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Often times when we don’t feel well, we cleanse the body for physical health to prevent surgery, feel good, look younger, and live longer. What about our spiritual health? Did you know that if we cleanse the mind of unwanted toxins our physical health would also improve?
Spiritual cleansing is excellent therapy for negative and destructive emotions, depression, sadness, drug and alcohol addiction, and all other addictions that have to do with the mind and attitude.
Rejuvenate the mind everyday with the positive affirmations of prayer. How can prayer help? The influence of prayer actually gives us the hope, faith, and encouragement that our negative feelings have taken from our heart and mind. Every day we are literally plagued with negative garbage, listening to and looking at it, to behaving in destructive ways that upset the equilibrium of our minds.
Have you ever thought that maybe it is all the harmful garbage in the world that brings on depression, addiction, and bad feelings? If we are under control of addiction or depression how can we ever recognize the spiritual person within us? I know first hand that addiction keeps us far from God. So then how do we not know that all we need is a spiritual cleanse to free us from the grips of what is controlling us?
In other words, is it really a chemical imbalance in the brain, like doctors want us to believe that makes some people depressed or addicted to a substance? And if it is a chemical imbalance, could it have something to do with lifestyle/environment — whether it’s through what a person eats and drinks or other contaminates that are entering their system?
CEO’s and business owners use affirmations in their corporations to keep the salesperson positive and optimistic. It is a well-known fact that positive minds sell more products. So then why couldn’t a positive mind learn to forgive and love completely too?
Every day prayer not only lets God know that we are genuinely seeking his spiritual counsel but also makes us feel better about who we are, even when we are battling with an addiction or just plain old negative feelings.
Applying prayer into our life is the first step to overcoming the negative aspects of our character and supercharging the positive aspects within us.
The first thing we need to do is to humble ourselves to prayer. We need to remember that we are praying for a reason; a purpose, and not necessarily to get what we want but to get closer to God and become more spiritually aware. How should we pray?
We can pray anytime of the day and anywhere. We do not have to be in Church and we do not have to let others hear our personal prayers. We are in control of how, when, and what we pray. Prayer begins in the mind and ends in the heart. We can pray silently and God hears us.
Prayer involves humbleness and humility. It entails that we trust that God is listening to us as we pray and that our prayers we’ll get answered. Your prayers may not get answered the way you want. Many times prayers are answered in the way that God knows is best for you, not what you think is best for you. Prayer involves talking to God through our prayers, bible study, and recognizing God as your source.
I have put together a one month spiritual cleanse that will help bring you closer to God, your loved ones, and your self using the power of affirmations, and prayer for more positive and spiritual way of thinking for your life.
Focus on love. Loving God, being more loving to others, giving of ones self, loving neighbor and self. Be Love!
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
God help me to be more loving, humble, forgiving, giving, kind and patient with others and myself. I will strive to Love God with all of my heart, mind and soul.
To love God FIRST, over others and myself. To realize that loving God above other things in my life frees me to love others with more of who I am and can become.
Focus on wisdom, knowledge, truth and understanding from God. Do NOT seek out wisdom, knowledge, truth, or understanding from culture or society, or from anyone in the world. The bible should be your only source for all understanding and truth.
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by his deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such wisdom does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy, and good fruit…James 3:1317
God help me to NOT find fault with others, or to be argumentative or judgmental with my spouse, friends, and associates. I will seek your wisdom daily. I will look up the “True” purpose of my situation in the concordance/dictionary of my bible, and allow your wisdom to give me the understanding I need to handle the situation with your divine truth.
To gain the understanding that God is your “ONLY” source for everything under the sun for your life.
Focus on spiritual self by thinking positive and doing constructive things. Take walks outdoors among nature. Try yoga, meditation, or other relaxation techniques to relieve your mind of stress and worry. Take up pilates or other non-strenuous exercise to help relieve tension and stress. Doing these things will reflect back onto your spiritual consciousness.
We need to keep our minds free of clutter and junk. It is an attitude thing. What we allow into our heart and mind reflects back out in our actions.
…to be made NEW in the attitude of your minds, and to put on the New self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:23
God give me the encouragement and strength I need to exist with a renewed attitude of love, giving and forgiving. Help me to put on the new aspects of my personality that I have been hiding within the depths of my soul. Help me to see the good in people even though they are different from me.
To recognize the potential within you and to be a new creative, positive person in Jesus Christ, displaying your full potential in everything that you do. To be renewed in mind and spirit. To not focus on your negative feelings of others but to focus more on the positive attributes of yourself so you can be more loving and kind to others.
Focus on applying God’s counsel, love, and wisdom on a daily basis through continual prayer and bible study. Learn to make God a priority in your life. Make God a habit! Change of heart, change of attitude
To the man who pleases him, god gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness. Ecclesiastes 2:26
God help me to apply your spiritual counsel and wisdom into my daily life to bring me purpose in all that do. Help me to make your wisdom a part of my life in everything that I do.
To be free from negative and destructive junk, to be the whole and complete spiritual person that I was meant to be. To live life in peace and contentment.
1. Why is prayer so important?
2. What can every day prayer do for us?
3. What is the greatest objective of our positive affirmative prayers?
4. How can we apply our prayers into our marriage and begin to live by the principles of our prayers?