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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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May 15, 2014 - Positive Thinking, Bible-Style

By Ken Horn

We have all heard the positive thinking slogans.

"Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve."

"Talk your dreams into reality."

"You live what you say."

None of these is completely true. But there is an element of truth in them.

The psychological mind-over-matter philosophy is wrong, as is the speak-truth-into-reality positive confession doctrine. But there is a biblical version of positive thinking that is 100 percent right on — and Christians should practice it every day.

Philippians 4:8 (NKJV) says, "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy — meditate on these things."

This is some of the best advice for solid Christian living to be found anywhere. Get into the habit of thinking about good things.

Fill your mind with thoughts of things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report … anything virtuous or praiseworthy. This is positive thinking from God's Word. It's not trying to convince yourself; it is filling your spirit with the best possible thoughts.

Try living in Philippians 4:8 for a few days. You will find this is one habit you won't want to break.

Though the verse does not promise you wealth or prosperity, if you heed it, your mind, spirit, body, even your future will be more positive, promising and filled with the good things of God.

Why not try positive thinking, Bible-style?

— Ken Horn is editor of the Pentecostal Evangel and blogs at Snapshots (khorn.agblogger.org).

 

 

 

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