MORE POSITIVE THOUGHTS FROM DR. DAVE
When I jump into God's ocean of love, my life is never the same. I am born spiritually and become a new person. Old things pass away and all tings become new. I look at the world through new eyes and listen with new ears. I think new thoughts, take new actions, and have a new life.
God's love changes the way I think and feel. His love washes the toxic waste out of my mind and gives me a clean mind and a pure heart. My old way of thinking and feeling is gone. My mistakes and failures are cast into God's ocean of love. For the first time in my life, I dare to call God my Father and live as one of his children. God's love heals my damaged emotions, and my negative feelings and guilt are washed away in a tidal wave of love.
Each day I jump into God's ocean of love and have a life transforming experience. Dabbling in it will never do. This isn't something that I do just once and the positive effects last for a lifetime. I do it every day for the rest of my life. For as long as I live, I will max out on God's love.
E. Stanley Jones said, “God is love, and works by love, and by nothing else than love.” The power and presence of God in the world is love.
God’s love provides the healing touch that restores my damaged emotions to full health.
I don’t need more money or more things. High achievement and recognition for my accomplishments will not heal the hurt that I feel inside. More than anything else, I need to be transformed by the power of God’s love. Only his love can heal my life.
I live in a world created and sustained by love. The Creator of the universe surrounds me and fills my heart with love. The presence and power of God in my life is love.
God’s love is unconditional; there is nothing I can do or must do to earn it. It’s an eternal fact that sustains the world. It forms the foundation for my self-esteem, and his love makes me worthy. When my heart is full of God’s love, it’s full of his presence and power. It’s impossible to have unconditional love in my heart without God putting it there. Unconditional love isn’t in my chromosomes. Only God can breathe it into my life.
God loves me and accepts me the way I am, but He loves me too much to let me stay that way. That is my ultimate reason for hope.
God is on my side. He wants to fill my heart with his love, banish my limitations, and wash away the plague of negative thoughts from my mind. God’s love carries away my burden of guilt. His love not only wipes the slate clean, it also throws the slate away.
God has a plan for my life that is better than anything I can imagine. There is no limit to how good my life can become when I max out on the power of his love.
Faith isn't about size. It’s about stepping out in the direction of my dreams regardless of the consequences. Jesus said that if I had faith the size of a mustard seed, I could move mountains. Jesus meant that faith doesn’t come in small, medium, or large sizes. It’s either present or absent. If it’s absent, my life is full of limitations, and I go nowhere. If it’s present, I can move mountains.
I never need to worry if I have enough faith. Any faith at all is enough to start moving in a positive direction. I will always have sufficient faith to be the best I can be and do the best I can do. As I walk on the path to my dreams, I don’t need to see far into the distance. I only need to see where to take the next step. If I am faithful in taking the next step, I will eventually reach my dreams.
Faith isn’t magic. Rather, it’s the practical method by which I make my dreams happen. When I am willing to do whatever it takes, when I am willing to take the next step, when I am willing to take the risk and accept the consequences, then I have all the faith I need to make my dreams come true.
Romans 8:37-39 states: “In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” This scripture states the facts of love in an unequivocal way. There is nothing in the entire universe that can separate me from God’s love. God is my Father, and his love floods my heart and mind and makes me whole. There is no limit to how good my life can become when my heart is full of God’s love.
I must see myself through God’s eyes and learn the facts of love.
God’s love never falters or fails. It will never stop pursuing me until the day I die.
No matter what I do, I cannot escape it. I can ignore it or reject it, but it will not go away.
God’s love surrounds and envelops me. It continually reminds me that I can be one of his children. I will either sink or swim in his ocean of love.
Limitations are a double dose of poison, because they don’t just limit me. They limit God’s ability to help me as well. I am saying that God obviously can’t help me with a particular problem, because if He could, I wouldn’t have adopted that limitation. Adopting limitations is like putting handcuffs on God.
God gave me unlimited potential for excellence. I have the privilege of being one of his children, and He has a plan for my life that is better than anything I can imagine. I need to have a talk with God and find out about his plan. Limitations are not a part of that plan. Even if I have adopted limitations that seem to be written in stone, that is not a problem for God. His love can easily break them up and set me free. Remember, there is no limit to how good my life can become when I open my heart and mind to the power of God’s love. I must max out on God’s love and make my limitations disappear.
