Friday, July 16, 2010

Frame Of Mind

What is your frame of mind when you go to worship the LORD. When you go to church, are you thinking about all the troubles you have had this week, or what is in store for you next week. Did you fight traffic to get there and are you feeling anxious because you were running late trying to get the kids ready, the spouse ready and out the door? We have all experienced these emotions at some time or other when we were headed for church. But the question is, what do you do with that frame of mind before you start your worhsip to Him?

Music influences our frame of mind. When you go to the spa, you listen to nice peaceful flowing music, not hard rock, head banging music. Why? Because they want your body to relax and get in line with your treatments. They do not want you all tensed up. The same is true with the LORD.

He wants you to get in line with His mood. His mood is always peace and love. There is no tension in Him. He wants you to have the same. In fact your body is made to endure longer when you have peace and love. When there is tension in your body, everything starts falling apart. Why? Because the LORD did not make you to be tense. He made you in His image. AMEN!

That is why it is so important to get to church in time for praise and worship, because you will go from peace, to excitement (in a good way), to a frame of WORSHIP. Joyce Meyer said something, this morning that got me thinking. She said, we get to choose what we want to think. No one chooses for us. We choose. We can choose to have stinking thinking, or we can choose to have peaceful, loving thoughts. We get to choose what frame of mind we are going to set our mind to. It is that simple. We get to choose! AMEN!

One of the ways we choose is by what we surround ourselves with. What we feed our minds, comes out through our thinking. We have to be careful what we put into our thinking because it will show up in our spirit sooner or later. AMEN!

IS 26 v 3....You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You...

Romans 12 v 2....And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.....

2 Tim 1 v 7....For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind...

God gave us power over our minds, so that we may always keep a sound mind. We just have to exercise that power when stinking thinking tries to creep in. AMEN!

Prov 23 v 7a.....For as he thinks in his heart so is he....

To think something in our heart it had to first come from our mind. To guard our hearts from evil, we first have to guard our minds from it. The enemy attacks us first in our minds, and then like a cancer it spreads through our bodies and tears us down. We have to stop him before he takes root in our minds to protect the rest of our bodies. Stinking thinking causes stress, stress is related to every disease known to man. You see how the enemy works? He is no fool, he knows where to attack you first, so that he can have a chance of winning.

But the good news is this. Jesus has already died for anything the enemy tries to put on you. He has already won the victory for you. You just have to accept this victory in your mind, and get it into your heart that you can not be defeated because of the One who lives within you. AMEN!

To get right thinking, to stay in a well nourished frame of mind, you must....


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