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Thursday, January 29, 2015

In this excerpt from Positive Living Day by Day, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale shares faith-filled steps to revolutionize your life.

By Norman Vincent Peale

"As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34–35

I believe that faithful following of these five rules will revolutionize the life of any person.

1. Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
The person who is afraid cuts himself off from the flow of power, but when you venture boldly, there comes a flow of power in response.

2. Deny adverse conditions.
Don’t go around saying or thinking: “Conditions are against me.” Face facts, but realize that it often happens that a person is defeated not so much by the facts of a situation as by his negative interpretation of the facts. In every problem there is an inherent good. Believe that.

3. Picture good outcomes.
By envisioning good things, you actually bring good influences into play, both within yourself and in the world around you.

4. Pray for every person you meet with by name.
Pray that he or she may benefit from the dealings you have with him or her.

5. Practice Christian love toward everybody.

Great advice from a very wise man.
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