“The Secret,” written by Rhonda Byrne in 2006, has sold 21 million copies. The book claims that positive thinking can create life-changing results such as increased wealth, health and happiness. The book claims that human thoughts are a magnetic power that can be harnessed. We can “send out this frequency to the universe and the universe will return the same frequency in a physical or experiential form.”
Colossians, written by Paul and Timothy, between 58-62 A.D. states that God has a “Secret,” too.
“This is what I have asked of God for you: that you will be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love, and that you will have the rich experience of knowing Christ with real certainty and clear understanding. For God’s secret plan, now at last made known, is Christ Himself. In Him lie hidden all the mighty, untapped treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (2: 2-3)
The authors go on to say;
“And now, just as you trusted Christ to save you, trust Him, too for each day’s problems; live in vital union with Him. Let your roots grow down into Him and draw up nourishment from Him. See that you go on growing in the Lord, and become strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with joy and thanksgiving for all He has done.” (2: 6-7)
Father God, You have given us everything we need to find our way in this life. Your Word is readily available to anyone who wants to read and study it, and follow Your “Secret.” Amen.
“Don’t let others spoil your faith and joy with their philosophies, their wrong and shallow answers built on men’s thoughts and ideas, instead of on what Christ has said. For in Christ there is all of God in a human body; so that you have everything when you have Christ, and you are filled with God through your union with Christ. He is the highest Ruler, with authority over every other power.” (Colossians 2:8-10) (The Living Bible)
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