Fighting the battle of negative thoughts

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (AMP) For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds, [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),  

There is a battle in our mind between good and evil. We need weapons to battle those bad thoughts we have. The only way to renew our mind for good is to continually study the Word so we can learn to think like God thinks about us. Our thoughts and words are extremely important. We can pray that God will make us aware when we have thoughts that are ungodly. A lot of times we have dumb thoughts and don’t even realize they are ungodly. That is why it is important to know the Word of God.

Romans 13:14 (AMP) 14 But clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and make no provision for [indulging] the flesh [put a stop to thinking about the evil cravings of your physical nature] to [gratify its] desires (lusts). 

Whatever we think on prepares us for action ~ good or bad. It is time to stop talking about what binds us and start talking about how good God is and what He can do to free us from our bondages. If we think about something long enough, good or bad, we are likely to act on it. If we roll over in our mind how upset we are at a person it is likely we will not be kind to them when we see them (or as kind as we should be or would be if we were not continually thinking about how upset we are with that person). If we think we cannot resist something rather than thanking God for helping us to resist temptation then it may be more difficult to resist that thing.

Mark 4:24 (AMP) 24 And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [a][of thought and study] you give [to [b]the truth you hear] will be the measure [c][of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you—and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.

If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:

Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen

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About lisajohnson401

My true belief is that the best way to preach is by our actions and not our words. However, we need some daily inspiration to keep us on our path. We as Christians have a responsibility not to judge others by our words but to show the love of Christ by loving them where they are at on their personal journey in life...and if they never turn their life over to Christ, continue to love them for who they are - after all God does.
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