A penny for your thoughts? That’s an old saying. But it raises a question: just how important are our thoughts? Are they worth only a penny? Or much more? Does what we think about ourselves, others and the purpose of life make a difference?
The Scripture teaches us that our thoughts are incredibly important. They determine our outlook, our teach-ability our emotional health and in the long run, they can lead us to heaven or hell. How we think matters.
The Bible teaches that God desires to renew our minds. He wants to wash our brains, erase the wrong programming, and set us free from the negative and defeating thought programming of our culture. Cultural thought programming? Oh yes, its very real. Each of us are being subtly molded by the media, our education, our political leaders, and our friends and family, Often times this mental programming is untrue, twisted and hurtful.
Here’s the thing. Recognize when your thinking has gone wrong. When wrong ideas have led you to “sink” not “soar”. Let God help you to identify these wrong ideas and thoughts. Then make a stand by rejecting these lies, not allowing them to define or influence you. Separate yourself from the source of those lies. Then having rejected those wrong thoughts, replace them with the truth. The truth about yourself, life, people, the world, the future, and God. The truth will set you free.
Where do you find the truth? The Bible. Gods Word. Read it. Learn the truth. Get your thinking renewed. Experience life the way your creator designed it.
I’ll be sharing more on this subject this Sunday, April 14th, at 10 am at Lake Stevens Assembly. You’re invited. Come as you are.