Weekly Challenge: Put Jesus between your thoughts and actions.
If we think about something long enough we will act on it. By putting Jesus first, we can be quicker to throw out thoughts of wrong thinking. This will help our actions line up with the Word and the ones that don’t will not manifest into our life.
Jesus is the answer to ALL things always!! For every problem, there is a scripture.
There was a time I did not know to lean on God, there are times still that I have to remember between my thoughts and actions, God is in control, I am not!
When making choices, we should always pray first before committing to any decision. We have to train our minds to go to God with all situations, good or bad. Just because something looks or sounds great, does not mean it may be the greatest choice for you personally.
We are not in control, and we cannot serve two masters. What you do on Friday, will always effect what happens on Saturday, or as the Bible explains it, we reap what we sow, so why not sow for positive harvests.
Many ask why God would allow such hurt and pain in the world, the answer to that is easy. God doesn’t allow it, but allows us to choose our journey with free-will. If he didn’t, we wouldn’t have trials and tribulations to test and grow our faith. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t need Him.
The truth is simple, live mirroring the image of Christ. To do that you must know who Christ is.
The scripture explains how sin is birthed by our thoughts and shows how powerful our mind is used to get us off track.
James 1:15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
Philippians 4:6-7 Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
1 Peter 4:1-2 Since Jesus went through everything you’re going through and more, learn to think like him. Think of your sufferings as a weaning from that old sinful habit of always expecting to get your own way. Then you’ll be able to live out your days free to pursue what God wants instead of being tyrannized by what you want.