Crumbs for Boarding the Train to Positive Faith
“Real, constructive mental power lies in the creative thought that shapes your destiny, and your hour-by-hour mental conduct produces power for change in your life. Develop a train of thought on which to ride. The nobility of your life as well as your happiness depends upon the direction in which that train of thought is going.” Lawrence J. Peter
“It’s all right for you to have a train of thought if you also have a terminal.” Richard R. Bowker
“All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“If I look confused, it’s because I’m thinking.” Samuel Goldwyn
“Nurture your mind with great thoughts.” Benjamin Disraeli
“Finally, brothers, 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!” Philippians 4:8
Negative thoughts will lead to a negative lifestyle.
We do not have faith in faith itself. For example, a person could have great faith that the ice on a lake would be thick enough to support his weight. Through his faith, he may walk boldly out on this ice and get very wet. On the other hand, a person who may have a very weak faith, may move slowly out onto a lake covered with a very thick layer of ice. As he walks on the ice and realizes its ability to support his weight, his faith grows.
So it is in the Christian life. We place our faith, even a faith that may be very weak, in a trustworthy God and His Word. The better we know God, the more we can trust Him, and the more we trust Him, the more we experience the reality of His love and grace and power. Faith is like a muscle—it grows with exercise. Bill Bright
“Faith is putting all your eggs in God’s basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch.” Ramona C. Carroll