A Peaceful Thought-Life

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CharliRenee

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A plan from you version app... I received blessing reading it, hoping you do too.


Today we will explore how to have a peaceful thought-life, as we continue our week on transcendent peace. The Bible speaks very specifically about our minds, and how important it is to have control over our thoughts. Today we’ll dive a little deeper into those biblical concepts, and I hope we each walk away better equipped to face life’s trials with the transcendent peace of God.
Scripture: “For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.” Romans 8:6
Devotional:
Your thought-life can either be a place of peace and life or a source of immense internal struggle and despair. It’s our thoughts that the enemy tries to affect with half-truths and outright lies. It’s our thoughts that are the gateway to our emotions and actions. And it’s our thoughts our loving heavenly Father longs to influence, redeem, and renew that we might experience everlasting peace.
Isaiah 26:3 says, “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Do you long for perfect peace today? Do you long to keep your mind stayed on the inexpressible excellencies of Jesus? It all starts with trust. When we allow our minds to stray into worry, doubt, fear, reservation, and lies, it is because we don’t trust that God is who He says he is or that He will do what He says He’ll do.
If we truly trusted God with our relationships, we wouldn’t spend so much energy mulling over conversations that could have been better or different. If we truly trusted God as the perfect provider of our finances and possessions, we wouldn’t spend so much time overwhelming ourselves with all the different financial opportunities available, or not available, to us. If we truly trusted God with our futures, we wouldn’t devote so much of our minds to playing out every scenario that could possibly happen. And if we truly trusted God that we are loved, liked, enjoyable, and wholly found, we wouldn’t spend so much time thinking of ways we can impress others, work our way into a clique, make others laugh, or win the affections of another.
Romans 8:6 says, “For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.” Where you set your mind today is your decision. The Spirit is fully available, ready and willing to lead you to abounding joy and peace. And the enemy is prowling like a lion seeking to devour your thoughts that they might breed emotional and even physical death (1 Peter 5:8).
There is a battle for your thoughts happening every moment. But greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4). God has a perfect plan to lead you away from thoughts that plague you into life and joy in the Holy Spirit. Trust Him as your good and loving Father. Trust that He is always with you. Place your faith wholeheartedly in Him because He is perfectly faithful and able. He has plansfor an incredible hope and future for you if you will simply trust Him and set your mind on Him as often and as passionately as you can. May you find peace today in your thoughts through a powerful revelation of God’s abiding love. Rest in God’s love as you enter guided prayer.
Guided Prayer:
1. Meditate on the importance of placing your trust in God.
Isaiah 26:3 says, “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”
Allow Scripture to stir up your desire to have a peaceful thought-life.
2. Next, what thoughts plague you the most?
Colossians 3:1-2 implores us,“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”
What thoughts steal the peace available to you through trusting God?
3. Finally, place your trust fully in God today for whatever specifically troubles you and receive the peace that comes from setting your mind on your good and loving heavenly Father.
Go:

Our thoughts truly are a powerful gauge of our level of trust. Thoughts don’t run themselves. We think the way we do for a reason. When we begin to take captive and evaluate our thoughts, we embark on an important process of renewing our minds. Take notice of the way you think today. Take notice of what troubles you and what brings you peace and joy. Open your heart and ask the Holy Spirit to help you renew your mind and place your trust in Him that you might truly have peace. May your thoughts be marked by the nearness and love of Jesus.
 

DustyRhodes

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A plan from you version app... I received blessing reading it, hoping you do too.


Today we will explore how to have a peaceful thought-life, as we continue our week on transcendent peace. The Bible speaks very specifically about our minds, and how important it is to have control over our thoughts. Today we’ll dive a little deeper into those biblical concepts, and I hope we each walk away better equipped to face life’s trials with the transcendent peace of God.
Scripture: “For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.” Romans 8:6
Devotional:
Your thought-life can either be a place of peace and life or a source of immense internal struggle and despair. It’s our thoughts that the enemy tries to affect with half-truths and outright lies. It’s our thoughts that are the gateway to our emotions and actions. And it’s our thoughts our loving heavenly Father longs to influence, redeem, and renew that we might experience everlasting peace.
Isaiah 26:3 says, “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Do you long for perfect peace today? Do you long to keep your mind stayed on the inexpressible excellencies of Jesus? It all starts with trust. When we allow our minds to stray into worry, doubt, fear, reservation, and lies, it is because we don’t trust that God is who He says he is or that He will do what He says He’ll do.
If we truly trusted God with our relationships, we wouldn’t spend so much energy mulling over conversations that could have been better or different. If we truly trusted God as the perfect provider of our finances and possessions, we wouldn’t spend so much time overwhelming ourselves with all the different financial opportunities available, or not available, to us. If we truly trusted God with our futures, we wouldn’t devote so much of our minds to playing out every scenario that could possibly happen. And if we truly trusted God that we are loved, liked, enjoyable, and wholly found, we wouldn’t spend so much time thinking of ways we can impress others, work our way into a clique, make others laugh, or win the affections of another.
Romans 8:6 says, “For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.” Where you set your mind today is your decision. The Spirit is fully available, ready and willing to lead you to abounding joy and peace. And the enemy is prowling like a lion seeking to devour your thoughts that they might breed emotional and even physical death (1 Peter 5:8).
There is a battle for your thoughts happening every moment. But greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4). God has a perfect plan to lead you away from thoughts that plague you into life and joy in the Holy Spirit. Trust Him as your good and loving Father. Trust that He is always with you. Place your faith wholeheartedly in Him because He is perfectly faithful and able. He has plansfor an incredible hope and future for you if you will simply trust Him and set your mind on Him as often and as passionately as you can. May you find peace today in your thoughts through a powerful revelation of God’s abiding love. Rest in God’s love as you enter guided prayer.
Guided Prayer:
1. Meditate on the importance of placing your trust in God.
Isaiah 26:3 says, “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”
Allow Scripture to stir up your desire to have a peaceful thought-life.
2. Next, what thoughts plague you the most?
Colossians 3:1-2 implores us,“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”
What thoughts steal the peace available to you through trusting God?
3. Finally, place your trust fully in God today for whatever specifically troubles you and receive the peace that comes from setting your mind on your good and loving heavenly Father.
Go:

Our thoughts truly are a powerful gauge of our level of trust. Thoughts don’t run themselves. We think the way we do for a reason. When we begin to take captive and evaluate our thoughts, we embark on an important process of renewing our minds. Take notice of the way you think today. Take notice of what troubles you and what brings you peace and joy. Open your heart and ask the Holy Spirit to help you renew your mind and place your trust in Him that you might truly have peace. May your thoughts be marked by the nearness and love of Jesus.
An excellent post: Peace will come into our hearts when we totally
surrender to Christ. When a new creation occurs as describe by Paul,
it is a divine union with God. The soul is completely transformed from
the flesh and becomes a divine spirit which longs for nothing besides
an ultimate relationship with God. Once the soul is deeply embedded
with our Lord there is no turning back. Words fail to illustrate the true
concept of the divine transformation. Words become inadequate and
in fact are a bane to the process of this glorified continuation of
accepting this glorified continuation of accepting God in an eternal
unity with our Father. May the peace of Christ reign over us now and
forever.