Psalm 51:10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
I heard this saying, and I thought at first it was a cool saying. And in the context I heard about it, it was about being in a good mood, having faith, just saying the words until you really start to believe it.
This was something that I had been told by a friend because he thought I was beautiful and I thought I was UG-LY. He said everyday look in the mirror, and say, "you are beautiful" and do it until you believe it. Didn't work.
And not that long ago, I heard it said, and I thought "oh, that's cool, get your attitude in check until you get out of your funk". I guess it's ok, but then I started thinking "I hate fake people". I mean I hate them. Ugh, it's frustrating. And here's the thing, I am not fake, if I am sad, you know it, if I am mad you know it, but boy when I am happy and my heart is full of joy, YOU KNOW IT! And besides you can't be a great hugger if you are fake. People will feel right through it. And let's face it, a lot of people think Christians are hypocrites, and that's why, because some, not all, act fake. I'm not saying be in a bad mood all the time, but sometimes we have issues, we must deal with, and sometimes emotions go with them. I believe, though I have no proof of this... all those emotions... God gave us, think about how you feel after a good cry, your soul opens up, its a complete release. And I think it can be compared to a good rain, the earth is cleansed, and in a good cry, our soul is cleansed.
So... I guess what I am saying is be truthful, if you got issues, go to the Word, cuz that's where the answers are.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.