Scripture: Isa. 26:3; Phil. 4:8; John 10:10; II Cor. 10:4, 5
We often are own worst enemy. We can let our thoughts cripple and drain us because all we can think of is the fear we have, our health issues, our financial problems, world chaos, and the future. We are consumed with these issues and they seem to paralyze us and yes, can even affect our health.
THINK ABOUT THIS:
There is an Old Testament verse that gives us some instruction in this area. It is a verse that gives us a promise with a condition:
“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You.”
The promise is: We will have perfect peace.
The condition is: Our mind needs to be “stayed” (fixed) on the Lord.
In the New Testament, another verse adds more light for us to think about.
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”
The emphasis is to think on “THESE” things—don’t let all of that other “STUFF” control your mind.
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come
that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
Satan is that thief and he tries to steal, kill and destroy our joy and peace, and fill our minds with everything but the things of the Lord.
Praise the Lord there is hope—
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”
II Cor. 10:4, 5
>God is our helper
>We need to bring every wrong thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
This is having a mind fixed on the Lord.
Don’t let Satan play games with your mind.