Posted by: beverlyshaffer | January 28, 2008

taking thoughts captive to the obedience of Jesus Christ…

Yep, that’s what the bible says. Easier said than done, I know. I struggled (and still struggle at times) to get my thought life under the control of the Holy Spirit.  It’s easier to dwell on negative, unthankful, fearful, ugly, and sometimes (yes, even Christians!) out of control sexual thoughts. With porn running rampant, it’s no wonder. But the bible also says in Proverbs 4:23 (amp.) Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life. 

When a thought pops into our heads, it’s so easy to just go with it. We don’t examine it or wonder if it’s the devil attacking our minds. We just follow it. And soon enough we’re…depressed, angry, ready to cheat on our spouses, hopeless. The battle begins in the mind! If Satan can control our thoughts, he has us right where he wants us. It’s not easy to take our thoughts captive to the obedience of Jesus Christ. It begins with being aware of what we’re thinking, measure it against what the Bible says, and then cast it out if it’s not Christ honoring. Sometimes the devil has managed to develop a stronghold in a persons mind. This is where we have to dig our heels in and work with the Lord until that stronghold is broken! The devil wants to see God’s people living broken and in bondage lives. I say – NO WAY! Jesus Christ came to SET US FREE!! Be determined to break free from wrong thinking! As a man thinks in his heart, so he is…    

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  1. Hi, Beverly. I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes we get off thoughtwise on the wrong foot, usually about the time our feet hit the floor. That’s when it helps me to read about God’s purpose and plan about Him multiplying Himself by sharing His Spirit in all his children’s hearts. It is comforting. We are His princesses and princes in His Kingdom. I’ve shared more of these thoughts on my blog. Check it out at immortalityroad.wordpress. com Thanks for sharing your life with the world. Love from above–down and through, Wayneman


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