No Hope?
May 7, 2013
Endeavor to Keep the Unity of the Spirit
May 9, 2013
No Hope?
May 7, 2013
Endeavor to Keep the Unity of the Spirit
May 9, 2013

Is Your Mind For Rent?

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The other day I heard this phrase and it caught my attention:

Don’t let someone OR something rent space in your mind.

Had you thought that you may have rented out your mind without realizing it? Let me share an illustration so God’s grace can bring needed changes.

You have a glass of dirty water. If you leave it like that, the water will never become clean. Dirty water can’t change into clean water. glass of clean water pic

The glass of dirty water is what your mind is like when you think and dwell on the negative things, negative thoughts, fears—those things that create more turmoil and unrest in your mind. There is no peace in that condition/state.

Now if you start pouring clean water into the glass of dirty water, what happens? Gradually the dirty water is glass of dirty water picpushed out, leaving the glass full of clean water. Then if you continue adding more clean water, you’ll soon eliminate all the dirty water. That’s what takes place when you pour more of God’s Word into your life. The power of God’s Word is life. It is full of power. And when you focus your mind on Jesus and His Love and Grace, transformation takes place.

Don’t rent your mind out to unpeaceful thoughts and imaginations, to fears and worries because those things will contaminate your thinking.  You’ll end up with dirty water in the glass.

Don’t rent out your mind. FILL your mind, your thoughts with God’s Word. Change your imaginations—those scenarios you go through in your mind that might take place but haven’t even materialized. Change those imaginations, those thoughts to what God says in His Word about you and your life. Your mind isn’t rentable because Jesus has renewed it to His likeness.