- Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen forGod’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over. But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline; don’t sulk under his loving correction. It’s the child he loves that God corrects; a father’s delight is behind all this.
I know God does not promise us an easy as pie life when we choose Jesus to enter into our hearts, but there is some truth to the fact that our words are either life or death. We can speak negative or positive. We can speak easy or hard. We can speak blessing or cursing. We can start our day with grumbling or joy, the choice is really up to us…well to a point.
As a recent visiting pastor said we live in a human body, but we are spirits. He said, “I am a spirit but I have a human.” Pastor Christopher Scarinzi explained that sometimes our human just does not want to do the things the spirit does. How true is this? When we have Jesus on the inside all things old pass away and the new takes over…in the spirit realm that sounds easy but convincing the flesh is another story. Our spirit knows when it’s God choosing our next dot while the flesh is like, “uh-uh, no way, that’s not going to work.” I always say if it’s crazy it’s God and if it makes sense it must be the flesh.
I personally believe it is our choices which make our days gloomy or sad. Yes, things will happen such as accidents or loved ones passing on or perhaps losing a beloved pet, but I am talking about ordinary regular days. If we could train our flesh to let our spirit wake up first and begin declaring good things into our days I think we would be so much better off. Once that flesh is up, well, here goes the day. As our bodies begin to find every nook and cranny of pain or discomfort it starts to whine. The more we whine the more the negativity builds and pretty soon we have set ourselves up for a bad day.
We may not be able to keep everything away which equates to a bad day or prevent every storm from brewing but we sure can get a head start on a good day when we speak positive words into the atmosphere. Stop thinking it’s going to be a bad day, start declaring it is a good day. Stop believing the lie that it’s not worth even getting out of bed and command your feet to move into a day of blessing.
I challenge each of us to start right now to speak 3 positive things to 1 negative every day. When our flesh starts to say, “It’s snowing again. It’s going to be a long rough day.” Replace it with, “It’s snowing! More water for the lakes this summer. Bless all those families out sledding. How wonderful! Shoveling will get me in shape.” Do you see, you feel better already don’t you? It’s all in choosing the right words for each situation every day. If you want to get to that next dot in life, keep seeking God and speaking positive things and soon you will see that you are different.