On one side, God sends his love to me. On the other side, I send my love back to him through loving other people. God’s plan of love is simple. What goes around comes around. The only way for my love to get back to God is by passing it through the hearts of other people. The love I send to others comes multiplied back to me.
God works in his world through the power of love, but He uses me to spread it around. God’s arms of love are my arms. God’s voice of love is my voice. God’s heart of love is my heart. God gives me as much love as I am willing to pass on to others. When I send God’s love to everyone, I become immersed in his ocean of love.
When I send God’s love to just one person, God gives me enough love for just one. When I send God’s love to ten people, God fills my cup with enough for all ten. When I send God’s love to a thousand, a tidal wave sweeps over me, and I swim in his ocean of love. No one should ever die loveless when God has an ocean of love. What goes around comes around. There is no limit to how good my life can become when I send God’s love to everyone.
When the Life Long Disoriented come to me with a load of negativity and limitations, I know why they are there. They want to clip my wings and keep my feet on the ground. When the world pops me into its mold, I never come out as an eagle with the ability to fly. I emerge from the mold earthbound with wings of lead.
The Bible says, “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. They shall walk and shall not faint.”
During most of my life, I should be flying like an eagle. Nevertheless, on some days troubles will come, and conditions will not be favorable for soaring. On those days, I will run and not be weary. At other times, adversity will be greater, and I will walk and will not faint.
God designed me to fly like an eagle, and soaring is my domain. If I don’t load myself up with burdens, I can soar for my entire life. I will not let the world clip my wings or force me into its mold. I will fly like an eagle.
Faith isn’t something I must have before I move in the direction of my dreams. Instead, it’s something that develops after I start moving.
When I start out, I don’t see how my dreams are possible. But the moment I take my first step, faith instantly comes into my life. Faith is a way of life, and only happens when I move in a positive direction.
I can’t sit in my easy chair and expect faith to suddenly pop into my mind. I have to start moving in a positive direction before it happens. Most people get this backwards. They don’t move until they feel like they have enough faith. Consequently, they never go anywhere and their dreams never come true.
I have a practical method for increasing my faith. I act as if my dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen. I act as if I cannot fail as I move in the direction of my dreams. When I don’t worry if I have enough faith, my faith does just fine.
The Bible says, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” My heart is my home. It’s where I live in a world of swirling emotions. Although my thoughts control my emotions, it’s my emotions that rule my world. If I want to take charge of my life, I must control the storm of thoughts blowing through my heart and mind.
My heart is my home, and I should feel comfortable there. It should feel good to be at home with myself. If I don't feel good inside, I need to make some changes in the way I think so that I can change the way I feel.
My heart is like a calculator that sums up everything in my life. After it adds everything up, it tells me how to feel. When I feel bad, I need to change what I put into my mind so that things add up differently. When I count my blessings, and fill my mind with good things, my heart adds everything up, and I feel great. I must put good things into my mind if I want to feel good on the inside. There is no other way.
Although I can’t change my emotions directly, I can change them indirectly by changing how I think. My emotions are the direct result of my thoughts, and when I change the way I think, My emotions change as well.
My mind is where God’s love starts its miraculous work. When his love gets into my mind, it changes the way I think. When his love works its way down into my heart, it changes the way I feel. My emotional mind no longer beats me up with a negative, destructive message. Instead, when my emotional mind goes into rewind, it replays a message of acceptance, hope, and love. My heart is now full of emotions consistent with God’s message of love.
My heart is my home, and with God’s help, it will be a place of love.
Nothing is too hard for God. No matter how sick I am or how hopeless I feel, God's love can make me better. The moment I open my heart and mind to his love, improvement begins.
God created me, and He knows me better than I know myself. He knows what ails me, and He knows the cure. No matter what therapies I have tried in the past, if I have not experienced God's love, I am missing out on the most powerful medicine in the universe. God's love always makes my life better. If I want my body to heal in the quickest possible time, a liberal application of God's love will make it happen faster. If I want to restore wholeness to my heart and mind, I need to max out on God's love.
