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Pearls of Grace - September 16, 2016

  • 2016 Sep 16

September 16

Stinkin Thinkin

 “For as he thinks within himself, so he is.”

Proverbs 23:7

When our thoughts are rotten, so will our attitude be.  You’ve heard the old saying, “one bad apple spoils the bunch.”  Well, one bad thought can spoil the mind and will in the end bring rottenness in life.  The power of the mind is not to be underestimated once we become a Christian.  Just one wrong thought can open a door for sin and disobedience.  But just one right thought of truth can put the enemy to flight and cause our faith to soar above every situation.  Truth saturating our mind can and will dispel the darkness.   Our mind is the most powerful force we have complete control over.  It drives our will, unleashes our emotions, raises up the lowly, brings down the strong, invites temptations, removes lust, captures fear and binds up joy…and much more.  It can alter what’s good and elevate what’s bad.  The mind has the reign of our being and with it, steer us in the direction it is focused upon.  Never underestimate the power of the mind.

Because of the influence and strength the mind has in our life, we must guard it at all cost and nourish it with the truth of God’s Word.  The one and only boundary God gave mankind in the very beginning had everything to do with the mind.  Man was not to take from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  Did you catch the word, “knowledge?”  What was God saying to mankind?  Guard your mind.  When the mind is protected so is the life.  Whatever we feed the mind will bear fruit and fruit will bring forth a harvest from the seed within it.   One unchecked thought, one course of thinking left uncorrected, can lead to the complete downfall of any life, even if they are living in the perfectness of Eden. 

What are you feeding your mind?  What thoughts are you allowing to invade your life?  Are you setting boundaries between your mind and wrong knowledge?  Whatever we feed our mind, our thoughts will give birth to character be it good or bad.  If your thoughts today brought forth fruit, what kind of harvest would you reap? 

Harness the power of your mind by reigning over your thoughts.

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