“Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 2: 5)
What is your life looking like today? Does it look the way you would like? Is it at least moving in the direction that you would like? Moving toward the fulfillment of all the things that would bring you happiness, joy and peace?
The thoughts that we have create our present moments and set the stage for our future. Stop for a moment and think about each thought that you have. We know that thoughts create. We know that what we think about creates our next moment. We know that the thoughts we have today will create our tomorrows. It makes the need for our every thought to be very clear and specific and positive. We are called to be mindful of our thinking, for in our thinking we have the seeds of tiny, but powerful prayers. These prayers set the stage for those things we are open to experience and recognize and these tiny prayers are an indication of our outlook on life.
Imagine that each thought you have is like a bean. Positive thoughts are one color, say white, and negative thoughts are another, let’s say red. As you have each thought another bean is dropped in a large clear cylinder container. What do you suppose would be the dominant color of your container at the end of your typical day? Would it be crimson with negative and defeatist thoughts, or would it be white with thoughts of the healing, rejuvenating and uplifting power of God?
The prevailing belief is that if you want to improve the value of your home for resale you should renovate your kitchen and curb appeal. If you want to improve the value of your life how about renovating your thoughts and beliefs? Sounds simple, but it takes practice and persistence. God will help us as we begin with a simple prayer, “Lord, help me to begin to see a more positive, Christ-centered world in which I live. Help me to experience your presence and your grace in each thing I do and to affirm new possibility in all aspects of my life.” When we begin from a place of positive faith and trust, then, no matter what may happen throughout our day, we will be able to know we are loved by a powerful God, who loves us unconditionally.
Affirmation: “Today is a great day to release the past and experience a beautiful NOW with the amazing presence of Spirit/God.”
Rev. Jefferson Beeker
We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.
Be prepared to change your thinking and change your life.