Friday, October 3, 2008

What Are You Thinking

What kind of thoughts do you have during the day? Is your mind so intent on your work that nothing else around you even affects you. Or is your mind so intent on something that has been told to you, like a bad diagnosis about your health, that you can think of nothing else and are unaware of your surroundings?

God tells us to meditate on His word. He tells us to keep His word in our hearts. The reason for this is because He knows that things will come against us and when they creep into our every thought, they will consume us and we will have no choice but to believe whatever our thoughts keep telling us to be true, that is why we need to be able to shut them out by speaking His word over them.

The other day, I saw this exercise on TV, while watching Creflo Dollar. I don't know how well this will work with doing it like this and not actually speaking to you myself, but let's try, and then you can try it with someone there with you.

I want you to count to 10 to yourself, and then when I will tell you to say your name, then I want you to say your name out loud.
Ready..... count
say your name
........what happened to your counting? It should have been interrupted, when you said your name out loud. you should have forgot to keep counting and said your name. You see it is like that with our thoughts. If something is trying to come against you through your thoughts then you need to interrupt it with the name of Jesus being spoken out loud, and then quoting scriptures over yourself out loud, and then the process of that thought trying to tell you something is wrong with you will be interrupted and more importantly replaced with the word of God telling you that you are all right. AMEN!

That is why it is so vitally important that you know the word of God. That is why we are told to keep in front of our eyes, and written in our hearts, and around our necks. We are to be covered in His word, so that we do not forget that we are covered by His blood. AMEN!

Ps 18 v 30....As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him....

Ps 33 v 4....For the word of the LORD is right, And all His works is done in truth.....

Ps 119 v 15-16..I will meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways, I will delight myself in Your statutes, I will not forget Your word....

Ps 119 v 50....This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life.....

Ps 119 v 89....Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven.....

Ps 119 v 105.....Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light to my path.....

1 John 2 v 5....But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.....

And if we teach our children now the word of God, then they have the promise that if they keep the word, they are protected.

Prov. 6 v 20-23....My son, keep your father's command, and do not forsake the law of your mother, bind them continually upon your heart, tie them around your neck. When you roam, they will lead you, when you sleep, they will keep you; and when you awake, they will speak with you. For the commandment is a lamp, and the law is a light; Reproofs of instruction are the way of life....

What parent would not want their child to have this peace of knowing that God is their protector, their Savior, and they can have peace in their minds when things try to come against them, and attack them through their thoughts by keeping His word in their hearts.
Let us each keep His word close to our souls by storing His words in our hearts everyday, and sharing them with our children, so that they will know how to fight when a fight comes against them in their thoughts. AMEN!!

Next time your thoughts are being consumed by the devil (who by the way is a liar), then replace those thoughts with the word of God, (which by the way is the TRUTH) and see who wins. My money is on the LORD every time.


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