Romans 5:5 - "And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given unto us."
ACTING IN LOVE WHEN OTHERS ARE NOT ACTING IN LOVE TOWARD ME - THIS IS THE HIGHEST VALUE TO MY SOUL. LOVE IS THE PATH ON WHICH I WALK AS CLOSELY AS IS POSSIBLE TO THOSE WHO ARE ALREADY LIVING IN THE LIFE ETERNAL. THE MORE I FOLLOW LOVE THE MORE MY OLD SELF IS CONSUMED AND DIES.
Galatians 5:22 - "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith."
Proverbs 18:21 - "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof."
I SPEAK GOD'S WORDS CONTINUALLY, AND THEN WATCH THE HOLY SPIRIT BLAST THE MOUNTAINS OF OBSTACLES OUT OF MY WAY.
Psalm 77:12 - "I will meditate also of all Thy work, and talk of Thy doings."
What I think about the most will grow the strongest in me.
Joshua 1:8 - "This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night."
"Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." - Ephesians 5:20
Thankfulness takes the sting out of adversity. That is why He has instructed us to give thanks for everything. There is an element of mystery in this transaction: You give Him thanks (regardless of your feelings), and He gives you Joy (regardless of your circumstances). This is a spiritual act of obedience—at times, blind obedience.
Thankfulness opens your heart to His Presence and your mind to His thoughts, enabling you to see from His perspective. It is this Light of His Presence that removes the sting from adversity.
"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." - Psalm 118:1
"Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord." - Psalm 89:15