TODAY'S WORD FOR Thursday, March 22, 2018:
To use one’s mind; form a mental concept of; hold as a belief or opinion; exercise the mind; to employ one’s mind rationally in evaluating a situation.
For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
Today, more than ever, we, as believers, need to be careful about what we feed into our minds. The media, the internet, Facebook, twitter, TV, newspapers, magazines, books, music, movies, etc. have a powerful influence on our thinking. We are being constantly bombarded with attitudes and beliefs that are totally opposed to the Bible principles.
The media presents sinful lifestyles and ungodly values with a positive spin. People tend to believe lies that reinforce their own sinful thinking. This is what the Bible says about our thinking:
“For although they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking and their foolish hearts were darkened.” Romans 1:21.
Much of our actions and our desires are controlled by the way we think. Our thoughts motivate us as to what we do. We have some thoughts to share with you that we feel if they become part of your daily thought life they will motivate a change in your mind set. Allowing these Godly principles to guide your daily thought process will help you be the person God wants you to be.
• Today I will think like a dynamic servant of God because as the scripture says, I am what I think.
• I am not always what I think I am. I am what I think. We tend to think we are better than we are.
• It is not how I appear to others but what I think that makes me who I am.
• I will keep my thought processes active and open to the voice of God and obey Him.
• God did not call me to a life of failure, but to a life of success.
• I cannot fail as long as I do His will. I will allow Him to work in and through me, motivating my every thought.
• Because my God is a great God, I will think as God would think on every issue that comes my way for I acknowledge that my thoughts never can be greater than my God’s.
In Isaiah 55: 8-9 it reads: “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”
Make your commitment today to think like a dynamic servant of God by thinking by faith and not by fear. How we think is by choice. We can think to do good or think to do evil. God is calling you to choose the righteous way which is God’s way and turn from the unrighteous way which is the world’s way. Keep your focus on the truth of the Word of God and make His truth the basis of your thinking.
Our memory verse for this week is found in Hebrews 10:36.
For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.
Help me to be alert so that when my spiritual alarm goes off that I will be quick to think and draw back when tempted with evil choices and be quick to firmly reject them.
These Family Devotional thoughts are written by Dr. Ken Phillips, Executive Director of America's Hunger
Solution, and his wife Dottie. Ken has had ministry positions
with The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, World Vision, Youth For Christ, World Opportunities International,
and World Bible Society. He also has consulted for more than 30 Christian ministries in management and stewardship
development. They have published a book called No Problems Only Situations that discusses the journey of their family.
Ken and Dottie have been married for 60 years, and have 6 children, 20 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Their
second book, TODAY'S WORD, includes 365 daily
devotionals and is now available for only $10.
Ken & Dottie Phillips
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