Scattered Seeds

Today’s Devotional – A Good Reason to Smile

I read an interesting quote today from psychology expert and best-selling author John Archer. He writes, “90% of long-term happiness is based upon how your brain is processing the world you find yourself in.”

In other words, happiness is an inside job. The only question is, what lens are we viewing our world through? Take a photo with the wrong lens, and you could end up with all kinds of issues such as distorted images, blurred subjects, and dull colors. That’s why it’s important to have just the right lens.

Optimists have a knack for seeing things from a different perspective. They can be put in the exact same situation as a pessimist, and while one sees a dark cloud, the other sees the beauty of a silver lining.

As believers, we’re given the opportunity to look at our lives from a different perspective. We have the ability to process this world through the lens of God’s Word. Viewing life through a hope of salvation gives us a reason to smile and 10,000 reasons to trust in His wisdom and power.

Optimism doesn’t mean that we ignore the problems around us, or that we fail to see them. It simply means that we look for the best, we hope for the best, and we trust God with the rest.

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Tilling the Soil

Read Numbers 13:1-14:10 Two of the twelve spies stand out from the rest. How were their attitudes different from the other ten?

Planting Hope

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28, KJV)

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DARLENE SCHACHT is an award-winning and NYT best-selling author. She is the founder of Time-Warp Wife Ministries, an online publication that encourages women to live Christ-centered lives.

Her passion for scripture and hunger for truth is the driving force behind a unique ministry that offers Bible studies and daily marriage prayers. Darlene is joined by her husband Michael on the daily podcast “5-Minute Marriage.”

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