Wednesday, May 28, 2014


The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.  We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every  thought to make it obedient to Christ. 
2 Corinthians 10:5

I read a little book this morning. It pointed out that every negative thought is from the enemy, and every positive, life-giving, up-building thought is always of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is always positive, and the enemy negative. 80 percent of the time, our thoughts tend to be yielded towards negative and judgmental thinking!
Wow! 80 percent? He goes on to explain that we are in this position because of our pride and self-sufficiency. We think we have enough understanding and information to make fair and honest judgments in every situation. And, when we judge, it is almost always negative.
How can I take captive these thoughts? There are days in my life that this is true for me, I have negative thoughts that I come up against for much of the day, and it is WAR.  It is my flesh oozing all over the place, and the need for my Spirit and God's Spirit to walk together is desperate.
I have started to pray a simple prayer on days such as this:
"Dad, (Heavenly Father) I am over here in my soul ( all flesh) and I can't seem to find you. Please help me! Draw me back into my Spirit., back into You. I am living in my thoughts, emotions, fears, and insecurities. I feel alone. I need Your strong arms around me, Father.  Please run to me now and give to me the love, comfort and security that I need. I want to worship you in Spirit and truth."
This has been very helpful for me. I have found that with this prayer of surrender I have been flooded with His peace on days that I am challenged to take my thoughts captive. Sometimes it is a constant prayer, all day long, for some days are harder than others.
I met with my friends today just after I had read my little book, and we talked about the impact of words spoken.  Our tongues can be like poison, or they can be like the tree of life. We can bring blessing, or we can bring wounds. So, again I pray that God will guard my mouth, and my thoughts, so that I will not bring wounds or offenses. I do not want to grieve the heart of God with my tongue or my thoughts, I want to bless the heart of God.
I come before my Father and ask that He keeps my thoughts pure and innocent. Judgment free. Quick to forgive. Full of love. Peaceful. Yes, I will Say That Again!

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