Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Stinkin' Thinkin'

"Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth."
Colossians 3:2 NLT

Do you find yourself in this scenario? You're in this situation and the thoughts in your head are just circling. They are going around and around--both the good thoughts and the bad thoughts. Getting all jumbled up like you're on a crazy carnival ride and you can't get off. You want to do the right thing, but your mind is thinking the opposite. What do you do?

"Think about the things of heaven," What? That's too easy. It has to be more difficult than that. It's not. How? You try to think about heavenly things and then all of a sudden, a Satan thought creeps in there and you have to start all over again. Pray & try again. Why? Because as you know, your mind and your spirit are very connected. They, at times, can also be total opposites. Your mind is controlled by outside forces, while your spirit is controlled by inside forces--the Lord. So, which one would you trust--your mind or your spirit--when it comes to a disparity? And how do you keep your spirit healthy? By praying.

So the next time that you find yourself in a mind storm--stop, pray and listen to your spirit. You will do the right thing and the thoughts will all calm down.

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