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Let’s Be Positive Today!

“It never pays to think of our grievances.” Ministry of Healing, page 492

It is tempting to wallow in dark places when we feel down.

Satan attacks from all directions and many grievances pile at our door.

But our attention needs to remain on Jesus and moving forward, however slow or fast.

This is our calling and how we act with a graciousness that only is possible with help from God.

So let’s think of positive things today and praise God.

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How are You Acting Today?

“Always act from principle, never from impulse.” Ministry of Healing, page 491

Advertisers know how many people are led with the simplist efforts.

Retailers place items by the cash register for people to purchase on impulse.

The modern mind is trained to be impulsive, but those who spend time studying Scripture are stronger.

Spiritual Exercise (Bible study, prayer & meditation on God’s Word) changes everything.

When we spend time each day with God, we are less impulsive and more like Jesus.

I praise God for this solution to so many problems.

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There Is Good Following Evil Attacks

“All experiences and circumstances are God’s workmen whereby good is brought to us” Ministry of Healing, page 489

God is in control, even when it looks like all is lost.

Some evil strikes His people in order to show faith under duress, like modern day Job’s.

Who are we to question God?

It is ours to serve in faith that edifies those who are watching our every move.

I pray that any troubles facing you today will be understood as a spiritual attack.

And I pray for you that you will withstand the attacks of the evil one.

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How Do You Feel Today?

“If you do not feel light-hearted and joyous, do not talk of your feelings.” Ministry of Healing, page 488

There is no point on dwelling on the negative.

It does no good to reinforce feelings of discouragement by reliving and reviewing them.

It is better to move those feelings to the foot of the Cross and think of Jesus.

Replace bad feelings with spiritual ones, and then wait for the Holy Spirit to rescue you.

We are so blessed by the power from God each and every day.

Try it!

I praise Him again today for this love that will not let me go.

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Do You Behave Like This?

“If Christ dwells in us, we shall be patient, kind, and forbearing, cheerful amid frets and irritations.” Ministry of Healing, page 487

This quote reminds me of 1 Corinthians chapter 13, and it describes love.

Jesus is like this. His behavior is mild and pleasant under all conditions. His wrath is totally distorted by many preachers and priests.

I’m so thankful for a God that is loving.

I praise Him again today for this love that will not let me go.

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Are You A Sensitive Person?

“We should not allow our feelings to be easily wounded.” Ministry of Healing, page 485

Jesus is out best example for this advice. Although He was tortured, His feelings remained unaffected.

This is difficult and cannot be done without help.

Yes, we need divine assistance, and it is available for the asking.

What a woderful gift!

I praise God again today for these many gifts of love.

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Do You Feel God’s Power Today?

“The strength of those who love and serve Him will be renewed day by day. Ministry of Healing, page 482

Where does it come from? We might wake in the morning in a state of weakness and poor health, but after Spiritual Exercise of Bible study, prayer and meditation on God’s Word, the Holy Spirit renews our strength.

This is a miracle happening every day.

Let’s recognize it for what it is!

This strength allows us to be a blessing to others. It allows us to express our inner love in practical ways.

I am so thankful for God’s power in our lives, and I praise Him today.

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Do You Feel Hopeful and Courageous?

Our faith and assurance of eternal life should make a difference in our outlook and attitude.

We can see beyond the difficulties in this world.

We can rest our hearts on the victory of Calvary.

So lets be joyful and wise.

Lets pass by the materialism of this age.

Lets make a difference with the love of Jesus.

I praise God for His promises that reveal the truth about the future.

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What’s Supreme in Your Life Today?

“Those who accept the one principle of making the service of God supreme, will find perplexities vanish, and a plain path before their feet.” Ministry of Healing, page 481

Confusion reigns in the minds of many young people who face large decisions regarding their future.

The attend university and wonder what they should study.

The world is confused, and people rush from one thing to another without guidance.

But God has a solution for those who are faithful.

God must be supreme in our lives and we must have Spiritual Exercis each day to receive the full benefits.

I pray that you will come to Jesus today and make Him supreme in your life.

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Are You Following God Today?

“God never leads His children otherwise than they would choose to be lead. . .” Ministry of Healing, page 479

This is an important thought, an encouraging thought.

Some day we will be able to look back and see the full truth in this statement.

This, once again, reveals God’s love, and points to the unity He seeks from us.

Jesus invited us to be one with Him and the Father, so why don’t we do it?

I praise God for this love that will not let us go.

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Yield Precedes Success

“We are not to try to do the work of the potter. Our part is to yield ourselves to be molded by the Master-worker.” Ministry of Healing, page 472

I find this difficult to do.

