Sermon Sunday: 2/15/15

“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” –Proverbs 17:22

Let us fill with happiness. It has been stated that those that suffer from deplorable sicknesses recover by watching comedies, laughing a lot, surrounding themselves with positive happy people. It is true, as this verse states, “a joyful heart is good medicine” for all situations and circumstances. In school, I remember reading about a man who participated in a psychology course. He was strong, young, healthy and very well-built (he would weight lift). Students began stating that he looked sick and would continually ask him if he was okay. At first, he dismissed everyone’s concerns, soon he began feeling sick. He began looking sick. He became sick. He ended up in the hospital, but in reality, he was fine. It was an experiment. How true is this experiment? Well, we read an article about it, but it was so long ago, I can’t provide you with the published article. I do remember that the student was told he was part of an experiment and fully recovered. What is my point? Words, state of mind and our surroundings withhold a big impact. They can, sadly, determine our health. Surround yourself with positive people. Remember, you have the ability to recover from anything with the help of our Lord, as he meets you half ways, but you must meet him half ways. Do your part by staging your surroundings with a positive outlook. Remove the toxicity of negative people, movies, music, thoughts because they lend a hand in your outcome. What you watch and listen to can disturb your spirit. Laugh a lot and self medicate yourself with a joyous heart. You are so important and must value yourself enough to declare that you deserve the very best because you are the very best!

Have a great Sunday.

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