Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Why Our Thoughts Matter

Those secret things we think, that no one else knows.  Those moments of dissatisfaction and frustration we think we hide so well.  Our most private and personal thoughts according to the Bible define us.  The first part of Proverbs 23:7 says, "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.

As we prepare for the New Year and the changes we want to make, ask yourself: what are your thoughts like?

Are most of your thoughts angry?  Then anger will rule your life and creep out in your family.

Are your thoughts filled with frustration?  Then you won't be able to hide it when dealing with your toddler (or teenager).

Are your thoughts filled with wishes that can never be, and are they filled with dissatisfaction?  Others will be able to spot your ungrateful spirit.

"A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh." Luke 6:45

There is no way to hide something in your heart, it will overflow into your life, it will overflow into your words, it will overflow into your actions.

So how are your thoughts?

"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Phillipians 4:8

Join me this week as we continue to examine our thoughts and how to change them.
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