Think Yourself Happy

 

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You can’t live a positive life thinking negative thoughts.

Think yourself happy.

Think yourself prosperous.

Think yourself victorious.

Think yourself blessed.

Think yourself healed.

Think yourself favored.

When you fill your mind with God’s promises, in time you will see those promises come to pass.

Stop going around feeling depressed, anxious, and defeated.

Let’s begin today thinking our way into a better tomorrow!

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”

Philippians  4:8

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Guard Your Thoughts

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Your thoughts reap your actions.

Your actions reap your habits.

Your habits reap your character.

Your character reaps your legacy.

Guard your thoughts for they will become your legacy.

 

Gone Too Soon

 

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Earlier this week we lost an angelic friend.  Elizabeth was a beautiful soul, gone too soon.  She was a caretaker and a nurturer.  A great listener and a person whose kindness, generosity, and gentleness exuded from her.

During her time in the hospital, we had the privilege of spending time at her bedside praying for her. We were hopeful that as we read God’s healing promises, she was listening.  But most importantly, we were pleading with God for a miracle.

This past Monday however, Elizabeth lost her fight and passed away.

Today, in honor of her life, I want to share some of God’s healing bible promises that were read over her during her time in the hospital.  And although God had other plans for her and our hearts are broken, I continue to live with hope and trust in God’s faithfulness and unshaken promises.

Elizabeth this is for you, for your strong spirit, and for fighting like a true warrior.

 

God’s Healing Promises

For Elizabeth

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.                                      (John 3:16)

But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins.  He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.                       (Isaiah 53:5)

Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.                           (Psalm 103:2-3)

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”           (Matthew 11:28-29)

He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right.  By his wounds you are healed.             (1 Peter 2:24)

O Lord, if you heal me, I will be truly healed; if you save me, I will be truly saved. My praises are for you alone!                                                           (Jeremiah 17:14)

 

 

 

 

 

The Secret to Contentment

 

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Contentment is feeling or showing satisfaction with one’s possessions, status, or situation.

But contentment can be an elusive pursuit.  We go after things we think will make us happy only to find out it didn’t work.  These days contentment is hard to come by.  Many of us are in a continual race, chasing after bigger and better material possessions.  For some, nothing is ever good enough, living under the assumption that when they attain that thing they want, they will be happy.

But happiness doesn’t come from things. True contentment is an inner sense of peace that comes from being right with God and knowing that He is in control of ALL that happens to us. It means looking up with every situation.

Paul’s words in the bible teaches it best.  While sitting in a prison cell with nothing to call his own he knew the secret to being content.

“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”

 Philippians 4:11-12

Let’s strive to know God in the ways Paul did, then we will know contentment.

Stop, Look, Listen, And Trust

pexels-photo-459225.jpgFeeling weary, heavy, burdened?  Life can do that to us, right?  Take a moment out of your day to breath in God’s promises. Stop and focus on who God is and how much he loves you.

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea . . . Be still, and know that I am God.”

Psalm 46: 1-2, 10.