We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
If we could only see how the enemy of our soul tries to empower our thoughts. He wants to stop us and get us off track of what God has for us. Our thought pattern can take to the past, the present and the future. We can over think some times and I find myself saying I wasted so much time. It's important to take every thought captive and not waste time.
Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
We can give thoughts power
Why not think upon the goodness of God and live in freedom of negative thoughts? Life is too short to get stuck in things you can't change. There was a time in my life when I played over negative thoughts daily. It was like I was stuck into wrong thinking. I listen to words of others and it brought me down. I have found that not everyone wants you to prosper in life.
3 John 2 New International Version (NIV)Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
I know someone who is battle thoughts daily about his health. He found out at a 36 years age, he has Parkinson's disease. He wonders what his future will look like. He is a believer of Jesus and holds on for his miracle of health, but thoughts still come. I hold on with him and for him. There is not a day that goes by that I don't pray his health miracle. He does his best to see the good in each day. How about you? Do you have something big you need a miracle about in life? Hold on and never give up believing in miracles.
When I was younger, I heard about the miracles of Jesus. He went about doing good and people received their miracles of life. I can only image that if we heard Jesus was coming by today to give out miracles, the line would be so long. The truth is, Jesus can come by your situation today and the miracle can happen. Sometimes there is a healing process over things and that just takes time. I don't know why the miracle just doesn't happen but my thoughts are this, "I'll wait my turn". I have seen to many miracles in life to doubt the power of God. I turn my thought pattern over to Jesus and know he is able.
Positive thoughts brings peace
Isaiah 26:3 New International Version (NIV)
You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
Waking up to a new day, brings to mind what needs to be done and how we can accomplish that this day. Appointments, school, work, family, friends and the list goes on. Emotions, thoughts, actions and the balance of it all. Our bodies get tired and we need rest. I always end my blog by saying my thoughts and prayers continue for you, your family and friends. I truly mean that and I know God can handle whatever you face this day. Along the way, give praise of who you are, what you have and you are able to do things you need to. The strength and encouragement given by God plus sharing life with others. Purpose this a good day!