Well? Whats it gonna be today? Will we listen to our flesh or focus on the Spirit? Will we pray and fill our minds with the Word or just allow our minds to carry us along like an empty canoe bobbing down a river.
It’s a choice, you know. What we watch, what we read, where we focus our attention. We can’t wait for feelings to accompany our decisions, we must choose first, the feelings may or may not come at all. I used to think that I could only pray when I felt the Spirit of God moving, but it’s my prayers that move the Spirit of God. He’s always been waiting on US. He gave US the authority. He gave us a voice on the earth.
Romans 8:5-6 NLT, “Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.”
You can’t continue to pay attention to what they did to you. You can’t pay attention to what the doctor said, you can’t even pay attention to what came in the mail yesterday. The things we must pay attention to is this; Whats the Word say about that. When you think on the Word, speak the Word, agree with the Word, your mind will have peace and you will live.
When David picked up the 5 smooth stones to slay the giant that was standing in front of him, mocking and threatening him, he did is with precision. His stones represent our words; we must choose them carefully and prayerfully. We can’t afford to speak our minds, we must always speak the Word of God. Why? Because His Word is living, powerful, sharp and precise. It always hits the mark.
I didn’t say it, the Word said it. So today as you face challenges, make your mind up right now that you will practice Philippians 4:8, by keeping your mind on good things. It’s the only thing that brings lasting peace.
Father, I lift up Your name which is above all names. I exalt the Name of Jesus, mightier and more awesome then anything the enemy would try to assault me with. I trust in You, in Your Word. I know that if You are for me, no one can stand against me. So right now I thank You for protection. I thank You for healing. I thank You that all my needs are met with plenty left to put in store. I thank You that You are everything I will ever need in this life and in the life to come. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.