Thinking God’s Thoughts

March 18, 2013

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

When we encounter complex or challenging situations, it’s important that we don’t lean on our own limited perception but instead rely on God’s unlimited understanding. His thoughts are higher than our thoughts (Isaiah 55:9) and as we seek the Lord, He will show us His way. As we get our minds renewed to line up with the mind of God, our lives will be transformed (Romans 12:2).

The mind set on the flesh is death and decay, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace (Romans 8:6). When we spend time in the amazing Scriptures, things get clarified. The Word will give light and understanding to the simple (Psalm 119:130). It will help us get rid of toxic thinking and start thinking the thoughts of God.

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. Philippians 4:8

Forsake toxic thoughts and think on God’s thoughts (Isaiah 55:6-7). When you do, you will learn that God is a Father who supplies all your needs (Philippians 4:19); that He is perfecting that which concerns you (Psalm 138:8); and that He will cause all things to work together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). Whatever your situation, let God have the final say—He’s always right!

God bless you,
Pastor Jeff

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