Speaking

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV

Thoughts are “cast down” and silenced by speaking the Word of God.

Your racing mind can be reigned in with the bridle of your spoken words. The most effective words are the words of scripture spoken in faith believing.

Memorize verses and rehearse them over and over and find yourself with the well disciplined mind the Bible promises.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound [well disciplined] mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 KJV


Mindful

The Lord hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron. Psalms 115:12 KJV

As the old song goes, “When He was on the Cross, I was on His mind”. Jesus has had you on His mind ever since. In fact, He prays for you continuously.

Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25 KJV

Not only does the Lord have you on His mind but He will bless you and your household.


Think

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Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.  Philippians 4:8 KJV

What we choose to think is critical. The Christian is admonished to, “Bring every thought captive to the knowledge of Christ.”

Refusing to entertain any thought that is not true, pure, lovely, or a good report is key to a Spirit-filled, Spirit-led, joy filled, peaceful life. This starts with allowing the agape love of God to rule in your heart.

Then, and only then, can forgiveness flow fully and freely in, and through your life. This removes all bitterness, anger, and strife from your life and gives place to righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Thinking “on these things,” will cause your life to flourish.



Warfare

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The battle for your mind is the most important war you can win. Your thought life determines your path, your peace, your potential, and your progress.

God has given us His Word, His wisdom, and His Spirit. He has not given us a spirit of timidity or fear, but of power, love, and a sound, well disciplined, mind.

Reading and memorizing the Bible, the Word of God, will transform your mind until you take on the mind of Christ. The Word in your heart will instruct you, keep you, and guide you in all the affairs of life. As it is written, “Thy Word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against Thee.”

 


Success

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Every person is born with unique insight and abilities that God, their Creator, has given them. When they determine to do something they have great resource within themselves to accomplish what they set out to do.

Even with these wonderful built in attributes an individual is limited in what they can accomplish. The reason is because each of us was created to reach our maximum potential only when we work together with our Lord.

Someone once said, “Every human being has a God shaped vacuum within.” In other words, we are not complete until we yield to the will and ways of God.

Jeremiah, the prophet, voiced the simple truth that our destiny is already planned and as we “commit and trust our works,” our lives, to Him, we will have the good success we all desire (Jer. 29:11).


What Are You Thinking?

What are you thinking?

What you are thinking right now is paving the road to your future. Your thoughts will carry you to an expected end. Thoughts will dictate how you feel and what you speak. Your thoughts are who you are.

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: . . . Proverbs 23:7 (KJV)

Satan has a plan for your life. Does that surprise you? Do you think that God is the only one who has a plan for your life? Quite the contrary. Fear and faith are given authority in our thought life. If we allow what we think to stray from the written Word of God (the Bible), if we allow imagination to rule our thought life, we will find ourselves fulfilling satan’s purpose rather that the plan and purpose of the Living God. Satan will use our thoughts to steal what God has given and has in store for us, to kill every God given hope and dream, and to destroy the love we have for the Lord and our ability to accept the love He has for us.

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10 (KJV)

Jesus, on the other hand, has come to freely offer life, and life more abundantly. He has destroyed the works of the devil and made it possible for us to receive the plan of God for our lives, to give life to every God given hope and dream, and to reveal and restore the love we have for the Father and our ability to accept the love He has for us.

. . . for this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8 (KJV)

Thoughts are like the wind

Thoughts are like the wind that fills the sail and moves a ship toward its destination. A concept or idea is like the ships rudder that steers the course. Where we are right now is the result of the sum total of our thought life. Oh, there have been other factors involved, but the way we think determines how those factors affect the course of our lives.

We can look at our situation, the circumstances surrounding our state of affairs and become overwhelmed by what we see and feel. Our thoughts can begin to tell us that we are beaten and should give up the fight.

Or, we can look at the Word of God concerning our situation, comparing what we see with what He sees, and take heart, fight harder, having done all stand, and receive the victory won at Calvary’s Cross on our behalf. We can align our thoughts with what the Word of God says and begin to act upon it.

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 2 Corinthians 10:5 (KJV)

Fight the good fight of faith, … whereunto thou art also called . . . 1 Timothy 6:12 (KJV)

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:13 (KJV)

What you are thinking today will take you to your reality tomorrow. Watch what you think.