As you go about your week be thankful! Being thankful prepares the heart to receive more of God’s blessings as it calms and brings negative emotions to an end. A perfect time to pray and listen to songs that speak life to your heart, is when you feel negative emotions and negative thoughts. Although it may seem like nothing is going in your favor, be thankful. Although it may seem like there is no help in sight, praise God in expectation of favorable change until you get your breakthrough of peace in your emotions and circumstance. Prayer and praise positions us to receive the solution to the problems we are experiencing. Normally when negative emotions try to overwhelm you, God is trying to bless you and the enemy wants to get you out of position of hearing God’s blessings by adding pressure that brings on negative emotions. The enemy desires to have you act out of fear to manifest his desires making you feel defeated with no hope in sight. When you magnify God through being thankful on purpose, you position yourself to hear and receive answers to life’s challenges.
When you pray and praise, your negative emotions will eventually go away as your heart is being filled with life’s blessings. Your heart is the garden of life’s blessings where the enemy of your soul wants to take away your joy. The more you feel your heart with God’s living and powerful word, the more your heart will produce emotions of peace and joy that is in agreement with the fruits of God’s Holy Spirit. Christ died and resurrected not only to give you eternal life after this lifetime, but give you life more abundantly right where you are today. Allow Him to speak life to your heart through His word as you give Him your cares in exchange for His peace and joy.
As you go about your day, I hope you find inspiration in 1 Peter 5:6-7 that says
6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
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