Sound Mind

God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, of love and of a sound mind.

What are you thinking about right now? Is it good, pleasant, of good report, virtuous? I need to check my thoughts often. They are not always God-honoring and good. It takes practice to develop a sound mind.

A sound mind also refers to a right mind. When we are not in our right minds, we are being controlled by some other outside force. There once was a demon in the book of Mark that no person could tame. He was out of control and out of his mind. Why? Well...there were thousands of demons controlling him. Jesus casted them all out and they ran into a herd of pigs which dove into the sea (Mark 5).

When we do not surrender our minds to the will of God, we leave them open, fully exposed, to be occupied by whatever comes along. The enemy wanders around seeking for persons that he can devour (1 Peter 5:8). You may have heard that an idle mind is the devil's playground. It's true. Let the Holy Spirit occupy your thoughts so that the enemy does not stand a chance!

Prayer: Lord, I surrender my mind and thoughts to You. Remove anything that is contrary to Your Word and fill me with Phil 4:8 thinking. Teach me to master my mind for your glory in Jesus name I pray, Amen!

Action: Practice meditation. Not the kind that empties your mind, but the kind that focuses your mind on the Words of God in the Bible. Take one scripture and fill your mind and heart with it until there is no room for doubt.

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