Imagine if you could hear other
people’s thoughts? Like you could hear their minds think, and the conversations in their head? How about, if you could hear your own thoughts? Like listen to your thoughts before speaking them out? Yeessss, I know what you’re thinking. No, I don’t! Would you be happy if someone would speak out what’s in your mind? Or share the images in your mind?
The thoughts about other people, unspoken but in the mind, words written but not spoken out loud. Reminds me the song; ‘Thinking out loud’. Would you be willing to let people go through your mind? Your every thought? Yes? No? Okay.
I would be told to guard my heart and be careful what I think, because that’s where everything flows from into the physical. I wouldn’t understand what they meant. Half the time I don’t even know what I’m thinking about, or what’s in my heart. I just speak,how is whatever that comes from my mouth related to what’s in my mind and heart? Keeent relate (pun intended).
Here’s the thing, as we think,we change the physical nature of our brain,when you think, you build thoughts,and these eventually become physical substances in your brain,you visualize them, process them,even dream about them in your sleep, the subconscious sees to it that you see it as part of you,and as you allow what you allow into your thoughts (whether negative or positive),becomes the determining factor of your reality and ultimately your legacy.
As a man thinketh so is he,my Bible tells me so. True to it, have you sat down and thought about something, and as you keep it in your thoughts, you begin to feel as if it’s happening in your life? Of course you say to yourself, ‘I knew it would happen this way’. Truth is that,the idea,the fear,the pain,the insecurity, e.t.c began in your mind,as a mere thought, but by not being conscious of the thought,it planted it’s seed and grew and bore fruits which now manifest in the physical.
Well,so what? The good news is here. Isn’t it amazing to know that we have Christ? My Bible even tells me to have the mind of Christ. How wonderful it is to know this. The mind in its nature is rebellious, just as the heart is deceitful and evil and much more that is ungodly. We are sinful in nature as human beings,that is why when we are in Christ Jesus,we are a work in progress, in Christ we attain the Perfection of Christ’s likeness. You are assured that because you are in Christ and Christ is in you, your mind shall also be of Christ.
We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God, we capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ~ 2Cor 10:5. This is an assurance that in Christ, our rebellious thoughts shall be captured, that we may heed and obey Christ.
On this occasion in the Book of Mathew 22:37, Jesus is asked, “What is the most important commandment?, Jesus answer’s, ” You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul,and all your mind.” See what I mean? Since the enemy comes to steal our hearts that we may not turn to God,he makes our hearts hard,deceptive and evil, he kills our soul and it desires not the things of God and it destroys our mind by feeding it with lies,and thus making it rebellious. But how blessed we are to have a God who loves us and leads us. He saves our souls,our hearts and mind that we may desire and love Him with all that we are.
It is important to understand this, there is nothing good and Holy in the nature of man without Christ Jesus. Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In our mind we might really want to obey God’s law, but because of our sinful nature, we are a slave to sin. But, the Good news here is, “So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to Him,the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.” Rom 8:1,2. What more would we ask for? Any one who is in Christ Jesus is freed from the tangles of the heart,soul and mind of sinful human nature.
Therefore, for you to experience this freedom,this amazing-ness (not grammatically correct), as Paul pleads, give of yourself to God as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable in Him,do not copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by CHANGING THE WAY YOU THINK. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good,pleasing and perfect. (Ref. Rom 12:1-2)
Ohh,I could go on and on and on. We have the perfect assurance that in Christ, we receive a new nature,that is; a new heart, a new soul, a new mind,a new being as my Bible tells me, “Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God- truly righteous and holy.” (Eph 4:23-24)
Let us henceforth not act thoughtlessly, but seek to understand what the Lord wants us to do, in every particular situation in our lives. Let us be wise to be slow to anger,slow to speak (carefully think) and be quick to listen(more to what God is saying yo us in such and such situation).
As a child of God as one who is in Christ, as one who has given your mind to Christ,think about the things of Heaven,not the things of earth,for you have died to this life and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. Fix your thoughts on what is true,and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely,and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise ,as you practice what you have learned and received from Christ and His peace shall abound in you.
I speak this to myself too,do you and I know that we are fearfully and wonderfully created in the image of God? Full of love, grace,joy,peace,and all the great things God has said about you and me…
Just imagine with me for a moment, having said all this, and knowing all this truth from the Bible, that is our only manual for this life of abundance in Christ Jesus, help us Lord.
Imagine what might and will actually happen if you and I start believing (in our hearts) this? Thinking it? This- the truth that God says about us…….