To me, our minds are the most powerful creation of God…and the coolest! Just thinking about a past celebration brings a good feeling. If I tell you that next Saturday you will get your most exciting day to live all over again, you’d feel great. Just thinking about these events, and so many other experiences of life, affect your brain chemistry, personality, relationships, and even your spiritual life in powerful ways. Your thoughts have another special quality…you see, what goes on in your mind is invisible…undetectable to other people. But, know that God continually reads your thoughts your motivations, and thus anticipating your behaviors; searching for evidence that you depend on, trust, and love Him. He rejoices when your mind turns toward Him. What occupies your mind the most reveals what is really important to you…what you are letting guide your life…what is at the center of your universe and causing everything else in your life to orbit around it. What occupies your mind, pushing other more eternal matters out, is really your god and master. Worries, if indulged, turn into idols. Worry and anxiety so quickly gain a life of their own…distracting you and infesting your mind. This does not happen by chance…this is the goal of the enemy; a combination of distraction and deception. Doesn’t He deserve exclusivity? At least pre-eminence after He put you first and died for you?
Today, guard your thoughts diligently…you are what you think. Develop a system…a tool…a method to monitor your thought world. Good thought choices will keep you close to your Lord. This isn’t about thinking of Snow White, prince charming, Happily ever after stuff. This is about using a healthy, Godly view of thinking and processing life. Click here to share with the Stepping Stones community your thoughts on the difficulties and beauty of turning your mind toward God.
Dear Father God, I try to worship You, only. Help me, Father, to continually focus on You as I go through this day. Help me break this bondage of worry and anxiety, for this gives me the exact opposite of what I desire; closeness with You. thanks for a powerful mind, but I pray for help in being a better steward of what goes on inside it. Thank You, Father, for people that are trained in how the mind works and how your word really meshes with the science You gave us. I pray in the name of Him whose mind you will grow me toward, Jesus Christ; and all God’s children said – AMEN!
He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,
2 Corinthians 10:5