“When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.”
(Matthew 2: 3)
That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.
In our Focal Scripture, Herod was troubled and all Jerusalem got troubled too. Herod was troubled that a new king had been born, and he got troubled to the extent that the entire city went into frenzy. Herod heard good news, but because he misunderstood the matter, he was troubled and the trouble multiplied in the city. What troubled Herod was multiplied.
Friend, God says, whatever troubles you has the capacity to multiply. If you allow worries to persist in your mind, it will multiply. If you allow a negative emotion to persist in you, it will multiply and become bigger than you ever imagined.
If you allow bitterness to persist, be careful, it will multiply; if you allow hate to persist in your mind, it will grow in leaps and bounds; if you allow anger to persist, it will increase and multiply. Any negativity you allow in your life has the capacity to multiply.
Herod opened the door of his mind to negative thoughts, and the entire city soon got infected with the same negative thoughts. Be careful how you allow negative thoughts to persist in you; the more you communicate it, the more you infect people around you. Whatever unsettles your mind has the capacity to multiply and unsettle the minds of people around you. Whatever negativity you practice has the capacity to become the practice of people connected to you.
Discard every negativity in you. Discard negative emotions and negative habits; don’t allow negativity to persist in your mind; don’t allow ill feelings to grow in you; put away anything in you that is not positive or worth retaining. Even if you have worries or struggles, don’t transmit them to people around you.
Pray With Me: Lord, I discard every negative emotion in Jesus’ name!
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Enjoy A Blessed Monday.