Tuesday, May 25, 2021

A simple ABC method of understanding Spiritual Reality and finding Peace in all circumstances

Understanding our thought process,
and how our "belief" system affects are emotions is critical to having peace, confidence, and overall happiness.

A = ALL the things that happen to you ( an "event" in your life ).

B = BELIEF ( what you think this "event" means, or how you think it affects you ).

C = CREATED reaction ( how you FEEL about the "event" ). What you "believe" it means always determines how you end up "feeling" about the "event".

If this was a math equation ( and we use the  "reality" or promises that we have IN CHRIST to interpret the "event" ),
it could be expressed as:

A / B = C

"Event" ( A ) divided by the Infinite Love of God ( B ) equals His "REST" ( peace, courage, and joy ) the ( C ) in our equation.

Say you have a problem ( event ) in your life that is overwhelming your thoughts / emotions.
On a scale of 1 to 100, we will call it a "80".

If you divide the number 80 by infinity you end up with a sum of Zero ( 0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000.. never ending zeros 
and then if there was an ending, 
but there is not since it's infinity, 
there would be a lone number 1, 
but again, since it's infinity, you never would reach even that value ).
So, your "80" event is a "0" result when you realize God is in Control ( and He Loves You more than you can imagine ).

But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. 
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, 
nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, 
nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Romans 8:37-39 NASB)

Applied to your life, it would be the way to view ( perceive, interpret ) all "events" ( no matter how small or large, or how "bad" they appear to be ),
in LIGHT OF the unconditional, unfailing love of God.

If He is your "Helper", then you have nothing to fear. 
Hebrews 13:5-8

If He causes all things to work together for good, 
then you have nothing to fear ( or be anxious about ). 
Romans 8:28-39

You must "process" all of life's "events" through the Truth of your new life IN CHRIST 
You are a child of God, beloved, redeemed, forgiven, indwelled and powered by the Holy Spirit.
Philippians 4:4-13

It truly comes down to Faith.
What you are believing in your head, is what determines your happiness ( or lack thereof ).
The more you are able to have a complete Trust in God, 
the more you will have cause to Rejoice 
( no matter what life throws at you ).

Your faith is affected by your thoughts,
and that is why we must Read the Word daily. 
Praying ( talking to God ) Constantly. Thessalonians 5:17

Not filling your mind with the negative things of the world 
( and beware of what the world calls "entertainment" ).

Set your mind on the things of the Spirit to have true life and peace. Colossians 3:1-10, Romans 8:5,6
On any given day, you have 24 hours.
Choose to spend it with the Lord, and the things of the Lord,
and you'll have the fruit of the Spirit in your life.
And we all want those things.....

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 
gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 
Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. 
Galatians 5:22 - 25

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 
from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, 
that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, 
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 
and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,
to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 3:14 - 21

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