Our Daily Elder Devotional: As You Think, You Will Be

Our Daily Elder Devotional

We claim no originality for these devotions. One of our elders searches various sources and finds a daily devotion. Consider this a gift from Clinton Avenue Reformed Church: www.clintonave.org.

Today’s devotional comes from “Your Best Life” by Joel Osteen.

As You Think, You Will Be

Proverbs 23:7Amplified Bible (AMP)

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. As one who reckons, he says to you, eat and drink, yet his heart is not with you [but is grudging the cost].

It is unrealistic to pretend that nothing bad ever happens to us.  Bad things happen to good people.  Pretense is not the answer; nor is playing semantic games to make yourself sound more spiritual.  If you are sick, admit it; but keep your thoughts on your Healer.  If your body is tired, if your spirit weary, fine; but focus your thoughts on the One who has promised, “Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength” (Isaiah 40:31 NKJV).

Jesus said, “In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world” (John 16:33 NKJV).  He wasn’t saying that troublesome times wouldn’t come; He was saying that when they do, we can choose our attitudes.  We can choose to believe and dwell on the promises of God’s Word.

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