Mind Games

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Have you ever been home alone and heard a noise? “What was that?” Your mind freaks out and you imagine so many things. Or perhaps you had a pain in your body you’ve never felt before. Your mind says, “Perhaps it’s a heart attack!” or “Maybe you’re having a stroke!” You immediately play out scenarios in your imagination of who would find you.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had a very vivid imagination. I used to imagine things and make myself cry it was so real! Proverbs 23:7a says, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” So in a nutshell, we are what we think.

Jesus said in Luke 6:45, “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” So basically, what we think on becomes the seed that produces our future. Wow! Some of us need to pray for crop failure!

Psalm 19:14, David prayed a most powerful and beautiful prayer that we should pray each day. “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.” It was a battle even for a king and we are kings and priests before the Lord. If all we have is a basketful of rotten apples, we can’t give out good ones. We must first dump the basket and replace them with good lest the bad ones corrupt the good ones and we have nothing to give out at all.

Father, will You please scrub my mind so that it will be clean again? Sometimes my mind gets carried away and I think the craziest things. I know they’re not right, but they’re still there. You said that we are to ‘cast down vain imaginations and every lofty thought that exalts itself against the power of Christ’, so I will do that today. When I dwell on wrong thoughts, I’m giving them more power than they’re due. So I will think on Jesus, the words He spoke, the price He paid, the grace He gives and I will praise You for victory over every thought that’s contrary to Your Word. It’s in Jesus’ name who set me free that I pray this. Amen

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