An attitude of praise and thanksgiving should be your way of life, and the fruit then will be evident on your lips–for your mouth is the fountain of your heart.
If your mind thinks negatively–even just a little, it is enough to poison a sweet fountain, and your words will follow through. A little leaven will leaven a whole loaf, and so a seed or start of bitterness will eventually poison the heart.
Being thankful and speaking praise will eradicate bitterness from your life, and it all begins with setting your mind.
You have a choice to be happy or sad
The decision in your mind will eventually fill your heart, so be aware, right from the start, of what you would choose.
Negativity, criticism and strife are works of death.
I put an end to death–Choose Life!
“For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, indeed it cannot, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh, you are in the Spirit, if the Spirit of God really dwells in you. Any one who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.” Romans 8:5-9
“Keep your heart with all vigilance; for from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23
“A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.” Galatians 5:9
“For ‘He that would love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking guile; let him turn away from evil and do right; let him seek peace and pursue it.'” I Peter 3:10-11
“Strive for peace with all men, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fail to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” spring up and cause trouble and by it the many become defiled.” Hebrews 12:14-15
“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience, forbearing one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as you teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:12-17
“I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life, that you and your descendents may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice, and cleaving to him; for that means life to you and length of days–” Deuteronomy 30:19-20a
this morning’s was a blessing I needed this a for sure Thank You Lori or bless
You are welcome and a blessing to me!! Have a wonderful weekend!
Yes, I too choose LIFE! Loved this post!
Thank you Toni 🙂 Here’s to life! Be Blessed!!
Thank you so much, friend. God is so faithful. Before we ask anything He knows our needs
and will be in Perfect time for our need. This chain has broken, dropped off behind me never
to be shackled again. It’s not me, Him,yes. Light is ALWAYS stronger than the darkness.
Thanks again for allowing the Lord to speak through you.
So beautifully said! God Bless you abundantly my friend!