Change the Subject!
By Rev. John W. Adams
What kind of conversation do you carry on with yourself? What are you saying to yourself right now? If you find your inner conversation with yourself running along negative lines, you have the power to change the subject, to think along different lines. – Martha Smock
During the Lenten season, people often give up something such as coffee, certain foods like meat, and such. Refraining from these is always a good idea. The discipline is good, but doesn’t last, and the benefits can be dubious.
As Martha Smock suggests, it seems much better to refrain from negative thoughts and words, and substituting for them positive thoughts and words.
How well do you listen to what you think and say? In my experience as a minister and counselor, I sometimes hear people say things that are not true. They might seem true in a literal sense, but not spiritually true.
What are you feeding your consciousness? Negative things such as anger, pessimism, worry, complaining? You may seem justified entertaining these negative emotions, but they tear down and drain energy. On the other hand, positive, loving words energize you in mind and body.
You will never get out of bondage until you begin to speak words of freedom, rather than talking about the problem. – Catherine Ponder
Try this little experiment. During this Lenten season, prayerfully listen to the words you speak and change the subject if they aren’t the best. Allow your intention be to speak only positive and loving words. If doing this every day until Easter Sunday, seems too big a project, then do it for just one day. Then repeat the next day, and the next. I believe you will be pleasantly surprised by what happens. – Lovingly, Rev. John
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Divinely guided I speak only true, healthy, loving, uplifting words.
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Golden Keys to Answered Prayer …
When you pray for healing, it is essential to align your thoughts and feelings with the Christ Spirit in you. Be willing to let go of that which you have accepted as true, but have kept you in bondage to experiences you’d rather not have. As you let those go, open your mind to Truth, declare and accept that right now you are whole and well; that your true nature is perfect health.
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In the Mail …
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Bytes of Wisdom …
You can change your life by changing the way you think and feel. – Martha Smock
To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
What do you want? Know that your spiritual self has it. Like the perfect flower in the tiny unopened bud, it is all there, needing only the sunshine of your faith to bring it forth. – Robert Collier
The great object of man’s existence in planetary consciousness is to build a body after the ideas given to him by God. – Charles Fillmore
A Little Humor …
Did you hear about the grape-stomper who got fired for sitting down on the job? – Ed Baer
From a church bulletin: “Ushers will eat late-comers!”
If people born in Poland are called Poles, why aren’t people born in Holland called Holes?
Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels!