The Father describes a rebellious people as those that walk in a way that’s not good, after their own thoughts (ISA 65:2). It’s amazing the power the mind has over a man’s life. We talk about the words coming out of our mouth controlling our destiny; well we need to control our thoughts as well, because those words emanate from our thought life. The bible does say “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks”, but that word (heart) is translated as mind because the Jews had no word for mind during those times, so they used heart to describe the mind. It is very important that Christians control their thought life, and forsake “stinking thinking” (thoughts that doesn’t line up with Christ’s), because our mind plays a major role in our destiny.
Our thought life was so important to Jesus that the Word says “let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”- “thou will keep him in perfect peace who’s mind is stayed on thee”- “ as a man thinks in his heart so is he”. If thought life wasn’t important to God, why did He spend so much time on the matter?
God knows that a man’s thought life can move him from poverty to power, from carnality to spirituality, from surviving to striving, from mediocrity to greatness and from spiritual death to life. In other words, whatever captures the mind captures the man. When a man/woman makes up their mind that they are going to do something, nothing can stop them. Thus on this day, let me encourage you to make up your mind to serve God for real, because a mind is a terrible thing to waste messing with the Devil.
God Bless You
Scripture Ref, (Phil 2:5) – (Isa 26:3) – (Prov. 23:7)