Friday, October 6, 2017

Peace of Mind

Guard your mind from thoughts that will lead you the wrong way. The mind needs to be guarded from thoughts which bring confusion, anxiety, fear, and discouragement. You are what you think. Thoughts can defeat you. Thoughts may depress you. The wrong thoughts can easily confuse you. Those are reasons to guard your mind.

"And the peace of God . . . will guard your minds and hearts" (Philippians 4:7). Your mind will serve you well in making decisions, when you rely upon the peace of God. When peace is not found, it is a warning sign that you have gone astray. Every believer should walk in the peace of God. Peace is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. Your mind is renewed to know God's will by the Holy Spirit. Peace confirms it. Guard your mind with God's peace.

Pray the Word: Father, may your peace guard my mind and heart. When I lose peace of mind, may the Holy Spirit point my attention to the real problem. Renew my mind in peace, through the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Do the Word: When you don't have peace of mind, recognize it as a spiritual issue. Reflect on your relationship with God.