Since November 2011, I’ve been working with my first health coach, Bess Blanco of the Intentional Lifestyle. Bess has been encouraging me to make healthier eating choices, to drink more water, to relax, and to consistently exercise. Since we’ve been working together, I am now much more aware of the foods I am choosing to put into my body and of how much water I drink for optimal health.
Just as we need to be concious of our food choices, we also have to be concious of the thoughts we think. We can’t just allow whatever random thought to float in and out of our minds. “Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
What destiny are you reaping from today’s thoughts?
I don’t know about you, but Joyce Meyer nailed it for me when she wrote the book, The Battlefield of the Mind. There is truly a war being waged each day over our thoughts.
Every day affords an opportunity of some kind for us to get discouraged, anxious or fearful, stressed out, frustrated, disappointed, rejected, angry, or offended. We can respond to these situations with healthy thoughts or unhealthy, negative ones. We can think God’s thoughts – or not!
It’s important that when you have one of those not-so-Godly thoughts, that you immediately pull it down to the obedience of Christ, taking every thought captive (2 Corinthians 10:5), and that you renew your mind daily.
How do you do that? By spending time with Jesus and in His word. Many of Jesus’ disciples were not well-educated men, but “common folk” – fishermen, a tax collector, and Paul was a tent maker. We’re not talking about Yale or Harvard graduates here.
Peter and John were brought before Annas the high priest, the elders, and the teachers of law because they were teaching about the resurrection of Jesus, and had healed a lame man by the temple gate called “Beautiful,” and the people were astonished. In other words, what had happened was messing with the religious people and they were upset! God was not fitting into their little box.
“The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures. They also recognized them as men who had been with Jesus.” – Acts 4:13, NLT
By spending time every day with God and in His word, our thoughts and our lives will be transformed. We will change the way we think and we live. I wrote an article about renewing our minds for Bess Blanco’s The Intentional Lifestyle website. To learn more about how to renew your mind,just click here.
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