Thought for the Day – 28 January 2019

Thought for the Day

Instead of negativity; let’s be positive: taking our problems to God – for God cares so deeply for us.

Jeremiah 29:11-14; “11For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. 12Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. 13And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. 14And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.”

God will listen to us, and bring us out of captivity, even captivity from negative thinking. Why? Because He has hope and plans for us to bring good into our life; far exceeding anything that we could be going through at the present.

Our hearts can be very strong, but our minds cannot fully understand God, so let God send His Spirit to guide us in our thoughts and actions.

Put away the attitude of always saying or thinking “the problem is.” Replace this mindset with a positive mind of knowing that you are a child of God and He can help you through anything!

Let’s keep our minds focused on God all day long with gratitude, while helping others. Look for positive solutions. Replace negative thinking with positive thinking! Take control of our minds by clearing it from negative thinking, and refilling our minds with godly thoughts and promises!

The apostle Paul told us how we should think:

Philippians 4:8; “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

When we look at our problems, we should always be looking for the solutions – while staying close to God. By the way, I have never seen or been able to find the phrase ”the problem is” in the Bible. 

About Ephraim J. Stockwell

Ephraim J. Stockwell, Born 30 May 1926 in Howell, Michigan, USA; Grew up on a farm in Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Served in Army during WW2 in European Theater of Operations; College in West Virginia, majoring in Physics and Electronic Engineering; Employed by NASA Headquarters, Wash. D.C. as Head of Network Operations (Retired), Husband of Joan Morgan Stockwell, father of 3 sons; Jack, Mark and Rick; Family includes 17 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
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