We are given creative abilities and desires. We have energy and skills.

And the key here is to submit at the beginning of the day; dedicate ourselves to the work God gives us; and then what we do should be what God wants us to do.

Resistance to evil tendencies after Spiritual Exercise uses God’s power, not our own.

This is the life we should lead.

Don’t you like this? I do.

I praise God today for this advice that changes lives.

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Admit it – You’re a Sinner Too

“It is only he who knows himself to be a sinner that Christ can save.” Ministry of Healing, page 455

We look into the mirror with honesty and see ourselves as who we are in preparation for salvation.

This process gives us humility – a much needed ingredient for witnessing.

It changes the way we view the lives of other people. We see people struggling with issues and feel empathy instead of scorn.

This is the way it should be.

I pray for you and you pray for me. We pray for each other and attempt to heal all wounds.

Spending time with God each day in worship, brings a desire to be more like Him.

I praise God today for this advice that heals.

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You Are Involved In A Spiritual War

“The Christian life is a battle and a march. In this warfare there is no release; the effort must be continuous and persevering.” Ministry of Healing, page 453

Although this is true, we must remember to focus our attention away from the battle and keep it on Jesus.

All of the power necessary to conduct the battle must come from God.

If we rely upon our own strength, we are doomed.

It’s simple, but too easy to forget and become distracted.

Each day we need to spend time with God in Spiritual Exercises of prayer, Bible study and meditation on God’s Word.

There is no alternative.

I praise God today that He loves us this much to help us follow the path He has for us, however difficult.

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Admit It, You Are A Weakling :)

“The unaided human will has no real power to resist and overcome.” Ministry of Healing, page 412

We are in trouble if we try to overcome on our own. We need help!

And Jesus wants us to partake of the help He has sent for us.

The Holy Spirit is waiting for us to tap into His power, but we must invite and accept it.

I praise God today that He loves us this much to help us follow the path He has for us, however difficult.

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What Have You Learned About God Today?

“A knowledge of God. . .is the only real safeguard against temptation.” Ministry of Healing, page 409

This is one reason why it is important for us to study the Bible as part of our daily Spiritual Exercise.

As we come to know God, we are drawn closer to Him and our desires become His desires.

This is a life-changing process that we are invited to enjoy.

I praise God for the ability to grow closer to Him and be His friend.

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Who Are You Looking At Today?

“It is not wise to look to ourselves, and study our emotions. . We are to look away from self to Jesus.” Ministry of Healing, page 249

As we study ourselves we convince ourselves of our limitations and what we are not good at.

But with Jesus, all things are possible, and we can be transformed into what He wants for us.

With Jesus, we accept who we are and where we are, and begin building and growing, until we become a new creature.

This is an amazing process of education and maturity that might take years, but can be steady growth.

I praise God for the ability to grow into beyond our imagination.

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Here is an Antidote to Grief

“The Holy Spirit will teach us how to appropriate every blessing that will be an antidote to grief. For every bitter draught that is placed on our lips, we shall find a branch of healing.” Ministry of Healing, page 248

This is very encouraging to me, to know that God has provided healing for grief, and I have experienced this when my parents died.

We have a hope that the world has not.

We know there will, one day, be a resurrection.

And all suffering will become a distant memory to be willfully forgotten.

I praise God for these gifts and promises that mean so much to us.

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How Simple Is Your Life?

“Only by a life of simplicity, self-denial, and close economy, is it possible for us to accomplish the work appointed us as Christ’s representatives.” Ministry of Healing, page 206

Perhaps too many Christians follow the world and desire wealth.

Perhaps you do it without realizing. Do you want a larger house? Or newer car?

While some in the world are down-sizing and minimizing, you and I keep on buying and buying more and more stuff.

Simplicity is a unique word, expressing a life style to be followed as part of our calling.

I encourage you to meditate upon this thought today.

I praise God for Jesus, who showed us how to be a blessing to others.

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Can You Help Today?

“The widow and the fatherless are the objects of the Lord’s special care.” (Ministry of Healing, page 202)

You and I should help in this effort for those who are most vulnerable.

The church should take these special people and provide for their needs.

We can do this, but it needs to come from love and not duty.

As salt of the earth, our love can make a difference and draw people to Jesus.

I praise God for Jesus, who showed us how to be a blessing to others.

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I Want To Bless Someone Today

He who owns the world is rich in resources, and will bless everyone who is seeking to bless others. (Ministry of Healing, page 200)

This should be our life’s work, always looking outward.

While the world looks inward to increase wealth and greed, while people clamor for more of what the world offers, you and I should demonstrate how love seeks to bless other people.

