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Pastor W. Eric Croomes
Sep 27, 2022
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Pastor W. Eric Croomes
Sep 27, 2022
In General Discussion
“Stinky thinky” thinking is the negative loop of bad thinking which keeps you broke, disgusted and behind on your dreams! Experts suggest 60-80,000 thoughts pass through our brains on a daily basis. Shockingly, up to 90% of those thoughts are carried over from yesterday. Even more shocking, up to 80% of those thoughts are NEGATIVE! Are believers exempt from negative thinking? How should believers handle "stinky thinky" thoughts? One: Don't Look Back Perhaps you are anticipating the mistakes of the past will correct themselves. They most likely will not. The best thing to do is to learn from them and move forward. “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62 Two: Keep Your Spiritual Vision Clear You have a desire to move forward – to get off the carousel of negative thinking – but the people around you have filled your mind with disbelief and doubt, keeping you grounded on the tarmac when you’ve been cleared by God to take off! This is what the LORD Almighty says: “Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD. Jeremiah 23:16 Three: See Your Season as Your Assignment For you, it’s all struggle. There’s nothing redemptive about what you are going through. Instead of GROWING through your are GOING through. It's not a struggle - it's an assignment! Dear friends, don't be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. 1 Peter 4:12 How do you tend to handle negative thinking? Post here or email me at info@pastorwericcroomes.com Until next time: All the way up!
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Pastor W. Eric Croomes
Sep 21, 2022
In General Discussion
Dating someone who is not a Christian has its own built-in faults; thus, two people begin on uneven turf and with uneven souls. A Christian should not date a person who does not believe in God because, for a truly born-again person, it’s a matter of the heart, the mindset does not mesh and, morally speaking, it’s bad company. Heart: The Holy Bible points to the heart as the seat of our motives. As the heart is, so our thoughts and actions proceed. Solomon cautions, “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flows the springs of life.” (Proverbs 4:23) If a believer is considering dating or marrying an unbeliever, that believer must seriously consider their motivation in doing so. Mind: A believer has a unique mindset or approach to life. That mindset is God-centered. We believe God exists as the Creator of the Universe; He gives life and sustains our very being. Therefore, we pray, worship and evangelize toward the goal of making the world more like the kingdom of God. When the Apostle Paul writes, “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers” (II Corinthians 6:14), his language points to how believers see the world versus a person who does not believe sees the world. Morals: Paul admonishes, “Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” (1 Corinthians 15:33) This principle runs the gamut of the human experience: from childhood friendships, to courting and to corporate mergers. Remember when, in your teens, your parents cautioned you about the boy or girl you was so “in love” with? Most of the time (probably all of the time really) they were right! They saw things about that boy or girl that we could not see. In the same way, the Bible “sees” people in ways we refuse to acknowledge, which is why the Bible should always be the litmus test for whom we choose to date and ultimately marry. What's your position? I'd love to hear it! Post here or email me at info@pastorwericcroomes.com
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Pastor W. Eric Croomes
Sep 20, 2022
In General Discussion
A break-through is something that happens suddenly and changes the course of your life moving forward. Second Samuel 5:20 describes the experience thusly, “The Lord has burst through my enemies before me like a bursting flood…” Whether it is your health, finances, family job, a break-through is coming!  But do not be misled; a break-through usually happens in one of three ways: a break down, a break up or a break out. Break Down A break down is just that: things break down.  Or, to use the Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe’s words, “things fall apart”.  When the prophet Amos foretold of the pending doom of Israel and the restoration of her blessings, he spares no imagery: “Strike the capitals until the thresholds shake, and shatter them on the heads of the people…” (Amos 9:1) Sometimes things, relationships, goals, people etc. shatter. But always remember that when things fall apart, things are also coming together. Break Up Listen to the psalmist describe the agony of a break-up: “My own familiar friend in whom I trusted has lifted up his heel against me.” (Psalm 41:9). Have you been there? Has someone walked out on you? Whether romantic, business, interpersonal or relational, these types of break ups can become fertile ground for ‘break-through’ when we remember that Christ himself experienced the same kind of pain. Break Out A break out signifies a forced escape from a prison or jail. We all need to break out of something that has imprisoned us and held us captive to fear, depression and wrong-thinking. The writer of Micah in the Old Testament senses this, “…your leader will break out and lead you out of exile.” (Micah 2:13). What is it that you need to be released from? Whether it is through a break down, a break up or a break out, God is faithful to His promises. The next time you read Jeremiah 29:11, read verses 11, 12 and 13! For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. Download more inspiration from my book Surge into the New: Stand Up Reach God’s Excellence on my website: www.pastorwericcroomes.com
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Pastor W. Eric Croomes
Sep 12, 2022
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Pastor W. Eric Croomes
Aug 02, 2022
We do not draw back. We move forward! content media
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Pastor W. Eric Croomes
Jul 27, 2022
In General Discussion
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Pastor W. Eric Croomes
Jul 15, 2022
In General Discussion
Mental health matters. Big! Sometimes as believers we take our mental health for granted, thinking as long as we have it "together" spiritually, we're okay. We now know there exists a positive correlation between our spiritual and mental health. What do you think? What are some ways you care for yourself mentally? #mentalhealthmatters #spirit #love #joy #peace #inChrist
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Pastor W. Eric Croomes
Jul 16, 2021
In Questions & Answers
What do we mean when we say we living life to the full? Does it entail commitment to our family, job, personal development? Is there an alternative to this phrase? What's your take? Discuss here or email info@pastorwericcroomes.com Tune in live Wednesday, July 21@2pm cst as Pastor Croomes discusses this question on his podcast Living Inspired!
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Pastor W. Eric Croomes
Jun 24, 2021
In General Discussion
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Pastor W. Eric Croomes
May 28, 2021
In General Discussion
I use “Bible learning” as opposed to “Bible study” to make the distinction between merely poring over details of a subject and enlivening what we experience in the process. Learn the Bible. Do not just “study” the Bible. Approach the task with a sacredly inquisitive spirit. Learn its history. Connect to the people of the Bible, particularly the leadership marks of men, for often their struggles are not much different than ours. What are your thoughts?
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Pastor W. Eric Croomes
May 27, 2021
In General Discussion
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Pastor W. Eric Croomes
May 27, 2021
In General Discussion
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Pastor W. Eric Croomes
May 26, 2021
In General Discussion
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Pastor W. Eric Croomes
May 26, 2021
In General Discussion
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May 26, 2021
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