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I believe the Bible contains a simple, yet profoundly effective, recipe for success in life. Don’t believe me?

Well, let’s pull them apart and see what God is recommending for a more fruitful life

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable.

  • Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.~Philippians 4:4-10“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.”
  • Communicate with God: “Tell Him what you need.”
  • Recall your gratitude: “Thank Him for all He’s done.”
  • Stay focused on your goal: “Fix your thoughts.”
  • Praise God and remain positive: “Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!”
  • Share God’s goodness with others: “Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do.”
  • The result: “You will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”

 

Stop for a moment, close your eyes, and imagine what your life would look like if you truly lived these principles each day?

Would you worry less? Would others enjoy being with you more? Would you be able to draw closer to God? Do you think you would feel happier?

 

For they don’t understand God’s way of making people right with himself. Refusing to accept God’s way, they cling to their own way of getting right with God by trying to keep the law. For Christ has already accomplished the purpose for which the law was given. As a result, all who believe in him are made right with God.

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

For it is in believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.

~Romans 10:3-4, 9-10

This essay was originally published in God Loves Your Dream, a book of inspirational essays. Get your copy on Amazon.com.

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