I’ve always been a proponent of healthy thinking! The bible is so clear about becoming what we think on and meditate on. As a man thinks in his heart, so is he! When someone comes to me and tells me they’re discouraged, depressed or distraught, the first thing I ask them is, “What have you been thinking about?”
Colossians 3:15 ERV just happened to be the verse of the day, but wow. When I read it, I realized that is exactly what I was thinking about today. “Let the peace that Christ gives control your thinking. It is for peace that you were chosen to be together in one body. And always be thankful.”
Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because He trusts in You.” You can’t say you trust God if you’re worried and freaked out about what you see in your natural realm. Trust in God is the only way to have and keep your peace.
I can be having a panic attack about a situation or something God is prompting me to do. The minute I focus on God and speak what HE says instead of what I see, peace rushes in to my heart and changes the external things I face, or puts them in perspective. I challenge you to train yourself to think on the promises of God each time something threatens your peace.
Living in Florida, we’re always under threats of hurricanes. You can’t wait till the last minute to stock up on supplies or you’ll be hard pressed to find things on the shelves. In the same sense, don’t wait for a crisis before you get what you need to get through it. Begin a word study right now and begin writing scriptures down that you can access in time of distress or temptation. Whatever you’re facing, there’s a Word for that!
If you’re facing a financial issue, go to your favorite bible app and pull up the word supply. Write down each verse that applies, or copy paste it to a word document. Title it, Provision, then each time you’re tempted to panic, pull it out and read it out loud so your ears can hear it. “My God will supply all my need according to HIS riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” I belong to Jesus, so I’m provided for. You can even write up a prayer using the Word and declare it over your finances.
Father, I take time today to flush my mind of all thoughts that are not of You. I speak Your word today over my spirit, soul, mind and body, and I say, line up with what the Word says about you! You are more than a conqueror! You are a king and priest before the Lord and your words have power over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will by any means hurt or harm you. As I renew my mind, I thank You that peace is mine, prosperity is mine, healing is mine. Whatever I need, You’ve already provided. In Jesus’ name, Amen.