Sweet memories float by like bubbles blown into a soft breeze. I feel revived when I let my mind drift over beautiful thoughts. It would be years before I realized this is a secret to healthy living. Letting our thoughts dwell in places of beauty breathes life into every fiber of our being.
God's method of creating life was to speak His Words of creation. His breath caused life to form. When we sit quietly and read His Words, then speak them out loud, His Spirit creates new life in us. The amazing thing is that we can do this each morning and receive His fresh reviving. God's Word is food for our minds and bodies. His breath brings life to us!
This is the secret to living the life of peace. In God's Word we see this simple technique spelled out, "Finally, Christian, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me - put into practice. And the God of peace will be with you." (Philippians 4:8-9)
To summarize this simple lifestyle, start each morning reading and hearing God's Word (think on these lovely things). The Words will be tucked into your heart. while your youth is being renewed. The next step is to speak the Words. We not only breathe life back into our being, we speak life into the atmosphere (see scientific evidence for this in my September 21, 2018 Blog). As we change the atmosphere, like dropping a pebble into a pond, the ripple effect will bring life into those around us.
"For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks" (Matthew 12:34). If our thoughts are dwelling on sadness, evil or fear; our hearts and brains will be full of this toxicity, which leads to disease. The ensuing action is the spilling out of negative, hateful words. This ushers in death, not only to the speaker, but to it's recipients if no action is taken to repel this effect. This is why prayer is so important. It will repel and dispel the negative arrows of death coming toward us ("No weapon formed against us shall prosper." Isaiah 54:17).
I love to start each day with Good news, dwell in peace and safety, then go forth and speak words of Life! This is a high form of love, to help spark the desire in others to seek Life by dwelling on and speaking the lovely Words in God's Love Letter to us. Breathe Life!
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