The Christian’s Secret to Joy

I recently received this email from Generation Cedar and wanted to share…

 
  • Do you get discouraged over your daily struggle with sin?
  • Do your children seem to struggle with the same sins?
  • Do you wish you knew the secret to joy, peace and triumph in your Christian walk?

 

I think the Bible does reveal a secret that is simple, practical and mostly looked right over by most of us.

The secret is “instructing our thought life”.  In a word, the secret is “WORDS”.  The written word, the spoken word, the thought word.

We admit that words are powerful.  Proverbs 18 says, “Death and life are in the tongue”.

James devotes a chapter to warning us of the power of words. 

But there is a connection we miss if we’re not careful:

Words and thoughts are closely related–one often produces the other.  And the result of the pair becomes who we are.  

Stop.  Go back and read that sentence again. Remember what Scripture says:

“As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”

Do you know what that means?  It means we posses the power to become the women of God we want to be.

How?

We think rightly in our hearts, letting the Word of God dwell richly in us in all wisdom, taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and then we find that “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks”!

The words we read and speak are the words that form our thoughts; what forms our thoughts sinks its way deep into our hearts.  It is our choice whether we become women of negativity, criticism, joy or love.  

It’s so easy to think the worst of others while we neglect to hold ourselves to the same standard.  Another example of how Satan wishes to destroy our thought life! 

The principle applies to worrying versus trusting, building a healthy image of our husbands and children by dwelling on their positive traits, thinking rightly about our role in our home–there is no end to the “life or death” we hold in our thoughts.

Try Him and see!

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