Your thoughts are productive, or destructivenever just neutral or just observing the facts. We become, based on the QUALITY of our thoughts.______________________To bring my thoughts, each one unto submission to the LORD. Each thought to be centered on HIM and by HIS strength daily giving HIM all honor and glory, only by doing this can I become who HE longs for me to be!God Blessmj
The thoughts - this is the arena that determines the quality of our walk with the Lord.Holiness is the sum of our thoughts.What we entertain in our mind determines who we become.This is some of what is covered in the following message by Gisela Yohannan entitled "overcoming fear". The message itself is very practical, I included some notes below. Will try to post a more complete transcript Lord willing.http://media.sermonindex.net/19/SID19874.mp3The way to take every thought captive to obey Christ:Ephesians 6:16In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil oneHow to overcome fear with faith:The first step If you are experiencing fear for any reason:take your Bible find a promise in God's Word for your situationThis goes for everythinglook up the verses that relates to every situation we are dealing withThe Lord Jesus did the same thing When he faced temptation he took a promise that was made for his situation He went to God's Word He knew it by heartAnd He used it So the first thing you need to do is find a promise in Gods Word for your situationAnd you will find that God's promise that He makes to you is ALWAYS greater than your promise ALWAYS Whatever need you may have Go to God's WordFind a promise that is greater than your problem When Adam and Eve were in the garden of Eden sin came, death came, sickness came, they were cast out But do you know that they got from God a GREATER promise than their problemGOD IS GREATER THAN ANY PROBLEMThe promise He gave to them: one day the Serpent will be crushedRomans 16:20The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. This is how we must move forward with everythingGod gave them a greater promiseHe told them there is hope So what we do is Find the promise Take it as yoursCling to it and don't let it goSurround yourself with the promise!!Write it downRead it every few minutesPost it wherever you can see itIn summary: find the promise, take it as yours, and surround yourself with itI find the promise and write it down and put it in different places such as on the table or beside the laptop. When I am typing and my mind goes to my fear or problem then I can just look there at God's promise.The second step after we have the promise and surround ourselves with it, then we agree with what the Word of God saysYou say to yourself, what God's Word says is the truthMy fears, my feelings, my thoughts are not the truth.Agree with God's WordSo often we disagree!