Guard your thought life
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he... - Proverb 23:7a
You need to take care of the way you think; the way you think will determine the outcome of your life. Nobody can take you to court to allege you that you think wrongly. The devil doesn’t even know what you are thinking. Many times, we mystify the devil and portray him as if he is stronger than God. No! the devil doesn’t know what you are thinking. What he does is that he puts pressure on you to speak out what you are thinking because he knows that eventually what you are thinking whether it is right or wrong will come out of your mouth. Your thinking is important because thinkers rule the world.
Watch your thoughts for they become your words; your words become your action, your action becomes your character and destiny. Your word is very important. You are the product of your words. The real you is what you are thinking in your heart; thus you must watch your thought life. The reason we read or study the Bible is to change our thinking. As unbelievers on earth, our thinking is polluted because the world is corrupt. What do we do to help our lives to change our thought life? We should think like God. God's word is His thought. If you think on God's words, you will think like Him.
God has thoughts (see Isaiah 55:9). He says His thoughts are higher than your thoughts. God's thoughts for your life may not look reasonable. When I say 2+2= 4, your reason tells you it is 4; but God's thought may not be that straight forward. God's words are His thoughts; you cannot reason His words out. No science can understand this mystery. This is why His thoughts are higher.
For you to have an advantage of being like Him and enjoy Him, to be a champion like Him, you should think like Him. He is a lion and a lion will give birth to a lion. How can you think like Him? You read His words which are His thoughts. If you want to know how wise I am, then hear or listen to what I am saying. If a man's word is not good, the man is not good. If God's word is not good, God is not good, but I make bold to say God is good. His words are good. Access the word of God, believe it, confess it, read it, think on it like Him; before you know it, power, grace, wisdom, authority and dominion will start to emanate from your words.
Prayer: I believe God’s word is true and I refuse to take side with any predicament. In Jesus Name, I refused to be held in bondage and I deliberately dream of a better life which is the good life I want in Christ.
Further Reading: Phillippians 4:7-8, Isaiah 55:8-11
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Lamentations 3:1-66; Hebrews 1:1-14; Psalm 102:1-28; Proverbs 26:21-22