How To Think Positively And Biblically (1 of 2) by Johnny Hunt

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How To Think Positively And Biblically - Part 1
Johnny Hunt
Philippians 4:7-8
November 13, 2011

INTRODUCTION: Proverbs 23:7, "For as he thinks in his heart, so is he." You are not what you think you are, but what you think; you are. A troubled mind is a convenient depository for the seeds of doubt, despair, and wickedness.

The Bible teaches that Satan wants to corrupt our minds with his lies.

2 Corinthians 11:3, "But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ."

Jesus spoke of the reality of Satan's purpose and motive.

John 8:44, "You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it."

And again in 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 the Apostle Paul made it crystal clear that there is indeed a battle raging for our minds and the way we perceive.

BARNA UPDATE:

"70 Million Americans Feel Held Back by their Past"

In the middle of one of the nation's deepest economic recessions and the Occupy Wall Street protests, much has been said about residents' economic mood and outlook. Yet, what if other underlying factors are being overlooked, such as whether Americans feel they are fulfilling their own personal potential or not?

This article examines these kinds of indicators, looking at how we think about our lives:

1. One-third of Americans are struggling to live to their
"fullest potential."

One out of every three adults in this country say they are not living life to their fullest potential, including those who say they are "not at all" (6%) or "not much (26%). A slim majority of adults (57%) feel they are "mostly" fulfilling their potential, while about one out of eight (12%) feel "completely" fulfilled. Those most like ...


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