Updated: Mar 8
Our thoughts should please and glorify God. Mark 12:30 states, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’” So, our mind should please God and love Him.
Philippians 4:8 explains what Christians should think about when it states, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
So, the next time your mind wonders to certain things, stop, and say this scripture to yourself. Then ask yourself these questions, “Is it true?” “Is it noble?” “Is it right?” “Is it pure?” “Is it lovely?” Is it admirable?” “Is it excellent or praiseworthy?” These questions will help you rebuke the thoughts that are displeasing to God, and except the thoughts that glorify Him.
I know how hard this can be. Our imaginations can run away with us and leave us in bondage. But we shouldn’t let the devil win. Instead, we should come back to God, remind ourselves of Philippians 4:8, and put on the full armor of God like it mentions in Ephesians 6:10-17.
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:10-17).
Heavenly Father, I pray that everyone who follows You, learns how to bring every thought under captivity like You mention in 2 Corinthians10:5, “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.”
I plead the blood of Jesus over my thoughts and theirs, that our thoughts may please and glorify You always. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
“With God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26).