December 6, 2009

captive thought

we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ
2 Corinthians 10:5

When all else is quiet is when we can start letting "stuff" come to our mind that eventually leads to sin. Whatever we let our mind dwell on...and we think it is safely tucked away there...well, it becomes so comfortable that we act on it! Resentments, bad attitudes, lusts...etc. All those can get their start in those quiet moments when your head hits the pillow. But..... take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ!

Don't worry about anything: instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. ....Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned from me and heard from me and saw me doing, and the God of peace will be with you.
We have seen evidence of this all over the world, people struggling with their thoughts, having difficulty concentrating and hearing “voices.” These “voices” or negative thoughts are usually self-condemning, suicidal, delusional, and phobic which result in feelings of guilt, fear, hopelessness, sadness, and despair. These symptoms are what therapists typically associate with depression, anxiety disorders or psychosis. These negative thoughts are patterns of the flesh learned from living in a fallen world or they are fiery darts from Satan, which Scripture has clearly warned us about? A therapist with a secular world view would not even consider such possibilities.

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