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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

NEGATIVE OR POSITIVE: YOUR CHOICE

You can choose to think on good things or bad things. It is your
choice. You have to discipline your mind to think positive uplifting
thoughts and do away with negative thoughts that occasionally pop into
your mind. A mind set on the spirit is a life with life and peace.
Romans 8:6 says "The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind
controlled by the Spirit is life and peace." Do not ponder that 'what
ifs'  of life or sit around speculating or jumping to conclusions. You
can create scenarios in your mind that are not even true and certainly
bring no glory to God.

It is easy to dwell on bad things so that is why it is ever so
important to really decide to think on good things that build up. Our
world is so full of negativity. Sometimes you just need to take a bad
news break. It is not necessary to dwell on the doom and gloom in our
world. Instead try praying for the nation and for those in your circle
of influence. Also if there are situations in your own life that are
beyond your control try giving them to God. 1 Peter 5:7 tells us to
"Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you."
Matthew 6:27 says "Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his
life?"

So bad thoughts and wrong thoughts can cause unnecessary stress and
worry. Practice the presence of God instead of the atmosphere of
worry. You will experience peace and more joy as a result.

PRAYER: Lord thank you that I do not have to stay focused on bad
things. You want me to focus on things that are good and I plan to
start right now lord to say thank you Lord for another day and for the
blessings of life you have given me. In Jesus Name,amen!

I have included a very uplifting praise song for you to listen to when
you are able.
http://youtu.be/KSlqM_0BrHc

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