That’s such a lie from the enemy. You see God has given us the ability to see some pretty dramatic changes in our lives if we’re willing to trust Him. Did you know that it takes faith to change? It takes faith to change the way you see yourself, change your circumstances, or even point the needle of your life in the right direction.
Thankfully the Bible promises us that with God all things are possible, all things are subject to change if we are willing to do what it takes to change. I bet you’re already thinking that I’m about to tell you that it all starts in your heart, but you’d be wrong.
There are a lot of things in my heart that I’d like to see change, but that’s not enough. For real change to occur, it’s got to move from our heart to our heads, and then ultimately to our actions. But if we never see ourselves changing, we’ll never change.
That’s where God comes in. He just told us that it’s possible to have our minds renewed to His word, to His promises of what our lives could look like.
I have to admit that one of my favorite passages in all of scripture is found in Psalm 1:1-3
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be light a tree planted by the rivers of water that brings forth its fruit in its season. Whose leaf also shall not wither, and whatever he does shall prosper.
It’s such a possibility filled passage. It paints an amazing picture of what’s possible to us if we take God’s promises beyond our hearts and get them into our heads, and think about them day and night.
It’s the same thing that God told Joshua when if needed to change His thinking, and the thinking of the entire population of Israel in Joshua 1:8
This book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. Then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Eastern mysticism sees meditation as the emptying of yourself and then allowing random thoughts to come as you recite a certain mantra. But that’s NOT Biblical meditation.
What about you? What promises of God do you need to be mediating, or thinking about day and night? Is it time to resurrect that dream you’ve put on the shelf? What do you need to do to get out of that rut?
Prayer: "Father, I believe that You have a great plan for my life. I’m choosing now to stop all the negative thinking and start reprogramming my mind to Your promises. Great changes are coming my way as I align my thinking with Yours. In Jesus' Name. Amen."
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