Words of Encouragement
PASTOR CHRIS' POSTS OF EXHORTATION
Trusting Him With Every Thought
It is one thing to manage our actions. But what about taking every thought captive?
By CHRIS HARRIS
The Bible teaches us to love the Lord our God with all of our heart. It also tells us to love Him with all of our mind. Do you trust God with all of your thoughts. I know that some thoughts are unconscious or semiconscious, and He does not hold you responsible for those. But you can direct conscious thoughts much more than you may realize. Practice thinking in ways that center around Him – trusting Him, thanking Him – and those thoughts become more natural. Reject negative or sinful thoughts as soon as you become aware of them. This method of controlling your thoughts will keep your mind in His presence and your feet on the path of peace.
“Practice thinking in ways that center around Him – trusting Him, thanking Him – and those thoughts become more natural. “
The Psalmist writes, “Create in me a clean heart, Oh God. And renew a right spirit within me.” As you bring even the smallest thought under the submission of the Holy Spirit, you will find even your very thought life reflecting the clean heart that dwells within. It is not easy, but with perseverance, you can learn to take every thought captive. In time, not only will your actions display God’s glory, but even the thoughts of your mind will become pleasing to Him. Trust God with each detail of your life. In everything you say and do as well as every thought in your mind.