Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise
From I think I can to God and I can!
“O God, do not be far from me; O my God, make haste to help me! Let them be confounded and consumed Who are adversaries of my life; Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor Who seek my hurt. But I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more.” (Psalm 71:12–14, NKJV)
Not all our adversaries are external, remember reading or hearing this? “We have met the enemy and the enemy is us.” I remember as a youngster reading the story of “The Little Blue Engine” ever read it? In case you haven’t it’s a story about a small train with a load of toys from children on the opposite side of the mountain. None of the larger trains thought children were important enough to take the toys to them so the Little Blue Engine volunteered. As he began climbing the mountain it got steeper and steeper and more difficult but the Little Blue Engine did not stop and began saying, “I think I can! I think I can! I think I can! I think I can! And suddenly it was going downhill to deliver the toys.
Normal Vincent Peale put it this way. “I began to analyze my own conversational habits and was shocked by what I found. I was making such statements as, “I’m afraid I’ll be late,” or “I wonder if I’ll have a flat tire,” or “I don’t think I can do that.” These are “little negatives” to be sure, and a big thought is of course more powerful than a little one. But it must never be forgotten that “mighty oaks from little acorns grow,” and if many “little negatives” clutter up your conversation, they are bound to seep into your mind. It is surprising how they accumulate in force, and before you know it, they will grow into “big negatives.” So I determined to root those “little negatives” out of my conversation. I found that the best way to eliminate them was deliberately to say a positive word about everything. When you keep asserting that things are going to work out well, good results do occur.”
The most positive words you can say is, “God and I can! God and I can! God and I can! God and I can! GOT IT? Good, now DO IT!
Believe! Anticipate! Experience! Be transformed!
Grace and PEACE, Amen!
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“God has something stored up for you in heaven, where it will never decay or be ruined or disappear.” (1 Peter 1:4, CEV)
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