Or A Mind Cure

 


Gratitude And Praise 
Nothing tends more to promote health
of body and soul 
than does a spirit of gratitude and praise.

      It is a law of nature that our thoughts and feelings are encouraged and strengthened as we give them utterance (say them out loud). 

While words express thoughts,
it is also true that thoughts follow words.  

       If you will give more expression to your faith (remember it is not the quantity but the quality of your faith), rejoice more in the blessings that you know you have.  You will have more faith and greater joy. 

You have at least four if you are reading this
1. a blessing you are alive 
2. you can see  
3&4. the great mercy and love of God

        No tongue can express, no finite mind can conceive, the blessing that results from appreciating the goodness and love of God.  

       Even on earth we may have joy as a well-spring, never failing, because fed by the streams that flow from the throne of God.

       It is a positive duty to resist melancholy, discontented thoughts and feelings,-- as much a duty as it is to pray.  If we are heaven-bound, how can we go as a band of mourners, groaning and complaining all along the way to our Father's house?

       Often your mind may be clouded because of pain.  Then do not try to think.  You know that Jesus loves you.  He understands your weakness.  You may do His will by simply resting in His arms.

      

       Educate your heart and lips to speak the praise of God for His matchless love. 

    Educate your soul to be hopeful, and to abide
in the light shining from the cross of Calvary. 

       Never forget that you are the child of the heavenly King,
a son or daughter of the Lord of hosts.  It is our privilege to maintain a calm repose in God. 

       "Let the peace of God rule in your hearts; ... and be ye thankful." (Col. 3:15)  Forgetting your own difficulties and troubles, praise God for an opportunity to live for the glory of His name. 

       Let the fresh blessings of each new day awaken praise in your heart for these tokens of His loving care.  

       When you open your eyes in the morning, thank God that He has kept you through Morning, noon, and night, let gratitude as sweet perfume ascend to heaven.

       When some one asks how you are feeling, do not try to think of something mournful to tell in order to gain sympathy.  Do not talk of your lack of faith and your sorrows and sufferings. 

      The tempter delights to hear such words.  When talking on gloomy subjects, you are glorifying him.  We are not to dwell on the great power of Satan to overcome us.  

       Often we give ourselves into his hands by talking of his power.  Talk instead of the great power of God to bind up all your interests with His own. 

Tell of the matchless power of Christ,
and speak of His glory!  

       All thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand, and commissioned
to minister to those who shall be heirs of salvation.  They guard us against evil, and press back the powers of darkness that are seeking our destruction.  

       Have we not reason to be thankful every moment,  thankful even when there are apparent difficulties in our pathway?

 Count your many blessings...
Count them one by one... 
And you will see
what the Lord God has done!
 

Amazing Change

Our heartfelt thanks to: Mrs. Ellen G. White, the Author that we have paraphrased here
and to the Ellen G. White Estate
for making this presentation possible.
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