Three Ways To Watch Your Thinking!
We all protect our homes, our cars, even our skin and some of us our time, but sometimes we may neglect to guard one of the most important areas—our thought life. We need to take control and place a guard over our thought life, our thinking and our eye gate.
How do you do that?
Take control. Don't allow your thoughts to wander like an out-of-control vehicle. Grab hold of the steering wheel and allow the Holy Spirit to direct your thoughts.
The Word of God says in 2 Cor 10:5 To take captive every thought and to bring it into the obedience of Christ.
NLT We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.
You may not be able to control every thought that comes in, but you can determine whether or not it stays.
I heard Kenneth E. Hagin once say: "You can't stop the birds from flying over your head but you can stop them making a nest in your hair!"
Guard your gate. What is the gate of your mind? It's your eyes and ears. Don't put junk into your thought life by throwing open the gate. You must filter what comes in.
One of the songs we used to teach little children warns them to be careful what they do with their eyes. All of us need to remember this lesson as we decide which TV shows and movies to watch, which books to read, which songs to listen to and what to do on the Internet. If something comes on TV or across your computer screen that is not of God, shut if off, don't even spend any time on it.
Jesus said in Matt 6:22-23 "The eye is the light of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness."
Jesus is saying that we will become what we watch with our eyes. If we view good things; this will help us be good. But if we view evil things; this will encourage us to be evil.
Psalm 101:3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes.
Proverbs 4:25 Keep your eyes focused on what is right and look straight ahead to what is good.
Remember the old computer term G.I.G.O. - Garbage in, garbage out.
Replace the Thoughts. Proverbs 23:7 As a man thinks in his heat so is he!
When thoughts of fear or doubt come your way, replace them with love and faith. You can't think two complete thoughts at the same time.
Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words.
Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions.
Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits.
Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character.
Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny.
Prov 4:23-25 NCV Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life.
Isaiah 26:3 NLT You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
Philippians 4:8 NLT And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
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FFC were able to send $40,000 to orphans in the Philippines last year. Just recently we gave our total Sunday morning offering to another local church just to bless them and encourage their young pastor.
It's exciting what God is doing!
People have been healed and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit manifest in most meetings.
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