Friday, September 16, 2016

God Thinking XLII - 10

"God gave you our mind and inspires you to grow in His truth and to move forward with Him in your daily life.

As truth upon truth is revealed, each truth triggers another great promise of God. 

As each truth is revealed and each promise realized, your mind is empowered to think like Christ.

When you begin to think like Christ, you begin to find your calling - your place - your station in life. 

Then as you live out your life in Christ, you can live it to its fullest - free from old baggage - free from dependency - free from hypocrisy - free from wrong thinking.

God wants to embower you to take control of your life and allow Him to work, His greatness, in you and through you.

The way you think is so important that when God created the heavens and the earth and all that is within it, He created all of it so that it would reveal His essence.  God reveals Himself through creation, but God is not the creation.

I want to read to you what God says, becomes of man, when man operates with wrong thinking.

It is found in Romans 1: 18-21, For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
V19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
V20 For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
V21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and the their foolish heart was darkened.”

And verse 21 from the International Children’s Bible,
“They knew God.  But they did not give glory to God, and they did not thank Him.  Their thinking became useless.  Their foolish minds were filled with darkness.”

I can’t let that happen again in my life again - useless thinking.  I’ve been there.  I’ve been the one that knew God, but did not give God the glory.  I’ve lived through a season of useless thinking, but no more.

You have God’s Word on this.  If you will give up the things that you hold to that keep you from giving God the glory, God will give you everything He has promised you in His Word.
And that’s no idle promise. 

God has already begun to pour out His blessings on you, because God doesn’t want anybody to miss this opportunity.  Even though God’s blessings have always been there, there are times and seasons that you have been prepared to receive them.

Its time to take action and act on your own behalf.  Just as the free gift of salvation is available, by faith, to all who believe, so too are all of God’s promises made available, by faith, to all who believe.

You must start thinking or continue thinking thoughts worthy of a great and mighty God. - A miracle working God.

As I said before, It doesn’t take faith to accomplish what you can do on your own.  Faith is when you trust God for what can only be accomplished by God.

Are you ready for that kind of living?"

     Excerpt from God Thinking XLII by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2016

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