Saturday, January 18, 2014

Quote from Joseph Prince's new book, "The Power of Right Believing"

        I recently read a review of Joseph Prince's new book, The Power of Right Believing: 7 Keys To Freedom from Fear, Guilt, and Addiction.  I haven't read the book yet, but I believe I will because I need all the help I can get to remember to replace the negativity bombarding my mind from every direction with positive thoughts.   I appreciate others' insights into how to continually do that.
        I want to fill my mind with words & promises & yes--commands--of God and to live by them. I think we often read God's word and think "That's a nice suggestion, I might try that," but do we stop to think it could be a command?  He is the one who told us to "give thanks in all things", "to think on these things…whatsoever things are pure and lovely and of a good report...", "to cast our cares on Him", "to keep our mind stayed on Him", "to be anxious about nothing", and hundreds more directions/promises/commands.  But as we get caught up in the dailyness of life we forget, or don't read the Word to discover God's ways.  From the reviews of those who have read it, it sounds as if Prince's new book would be another tool to help us think rightly.

        From the description of The Power Of Right Believing on  "Many today are struggling to control their behaviors and actions because they don't have control over their emotions and feelings. They don't have control over their emotions and feelings because they don't have control over their thoughts. And they don't have control over their thoughts because they are not controlling what they believe. 
        Put simply, if you believe wrong, you will struggle with wrong thoughts, toxic emotions, and destructive addictions... 

      This quote is from p. 241.   "Long before the enemy can steal your victory, he steals your song. Long before he can steal your joy, he steals your praise. Before you know it, you start becoming critical, pessimistic, moody, and oppressed. Don’t allow him to do that.
      Let praises be continually on your lips and always be conscious of the Lord’s presence, his favor, his goodness, and his blessings in your life."

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