Love stands out in the crowd. Love changes things and helps us to be more humble.

I praise God for Jesus, who showed us how to be a blessing to others.

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Have a Blessed Day

I bent over to pick up the quarter
intent on placing it in my pocket
and didn’t pay attention
to the cashier, who said,
“Have a blessed day.” until
I walked out the door.

Only then did I realize my materialism
had overshadowed a moment of heaven,
as I failed to respond to her comment.

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Are You Different?

“The grace of Christ in the heart will impart a heaven-born dignity and sense of propriety.” Desire of Ages, page 515

You and I should bear the sign of God in our attitudes and behavior.

People should notice a difference.

And this comes about only as a result of Spiritual Exercise of prayer, Bible study and meditation on God’s Word.

I encourage you to taste of this nector and grow in Christ.

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How Do You Feel About Wickedness?

“for my mouth shall speak truth, and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.” Proverbs 8:7

This is wisdom speaking.

People who do wicked things abhor judgment, and want to be accepted as normal.

Wickedness requires the wise to be careful. The wise can hate wickedness, while at the same time be loving to the wicked.

This is best illustrated by the life of Jesus.

We are called to be salt of the earth, not its judge.

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What Did You Learn About God Yesterday?

“Get wisdom, get understanding;” Proverbs 4:5

While so many people in this world look for entertainment and leisure, the Bible urges us to lean into the wind and grow.

Video games call out to us everytime we look at our smart phones, with a loud voice – louder than that still small voice pointing into another direction.

I pray that today this thought will rest on your heart.

May you come closer to Jesus because He is calling you.

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How Do You Keep God’s Commandments?

“My son, forget not my law, but let thine heart keep my commandments;” Proverbs 3:1

Notice this proverb specifies the heart and not the actions. This is because our actions follow our heart.

We need more heart surgery. Don’t you agree?

Spiritual Exercise works on the heart with Bible study, prayer and meditation on God’s Word.

I encourage you to join me today and come closer to Jesus.

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I Praise the Name of God, How About You?

“O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth” Psalm 8:1

It is good for us to praise God, and even the name of God.

The reason is not for His power, but His love. How Jesus gave up glory and comfort and position to come to earth as our Savior.

Jesus is the main reason we have for understanding the greatness of God.

Without Jesus our knowledge of God would be so much less.

I praise God, again, for Jesus our Savior.

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Are You Being Pruned by God Today?

“Every branch in Me that beareth not fruit He taketh away; and every branch that beareth fruit, He purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.” John 15:2

These words of Jesus are a little scary.

In a world of danger where we seek safety and ease, Jesus prophecied holy pruning.

It is a fact that when we have it easy, materialism and pride become more powerful temptations. So God has a remedy of pruning us.

Too often we pray for just the opposite of what we need.

Today I pray the Holy Spirit will impress us with our true needs that we can be proper aligned with God.

I praise Jesus for this promise and words of wisdom.

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Are You Following Jesus Today?

“And when He had called the people unto Him with His disciples also, He said unto them, ‘Whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.'” Mark 8:34

To deny one’s self can mean many things. For one it might mean a new car. For another it might mean a vacation.

I remember a friend who cancelled a vacation and donated the money to a charity.

You might be called upon to give something small today.

If you are on a crowded bus, you might give your seat to someone.

The Holy Spirit leads us to do certain good things for others out of love and duty.

This is one reason it is so important to engage in daily time with God, in order to hear the Holy Spirit’s voice.

I pray that you will be blessed today as a child of God.

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Where Has Satan Taken You?

“Again, the devil took Him up onto an exceeding high mountain” Matthew 4:8

I wonder how many times the devil has taken me somewhere. Maybe I felt pretty good about my fortune at the time. Maybe I didn’t realize the power behind my luck to be in such a lovely place.

Satan has many skills and agents intending to deceive each of us. He wants nothing more than to see us corrupted.

High mountains of wealth and materialism corrupt, and Satan is there encouraging us to desire more and more stuff.

Only by spending time with Jesus in prayer, Bible study and meditation on God’s Word can we repel these advances.

I praise God today for Jesus and His life for us to study and emulate.

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Are You Willing to Repent?

“In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent ye, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” Matt. 3:1-2

Is today any different?

Isn’t there need for repentance even today?

Who do you hear calling as you read these words?

Repentance isn’t fashionable. It’s a concept thrown into the dustpan of yesteryear, and yet its need remains the same.

Let John speak to your heart, as he calls for repentance.

Let us respond to this clarion call and slip to our knees and repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.

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