What Is In Your Thoughts? - 29 August 2016 - Monday's Dose

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds), 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 10:3 -5.

Most of the time, our outward appearance doesn't give away the thoughts in our mind. Perhaps we look like we own the world, but the thoughts in our mind are to the contrary! We may have thoughts of depression or suicide. We may feel so unloved, we just want to crawl under a rug some place and forget we are living.  Life can be so hard, at times, and the enemy uses our thoughts to make it feel seem as though we will never get out from under our troubles.

Well, the enemy is a liar. We can obsess with our thoughts! The enemy is good at putting things in our minds that aren't true. We need to learn how to combat the devil, and destroy 'his testimony' in our lives! Yes, he has a testimony; every time we look at our faults and obsessions instead of looking to GOD for the help to get us out of our problems! That testimony shows to others. Oh, perhaps it's not the testimony we want to show in our lives, but it's there, nonetheless! But, GOD is able to replace that 'testimony' with a testimony of victory! Those thoughts can come under subjection to the Holy Spirit and be removed from our minds. Nothing is impossible with GOD!

We do walk in the flesh, but we don't have to walk 'after the flesh'. We need to get our minds in line with the Word of God and know that HE is able to give us the knowledge of the Word that will help us through every situation in our lives. When the thoughts of the enemy begin to penetrate your being, pick up the WORD! Concentrate on the Words of God - the TRUTH in the Word! God can bring down those thoughts of depression and suicide. He can remove all those worldly thoughts that keep you under bondage. He is able to do 'exceeding abundantly above' [Ephesians 3:20] anything we ask or preceive! The enemy will get you down, but God can bring you back up! Life may feel heavy, but GOD, the God of enough, can make life a joy! The enemy will attack your faith with lies, but God can build your faith through your obedience to Him.

Is your 'shoulder' heavy with the weight of the enemy and his lies? Why not take those lies to God, for His Word says that 'the cares of this world' [Mark 4:19] will choke the Word, and it will become unfruitful. Let God get you back on track through His Holy Word today, so that you might walk in victory and your thoughts be on Him.

Prayer : Our Loving Heavenly Father, 
the enemy would have us get our minds off you and on to wicked thoughts of the world. Help us to live close to you today, and to pick up the Word daily to build our faith in you. We give you praise. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Monday and God Bless you
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team