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CHANGE your THOUGHTS and it will Change YOU!

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Sermon shared by Rev. Roberto D. Abella

November 2004
Summary: Psychologists teach us that there are two mental laws that contribute heavily to our mental state of being. In other words, whether weíre happy or sad.
Audience: General adults
Sermon:
CHANGE your THOUGHTS and it will Change YOU!
Romans 12:1-4

Psychologists teach us that there are two mental laws that contribute heavily to our mental state of being. In other words, whether weíre happy or sad.

They are:
1: The Law of Concentration.
2: The Law of Substitution.

The Law of Concentration states that whatever we dwell upon grows in our life experience. Whatever we think about on a continual basis becomes a part of us.
Yes, we become what we think, and the more we dwell on something, the more we have of it in our lives.

The Law of Substitution states that our conscience mind can only hold one thought at a time. It makes no difference to our mind whether the thought is "negative" or "positive," it can only hold one at a time.

However, we can choose to substitute "negative" thoughts with "positive" thoughts, thus changing our mental state of being.

The Lord understood these principles when He inserted a couple of scriptures into the Bible:
Proverbs 23:7a, "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he."

Isaiah 26:3, "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee."

Now here is where the rubber meets the road . . .
We are what we are because of what we have allowed ourselves to concentrate on!

If you find yourself an OLE crabby, miserable, negative person that nobody likes to be around . . . guess what?

Youíre that way because you have allowed yourself to feast on a steady diet of crabby, miserable, negative thoughts.

If you bake a cake and it doesnít turn out like you want, you can blame the oven all day long . . .
but that wonít change the outcome of your next cake.

If you want to change the outcome of the next cake . . . change the recipe!

If you find that youíre not the person you want to be, you can blame your circumstances all day long, but that will never change anything.

If you want to change . . . change the recipe of your life!

Try substituting negative thoughts with positive ones.
And do you know what? . . .

If youíll concentrate on whatís right in your life instead of what is wrong . . .
whatís good instead of whatís bad . . .
whatís sweet instead of whatís bitter . . .
youíll find that youíre a totally different person . . .
and the only thing that changed . . . was you!

There are two simple mental and Spiritual laws to happiness in life, And psychologist didnít invent them . . . God did!

1: Concentration: Proverbs 23: 7a, "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he."

2: Substitution: Isaiah 26: 3, "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee."

Happiness comes when we stop wailing about the troubles we have, and offer thanks for all the troubles we donít have.

"For who has known or understood the mind(the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct [Him] and give Him knowledge?

But we have the mind of Christ, the Messiah, and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart." (1 Corinthians 2:16, The Amplified Bible)

Isnít it exciting to realize that you can hold the thoughts and feelings and purposes of Godís very own heart in your heart? Isnít it thrilling to know the Creator of heaven and earth wants to be one spirit with you and transmit His thoughts to your mind?

First Corinthians 6:17 says that
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