Manage episode 277558497 series 2289085
Our emotional health is like a garden:
Don’t just pull weeds, plant seeds.
We have to learn to respond, instead of react.
How to develop positive emotions:
1. Recognize that they come from God.
When you’re in Christ and Christ is in you, you get all that He has.
Love: 1 John 4:7
Joy: Psalm 16:11
Peace: John 14:27
Fruits of the Spirit: Galatians 5:22-23
Fruit is the natural result of being connected to a source.
2. Learn to strengthen yourself in the Lord.
Run to God, not from God in times of trouble.
1 Samuel 30:6
Practice the presence of God. Your doing for God is only as good as your being with God.
3. Practice spiritual disciplines.
Spiritual disciplines are intentional activities that promote spiritual growth.
1 Timothy 4:7 - exercise yourself toward godliness.
· Listening to Preaching
· Bible study. Psalm 19:8
Reading scripture should fill the mind AND move the heart.
· Community. Romans 12:20
Christianity is a team sport, it’s not something you do by yourself.
· Service. Gal. 5:13 “through love serve one another.”
Christians practice service with a purpose.
4. Act the way you wish you felt.
Philippians 4:8-9 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 What you have learned[a] and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”
Are you developing positive emotions?