Sunday, November 17, 2019

Weekend Words

Thinking Positive Thoughts

...Whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honourable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things (fix your minds on them).  Philippians 4:8

If you want to improve your life, one of the first things you can do is improve your thoughts.  There is tremendous power that comes when we choose to be positive people...  

Having a positive mind-set and attitude does not mean you are not facing reality or ignoring real problems.  It simply means that you are agreeing with the Word of God and dwelling on God's promises rather than the negative, depressing things of the world.

Notice that throughout His life Jesus endured tremendous difficulties, including personal attacks, and yet He remained positive.  He always had an uplifting comment, an encouraging word.  He always gave hope to those He came near.  We can follow that example today.  When we choose a positive outlook, maintain positive expectations, and engage in positive conversations, we are following the example Jesus gave us...

Your life will follow the direction of your thoughts.

(Closer to God Each Day - Joyce Meyer)

sunset in Canberra (from Jefferson)

2 comments:

  1. Ah, beautiful tree! Yes, meditation and contemplation of the good, the true, the beautiful will change your life.

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    1. We are certainly shaped by our thoughts. xx

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