Monday Morning Commentary.
Has your mom or dad ever told you to, “Fix your face”? Whether it’s because you’re meeting one of their friends or co workers for the first time–you might be shaking their hands, but your face says, “go away!” Or maybe when you’ve been corrected–your words say, “yes ma’am I won’t do it again.” But your face is saying something way different.
Yesterday’s message ,”Fix Your Thoughts,” BJ encouraged us to fix our thoughts– how our thoughts determine our words and our words shape our actions. We are what we think!
Our thoughts are powerful and although others don’t audibly hear them, our thoughts are seen, heard and felt by the way we live our lives, see the world and interact with those around us.
“For as a man thinks in his heart, so he is.” Proverbs 23:7
What kind of thoughts fill your mind everyday? Are they thoughts of worry, doubt and insecurity? Are they thoughts of anger, sadness, bitterness?
Good news, no matter what we think today or have been thinking about ourselves and about our situation, we can change our thoughts!
How do we do this?
We arrest them.
The thoughts that plague your mind have no authority over you. In fact, scripture reveals to us that we have the power to arrest them. That we have control over them.
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5
Once we arrest them, we replace them
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
When thoughts of doubt, destruction or insecurity cloud our mind, we must arrest them and then fill our mind with the right kind of thoughts.
When we do, the God of peace comes to us.
Vs 9 “Then the God of peace will be with you.”
Has your life been void of peace that Jesus promises those who love him?
Could it be that your peace is being held captive by the thoughts you won’t arrest?
Choose today to fix your thoughts on him and on the promises He has declared!
What at area in your life do you want more peace? Comment below, I’d love to pray and believe with you that when you fix your thoughts on new things, God’s peace will come.
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