How sweet to be together in God's Word. I feel His delight in us as we study His TRUTH.
Here's a recap what we studied:
What we think about, we become. Think fearful thoughts…we are fearful people. Think negative thoughts…we are negative people. (Proverbs 23:7)
God’s Word is always TRUTH. When we look at our situation we must look at it through the TRUTH of God’s Word. There are lots of voices out there (including our own) but we must cling to the TRUTH.
What God says about us is the TRUTH. We are loved, holy, blameless, complete, beloved, free, an exquisite fragrance and more! When we think negatively about ourselves, we are not aligned with God’s TRUTH.
Thoughts lead to actions…if we are constantly thinking negative thoughts (which research proves we do) then we build deep ruts in our brains. These ruts are called neuro-pathways. Keep thinking the same way over and over again and our thoughts and behaviors become automated after a while (like a cross country skiers’ skis in the rut of the snow).
The good news is thinking in line with God’s TRUTH also can become automatic. The more we align our thoughts with God’s TRUTH, the easier and more automatic it becomes.
The enemy (accuser, adversary) hates that we know this and will do everything he can to to accuse and destroy us. (Rev 12:10 and 1 Peter 5:8)
The Good News is we know the end of the story. We already have the victory in Christ. We have the Holy Spirit as our Advocate. (John 14:26)
We are not “flightless chicks”, we are called to soar on wings like eagles (Isaiah 40:31)
Our part is we must prepare our minds for action (1 Peter 1:13)
We must renew our minds in God’s TRUTH and He promises transformation (Romans 12:2)
We are to grab every thought and give it to Jesus – good, bad, messy, pretty – the WORD says EVERY thought. We don’t need to edit so it looks like our Instagram or Facebook accounts. Just take that thought in all it’s messiness and say “Here ya go Lord. I am thinking this now.” You don’t even need to tell Him what to do with it. He knows. (2 Cor 10:3-5)
Practice grabbing those thoughts one by one – which frankly is hard and requires us to think about what we are thinking about all the time. It requires us to pay attention – to be MINDFUL - of what is going on in our sweet little heads.
But as we take thought after thought to our Savior, we are actually talking to Him all day…and obeying the instruction to pray without ceasing. (1 Thess 5:17)
Much love and see ya next week,