It’s still early in the new year and it’s never too late to begin a good habit. I enjoy listening to the Craig Groeschel Leadership podcast. His January message is called Mastering the Habits That Matter Most. In it, he made a powerful statement that I wholeheartedly agree with. He said, “If you want to change what you do, change what you think about you.”
The Believe & Speak podcast is all about declaring truth from the Bible in order to drown out any lies we might believe. Lies can hold us back and keep us from positive change. There is power in the tongue, and we can cancel the negative effects of believing lies by speaking truth about who we are and what we can accomplish as sons and daughters of God.
God has promised us that all things work out for good in the end, right? I like to remind myself that if it’s not good, then it’s not the end. I recently sent a friend the link to a song by Tauren Wells with a similar message. The chorus of Joy in the Morning also reminds us that if things aren’t good, then it’s not the end.
Last week, I talked about how the Bible is filled with examples of perseverance and is a wonderful source of encouragement. Joseph didn’t know how his story would end when he was sold into slavery. Daniel didn’t know how his story would end when he was thrown into the lion’s den. Esther didn’t know how her story would end when she confronted King Xerxes. You have a story, too, my friend. And when your heart is secure, trusting God, you can count on a happy ending. Psalm 112 assures us that we will never be shaken. We will have no fear of bad news. We know how the story ends, and we will triumph.
I hope my podcast encourages you. I also share encouragement through my blog, which you’ll find at Mid-Week Miracle Archives – Bible Teacher | Author | Shawna Marie Bryant
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This week’s scripture: Psalm 112:4-8