It’s a Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood
Mr. Rogers was definitely on to something.
The Bible tells us that For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. The context is not to trust a person’s words without knowing what is in his heart.
Again, Jesus says 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.
Notice that saying and the heart can be connected. I think the heart in this passage refers to the subconscious mind. Imagine what is going on with two people both saying “Be thou removed and cast into the sea”. One of them believes that whatsoever he says shall come to pass. The other does not. When the first speaks the words, he feels powerful. When the second speaks the words, he feels foolish.
We are gaining on the time when most people set New Year’s resolutions which will last a few weeks before vanishing. If you have years of experience in failing, it is hard to believe you will succeed this time. If you want to succeed with your resolutions, you have to believe first. Your inner picture of yourself will determine your outcome. How do you change the picture? With the help of the Infinite. Paul says that Christ in you is the hope of glory. Recognize the God part and your part.
Your part is to listen to what God says until the image on the inside matches the image that God has of you. Try these on for size:
Train your brain to think correctly. You have the choice of what to feed into your subconscious. You are the architect of your future.