This week on our Carrying Freedom blog, our Outreach team wanted to take a few moments to update you on some exciting new things that are happening in our department and for Mercy Multiplied as a ministry! Our new Keys to Freedom study is officially being released! A special Facebook live stream event will be held March 9th from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m. CST to celebrate the Keys to Freedom launch. Hosted by long-time Mercy supporter Dave Ramsey, with performances by singer/songwriter Ellie Holcomb, you won’t to miss this one-time event! Mercy’s Founder and President, Nancy Alcorn, will share how Keys to Freedom is designed to equip all people with the seven keys to live free and stay free.
Our encouragement with this week's blog is to challenge you to set some GOALS for the year ahead instead of resolutions. What's the difference? Resolutions typically only last for a short time and do not have the additional thought and foresight attached to them to allow them to live past January 31st! In fact, studies show that over half of Americans make New Year's resolutions, but only 8% succeed in keeping them to a place of success!
Gratitude defined is a feeling of appreciation or thanks. It's interesting that gratitude is defined as a feeling. Our feelings provide a compass for our actions (good or bad!) and are triggered by our thoughts. So we can choose to think grateful thoughts, which will create grateful feelings and perhaps even lead to actions of gratitude towards ourselves, God and others!
When you look at our culture today, there are many individuals who struggle with a victim mentality – whether they are aware of it or not. When someone struggles with victim mentality, they tend to regard themselves as a victim of the negative actions of [...]
When an opportunity to serve in an accountability role comes up in your life, it is important to assess whether or not you are in a good place mentally and spiritually before you position yourself to help other people. It doesn’t mean you have to be perfect or have no problems, but it’s imperative that you carry a level of health and wholeness before you can step into that role and expect it to be a success!
It is important to understand what your God-given identity is once you have surrendered your life to Christ. Your identity is now in Him! 2 Corinthians 5: 17 says, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, He is a new creation. The old has gone, the new has come.”