“According to your faith will it be done to you.” Matthew 9:29
This scripture often comes to mind for me, mostly as an encouragement, but sometimes as a reprimand.
From Genesis to Revelation, we see people receiving things from God, according to their faith.
As I stated yesterday, often times our first thought is negative. This should not be so.
Yet, even as I completed yesterday’s writing on thinking on good things, I remembered something I had to do this week. Suddenly, dread of that project washed over me. Quickly traveling through my mind were all the things that could go wrong. It was like a movie playing through my imagination – I had to say, “STOP IT!”
Proverbs 15:15 says, All the days of the desponding and afflicted are made evil [by anxious thoughts and forebodings], but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of circumstances].
Take note this scripture says – days are made evil by anxious thoughts and forebodings.
With our thoughts and words, we have the ability to make our day – good or bad.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Proverbs 18:21
Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Mark 11:23
For whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit. 1 Peter 3:10
Knowing these truths, I had to revisit my tasks this week and choose to make them good, with my thoughts and my words.
I reminded myself what the word says about these situations. I talked to myself and said, “God will work all things for my good, including this.” (Romans 8:28)
“Everything I put my hands to shall prosper.” (Deut. 15:10)
“The blessing of the Lord maketh rich and there is no toil with it.” (Proverbs 10:22)
“God goes before me and makes my path straight.” (Isaiah 45:2)
“I am in perfect peace because my mind is on God.” (Isaiah 26:3)
“This is going to work perfectly and peacefully.”
Ahhh. Now that was better.
You see, it happens to all of us. I know better than to think like that – yet I did. We all do. We just have to keep a watch over our thoughts and especially our words – and correct them, causing them to line up with the word of God. THEN…we have success.
It’s up to us to make our day…it’s up to us to expect good things.
Meditate on this:
Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 23:18