Negatives out, positive thoughts in!

You’re not supposed to ask, “Am I pretty?” or say, “I’m really hot!” Don’t take the last piece of chicken on the plate or especially the last brownie. Don’t gawk at people in a public place, even Wal-Mart, they have a right to dress that way, or to be with that person. If you don’t like it, don’t look! If you go to someone’s house for dinner, don’t stay until they are yawning openly in your face, and if you call a friend don’t start spilling the contents of your brain until you have asked “is this a convenient time?” OK, that was a nice list of “do not’s”!

We are so accustomed to be being told what we cannot do that sometimes we forget there is a positive side to this life. We grow up afraid someone will think that we think too highly of ourselves until we begin to think we aren’t worth very much.

We read the promises in the Word and think they would have to be for someone else because we just aren’t good enough!

God gives us promises like “Fear not, I am with you, be not dismayed (upset) for I am your God” Isaiah 41:10

In this verse we see He loved us greatly! Romans 5:8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

The declaration of love I read the most is Romans 8:35-38 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. I say if that doesn’t make you sit up and take notice, I don’t know what will. Jesus told us “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7

A line in a song from the “Sound of Music” says, “Somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good”, indicating she didn’t feel worthy of finding such a great love. None of us are worthy, we are all sinners saved by grace and you have the right to every promise and all the love of God contained in the Word! Here I should just say Selah, (stop and think on these things!)

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