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Think on These Things

Copyright © Andrew J. Shreeve 2006

 


Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true… honest… just… pure… lovely… of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things

Philippians 4:8

 

God has gifted us with free will. As such we have been endowed with the freedom to choose our thoughts. Many people seem unaware that we can actually ‘tailor’ our thought life. We are not at the mercy of having to think about our circumstances. Many people are trapped in a cycle of pondering over the daily happenings of their life. When you meet such people they freely give you a commentary on the events of their day.

This approach is not however the path to victory! To break into new and better cycles of life, to experience the supernatural victorious life of the resurrected Lord, we must first discipline our thought life.

 

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he

Proverbs 23:7

 

We are what we think upon. Thoughts are like seeds which produce belief systems, words (Matthew 12:34), and ultimately actions (James 3:2-5). To change our life we must first change our thoughts. This is the hotbed of spiritual warfare. There is a war over our thoughts. The enemy (devil) wants to establish though patterns (strongholds) in our minds. So how do we bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)?

  1. Be aware of our thoughts
  2. Judge every thought
  3. If the thought does not fit Philippians 4:8 do not entertain it
  4. Replace non-profitable thoughts with the promises of God (2 Peter 1:4)
  5. Develop new thought patterns (Godly strongholds) through meditation of the Word of God

 

Decide today to take control over your life by taking control over your thoughts. Decide to only dwell on thoughts which are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and praiseworthy. This will cause your life to take a turn towards the love and goodness of God, and you will enjoy more of the abundance of God’s kingdom.

You are richly blessed, Andrew.

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