“Serve Him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought.” (l Chronicles 28:9)
~God knows and can read our very minds~
Since God knows everything I am thinking and doing, it sure would be to my advantage to make sure He is pleased with my thoughts and attitudes! It doesn’t make any sense for me to try and hide any thoughts or actions from an all-knowing God, because He reads all of my thoughts continuously and searches for evidence of my trust and faithfulness in Him. I challenge myself every day to fill my mind with positive words and effective actions, but how do I control those negative and judgmental thoughts that creep into my mind sometimes? The greatest battle that many of us face is the battle of our minds, but if we meditate and fill our thoughts with God’s word we can blot out our negative thoughts and replace them with thoughts of peace, joy, and purpose. “Let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes” (Ephesians 4:23) If we allow Him, God has the ability to control our minds; He created our minds and He knows exactly how to help us think and see things differently.
“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
Our good thoughts are contagious; they color our world and have the ability to create happiness and inner peace. Positive and loving thoughts have higher levels of energy than our negative thoughts do! What we put into our minds determines what comes out in our words and actions, and to be successful in using our minds the way that God wants us to, we must understand and be prepared to fight against any unwelcome thoughts that take over our minds. The strength of our faith can be determined by what we think about, and that’s why it is so important to meditate on the word of God with a submissive heart so that we can reap the thoughts that will glorify Him.
We need to ask God to help us focus our minds on what is good and pure, because the very best thoughts we can think are God-centered. Isn’t it awesome that that HE cares enough to pay attention to every thought we have?
“I’m an open book to you; even from a distance, you know what I am thinking. You know when I leave and when I get back; I’m never out of your sight. You know everything I’m going to say before I start the first sentence.” (Psalm 1392-4 MSG)
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