“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he”(Proverbs 23:7)
The Word of God says that we are what we think in our hearts. Our character, how we see ourselves, how others see us, our victories and failures are not a result of chance or favor, but a result of our thought lives. Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bad fruit (Matthew 7:17).
Proverbs 4:23 (NCV) warns us to “Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life.” It is the difference between walking a victorious life in Christ Jesus and walking in defeat, as exemplified in Numbers 13:33 (NLT) – “we felt like grasshoppers next to them, and that’s what we looked like to them”. “For whatever is in your heart determines what you say” (Matthew 2:34 NLT).
The good news is that we are masters over our thoughts, and God, through Jesus Christ, our risen Lord and Saviour, has given us the keys to right and good thinking:
“ 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” (2 Corinthians 10:5).
“…be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Matthew 12:2).
“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(emphasis added)” (Philippians 4:8).
“I think Jesus’ thoughts after Him.”
“I speak His Words from the Holy Bible.”
“I do His deeds under the power of the Holy Spirit.”
“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:10)
Glory to God! Hallelujah!