The Battle For Our Thoughts

A battle rages in all of our brains and to live victoriously, we must apply the truths in the following scriptures.

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ…” (2 Corinthians 10:3-6)

Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.  Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.   For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.  Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.” (Ephesians 6:10-14)

“For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, (set their minds on) the things of the Spirit.  For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace.” (Roman 8:5-6)

The key to winning the battle for your thoughts is to follow the Spirit’s promptings to intentionally “set” and continually “re-set” your thoughts on our awesome God.  Our culture deceptfully draws us into wrong thinking, so we must decide to set or “fix” our minds on the the things of God.  It is possible to enjoy this world that our God created and not be deceived and consumed by evil.  The good news is that God is stronger than any evil force or cultural current, and He is continually calling us to shine like bright lights in the darkness.  He longs for us to reflect His love, grace and power.

If you sense that you have drifted in your relationship with God, simply acknowledge it, repent and re-set your thoughts on Him. Recapture that sense of wonder and gratitude for all that He has done in and for you.

O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.” (Psalms 34:3)

Jeff Wilson

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