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TEXT : 2 Corinthians 10:5 “casting down arguments and every high thing that exalt’ itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,”

Be careful what you allow into your mind, because your thoughts run your life. Infact, ‘But thoughts come at us every day from all directions: at home, at work, through the media, relationships and your
private world. How can I manage my mind successfully?’ The answer’s surprisingly simple. You can be transformed by making this one decision: I will submit my thoughts to the authority of Jesus, It’s easy to overlook the significance of Christ’s claim: ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me’ (Matthew 28:18 NIV). Jesus controls everything in heaven and on earth. This means He has the final say on everything-including your thoughts. He has more authority, for example, than your parents. Your parents may have told you you’re worthless, but Jesus says you’re valuable, and He has authority over your parents. He even has more authority over you than you do. You may tell yourself you’re too bad to be forgiven, but Jesus has a different opinion. When you receive Him into your life and give Him authority over your life, those old condemning thoughts are no longer allowed, Jesus also has authority over your ideas. Suppose, for example, you think about robbing a grocery store or hurting someone; Jesus has already made it clear that stealing is wrong, and if you’ve given Him authority over your mind then the idea of stealing can’t linger in your mind. To manage your mind successfully, all you have to do is submit your thoughts to the authority of Christ because He knows every thought. Will it happen overnight? No, but with practice and commitment of declaring who you are in Him- in His word you will overcome it.

MEDITATION: Rev. 12: 11

MATT 13:1-23/LEV 17 & 18/PROV 28

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