Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo
Friday, September 28 , 2018
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome;
LOVE BELIEVES THE BEST
(Stay Positive In Your Heart And Mind)
TO THE BIBLE
1 Corinthians 13:7-8 AMPC
“Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. Love never fails….”
God’s kind of love is truly awesome: it believes only the best about others every time. You know, some people get in awkward situations for believing all the wrong and negative things they heard about others, losing good friends for example. You should never accept, or even, allow anyone bring to you some negative information to defile the purity of your spirit. Don’t give your mind to such irrelevant info! Learn to see others the way God sees them—from the perspective of God’s love—and you’ll never be wrongly influenced by any negative information about them, be it cooked-up or factual.
Stay on the positive, and hold good thoughts about everyone in your mind. Always remember, Philippians 4:8 highlights the kind of thoughts you should have and set your mind on. He doesn’t tell us to dwell on allegations against people. This is the Word of God. Practise it. You become the reflection of your thoughts (Proverbs 23:7). Imagine that your life is the reflection of the things itemised in Philippians 4:8. How amazing that’ll be!
The same way you’re expected to be positive about people, you should also have a positive outlook and mentality for your life. When there’s a situation you need to deal with, perhaps in your health, or your finances, whatever it may be; be full of joy, because you know that anything is possible. The Word says, “A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing…” (Proverbs 17:22 AMPC). Count it all joy when you go through diverse tests; why? It’s because your victory is inevitable (James 1:2)! Refuse to allow anyone or anything knock the joy out of you, and be happy about your life, everyone, and everything!
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
1 Thessalonians 5:16
:17 Pray without ceasing.
:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
:19 Quench not the Spirit.
Dear Lord, thank you for your Word that brings purity to my heart. I’m transformed and built up by your Word today, elevated to a higher level of glory, as I think on your Word, joyful and excited about my life and your blessings that I enjoy, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
DAILY BIBLE READING
Ephesians 4:17-5:1-2, Isaiah 1-2
John 1:35-42, 1 Kings 3
Say this: “I will not allow my mind to be a junkyard for irrelevant information; I will rather focus my thoughts on God’s Word for me and see others that way too.”