Think

Dear Precious Friends,
On this Magnificent Monday, even in the rain, God has given us another day. What a gift! It is so easy to get dragged down in the negativity of a situation. The devil often tries to use something unexpected or challenging to lead us to despair. This can be a great struggle for me at times. I find I can sometimes be very strong in the Lord, or I can be very weak. “When I am weak, then I am strong,” (2 Cor 12:10) often comes to mind. This verse always seemed contradictory. But I know when I am weak, through the Holy Spirit and the amazing prayers of brothers and sisters in Christ, I am strong!
In my weak times, I turn to uplifting Christian songs that speak God's word, I pray, dive into my Bible, God's absolute truth and reach out to friends. Those times are so powerful. I am grateful for them and relish them in my heart.
One exercise I have found helpful as well is to meditate on Philippians 4:8. I use it to name or state one thing that goes along with each directive to raise my mind to the things above, the good in the challenging or seemingly bleak situation.
We are walking through some tough times. It has really helped me to turn off all news and turn on the prayer life like never before.
Thinking on the things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, good virtue and those things praiseworthy means we are focusing on Jesus the ultimate overcomer.
What could be better than taking every thought captive to Christ.
Shannon Lynch shares the following about how to take our thoughts captive to Christ:
Step #1: Think about what you think about. Our thoughts are the catalysts that set our courses. This is where positivity or negativity and good or poor choices come from. The easiest thing to do is to let the mind run rampant, but we have to recognize that not every thought is true.
Step #2: Once you’ve thought about your thought, capture it! 2 Corinthians 10:5 says we have the power to capture our thoughts and make them obey Jesus.
Step #3: Test your thought. The test? Philippians 4:8! Is it true, pure, noble, right, lovely, admirable, excellent, or praiseworthy? If not, what is the truth?
Step #4: Decide what to do with the thought. Is it true? Keep it! Is it a lie? Throw it out!
Our thoughts are powerful. They’re the motivation behind every action. Make it a priority today to evaluate your thoughts. Say goodbye to that little red devil. I promise, it will be a game changer! You can take captive every thought.
Step #1: Think about what you think about. Our thoughts are the catalysts that set our courses. This is where positivity or negativity and good or poor choices come from. The easiest thing to do is to let the mind run rampant, but we have to recognize that not every thought is true.
Step #2: Once you’ve thought about your thought, capture it! 2 Corinthians 10:5 says we have the power to capture our thoughts and make them obey Jesus.
Step #3: Test your thought. The test? Philippians 4:8! Is it true, pure, noble, right, lovely, admirable, excellent, or praiseworthy? If not, what is the truth?
Step #4: Decide what to do with the thought. Is it true? Keep it! Is it a lie? Throw it out!
Our thoughts are powerful. They’re the motivation behind every action. Make it a priority today to evaluate your thoughts. Say goodbye to that little red devil. I promise, it will be a game changer! You can take captive every thought.
SO my friends, please share how you take your thoughts captive to Christ and how you will live this scripture out on Phil 4:8.
Love you!
AMEN!

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