Friday, April 06, 2012

Silence my Thoughts

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"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." Romans 12:2

I have to request of the Lord to suppress my thoughts, on a daily basis. My mind gets invaded with thoughts that are negative and of the world. At times people have shared their thoughts without being cognitive of the harm it can create. Then the evil takes place, which I am exposed to, and lies are created that are against the word of God.

I pray, even as I begin to pray, I have to discipline my mind "casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ" 2 Cor.10:5.

In the course of the day, being aware of the negative and worldly thoughts, I find myself putting warnings up, for example: Do Not Enter, Not Allowed to Dwell, Lies are Not Permitted. I thank God for His commandments and wisdom. "Jesus said to him, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind'" Matthew 22:37. The Lord teaches on the things to think on: "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy meditate on these things" Phil.4:8.

My Lord, You are the great teacher, Your Word is refreshing to my mind, it is the living water. Silence my thoughts that I be completely attentive to Your Word. "And be renewed in the spirit of your mind" Ephesians 4:23. "Listen, O daughter, Consider and incline your ear, Forget your own people also, and your father's house; So the king will greatly desire your beauty; Because he is your Lord, worship Him" Psalm 45:10-11.

Glory to God!

Sandra Valdes
Staff Member - WOC Graduate

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