SUSTAINING DIVINE HELP WITH A POSITIVE THOUGHT LIFE (2) - ROMANS 8:11; PROVERBS 23:7; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:45-49

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Your mind is the bridge between heaven (eternity) and earth (time). Your mind will either be heavenly or earthly, depending on your relationship with God. That is, it can be spiritual or it can be earthly. Either way, your thoughts affect you spiritually and physically.
 
Thoughts have a lot to do with the health of your bodies. Romans 8:11 says, “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life (Zoe) to your mortal (decaying) bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” The only way that your body will be affected by the life of God in your spirit is by your thoughts.
 
Medical people tell us that people that worry endlessly are liable to any of the following happening to their bodies:
a)       Hair prematurely begins to grow white or fall off.
b)      They develop ulcers.
c)       Their faces grow worry lines or wrinkles like an old dress.
d)      Pressure is put on the nervous system and heart because of thoughts that are negative and have to do with failure.
 
The following are proofs from the Bible. Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” Isaiah 26:3 (The Living Bible) says, “He will keep in perfect peace all those who trust in him, whose thoughts turn often to the Lord.” Developing and maintaining a positive thought life is very crucial. The only way this is achieved is through deep and constant meditation on the Word of God coupled with training your mind to focus on God. Also, when you pray in tongues, you open yourself up to God and the Holy Ghost begins to renew your mind, thoughts and imaginations.

PRAYERLord, I thank You for renewing my mind through Your word. I cast down every thought and imagination contrary to your plan and purpose for my life in Jesus’ name. Amen!

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 30:1-31:16, Matthew 10:1-23, Psalm 12:1-8, Proverbs 3:13-15