your coffee. Can’t they see you aren’t awake yet?
Your detractors say, Put a smile on your face, Grumpy Cat. Let the sunshine in, and you say, That’s not my style.
Or how about this one? Your finances are in a tumble, and you’re not sure how you’re going to pay the bills. Keithie needs new shoes, and the oil pump in the car is on the blink. You’re overcome with worry.
Your pastor says, Turn it over to God. Worry’s not your friend, and you reply, That’s not my style.
We feel the need to be in control. Give me the alarm clock. I’ll set it to get up when I want, or I’ll figure out the finances. Just give me time to worry over it a while.
God says we need a new attitude. We need to model his standards in everything we do. We need to find our style in him.
Our 1st Style Tip from God:
Psalm 4:7 says we find more happiness when we style ourselves after God than in riches and fine living.
“You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound.”
Our 2nd Style Tip from God:
Psalm 126:5-6 says God is our turnaround. Our new style is on its way.
“Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.”
Our 3rd Style Tip from God:
Psalm 16:11 says we are living in the epitome of style when we walk with Jesus.
“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
We learn God’s style when we turn our life over to him. He is our standard. No grumpy cats allowed. Worry is on yesterday’s calendar. We must stretch higher to become like him.
When we live like Jesus, we are today’s trendsetter.
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