The Power of Being Positive: Enjoying God Forever [NOOK Book]

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Meyer, the bestselling author of over 53 inspirational books, presents a book on being positive. Includes full-color interiors, a ribbon marker, and a padded case cover.
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Overview

Meyer, the bestselling author of over 53 inspirational books, presents a book on being positive. Includes full-color interiors, a ribbon marker, and a padded case cover.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446549028
  • Publisher: FaithWords
  • Publication date: 11/16/2008
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 281,123
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Joyce Meyer
Joyce Meyer

Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. A #1 New York Times bestselling author, she has written more than eighty inspirational books, including Never Give Up!,The Secret to True Happiness, 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life, the entire Battlefield of the Mind family of books, her first venture into fiction with The Penny,and many others. She has also released thousands of audio teachings, as well as a complete video library.

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The Power of Being Positive


By Joyce Meyer

Warner Faith

Copyright © 2003 Joyce Meyer
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0-446-53252-5


Chapter One

God's Word for You

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.

Proverbs 23:7

Then to the centurion Jesus said, Go; it shall be done for you as you have believed. And the servant boy was restored to health at that very moment.

Matthew 8:13

The Power of Being Positive

Many years ago, I was an extremely negative person. My whole philosophy was this: "If you don't expect anything good to happen, then you won't be disappointed when it doesn't." So many devastating things had happened to me over the years that I was afraid to believe that anything good might happen. Since my thoughts were all negative, so was my mouth; therefore, so was my life.

Perhaps you're like me. You're avoiding hope to protect yourself against being hurt. This type of behavior sets up a negative lifestyle. Everything becomes negative because the thoughts are negative.

When I really began to study the Word and to trust God to restore me, one of the first things I realized was that the negativism had to go. And the longer I serve God, the more I realize the tremendous power in being positive in my thoughts and words.

Our actions are a direct result of our thoughts. A negative mind will result in a negative life. But if we renew our mind according to God's Word, we will, as Romans 12:2 promises, prove in our experience "the good and acceptable and perfect will of God."

It is a vital necessity that we line up our thoughts with God's thoughts. This is a process that will take time and study.

God's Word for You

We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.

Romans 8:28

All Things Work for Good

The apostle Paul does not say that all things are good, but he does say that all things work together for good.

Let's say you get in your car, and it won't start. There are two ways you can look at the situation. You can say, "I knew it! It never fails. My plans always flop." Or you can say, "Well, it looks as though I can't leave right now. I'll go later when the car is fixed. In the meantime, I believe this change in plans is going to work out for my good. There is probably some reason

I need to be at home today, so I'm going to enjoy my time here."

Paul also tells us in Romans 12:16 to "readily adjust yourself to [people, things]." The idea is that we must learn to become the kind of person who plans things but who doesn't fall apart if that plan doesn't work out.

The choice is ours. Any time we don't get what we want, our feelings will rise up and try to get us into self-pity and a negative attitude. Or we can adjust to the situation and go ahead and enjoy what God has for us no matter what happens.

The pathway to freedom from negativity begins when we face the problem without making excuses for it.

(Continues...)



Excerpted from The Power of Being Positive by Joyce Meyer Copyright © 2003 by Joyce Meyer . Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 The Power of Being Positive 9
All Things Work for Good 11
A New Day 13
Trust the Holy Spirit 15
A Ready Mind 17
The Force of Hope 19
Expect to Receive 21
Evil Forebodings 23
Keep Your Tongue from Evil 25
Part 2 The Battle for the Mind 29
Tearing Down Strongholds 31
The Sword of the Spirit 33
Praying in the Spirit 35
High Praises of God 37
Never an Excuse 39
You Have the Power 41
Who Controls the Mind? 43
A Vital Necessity 45
Part 3 A Heart That Hinders 49
An Evil Heart 51
A Hard, Unbelieving Heart 53
A Proud Heart 55
A Hypocritical Heart 57
A Bitter, Unforgiving Heart 59
A Faint Heart 61
A Reasoning Heart 63
An Envious Heart 65
Part 4 The Power of a Renewed Heart 69
A Willing Heart 71
A Stirred Heart 73
A Wise Heart 75
A Perfect Heart 77
A Tender Heart 79
A Steadfast Heart 81
A Confident Heart 83
A Merry Heart 85
Part 5 The Power of a Positive Heart 89
A New Heart 91
An Understanding Heart 93
A Purposed Heart 95
A Pondering Heart 97
A Forgiving Heart 99
An Open Heart 101
An Obedient Heart 103
A Pure Heart 105
Part 6 The Mind of Christ 109
Think Positive Thoughts 111
Be God-Minded 113
Be God-Loves-Me-Minded 115
Be Righteousness-Conscious 117
Have an Exhortative Mind 119
Develop a Thankful Mind 121
Be Word-Minded 123
Always Choose Life! 125
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    I found this book very comforting when I was going through a very emotional time in my life. The book comforted me instantly. We all have emotional times in our lives and this book calms the human emotions with direct passages from the bible.

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