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Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

  In Proverbs 23:6 the Word says, "For as he thinks in his heart, so is he." 
     Your thinking directs your life. So, it is important that you think along with the Word of God. 
     Also, you must think by faith and not by fear. You see, faith believes every Word of God; and this will lead to certain victory in your life. Faith believes all of God's promises. You must Trust God and His word. 
     You need to know, as a born-again believer, that God has already moved on your behalf. He sent Jesus to the Cross to bear your sickness, your weakness, your sin and your pain. 
     He healed you by His stripes (1 Peter 2:24). 
     He became poor so you could be rich (2 Corinthians 8:9). 
     He covenanted with you in order to meet all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). 
     He has already given you "all things that pertain to life and godliness" (2 Peter 1:3). You have already been Blessed with all spirited things. Eph 1:3 
     The only thing that is powerful enough to keep you from receiving those things is your own thinking and your own confession. 
     Wrong-negative thoughts will paint the wrong picture in your mind. They will tell you things are worse than they really are. They will tell you that you can not do what it takes to succeed in life. 
     But let me tell you, through God's Word, you can succeed!! You can accomplish your goals in life!! 
     Remember this:  Faith says you can; fear say you cannot. 
     So how do we change the way we think?? (1) We start thinking in line with God's word. Isaiah 55:6-11 gives us the answer: "So shall My Word go forth out of My mouth and it shall not return to Me void, but it will accomplish that which I please...it shall prosper in the thing where I sent it..." 
     If we, as believers, want to live the king of life God has in mind for us, we must trade our thoughts for His thoughts. Look at God's way of thinking. 
     Ephesians 3:20 says, "God who is able to give you more than you can ask or think..." This verse is for those of us who believe and who are filled with his power--the Holy Spirit. 
     Another way to change your thinking is to get Godly wisdom. Proverbs 4:7-9 says, "Wisdom is the principle thing; therefore get wisdom." 
     Acquiring God's wisdom should be the number one priority in our lives. His wisdom comes dowm from above (James 3:17). 
     The Holy Spirit can give revelation knowledge and wisdom. The Holy Spirit works with the Word of God to give you enlightenment and wisdom. You see, the written Word of God is the wisdom of God (Luke 11:49). 
     To know the thoughts of God and the wisdom of God that He revealed to us -- we find it in His Word. 
     If you are holding a Bible in your hand, you are holding the wisdom of God in your hand. It is also the will of God. 
     Stay away from negative words. Negative, twisted thoughts produce negative, twisted results. Don't thinkg defeat or fear. THINK
 VICTORY!!!! 
     So, allow the Word of God, the wisdom of God to start influencing your thinking. Soak your mind in it. 
     As you pray, allow the Holy Spirit to reveal Christ and His Word in you in a more powerful way. 
     For example, Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." 
     Then as you realize it is Christ who is working in you for His will and good pleasure, you will know you cannot fail (Philippians 2:13). If God is for me and with me who can be against me? 
     The Apostle Paul said, "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus." His mind, His Words, His thoughts are revealed in His Word.


START THINKING LIKE HE DOES!!!!

  1. His thoughts were for lost and hurting people. 
  2. His thoughts were thoughts of love. 
  3. His thoughts were thoughts of forgiveness. 
  4. He never had a negative thought of doubt.

     Jesus always operated in faith and knew His Father was the God of the impossible. 
     Now is the time to change your thinking. 
     Line your mind up witht he Word of God and fulfill your destiney!!! 
     PUt the Word of God on your lips and speak forth in faith. Things will begin to change in your life.

Amen.