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Fight to think Life-giving thoughts

Each day I battle my thoughts, maybe yo do to.  So how are we to fight?   We must start using God’s truth to combat the lies of the enemy.  The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭10‬:‭4-5‬ NIV)

Instead of listening to the thoughts that often invade our minds we must instead take those thoughts captive and compare them to the truth of God’s Word.  Instead of listening to our thoughts we must start listening for God’s voice…he desires to speak truth into our lives and has given us his truth in the Bible.  

Here are several great truths from God in Romans 8 that you need to hear today:

  • There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ.
  • To live in accord with God we must set our minds on the desires of the Spirit
  • Fleshly desires lead to death but spiritual desires lead us to life
  • If the Spirit is in us God has adopted us into his family
  • The sufferings that we face here do not compare with the glory we will know there
  • God’s Spirit prays for us when we cannot pray for ourselves
  • God is working everything together for good to make us like Jesus
  • If God is for us no one can stand against us
  • Nothing can separate us from God’s love
  • We are more than conquerors in and through Jesus Christ

I would encourage you to spend some time in Romans 8 this week.   Memorize some verses that you can use to fight against the thoughts that often ruin you.  Listen to God’s voice by telling yourself the truth of His Word.  

Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. (‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭5-6‬ NIV)

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July 28, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment