Pastor Brad Graves
Written by Brad Graves, Senior Pastor
Happy are the people whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
Psalm 84:5 CSB
In that verse there are four areas that Christ-mindedness affects us;
• Our Attitude
• Our Strength
• Our Heart
• Our Journey
So when I am most focused on Christ. When I am more satisfied in HIM, what are the effects?
• My attitude is happier than on my own
• My emotional and physical strength can take me further than on my own
• My heart can love and give more than on my own
• My journey through this life is more clear with less distractions than when I’m on my own.
The Bottom Line: Being Christ-minded changes Who I Am by changing How I Am.
It makes me feel that I cannot afford to life a day that I am not focused on Christ.
That reminds me of the Prayer of St. Patrick;
“Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.”
Brad Graves is the Senior Pastor at Ada First Baptist Church.