“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ”2 Corinthians 10:5
LIGHT FOR NOW: The greatest battle of a man’s life is fought in the mind.
The greatest battle of a man’s life is fought in the mind. This is because, whatever or whoever occupies your mind or heart per time rules your life. Whatever a man does or wherever he goes to is a function of the state of his mind. What he does or says is only a manifestation of his inward condition. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 12:24, “O generation off vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh”. Friends, this is the reason the target of both God and Satan in the life of a man is the heart. The heart is the place where issues of one’s life are considered and dealt with. Proverbs 4:23 tells us to “Keep thy heart with all diligience; for out of it are the issues of life”. The Spirit of God will always preoccupy your thoughts with the goodness of God while Satan will always preoccupy your thoughts with evil and worries of this world. It is the responsibility of every believer in Christ to consciously bring his mind into subjection with thoughts of the good things that he has in Christ Jesus.
We have been admonished in our text for today to cast down every wrong mindset or imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. everything we do are products of our thought patterns. You cannot think negatively and have positive results. You cannot think poverty and lack and have prosperity. You cannot think sickness and be in good health. You are a product of your thoughts. Life functions in the thought realm. You cannot be better than the way you think. This is why the scripture admonishes us to guard our hearts with all due diligence for out of it proceeds the issues of life. It is therefore your responsibility to think right and act right. Right thinking produces right results.
INSTRUCTION: Think right.
PRAYER: Father, I ask that by the help of the Holy Spirit, my heart and thought pattern will be full of your goodness in my life, in Jesus name.
QUOTE: You are a product of your thoughts.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING LEVITICUS CHAPTER 13; EVENING: 1 CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 9