The War

  
There is a war for the direction of your imagination, your thoughts. 

A battle for your ability to imagine your day, your tomorrow, your future. A war for the direction of your thoughts and your ability to imagine your relationships, your job, your home life. 

The ability to imagine is a gift or a curse depending on the foundation of that imagination.

Many people believe that you can’t control your thoughts or the direction of them but that is not true:

“For those who live according to the flesh have their outlook shaped by the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit have their outlook shaped by the things of the Spirit. 

For the outlook of the flesh is death, but the outlook of the Spirit is life and peace,”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:5-6‬ ‭NET‬‬

The imagination nourished by the Spirit of God is life and peace. 

The imagination anchored to the flesh is fear and death.

You get to choose. You have free will and God will never take it from you.

What you think, how you think,
is up to you.

You can go the way of your nature, of your personality, of your circumstances, of your experiences in this world, and follow them all the way down to hopelessness,

Or

You can go the way of Jesus and surrender to the Spirit of God, His nature, His power, His perspective on your circumstances and follow Him all the way to a supernatural peace that passes all understanding. 

This is not about creating your future with positive thoughts.  This is about consciously choosing to fix your mind on Jesus Christ and allowing Him to change your outlook. 

“Do not be conformed to this present world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may test and approve what is the will of God – what is good and well-pleasing and perfect.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭NET‬‬

In Jesus, God gives you access to His thoughts and His ways.

“But we have the mind of Christ.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:16‬ ‭NET‬‬

Where is your head today? 

Surrender your thoughts, your imagination to Jesus and allow Him to fill it with His thoughts towards you. 

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:20‬ ‭NIV‬‬

His power, your mind.

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5 thoughts on “The War

  1. Linda Ellis says:

    Hi Cindy, I just heard about your blog ministry and want to say that I am blessed with each one I have read. Love the perspective you bring to the verses you share. Very practical and the brevity in our oh-so-busy world fits in with my schedule. I like how you challenge us to apply the message that God has, no doubt, laid on your heart for that day. Thank you

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