What are you thinking right now? Are you aware how powerful your thoughts are? How often do you allow your thoughts to go unchecked?
These are very important questions, my friends, to answer because our thoughts have incredible power. They have the power to build our relationships or to tear them down and utterly destroy them.
The Bible says in I Corinthians 13:4, “Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil.” Hmm? Are you thinking any evil thoughts? “Not me!”, you say. Well, here are some examples of evil thoughts outlined in the Bible in Mark 7:20-23……adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness.
Maybe, it is far-fetched to think some of these thoughts, as Christians, but how about thoughts of pride? Foolishness? Deceit? An evil eye? Did I hit a nerve? Ouch! That hurts!
Now, let’s dig a little deeper into our thoughts and see if there are any thoughts of fear, anxiety, or ungratefulness floating around in our minds. You see, these are also evil thoughts. Remember, God clearly said in Isaiah 55:8, “My thoughts are not your thoughts….” Let us shine the light of Scripture upon such thoughts and expose them for what they are-evil thoughts-and then replace them with good and true thoughts.
Fearful thoughts are to be replaced with thoughts of God’s protection and omnipotence. Anxious thoughts must be replaced with thoughts of His provision and care for us. Ungrateful thoughts must be replaced with thoughts of God’s mercy and grace toward us, for we deserve nothing. God, in his mercy and grace, gave us his Only Begotten Son, and an eternal hope and home with him in heaven, if we are truly his followers
. How powerful are our thoughts? Each one needs only to look to the Scriptures, the Holy Bible, to find the answer. The Bible says in Psalm 139:23-24, “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me into the way everlasting.”
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