Tuesday, April 28, 2009

In Other Words Tuesday



The way you think
determines the way you feel,
and the way you feel
determines the way you act."
Rick Warren : Wow, powerful words, and I feel they are truthful words as well. For example, if you think you are overweight, and are constantly putting yourself down by saying negative things about yourself, then you will feel there is no hope of you ever losing weight, so you will not even try to lose weight. If you think you are not a smart person, then you will see no reason to try to learn new things. If you think you are unattractive, then you will never want to try to change your appearance at all. If you do not think you need the Lord, and you feel you can make it through life on your own, then you will act in foolish ways, that will take you further and further away from God. My friend, you need to think constantly upon the things of the Lord, because when you do, you will feel the joy of the Lord, and you will act like someone who is deeply in love with the Lord. Fill your mind with the Lord, feel His presence in your life, and act like a daughter of the King.

30 comments:

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Denise, This was awesome! Rick Warren is an amazing man of the Lord. Because of his writings, my husband finally found the Lord.
I just love all you have to offer. God Bless you dear sweet woman!

Vicki said...

Thank you, Denise:-)

Rocks said...

Very nice post :)I also posted an article written by Rick Warren in my blog.

April said...

Excellent, Denise...I love Rick Warren!

luvmy4sons said...

I have seen a quote that included further steps. Be careful what you think- your thoughts become your actions. Be careful what you do-your actions become your habits. Be careful of your habits as your habits become your character. YOu have such a sweet heart. Love ya!

Debbie said...

Amen to this Denise. Yes, we need to fill our mind with things of God. To take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. Loved your IOWT post.

RCUBEs said...

And we must put on the "Armor of God" as the enemy sometimes plant such thoughts in our minds to make us think that "they are our thoughts" when we are actually being deceived.
Let's be strong in the Lord's mighty power!-Ephesians 6:10
Have a blessed Tue sister!

Debra said...

Beautiful, my friend. I'm constantly saying I need the Lord...yay! I so do and I want more of Him! yay! I'm saying the right things.

Blessings to you my sweet sister.

Karen said...

We stunt our own growth simply by the things we think. When will we ever learn! Thanks for sharing today.

Laurie Ann said...

That last line says it all. I LOVE it! And I love you. You have such a way of cutting to the chase, girlfriend!

Angie said...

You said it all in a nutshell....we are DAUGHTERS of the KING!!! And should act accordingly!

What a great post!

Charlie,Julie,Claire,Lily & Drew said...

Amen, my friend!!! this was great and something very much needed today; thank you!!

((HUGS))

~Julie

Jules said...

Amen, my friend!! Thank you, sweetie. I really need this today!!

((HUGS))

~Julie

Patricia said...

This is beautiful, Denise! Thank you for sharing today. P.S. I love the look of your blog!

Tea With Tiffany said...

Yes!

AMEN...

purplemoose said...

Soooo true! Some days I mope about with negative thoughts and it's hard to snap out of it. Thanks for the reminder.

Shelby said...

Amen, Denise, great post!

MiPa said...

Well said Denise.

Hootin' Anni said...

Very well stated dear Denise!!!!

Sharlyn Guthrie said...

Thanks for sharing today. You are a blessing.

Gretchen said...

I think this is very true.

godsown said...

The more we fill our mind with the Lord the more He is in our presence....

Thxs and blessings
Bernice

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Denise,
Yes, very powerful and very true words. Blessings,
Sue

Daphine said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamen! So very true dear friend! Great post!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Thank you for this post, Denise. And for introducing to me this Rick Warren. I never heard of him yet.

Sandi said...

Denise this was an eye opener to me. I feel I can't remember things and joy about it. Then I say I can't memorize God's word. I think I need to re train my thoughts.

Carolyn said...

thanks for posting. Blessings to your week

A Stone Gatherer said...

I can definately attest to the weight issue! So glad He is truth!

IRENE said...

What can I say? Self-help gurus, Denise said it all. Thank you!

Denise Hughes said...

Well put. When we think constantly upon the things of the Lord, his joy comes!