Let’s try to keep a mind focused on Christ this week. With so much negativity taking place in society today, it is easy to focus on the wrong things. The devil is busy trying to pollute our minds, so spiritually, we are no use. This is where our weapon is, THE MIND! Unfortunately, this is also the place we struggle the most. That is why we have to know the truth and live free in the Word of God (see post titled “Freedom”) WE have to know that we are in this world, but not of it. (Ref. John 15:19) We must focus on God and the awesome life we have the ability to live through Christ. Our goal should be to focus on Christ residing above us in the heavens. (Ref. Colossians 3:2)
Our thoughts are usually based off of what we FEEL. When we are upset, we think bad thoughts. When we feel happy, we think good thoughts. When we are indifferent, our mind wanders…. LOL…WELL, at least mine does. But these are ways the devil enters in our minds and takes control of us. We have to reverse the way we think and base our thoughts on what the Word of God says.
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.
We have to busy our minds with the good thoughts of Christ!!! In order to keep the “peace of God that passes all understanding” the Bible tells us to “keep our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7)
We can’t trust what is in our mind. But what is in our hearts is what we think about. What we think about we act on. So simple. We must live with a heart for God through Christ while being lead by the Holy Spirit!!!
For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
So whatever is in our thoughts grows and takes root in our hearts, and that is who we become. This is where our character manifest from. OUR THOUGHTS!!! That is where we are going to see a change in our lives. Too many people are trying to change who they are, but don’t want to change the way they think. The Bible clearly tells us different.
And be not conformed to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.
Not only will you have peace, but you will be able to walk in the will of God. How can you not change your mind!!!!!
Let’s focus on the goodness of our Lord and change our thinking. Our wholeness depends on it.
BE ENCOURAGED, BE FOCUSED AND BE MADE WHOLE – ASB
*** Please read the following scriptures and study the Word of God on your own. A relationship with God is a personal one, and when you study the Word for yourself, you will find God opening up your eyes and ears to see and hear revelation like never before. I can only give you my experiences and lessons I have learned. You must seek and know Him for yourself!!!!!!
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***REMEMBER….If you would like to give your life to Christ for Him to be your personal Lord and Savior, please do not hesitate to do so. Find a spiritual advisor/mentor/Pastor or just a friend that you know has a personal relationship with Christ and have them pray for and with you regarding giving your life to Christ and receiving salvation through Him. If none of those are available to you (you can also contact me via email), you can pray earnestly to God where you are now, with a heart to change your ways and live for Him, and I believe He will hear and receive you as His own!!!(also allow and trust God to lead you to a loving, Bible teaching church, so you can be taught, healed, delivered and properly loved on through your walk)