Focus of Thought:
Our minds, our thought patterns, should include God.
We are intelligent! Our minds can do amazing things. With so much power held within our cranium, it is important that we stay cognizant of our minds.
The function of our mind relies on the basis of thought, and those thoughts release power to do incredible things within our lives. It is not only important that we think good thoughts, we must think God’s thoughts.
Expression of Thought:
When God says in Isaiah 55:8-9 “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts”[AMPC], it reminds us that God’s thoughts are higher, than anything we could conceive. As God continues to say in Isaiah 55:10-11 we learn that his thoughts become his Word. “For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it” [AMPC]. If we are the sower, and we want God’s seed (Word) to produce in our lives we must align our minds with the Word of God/His thoughts.
Thinking as God thinks is life changing. You will see things as God sees them. Life has a new meaning which is never controlled by the words of men or even yourself. Overall, it produces solutions and answers to life’s most difficult conquests.
“How can we practice having God’s thoughts?”
First, Study the Word of God. Get a great foundation of his promises in all areas of your life.
Second, Find the best method of applying God’s Word into your mind. This can take time, be patient. I am still learning myself.
The Method I Use/ How I Journal:
January 7th, 2019
“Let the darkness be turned to light”
I can bring in the light
In the light I can be a part of God’s glory
With light I have wonderful understanding
In my life and the life of others, I can bring light to the darkness
I can be a part of God’s glory and usher in resolutions
I have wisdom
Anything else for me?
“I am a gift of God”
When I journal, I start with a “God Thought”, a sentence or phrase that I believe that God wants me to hear. Sometimes it can be a scripture or a word I hear from my spirit. You will know that it is from God if it aligns with His Word within the bible. For example, “Let the darkness be turned to Light” aligns with the Word because it is mentioned in Genesis 1:3, John 1:5 and other scriptures that exemplify the theme of Light overcoming darkness. This thought was particularly comforting, because it reminded me that God can turn any dark place in my life to Light.
Next, I think of 3 Freedoms that thought can give me. This gives me the opportunity to reflect on the ways God’s Word gives me freedom, especially in the areas where I feel most bound. For example, “1. I can bring in the light”, reminds me of the freedom God has given me with the Light he has provided in my life.
Then, I embrace 3 Benefits those 3 Freedoms give me. This reassures that I put those freedoms into practice. “In my life and the life of others, I can bring light to the darkness. By expounding on being able to bring the light(“1. I can bring in the light) , I am aware that I can use the light to brighten any bleak areas that needs the power of God. I don’t have to wait on a miracle from God-a miracle can happen through me for my life and the lives of others.
Lastly, by acting on what I receive from God, I think of Anything Else? that can empower me. For this day I wrote, “I am a gift of God”. This boosted my self-esteem , because it reminded me that I am important and that God can use me to be a light to others.
The best time for me to journal is in the morning. It allows me to start my day with positivity and a clear idea of what I should think about during the day.
I encourage you to find a method to keep God’s thoughts in your mind. You can use my method or make your own. As we start this year we should give ourselves the ability to use God’s Word to produce wonderful things in our lives.
When I focus on the thoughts that God gives me from his Word by journaling, my life is 100% better. I have joy, I have peace and most importantly I feel free. I want you to feel the same!
What are some of the ways you keep God’s Word in your mind? Tell me and let others know in the comment section below!