The most powerful force in the universe is God's love. The most positive force in the universe is God's love. The most important fact in the universe is that God loves and accepts me the way I am, but He loves me too much to let me stay that way. He loves me from the top of my head to the tip of my toes, and it doesn't get any better than that. There is no limit to how good my life can become when my heart and mind are full of God's love.
When my mind is full of thoughts consistent with God's love, my mind is exactly the way God means for it to be. When my heart is full of emotions consistent with God's love, my emotions are healthy, and they are exactly the way God means for them to be.
The mind is the door through which the power of God’s love enters my life. That’s why the Bible says, “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” In order to have a new life, I need a new way of thinking.
I can change my life by changing what I put into my mind.
God designed my mind to be the door through which the power of his love flows into my life. My mind is where God’s love is brought to bear on the problems of life. When I fill My mind with the power of God’s love, miraculous things happen. But it wasn’t the mind that made them take place. It was God’s love that made the miracle come to pass. When my mind is full of thoughts consistent with God's love, my mind is exactly the way God means for it to be. When my heart is full of emotions consistent with God's love, my emotions are healthy, and they are exactly the way God means for them to be.
I have opened my heart and mind to the power of God's love, and I dare to call God my Father. My heart, mind, and will are all heading in the direction of God's love, and I am a whole person. I love God with all my mind, all my heart, and all my strength. There is no ambivalence in my relationship with God.
Ambivalence tears me apart because who I am is heading in three different directions. My head wants one thing, my heart wants another, and my will is either not willing or only too willing, and tramples my head and heart as it stampedes off on its own. I feel like I am coming apart. I don’t feel like a whole person because I am not a whole person. I can’t be a whole person until all parts of who I am head in the same direction.
Ambivalence in my spiritual life means I have no power. Ambivalence puts handcuffs on God and limits his ability to help me. My mind, heart, and will must head in the same direction for God to be able to do big things in my life.
I am a member of God’s Zero Ambivalence Club.
I love God with all my mind, all my heart, and all my strength.
I live congruently with my intellect, emotions and will all heading in the direction of God’s love.
I follow God’s plan for my life, and I am an Unstoppable, Consistently Positive, Endlessly Persistent, Doer of Dreams.
Nothing is too hard for God.
He created the universe and everything in it.
When it comes to dealing with my problems and turning my life around, He’s in it with me for the long haul, and He is ready to move mountains of difficulty out of my life.
When I open my heart and mind to the Father’s love, I am born spiritually. God makes my spirit come alive, and that’s why I audaciously dare to call him Father. The Father is also the source of all good things in my life. All of my talents and abilities are gifts that come directly from him. I am not the source. He is the Source and provides whatever I need. The Source is always with me.
The Bible says, “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, whatever is excellent, or worthy of praise, think on these things.” This scripture is the formula for a positive mind.
What I put into my mind transforms my life for better or worse.
What I listen to in the media changes who I am. What I watch on television goes into my mind and stays there forever; it makes me into a different person.
I will not walk the path of self-destruction by loading my mind with toxic waste. Each time I dwell on negative thoughts, I plant the seeds of my own destruction, because those thoughts will haunt me for the rest of my life.
God gave me a mind, and He expects me to fill it with good things. I focus my mind on everything that is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and worthy of praise, because I want to have those kinds of things in my life. I want to experience those types of thoughts while I work during the day and when I lay down to sleep at night. I want those kinds of thoughts to bubble up in my mind when I face the major challenges of life.
God speaks all the time, but the only way for me to hear his voice of love is to become silent and listen. That's why the Bible Says, "Be still and know that I am God."
God has not changed. He still speaks to everyone in the same way. His voice of love is ever present, and I will hear it if I become silent and listen. God is still in business, and He will pour his love into my heart and mind if I stop what I am doing and listen to what He has to say.
When God created the world, He had a master plan. He decided that everything He touched would turn to beauty. God doesn't do ugly. He only does beauty, and He does it on a grand scale. Beauty is God's fingerprint. When God created me, He created a person of beauty. I am his masterpiece, and I am a part of his master plan. God has his fingerprints all over me. I have been created by and touched by God. I am one of his children.
