Dear Precious Friends,
On this Fill Our Soul Sunday, I pray you are able to Fill your soul with God's truth and you have a great place of worship where truth is taught, fellowship is great and the Holy Spirit is present.
I really needed to be reminded of this today and if you are anything like me, with all the messages we are receiving each day, your peace may be compromised or challenged as well. So where do we go when our mind is compromised? Romans 8:6 says, “For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.”
Where we set our mind today is our decision. The Spirit is fully available, ready and willing to lead us to abounding joy and peace. And the enemy is prowling like a lion seeking to devour our thoughts that they might breed emotional and even physical death (1 Peter 5:8).
There is a battle for our thoughts happening every moment. But greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4).
God has a perfect plan to lead us away from thoughts that plague us, and turn our thoughts into life and joy in the Holy Spirit. Trust Him as your good and loving Father. Trust that He is always with you. We must place our faith wholeheartedly in Him because He is perfectly faithful and able. He has plans for an incredible hope and future for you if we will simply trust him and set your mind on Him as often and as passionately as we can.
Craig Denison from First 15 summarizes it like this:
Our thought-life can either be a place of peace and life or a source of immense internal struggle and despair. It’s our thoughts that the enemy tries to affect with half-truths and outright lies. It’s our thoughts that are the gateway to our emotions and actions. And it’s our thoughts our loving heavenly Father longs to influence, redeem, and renew that we might experience everlasting peace.
Isaiah 26:3 says, “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you."It all starts with trust. When we allow our minds to stray into worry, doubt, fear, reservation, and lies, it is because we don’t trust that God is who He says He is or that He will do what He says He will do.
May we find peace today in our thoughts through a powerful revelation of God’s abiding love through the truth of His word.