Here we are in the countdown to Christmas…23 days to go! I started my online shopping last month (I’m NOT a “Black Friday” shopper!) and I’m working on some Christmas crafts. In the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle, I think it’s important to focus on the positive aspects: Jesus, as the “Reason for the Season,” family, and traditions, which all add pleasure to this last month of the year.
Here are the devotional thoughts for this second day of December.
“Jesus came to open the prison doors
and set the captives free.
You will only begin to progress
when you start to believe
you can experience freedom.
You must have a positive vision for your life–
a vision for a future
not determined by your past
or even your present circumstances.
Exercise your faith and take a positive look
at the possibilities God has planned for you.
Begin to ‘call those things that be not
as though they are’ (Romans 4:17).
Think and speak about your future
in a positive way,
according to what God has placed in your heart.”
–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”
It does amaze me how different even a single day is depending on whether I have a negative or positive outlook on it. Positive is so much better! I like that emphasis on not letting negative thoughts control us.
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Do you agree with the idea of positive thinking? Have you experienced the difference between positive and negative thinking?