Hey there Lloyd,Some believe that "Prayer
is that Power".unknowing it is there faith in Prayer that opens the Power of believeing without
the suggested Doubt" in the latter sense, with unbelief or a sense of uncertainty.
Mark|11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto
this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and
shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things
which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Matthew|14:30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid;
and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
Matthew|14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and
caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore
didst thou doubt?
"The case is the same in other instances: Doubt, Vanity, Wrath,
Envy, Lust, Shame, Enmity, every one of them occasions thoughts
suitable to its own nature. And so does every sinful temper of which
the human mind is capable.: It suffices to observe, that as many
evil tempers find a place in any soul, so many ways that soul will
depart from God .We will understand the very springs of thought;
and know on which the imagination, the understanding, and every
other faculty of the mind more immediately depends on the seven I have listed.
And hereby they know how, by affecting those, to affect the operations dependent on
them. Add to this, that they can inject a thousand thoughts, without
any of the preceding means; it being as natural for spirit to act
upon spirit, as for matter to act upon matter. These things being
considered, we cannot admire that our thought so often wanders from
any point which we have in view. And the same we may observe of
those which are suggested or injected by the devil. When they
minister to any earthly or devilish temper, (which they do, whenever
we give place to them, and thereby make them our own,) then they are
equally sinful with the tempers to which they minister.
The amazingly large percentage of human disease and suffering which
is directly traceable to worry, fear, conflict, immorality,
dissipation, - to unwholesome thinking and unclean living. The
sincere acceptance of the principles and teachings of Christ with
respect to the life of mental peace and joy, the life of unselfish
thought and clean living, would at once wipe out more than half the
difficulties , diseases, and sorrows of the human race. In other
words,I believe one half of the present affliction of mankind could
be prevented by the tremendous prophylactic power of actually living
up to the persona and practical spirit of the real teachings of
Christ. The teachings of Jesus applied to our modern civilization -
understandingly applied, not merely nominally accepted - would so
purify, uplift, and vitalize us. Some day man may awake to the fact
that the teachings of Christ are potent and powerful in preventing
and curing disease. Some day our boasted scientific development, as
regards to mental and moral improvement, may indeed catch up with the
teachings of the son of God.
But what do I know? . Lloyd.
Are those your words, or are you quoting someone else? If the latter, please provide the source.