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25 Sept – Let The Good Things Grow

I read a quote recently that said, “instead of thinking about solving your whole life, what if you think about adding additional good things, one at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.”

God encourages us to focus on and believe for wonderful, amazing, awe-inspiring things every day. We can’t overdose on joy and positivity, and our words, expectations and beliefs will create the life we ultimately live.

The bible teaches that “as a man thinks so shall he be, and to think upon those things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely of good report, and praiseworthy.” (Proverbs 23:7; Philippians 4:8)

Rather than focusing on how many things aren’t the way you’d like them, I encourage you to change your focus onto how you can “heap up piles of joy and positivity” in your day so that the good and not the negative is attracted and increased in your life.

Determine to set up a healthy environment in your mind and heart. If you catch yourself criticizing or being negative about yourself or others, stop and shift your thinking and words to something positive using God’s Word. Practice taking every thought captive, giving your cares over to Jesus and remembering who God says you are and what He says about your future.  (2 Corinthians 10:5; 1 Peter 5:7)

Speak words of life rather than death because “pleasant words are like honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones, and “anxiety weighs down the heart of a man, but a good word cheers it up.” (Proverbs 12:25; Proverbs 16:24)

Today schedule some time to do something you enjoy, even if it is just one thing and choose to focus on the qualities you appreciate in other’s when you are with them rather than any issues or personality differences that cause strife and annoy you.

Everyday you can add to your life and happiness by speaking words of life and not death, and seeing your circumstances and relationships through heaven’s perspective of believing for good things to grow.

The power of the tongue is life and death—those who love to talk will eat what it produces.” (Proverbs 18:21)

“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22)

Prayer: Lord, thank you that you surround me with good things today. Would you please help me shift my focus off any negatives in my life so that the good can increase and grow. In Jesus name Amen.

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