This week I read an article that provided a scriptural basis for positive thinking and I decided to try it in my life. It is my hope that this article blesses you as it has blessed me.
There is power in positive thinking, but not as the world believes in—natural, earthly, and carnal ways of getting our way. The power in positive thinking for the believer is rooted in what we believe about God and His word.
How do believers attain the power of God for positive thinking? Philippians 4:8 gives us a clear direction in how we can think positively:
“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”.
Thought #1) Think on things that are true
“Whoever has accepted it has certified that God is truthful” (John 3:33).
We need to direct our minds to reflect on how God is always truthful and never lies. If He says, “I will never leave you” than we know we’re never alone. If He says, “I make all things work together for your good” than we can take comfort in our trials and tribulations. The power of God in our faith walk is most reflected when we think on the truthfulness of God.
Question to Ponder: How has God revealed truth to you?
Meditate on Psalm 145:18
Thought #2) Think on things that are noble
“Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica” (Acts 17:11).
The nobility of the Bereans was demonstrated through their diligence in searching the scriptures. A noble mind is open to exploring God’s word rather than clinging to man’s traditions. Believers who think noble thoughts tend to resist the urge of prejudicial thinking about others. The power of God generates an openness and approachable attitude about God’s word.
Question to Ponder: How can I train my mind towards noble thoughts?
Meditate on Colossians 3:2
Thought #3) Think on things that are right
“For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does” (Psalm 33:4).
We live in a world where the line between right and wrong is continually blurred. The word of God never backtracks on what is right. Meditating on God’s word on a regular basis equips a believer to live righteously. The power of God is most evident in believers who stand for what is right even in adversity.
Question to Ponder: How am I challenging myself every day in the meditation, memorization, and application of God’s word?
Meditate on Psalms 1:1-3
Taken from the article: Is there really power in positive thinking? by Crystal McDowell
Challenge yourself to meditate and practice the scriptures above! TO BE CONTINUED NEXT WEEK….