Norman Vincent Peale says, in his book, The Power of Positive Thinking, “If you’re thinking is wrong, it is wrong and not right and can never be right so long as it is wrong. If it is wrong in the essence it is bound to be wrong in the result.”
It is this very kind of thinking, ‘wrong thinking’ that keeps you from getting what is rightfully yours in Christ.
The Word of God is filled with references to the way you think and the importance it plays in the outcome of your life. Hear the Word of God:
“The thoughts of the righteous are right:...”
1 Chronicles 28:9David speaking to his son Solomon.
“And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve Him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all the hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts:...”
“In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.”
Psalm 139:17Now here we see God thinking in its perfect tense.
“How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!”
Proverbs 16:3“Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.” I pray you would believe God.
“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD: and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.”
2 Corinthians 10:4-5“(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds:)
V5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ:”
“For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
1 Corinthians 13:11
“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”
God has made it clear that there is right thinking and wrong thinking."
Excerpt from God thinking XLII - Defragging Your Mind - by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2014