Sunday, February 28, 2016

Control Your Thoughts

Your thoughts make the difference in your relationship with God. He gives thoughts that will encourage, strengthen, and comfort you. Those thoughts are found in the Bible. Feed your mind on the thoughts of God. He will give you victory in life, with good thoughts of love, grace, and peace. Think God's thoughts.

Take control of your thoughts. The Bible warns of thoughts that become strongholds, hindering your relationship with God. Those thoughts must be pulled down and brought captive to Christ. This is your spiritual warfare, the battle within you. "Bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ" (2 Corinthians 10:5).

Temptation comes through thoughts. You have a spiritual enemy who temps you with thoughts. When those thoughts are not rejected, they become strongholds, leading to bad habits and addictions. The spiritual battle is won or lost in your mind. 

God knows all our thoughts. "O LORD, You have searched me and known me. . . . You understand my thoughts afar off" (Psalm 139:1-2). Ask God to bring your attention to any pattern of thinking which opposes His good will for you. Pray that all such thoughts be pulled down and brought captive to Christ. The power of temptation is broken as strongholds are destroyed.