Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What's On Your Mind?

Below is one of the readings from Kay Arthur's daily devotional Lord, I Give You This Day. :)

What’s on your mind today? Is your thought life dominated by images you’ve seen on the internet, songs you’ve heard on the radio, or items that caught your eye in a catalog? How much of your thought life centers on God and His Word?
Remember the admonition of Romans 12:2: “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
When you dwell on things that are not of God or that are against God, you are giving the enemy ground on which he can erect a stronghold or a fortress. This is why the apostle Paul says, “We are destroying speculations [or imaginations] and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God” (2 Corinthians 10:5). If Paul had not destroyed the thoughts that were contrary to the Word of God, they could have become the means of destroying him.
Paul goes on to say, “We are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.” In other words, whenever a thought came to Paul’s mind, he evaluated it to see if it was pleasing to Christ and in accord with the Word of God.Will you allow the enemy to set up camp in your mind by dwelling on unwholesome or defeating thoughts? Or will you follow the example of Paul and take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ?

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