I have been touched by God's hand of love, and created in His image. God's finger prints are all over me, and I am his masterpiece.
Every time I see love, I see God's hand at work. Every time I feel love, I experience God's presence and power. God doesn't send bolts of lightning to shock me into attention or thunder his commandments into my mind. He quietly puts his love into my heart and mind and makes me into a new person. I get a new way of thinking and feeling. I have a new life.
God is my Defender, the Master of my fate, and the Captain of my soul. He is my guide and will show me where to take the next step. He knows my life from start to finish, and it won't be over until He says it's over. I have nothing to fear.
When I hear naysayers and negative thinkers reciting their litany of limitations, I will ignore their message. I don't listen to people shackled by disbelief who want to drag me down to their level. Nothing good comes from listening to negative thinking, limitations, and fear. I will not do it.
Jesus came to planet earth to change my expectations about what is possible. Until Jesus came, the blind, the poor, the prisoners, and the oppressed lived without hope. Low expectations and negative expectations controlled their lives. Jesus said that he came to announce good news to the poor, to proclaim freedom from the prisoners, recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor. Those are God's expectations for my life, and they are also my expectations. Good news, freedom, recovery, release from oppression and God's unlimited favor. There is no limit to how good my life can become when I live God's expectations for my life.
I have to talk to the mountains in my life before they will move. All of my problems - my mountains - are waiting to hear from me, and when I speak words of faith, they start to move. No matter what my problem, I must talk to it. If I am depressed, I must talk to my depression and start pushing back. I must tell my depression that God's love is the most positive and most powerful force in the universe, and His love is filling my heart and mind. I must tell my depression that I am made in the image of God, and that God loves and accepts me the way I am. I must tell my depression that God's love changes the way I think and feel. I am a new person with a new life.
I'm not listening to the voice of limitations and fear. I will spread my wings and fly on the updrafts of God's love. Today, I give myself permission to live my dreams.
God is the God of the possible. Impossible is not found in his vocabulary, and impossibility doesn't exist in his universe. Everything is possible when I think the way that God thinks.
When I get in agreement with God, when I trust him to supply my needs, when I have positive expectations, then the windows of heaven open, and blessings fall all around. There is no limit to how good my life can become.
God's plan for my life is simple. He will take all my choices, mistakes, and failures, and turn them into something good. My mistakes and failures are the launching pad for God's master plan.
God's love is real power. His love not only points me in the right direction; it also gives me the power to make the trip. There is no limit to how good my life can become when the power of God's love rolls through my heart and mind.
It's never over until I say it's over, and it's never over until God says it's over. I will fight the good fight of faith until God says it's over.
I will trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not unto my own understanding. In all my ways, I will acknowledge Him, and He will direct my path. He will show me where to take the next step.
I don't need to figure everything out. I don't worry if I don't understand things in my head, because my trust is in the Lord, and not in my head. God is the Source of everything I need, and I place my trust in him.
God loves me and has a plan for my life. No matter what happens or how things seem, I will put my trust in Him. He will show me where to take the next step. Regardless of what happens, I will trust God to make my life into something good.
I am never more like God than when I am loving other people. The power and presence of God in the world is love, and when I love other people, I experience God's presence and power.
I need to think the way that God thinks. I need to get in agreement with God. I need to think abundance. I need to think possibility. I need to think forgiveness for myself and others. I need to think freedom from my past. I need to think release from my addictions. I need to think recovery from my sicknesses. I need to think about God's favor and love. I need to think the way God thinks.
The greatest miracle of all time is that God created me in his image, and He wants me to call him Father. He wants to have a relationship with me based on love. He wants me to love him with all my mind, all my heart, and all my strength. He is the Source of every good thing in my life, and He wants me to place my trust in him. He is in it with me for the long haul, and I can always count on him.
God is good, and He is good all the time. He wants to do good things in my life. There is no dark side to God. No matter how dark things seem or how lost I feel, He is the light of my life, and He shows me the way. I will shed my limitations and set sail on the ocean of God's love.