Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Our Minds

The steadfast of mind You
will keep in perfect peace,
because he trusts in You.
Isaiah 26:3

As you walk through the hours ahead, you can
expect that the enemy will send a fiery dart to
your mind: a lie, a thought of rejection, a
wrong doctrine, a deprecating thought, a suggestion
to do evil, whatever. How are you to respond?
First, you stop the thought at the door of your
mind and test it against Philippians 4:8:

"Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is
honorable,whatever is right, whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute,
if there is any excellence and if anything worthy
of praise, dwell on these things."

Second, if the thought does not meet those
qualifications, refuse to let it linger.
Take it captive, reject it and replace it.
The acceptance of a wrong thought can then lead to
an action,
which creates an appetite,
which becomes a weakness,
which becomes a habit,
which brings oppression
from the enemy.

~Kay Arthur~
from Lord, I Give You This Day

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