Replacing Our Thoughts With The Thoughts Of God (Isaiah 55:8-9)

For my thougths are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Isaiah 55:8-9 (KJV)

One of the most important things for us to do is to replace our thoughts with the thoughts of God. The reason is that God has clearly stated that His thoughts are not our thoughts, nor are His ways our ways. We may know the thoughts of God through His Word, and so our task becomes to get our thinking lined up with the truth of God’s Word. This is a continual process; and the more that we devote ourselves to it, the more will we see our lives changed to reflect more fully who we are in Christ.

Man Shall Not Live By Bread Alone (Matthew 4:4)

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Matthew 4:4 (KJV)

We do not live by bread alone because there is more to us than our physical bodies. Just as our body requires physical food, so too our recreated spirit requires spiritual food in order for us to reach our full potential in Christ. We are being fed spiritually anytime we receive the Word of God, when we meditate on it and take it into our hearts. The more that our spirit is fed, the stronger our spirit becomes. And when our spirit is strong, our ability to be victorious over the flesh increases.

Confessions of Faith – Week of November 12, 2017

I am a new creation in Christ! Old things have passed away, all things have become new! (2 Corinthians 5:17)

The Lord is guiding me continually! He satisfies my soul and He strengthens my bones! (Isaiah 58:11)

God is making all grace abound towards me! I have all sufficiency in all things, and I have an abundance for every good work! (2 Corinthians 9:8)

He that raised up Christ from the dead is giving life to my mortal body! By the stripes of Jesus I am healed from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet! (Romans 8:11; 2 Peter 2:24)

The Lord is making all that I do to prosper in my hand! (Genesis 29:3; Deuteronomy 28:4; Deuteronomy 28:12)

My delight is in the law of the Lord! I meditate in it day and night! Therefore my way is prosperous, and I am having good success! (Psalm 1:2; Joshua 1:8)

In Jesus’ mighty and magnificent name, amen!

Faith Comes By Hearing (Romans 10:17)

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Romans 10:17 (KJV)

Faith comes by hearing the truth of God’s Word. In the same way faith grows and develops through the continual hearing of His Word. The more that we immerse ourselves in the Word of God by hearing it taught and preached as well as by meditating on it, considering it, praying it and confessing it over our lives, the stronger becomes our spiritual muscle of faith. The power here lies in the principle that says that the more we hear, the more the Word takes root in our hearts. And when our hearts are filled with the glory of God’s Word, it always yields a rich harvest of manifestation in and through our lives.

Know The Truth (John 8:31-32)

Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 8:31-32 (KJV)

One of the most crucial aspects of discipleship is to continue in the Word. Let us take time each day to renew our minds in the Word and to seek what God is speaking to us for that particular day. Jesus has said that if we will continue in His Word, not only will we be His disciples indeed, but we will also know the truth. This is not speaking of merely an intellectual knowing, but of a deeper revelation in our spirit. The more we know the truth from the depths of our spirit, the more we bear witness to its supernatural power of setting us free from all bondage.

The Spirit Gives Life (John 6:63)

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.

John 6:63 (NKJV)

The Word is the spiritual food for our recreated spirit. Just as our physical body requires physical food and the mind requires intellectual food, so too our spirit must be fed with spiritual food. The more we are in the Word, and the more of the Word is in us, the greater will be our revelation of Christ and who we are in Him. When our hearts are filled with the Word, we are always ready to overcome whatever opposition we might face. With our spirit nourished and strengthened, we can stand boldly upon the Word and know that whenever the Word is mixed with faith, a manefestation must always follow.

Not Limited By The Wisdom Of This World (1 Corinthians 3:19)

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, he taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

1 Corinthians 3:19 (KJV)

Let us be careful to place our faith only in the power of God, and not in what we might consider the wisdom of this world. In other words, we believe because we know that God is faithful to His Word. We believe because we know that God is watching over His Word to perform it. Wordly wisdom will oftentimes try and get us to doubt the promises of God, yet we are called to realize that no amount of worldly limitation can prevent us from receiving what God has already promised us in His Word.

Starting The Day Right (Psalm 5:3)

My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

Psalm 5:3 (KJV)

How we start our day will usually determine how it will go. When we make it our practice to turn to God first thing in the morning, when we set aside quiet time for reading and meditating on the Word, we tend to find ourselves living in a greater sense of His presence all throughout the day. And so let us start the day right, seeking God’s will and direction, and reflecting upon what His Word has declared over us.

Feeding Our Born Again Spirit (John 6:63)

It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

John 6:63 (KJV)

The Word of God is spirit and it is life. The Word is the spiritual food for our born again spirit. The more that we get the Word down into our spirit, the stronger and more alive our spirit becomes. In other words, when our inner person is fully fed and nourished by the Word of God, we will find ourselves living more out of who we are in Christ than out of who we used to be in the flesh. And so one of the most important things for us to do is to daily feed our born again spirit so that it may be strengthened, enabling us to grow in our walk with the Lord, and to truly become receptive and available to all that God intends to do in us and through us.

Faith Comes By Hearing (Romans 10:17)

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Romans 10:17 (KJV)

Faith comes by hearing the truth of God’s Word. In the same way faith grows and develops through the continual hearing of His Word. The more that we immerse ourselves in the Word of God by hearing it taught and preached as well as by meditating on it, considering it, praying it and confessing it over our lives, the stronger becomes our spiritual muscle of faith. The power here lies in the principle that says that the more we hear, the more the Word takes root in our hearts. And when our hearts are filled with the glory of God’s Word, it always yields a rich harvest of manifestation in and through our lives.