Dealing With Your Thoughts - Spiritual Growth Encouragement Series - Arnie Cole

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Bible Verse: Romans 8:5-6

“Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace."

Reflect and Respond:

2 Corinthians 10:5 is another verse that gives us a good game plan for temptation and controlling your thoughts: We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ. Trust God today to help you in this battle!

Prayer:

Father, may Your thoughts become my thoughts today. I surrender myself to the leading of Your Holy Spirit to control my mind and live according to Your Word. Amen.

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*DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER;JESUS;HOLY SPIRIT HELP ME WITH THIS; okay; THANKYOUJESUS; AMEN*
I try to lead the Spirit fill life, I keep reading God's word, to help me to stay focus.
Lord You know that I have been guilty of not taking every thought of mine captive; I've allowed my wrongful thoughts to captivate my thinking thereby leading me astray. Have mercy on my weakness Lord Jesus.
Glory be to God. Truth...Yes and Amen, by the grace and help of God through Christ.
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I like that expression "take every thought captive."
Leslie I am sorry to hear this but as well you can turn to Pastor Nats Win The Day as well daily Devotional which we have been speaking on The Holly Spirit as our helper to block out those thoughts. As well reading from KJV and NKJV version will truly help you. As to so much more to "learn", we all learn daily and can not ever stop learning God's Word Truth for if we stop seeking is when we run in to real trouble of this world. That's what I think Arnie was trying to get across. May God Bless You and Keep You Always in His Amazing Grace.
5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. James 1:12 Myself I choose to engage The Light through The True Word of God! KJV and NKJV. Thank You Arnie for "your" words.  “I have never witnessed the removal of an actual mountain. But because of faith, I have seen a mountain of doubt and despair removed and replaced with hope and optimism. Because of faith, I have personally witnessed a mountain of sin replaced with repentance and forgiveness. And because of faith, I have personally witnessed a mountain of pain replaced with peace, hope, and gratitude. Yes, I have seen mountains removed.” Heavenly Father I Praise and Thank You for Your True Words of Doctrine. Father You know my heart and to truly understand Your word we must rely on Your word. Please Bless us Father that we may always turn to You in not just temptation but all things. For Your Faithfulness Promises and Presence is our Greatest Weapon. Please Bless and Uplift everyone who is dealing with temptation and and other storm or trial that's trying to hold then down. Please remind them Father You Are The Joy of our Strength in Jesus name I Pray Amen
I love this because that is exactly what God has been showing me..that everything comes from your thought life and all thought that do not line up with the word of God need to be cast down
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I did find this video helpful! There's so much more for me to learn, understand and hold on to! And having the Holy Spirit helping me, guiding me and teaching me will be wonderful. The very least I can do id watch my thoughts and hold them captive!! Thank you!!
Lord, please guide my thoughts. You gave me authority over my own mind. I need your help to allow your thoughts, to be my thoughts. Amen
Thank you Jesus for letting the holy spirit to guide me.
To acknowledge temptations can leads to discontent. But to belive in the true and living God brings peace to our minds.
Yes temptation is not just the temptations that are visible but the invisible temptations are just as significant and understanding where they come from and how a thought or a painful thought or a thought that is relevant to something that happened in the past or an illness thought after one has been through maybe cancer heart surgery loss of a child loss of a parent loss of a job loss of a dear friend that someone lied upon to allow this loss loss of finances lost ability to be able to conceive loss of knowing not knowing if your future husband is someone that is solid in the word or lost to the someone who is solving the word and doesn't want to associate with anyone and stay in the word and isolate themselves or a driven individual who doesn't understand that being driven is good but what about what God has given us and forgetting all the things that were left behind and remember that even though we move forward there's a link to the devil's lies to try to pull us back thank you Mr Arnie thank you for those reminders because of what God puts in your heart you can share with others who are country is in desperate need of
Thank you. Great devotional.
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Yes. So Powerful. Amen
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Thank you, Lord. Amen.