Friday, May 25, 2012
DON'T FIXATE, SPECULATE, OR CONTEMPLATE!! MEDITATE!
What is on your mind today? Are you worried about something? The world is full of worriers and it is easy to fall into that trap if not careful. Giving your concerns and cares to the Lord sounds good but can we really, truly do it and make it happen on a regular basis? You can sit around speculating, contemplating, obsessing and fixating over some issue when really the real solution to this is to get on your knees in prayer and talk to God about what is bothering you. Scripture tells us in 1 Peter 5:7 to "Cast all your anxiety on Him for he cares for you". "But you don't get it. Don't you know what is going on? How can I just not think about bad stuff?" Once again you have to set your mind on things above. Colossians 3:2 reminds us of this when it says "Set your mind on things above not earthly things." Purpose in your heart to not let your mind 'go there' and to not dwell on bad or wrong thoughts. Why have a steady 'diet' of bad news and things that bring fear. If the news is getting you fearful turn the channel. Make up your mind to put good and pleasant things into your head. Do not just constantly feed on negative things. Do not believe lies of the enemy trying to get you to dwell on tragedy and doom. Bad thoughts are not 'God thoughts'. Put on some praise and worship music to help lift you out of the pit of despair. Refuse to entertain thoughts of fear. Philippians 4:8 is a good verse to commit to memory and it says "whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just,whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and any anything praiseworthy,meditate on these things." Also Matthew 16:23 tells us "Get thee behind me Satan for you are not mindful of the things of God but of the things of men". Start today and let God transform your thinking. The only way you will ever achieve success with this is to stay in God's word daily and meditate on the scriptures. 2 Timothy 2:15 says " Study to show thyself approved, a workman that need not be ashamed and shooter toy handles the word of truth." PRAYER: Father I know how crucial,it is to develop the 'mind of Christ' and I know I can not do this unless I saturate my mind with things of Christ found in the word of God. Help me daily to stop making excuses about why I do not have time for you Lord. Forgive me. Today I intend to start filling my mind with your word which I find in the Bible. In Jesus name. Amen. Click on link below and worship the Lord in song. http://youtu.be/GsjJmk7tdk4