Tuesday, April 9, 2013
“The Lord has given me a strong warning not to think like everyone else does…”
Isaiah 8:11 NLT
Your thought life will determine the quality of life that you will have on this earth, and where you will spend your eternity. Do you believe that? It’s true. Everything that we say or do, first originated as a thought. If our thoughts are corrupted, everything that flows out of them is corrupted too. God is not fooled by our external performances. He reads our hearts and searches our minds and He knows who we really are and what we really believe.
With our best interests at heart, God warns His children “Don’t think like everyone else…” When the Israelites forgot who they were, the chosen of God, and began to think like those who did not know the true and living God, problems ensued. They strayed from God’s word and worshiped idols.
As children of God, washed in the blood of Jesus Christ, we cannot afford to think as those who don’t love Jesus. If we do, we will become idol worshipers. Romans 12: 2 (NLT) reads, “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.” This is God’s strategy for us to successfully live the abundant life in Christ.
Today, let the Word of God dwell richly in you and may your mind be transformed so that you can discern God’s will for you and rise to your full potential, glorifying Him in all that you do!