“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy--meditate on these things.” (Philippians 4:8, NKJV). This is the standard for the thought life of the Believer.
If you know how to worry, then you sure know how to meditate – explains Joyce Meyer
“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…” (NKJV). Simply put: You are your thought!
“Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.” Prov.4:23 (NKJV). The forces of life are in your heart.
Our thoughts are the seeds for our words, our words are the seeds for our actions, our actions are the seeds for our character and our character is the seed for our habits and our habits rule our lives.
You cannot stop the birds from flying over your head but you can stop them from perching over your head. Your mind is like an express way in which all manner of cars ply – both good cars and jalopy cars! You choose which car to board! Control your thoughts!
You counter negative thoughts by speaking the Word while it is raging on your mind – never struggle with thoughts – expel wrong thoughts through God’s Word! Thoughts are altered by words naturally. But the Word of God “…is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (NKJV).
Romans 12:2 (NLT) says “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is.”
James 1:21 says “Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.” (NKJV). The salvation of our soul – which consists of the mind (intellect), will and emotion – is a process. The battle is in the mind! The mind is the world of our thought life and as a man thinketh so is he! Think right. Think Gods Word and become the manifestation of God’s Word!