How To Have A Good Day

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'...without Me you can do nothing.'
John 15:5

You can change the course of a day satan has negative plans for, by spending time with the Lord, especially when you sense any attitude or behaviour in yourself that's not Christ-like. Jesus said, '...without Me you can do nothing.' (John15:5 NKJV). On the other hand, 'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me' (Philippians 4:13 NKJV). Negative feelings are like unwelcome house guests: the worst thing you can do is to invite them in. You may not be able to override them in your own strength, but if you seek God's help He will enable you to walk according to His ways, not by your negative emotions and perspective.

'But what if someone offends me?' The Bible says we're not to be oversensitive or easily offended. Actually we are commanded to forgive those who hurt us, not letting things fester. Sometimes we want to forgive and do what's right, but we find doing it difficult. More often than not, the right thing is the hard thing to do, not the easy thing. That's when you need to pray and allow God to talk to you through His Word. Only then will you find the strength to do the right thing.

Remember, you're in a war, and the battle begins the moment your eyes open each morning. To win, ' strong in the Lord...Put on the whole armour of God...having girded your waist with truth...put on the breastplate of righteousness...having shod your feet with...the gospel of peace...taking the shield of faith...And take the helmet of salvation...the sword of the Spirit...praying the Spirit...speak boldly...' (Ephesians 6:10-20 NKJV).

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Epiphany said…
Thank you, I needed that reminder.
Just Be Real said…
Came from Epiphany's blog. Wo-great reminder. Thank you for sharing!
Regina said…
Amen. Thank you for the reminder!

Enjoy the Holidays!
Pietro said…
Very true words. We are so weak, and sometimes it's really difficult to forgive.
GrandmaK said…
"Remember, you're in a war, and the battle begins the moment your eyes open each morning." This struck as most profound!!! Indeed, I do battle this everyday! Thank you for this reminder! Cathy
FA said…
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Nice to see your blog post !! Thanks for sharing.
gladwellmusau said…
AMEN...I am more than a conqueror. That the positive thought for me this morning. God bless you, Mike.
Steve said…
Thanks for the word again.