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Romans 4:17 MSG Bible
We call Abraham “father” not because he got God’s attention by living like a saint, but because God made something out of Abraham when he was a nobody. Isn’t that what we’ve always read in Scripture, God saying to Abraham, “I set you up as father of many peoples”? Abraham was first named “father” and then became a father because he dared to trust God to do what only God could do: raise the dead to life, with a word make something out of nothing. When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn’t do but on what God said he would do. And so he was made father of a multitude of peoples. God himself said to him, “You’re going to have a big family, Abraham!”


Some call it monistic pantheism - I call it good Bible believing principles

  1. All is one
  2. All is divine.
  3. Everything is interconnected energy.

Our positive thoughts tap into this energy and produce positive results in our lives. Our negative thoughts, conversely, bring negativity into our lives.

Fear Kills and destroys


2 Timothy 1:7(KJV) - For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.


Is There Really Power in Positive Thinking?

There is power in positive thinking, but not as the world believes in—natural, earthly, and carnal ways of getting our way.

The power in positive thinking for the believer is rooted in what we believe about God and His word.


How do believers attain the power of God for positive thinking? Philippians 4:8 gives us a clear direction in how we can think positively:


“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things”.


Thought #1 Think on things that are true


“Whoever has accepted it has certified that God is truthful” (John 3:33).

John 3:33KJV He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.


It’s incumbent of us to direct our minds to reflect on how God is always truthful and never lies.


If He says, “I will never leave you” than we know we’re never alone.

If He says, “I make all things work together for your good” than we can take comfort in our trials and tribulations.


The power of God in our faith walk is most reflected when we think on the truthfulness of God.


Question to Ponder: How has God revealed truth to you?

Let’s talk a little about Psalm 145:18-21 (KJV)

18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. 19 He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them. 20 The Lord preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy. 21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.


Thought #2) Think on things that are noble

“Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica” (Acts 17:11)
Acts 17:11 (KJV)

11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
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The nobility of the Bereans was demonstrated through their diligence in searching the scriptures. A noble mind is open to exploring God’s word rather than clinging to man’s traditions.


Believers who think noble thoughts tend to resist the urge of prejudicial thinking about others. The power of God generates an openness and approachable attitude about God’s word.


Question to Ponder: How can I train my mind towards noble thoughts?


Meditate on Colossians 3:2
Bible and Positive Thinking
The power in positive thinking for the believer is rooted in what we believe about God and His word.


Thought #3) Think on things that are right

“For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does” (Psalm 33:4). We live in a world where the line between right and wrong is continually blurred. The word of God never backtracks on what is right. Meditating on God’s word on a regular basis equips a believer to live righteously. The power of God is most evident in believers who stand for what is right even in adversity.


Question to Ponder: How am I challenging myself every day in the meditation, memorization, and application of God’s word?

Meditate on Psalms 1:1-3


Thought #4) Think on things that are pure

“The Lord detests the thoughts of the wicked, but gracious words are pure in his sight” (Proverbs 15:26).


Our spoken words spring out of the depths of our hearts. Christians can practice the discipline of keeping their hearts and minds pure by refusing to entertain uncleanness. The power of God is revealed through the lips of a pure heart that brings encouragement, exhortation, rebuke, or reproof to others in gentleness.


Question to Ponder: How do I actively protect my mind from impure thoughts?

Let’s look at: 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 Think on things that are lovely

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (KJV)

4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;


“You are as beautiful as Tirzah, my darling, as lovely as Jerusalem, as majestic as troops with banners” (Song of Solomon 6:4).


Sometimes when we’re assailed by the darkness, we need to train our minds to think on those things that are lovely. Pleasant memories of the faithfulness of God encourages us to focus on the beauty of what life has to offer even in trials. The power of God prompts us to offer praises of thankfulness.

Being Thankful helps us to push, force paradigm shift :

What am I thankful for on a regular basis?


1 Chronicles 16:34
34 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.



HOW DID THIS MESSAGE REACH YOU TODAY?





"Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success."
- Shiv Khera -