se are not really a part of most eastern religions. For the most part
eastern religions have to do with self purification, self realization and
such, involving such things as meditation and
denial of many material pursuits, as though God was a being that wouldn't
intend that all His creation experience abundance.
Once introduced into the western world,
positive thinking principles and psychological principles have been added
to some religions.
As a result many eastern religion
now espouse affirmations, self
actualization and so on.
others also utilize affirmations in order to acquire what
they think they should possess. There are some cautions here against
worrying about stuff -James 4:3;
John 17:3; Luke
12:25,26 "And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature
one cubit? If ye then be not able to
do that thing which is least, why take ye thought.(original
is 'anxious thought or worry').for
says when you are His,
take good care of you and
yours, so don't be so worried over all the daily things that are necessary
12:23-31. Put your effort into that which will produce a super abundant
life. In this way you make your request to God, and it will be looked after
by the laws which He put in motion to
bring all good into your life.
mind to become more deeply convinced,
thus increasing belief of Him who does have the power already set up as
laws of the universe to cause change. This power is available to you!
This belief is from a mix causing
confusion, confusion.(and can be one
of the devil's tricks).so
you never discover the secret.
Many 'New Age'
books teach these things and other concepts based on parts of the Bible.
New Age has many ways to correct one's life, and much good advice, however
it deals from the premise that
there is something that.you.must
correct.(similar to the
alternate gospel that Paul often spoke to early New Testament Christians
about), whereas Christianity reveals from God the Father
through His word, the Bible, that because of your belief in His Son Jesus
Christ, you are already correct.(holy,
and perfect). Just become aware
of that and live your life in a
way which brings all good to you.
The reasoning goes; that since you are Gods,
then you create your own life, but you have to program your heart to accept
what it is that you say, by saying it over and over and over to yourself.
This convinces you, so you want to be sure that what you're convinced about
is of God and not a mix of confusion. And this does work, for you can't
have what you don't possess -Luke 19:26.
Advertisers know this. They know you must first have it in your mind before
any action can occur to bring their product into your life. They don't
spend billions on a hope it will work. They know it works.
In order for all this to be effective
for your use, you must add feeling to what it is that you are repeating,
what you are imagining, for the process to be personally effective -Matthew
But how does one add feeling to that
which he may have no feeling about, yet knows it to be something good in
his life that he wants?
Build your own belief to the point
of acceptance, and then the universal laws will 'align', providing for
you exactly what the affirmations you used were all about, what the images
of the state you want were all about. Sounds very credible all this "your
consciousness builds your life" stuff. But it is built on the Bible's "you
are what you think" and "you
reap what you sow".
So in this we trust not in ourselves, but
in the power of God -Proverbs 28:26.
believes that his consciousness is to blame for what is happening or could
happen in life, what will he think when things go bad? Guilt?
Confusion? Depression? Hopelessness? Do any
of us really have it all together enough to create our own destiny? No.
But in God we have power to change life to be what's good for us.
God's wisdom which existed before any man -1Corinthians
Affirmation people are fine
sincere people, desiring better for themselves and their families. They
need to know this
if they don't already know it.
They need to understand that faith
is a gift from God. One doesn't create his own faith -Ephesians
2:8. So, once you have the faith, use it for good, for yourself, your
family, and for others' benefit too.
Try it yourself or save yourself the effort and get right
to what really works.
To try it yourself: Tell yourself
something very easy to believe. Let's see:
How about telling yourself over and over for a few days or a week that
somehow, out of the blue, a free holiday cruise in the Caribbean.(or
where ever you may like to go).will
come to you? That ought to do it!
Now be sure to really feeeeeellllll
those warm Caribbean breezes a blowin' on your face as you bask on the
deck in the hot Caribbean sun. Make it real to yourself. Get pictures of
it. Put them up where you can oft be reminded of what it is that you're
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