You Become What You Think

For
as he thinks in his heart, so is he…
(Proverbs 23:7).
Our thoughts determine the course of life.
So we must be careful with what we allow ourselves to think about. Here’s a
great question to ask. Would I want the last twenty four hours of my thoughts
to manifest in my life? If not, then I need to change what I’m thinking!
Jesus said in Matthew 12:35, A good man out of the good treasure of his
heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings
forth evil things.
A good man manifests in his lifestyle what he meditates
on within, and likewise  the meditations
of an evil man manifests in his lifestyle.
Satan
knows how powerful our thoughts are and continually seeks to invade them. We
must choose to keep our thoughts on godly things, and not allow them to dwell
on fleshly things.
Notice
the admonitions from the New Testament we have encouraging us to watch our
thought life: Be transformed by the
renewing of your mind
(Romans 12:2); Be
renewed in the spirit of your mind
(Ephesians 4:23); Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth
(Colossians 3:2); Gird up the loins of
your mind
(1 Peter 1:13); Pull down
strongholds and cast down vain reasonings, and every high thing that exalts
itself against the knowledge of God, and bring into captivity every thought to
the obedience of Christ
(2 Corinthians 10:4-5); Whatever is true, honest just pure lovely, of good report, virtuous,
and praiseworthy – think on these things
(Philippians 4:8); We don’t allow Satan to take advantage of
us, for we are not ignorant of his devices [Greek – noemata –schemings of the
mind, or mind games]
(2 Corinthians 2:11);Be sober, be vigilant [Be free from mental intoxicants, be mentally
alert and on guard]
(1 Peter 5:8)
Here
are some quotes I’ve gathered over the years that will encourage you to control
your thought life:
A mind, like a home,
is furnished by its owner, so if one’s life is cold and bare he can blame none
but himself. You have a chance to select from some pretty elegant furnishings

(Louis L’Amour).
Make not your thoughts
your prison
(Anonymous).
The quality
of our lives is closely related to the quality of our thinking
(Gary     Collins).
You can’t keep a bird
from flying over your head. But you can keep him from building a nest in your
hair
(Kenneth Hagin).
A man’s life will be
as the character of his thoughts. If he thinks evil, he will be evil. If he
thinks holy, he will be holy; His outward life will be as his inner impulse is

(John G. Lake).
You live the way you
think – so what the mind feeds upon becomes the most influential force in your
life
(Tim Lahaye).
The devil knows that if he can capture your
thought life, he has one a might
victory over you…I come
across people everywhere I go who are held bound by deceptive conditions and
these conditions have come about simply because they have allowed the devil to
make their minds the place of his
stronghold (Smith Wigglesworth).
You cannot have spiritual power without purity of mind (Lester
Sumrall).
Sanctification is having the mind of Christ, and all the mind of Christ
(John Wesley).
The soul must be conquered before the spirit can be free (Lester
Sumrall).
 Guard your thought life today!
    

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