DIG for Monday the 15th of January…..why the constant negativity…..Proverbs 18 v 21

Yesterday I wrote about the importance of what we think, and this also counts for what we say.

It is also very important what we listen to, as we are influenced greatly by what we take in to our hearts and minds.

I have stopped listening to a number of radio programs and stations due to the constant negativity being spoken out.

I was listening to one of the “better” programs today and even they were becoming too negative for me!

They were reporting about a tennis tournament where a British player had done really well winning 6-3 6-1.

This in anyone’s definition is a good result and a result to be celebrated.

However the first thing the newsreader asked the reporter was this, “So is there any evidence of the hip injury we think she has?”

No mention of the score, or how well the player had done or any sense of celebration about the success of the British player.

No, straight in to a negative comment about a potential problem!

Everyone is affected by the words they speak out and the words spoken out over them.

We know that death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18 v 21); important for our own lives and important for those we speak about.

I would encourage you to be more positive and less negative; I can assure that this will improve your life and improve the lives of those around you.

Take the challenge and think about the words you are speaking out!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I know death and life are in the power of my tongue, and thank you that I am capable of making more positive remarks”.

Proverbs 18 v 21…..Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof

DIG for Sunday the 14th of January…..I need to practice what I preach…..Isaiah 40 v 31

“Practice what you preach Vic” is what I heard as I was struggling in my spinning class today.

It was 36 minutes into the session, and we were in the middle of a set involving standing and seated climbs (if you don’t do spinning these are very hard on the legs, heart and lungs).

Alec shouted we were about to do a 2-minute standing climb, and I heard myself thinking, “I can’t do that”.

I immediately remembered the message I had preached just yesterday, where I told the fellowship that “I can’t” is something we should not be saying as born again believers.

I then started thinking in a positive way, just as I had said in my preaching.

I thought, “I can do all things through Christ” (Philippians 4 v 13).

I thought, “I can renew my strength, I can run and not faint, and I can rise up on wings like eagles” (Isaiah 40 v 31).

I thought, “I can do this, I am fit, I am lean and I am not a quitter”.

I told myself that I could do this and I did do it.

You should have seen me go! I pedalled like mad and finished the climb at a faster speed than I had done any climb previously in the session. I then finished the session by sprinting 20 rpm faster than earlier as well.

Alec even commented at the end about how I had completed the session very strongly.

Folks, we can think positive and speak positive and make changes in our bodies and the physical world; this stuff works!

Please listen to the message from yesterday and also the series to follow; it might just change your life. Here is the link if you have time to listen to the message…..The ABC to Success Lesson 01

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the laws you put in place that mean my thoughts and words have such an effect on my life”.

Isaiah 40 v 31…..But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint