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PEACE

 We must always remember that the Lord causes us the lay down in peace and gives us sweet sleep, and His angels are encamped about us to protect us.  Psalm 34:7-9 KJV The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.  O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.  O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.  

LISTEN

 As we think in our hearts, that is what we are.  The Bible says that out of the abundance of the heart our mouth speaks words.  The question is, “What are you saying?”  Listen to yourself!  You say that is a novel idea! Yes, it is.  Many people open the mouth and speak, but they never listen to nor do they think about what they are saying.  We should speak words of comfort and love.  Sometimes we have to speak words of correction, but those should always be spoken with love, not in anger or hate.  Let us meditate on what is good, lovely, kind, gentle, helpful, and full of God’s abundant favor and love, so that our words will reflect what we have been meditating upon.     

WRONG THOUGHTS

 What we see and hear are part of our emotional make-up. Many times what we hear is not the truth and what we see is not the truth, but we let  our minds meditate on these untruths.  When we do that we cause ourselves great grief.  We cannot allow ourselves to turn lies into truth in our mind and expect no problems.  What am I talking about?  Relationships for one thing.  We can not allow ourselves to always think people are talking about us, or they are rejecting us, or they are trying to influence someone else to dislike us.  We must know who we are in Jesus. We are accepted by God because of Jesus’ sacrifice. God loves us.  Let that be your thought today. Cast all other thoughts away and praise God.

STRESS

 Stress seems to be a part of every ones life today.  What are we supposed to do so that we are not overtaken with the stress of the day? The first thing we must do is to cast our stress on the Lord, because He cares for us tenderly.  Then we must not try to figure out every thing.  We can’t figure out every thing because we cannot see the future. We must trust the Lord to deliver us from the stress and leave us with His peace. That means we must release our problems to God and allow Him to do His marvelous work in our lives.  Bless the Lord and Praise His Holy Name!  God is good...ALL THE TIME!    

STRONGHOLDS

 Thoughts lead to imaginations, and imaginations lead to strongholds.  What is a stronghold?  It is something that has taken over in our minds and causes our minds to be set.  A mind set cannot be easily changed.  When we think on the promises of God and they become our stronghold, that is a good thing.  When we meditate on our problems, our hurts, or the wrong thing that has been done to us, that is not a good thing.  When we meditate on problems, hurts, wrongs, etc., we soon have unforgiveness in our heart and with unforgiveness, we have  multiplied a bad situation into a disaster!  In order to change our thinking and bring down the stronghold of destruction, we must forgive and forget.  You say that’s not easy?   NO!  It is not, but with God’s help you CAN DO IT.

THOUGHTS

 What do you think about?  Where do thoughts come from?  What do you do with thoughts?  Thoughts come to us from our 5 senses and our emotions.  Sometimes thoughts come from the Devil.  Some thoughts come to us from God.  We have to learn how to cast away those thoughts that cause us problems and meditate on good thoughts.  What we think about is what we become.  Many times we meditate on “how we feel”.  Some people have made themselves physically sick because  thoughts concerning their health became reality in their mind, when in actuality there was nothing wrong in the body.  Let us censure our thought life by replacing wrong thoughts with God’s thoughts from the Bible.

NATIONAL BLESSING

 May we never forget that the nation who chooses God to be LORD, is blessed.  Psalm 33:8-12 KJV Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.  For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.  The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.  The counsel of the Lord standeth forever, and the thoughts of his heart to all generations.  Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

REJOICE

 We must remember that we are to rejoice and trust in the works of God no matter the circumstances we face in our lives.   Psalm 33:1-4 KJV Rejoice in the Lord, all ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.  Praise the Lord with the harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.  Sing unto him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise.  For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth.

THE ANSWER

 When we know Jesus, the answer to which path is the right one comes immediately, however our old ways and our old thinking will cause us problems.  The old things have to come under God’s microscope and He will cause you to know what to keep and what must go.  Our problem is that many times we run from the microscope because the old ways are familiar and we are comfortable in them.  The new ways are different and we must put forth some effort in order to walk continually with Jesus and in His light.  We need His help.  This is a good prayer to pray when you need help: HELP ME, LORD JESUS!  I CAN’T DO THIS BY MYSELF! 

IMAGINATIONS

 Thoughts lead to imaginations.  What is an imagination?  It is a thought put into action.  Good thoughts become good actions.  Bad thoughts become bad actions.  What am I saying?  If you have had a bad relationship and you feel that you were betrayed, there are thoughts that come into you mind concerning the situation.  You have two options.  You can meditate on them, hold them in your mind, let them continue to cause you grief, or you can cast them away and go on with life.  Casting away is the answer, but it is not easy.  You must have a strong desire to be free from the past.  That is when you go to God in prayer and ask Him to help you.   He will hear your cry for help.  He loves you.