Thursday, May 31, 2007

Protect Your Mind

I hear God saying, PROTECT YOUR MIND. My Father reminded me today that HE DOES CARE about my peace, my mind, my sanity...

The enemy often uses us to confuse and suppress ourselves. Many times we see, feel and hear things that are not really true. We allow ourselves to ponder over negative thoughts, and we then become discouraged, intimidated, frustrated and weary. One sign of maturity in the things of God is to be FULLY PERSUADED with a SOUND MIND toward the Father. God is tired of His people losing their minds, going crazy, being drowned in fear. Where is the persuasion? Why all the confusion WITHIN OURSELVES?

Maybe God called me, maybe He didn't... Maybe He sent me, perhaps He didn't... I think He spoke that word, but now that I hear something different...

We must make our salvation SURE, without wavering. God showed me that even when it comes to rebuke, many reject it because they are not mature and SURE of their position in God. Maturity in God = SOBRIETY (Romans 12:3). Yes, when we are mature, we know our position in God, including those things that need to be sharpened and corrected. We are also able to stand firm on that which we know God has spoken.

No matter what anybody says, there are some things we should be SURE of. In some things, we should be 100% convinced. Where is the conviction in the people of God? Is there a calling on your life that you know, without a doubt - an assignment or revelation of which you are so sure that NOBODY can convince you otherwise?

2Pe 1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

Heb 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

The Father is concerned with our spirits, but He is also concerned with our MINDS (the gateway to the soul, being thoughts, emotions, knowledge and intellect). Many in ministry have forgotten this. They have not been good stewards over their thoughts, and therefore have lost focus and literally driven themselves crazy. A practical and simple word for the people of God today - don't let everything and everybody get in your head.

God wants us to be good stewards over our thoughts and our minds, so much so that He will allow our own minds to destroy us if we fail to protect them.

Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Remember, you MUST HAVE PEACE to hear and obey the Father!

Isa 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Phi 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Phi 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

2Co 10:5 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;

2Ti 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

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