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5/8/16 9:26 P

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Jill, I have learned through the years to give myself a good talking to or a good pep talk. It is to be a positive talk only. At times this seems to difficult to manage, but with God's help, it can be done.

Elayne from the west coast of Fl.

"Music is the original mood-altering, non-fattening wonder drug. Ask your doctor if Music is right for you."

Playing my sax is how I connect with God. That gift is from God and I use it to Glorify His name. It's not bout's all about HIM.

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The Mind Connection by Joyce Meyer

chapter 3
What to Think When Life gets Difficult

In this chapter, Joyce tries to convince us that when life gets tough and difficult;we can still find ways to rise above resentment and find enjoy simple blessings amidst conflict.

Sometimes we might wonder, and think things such as, oh ya, but she doesn't doesn't have this and that to deal with.

If you have read or listened to her for awhile, you will discover that she has dealt with some of these large issues, but I'm sure, not every single scenario a reader might express. Obviously it is easier to tell a tale of triumph , when one has traveled quite a long distance away from a series of trials. However, we might tend to forget, the ones we admire and respect, didn't arrive in this wide space by trivial inconvenient trials. In fact many breakthroughs come through crisis and fire.

Isn't it inspiring to listen to watch movies, read books, watch a play? It's a nuisance and troubling when it's us, or those we love.

Our author tells us that giving oneself a pep talk is in order. Now, that's a personal coach, all right. Tell yourself various verses to counteract fear, doubt, depression, worry, and all the negative overwhelming concerns.

In fact, opposition can force us to trust. Pray,and seek God. So, there is a secret benefit. Our spiritual muscles get stronger. Our Lord will surprise us with answers we hadn't considered.

Supporting Scriptures
Psalm 30:5b
Song of Solomon 2:11-12
Romans 8:35-39
11 Cor10:5
Matt. 4:6
Luke 4:16
1Cor 16:9
proverbs 19:21

Luke 6:38
Amos 3:3

Rom 12:21

Things to Consider

Carefully, watchfully.... don't loose your peace and joy. Lean on God
Problems get us to seek God's face.

This mess won't last forever, it will pass
If things don't end up how I want, look for new plans from God.

Make an effort to not assume the worse. Ask God to help you, see something decent, at this time.

I'd like to add this idea. I also ask Jesus our high Priest and Intercessor to pray for serious things, and the Holy Spirit. He is the one who intercedes according to God's will.

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