TO THE BIBLE: Proverbs 4:23 GNB
“Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.”
Stephanie never quite recognised the power of her thoughts; she would usually allow her mind and thoughts run wild in the negative direction. As a result, she constantly went from one negative experience to another. One day, at church, the Pastor taught on Philippians 4:8 and she suddenly realised what her negative thinking had been doing to her! She learnt how to guard her heart from the wrong thoughts, and sure enough, her life turned around for the better.
You might be wondering, “Is it true that my thoughts control my life?” Emphatically yes! Your thoughts actually determine the quality of your life, because you are a reflection of your thoughts. Proverbs 23:7 says “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he….” It matters a great deal the thoughts that go through your mind, because your life can’t be different from the character of your thoughts.
Your mind is the doorway to your spirit. If it isn’t filled with the right kind of information, you won’t be able to receive guidance from the Holy Spirit as you should. So you’ve got to consciously decide to think the right thoughts. Make up your mind that you’ll think only on God’s Word. Don’t think like the world does; use God’s Word to change your thought-life, and as you meditate on the Word, it’ll change you. It’ll make you think, talk, and act right, and cause you to walk in continuous success and victory.
Dear Father, your Word is in my heart and in my mouth; I meditate upon it day and night and thereby make my way prosperous. Your Word saturates my entire mind, spirit and body, leaving no room for negative thoughts to steal in. Thank you for the precious gift of your Word, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
John 6:60-71, 1 Kings 12-14
Mark 10:13-22, Numbers 17
Pick a verse of scripture, and meditate on it today.