"For as he thinks in his heart, so is he." Proverbs 23:7 (NKJV) Our thoughts can be powerful tools in our lives, but they can also be devastating. Just as our words should be used for positive confessions, so should our thoughts be. Jesus said in Matthew 8:13 (NKJV), "Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you." We believe more of what we say to ourselves than what anyone else says to us, so if we are walking around defeated and beating ourselves up every day, we will BE defeated and beat up. However, when we spend our day with thoughts of victory and prosperity, we will begin to see the fruits of those thoughts manifest themselves in our lives. God sees the heart and He know your thoughts. 1 Chronicles 28:9 (NKJV) states, "for the Lord searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts." Just as our words are powerful weapons in our lives, so are our thoughts. If you are in need of healing, thinking that you are sick all the time will hinder God's hand in that healing. But if your thoughts stay on Him and what His word says about healing, you can confidently say, "By His stripes, I am healed" (Isaiah 53:5, NKJV). The same process applies to every area of our lives. Do you need financial help? Then don't go around speaking words of poverty and lack, but rather meditate on the words of Paul in Philippians 4:19 (NKJV): "And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Are you struggling with finding a job or perhaps going through a difficult situation? Remember Paul's words in Philippians 4:13 (NKJV): "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Whatever your current circumstances, it is important that you not only speak words of victory into your life, but that you keep those words in your thoughts throughout the day. Think to yourself "I am victorious," "I am prosperous," "I am healed and whole," "I am a child of almighty God and no enemy can come against me!" When we continuously reinforce these thoughts in our minds, we will begin to believe what we are thinking, and that opens the door for God to work amazing things in our lives. What are your thoughts telling you today? Turn those negative confessions into positive, life-changing confessions and you can say like the psalmist, "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want" (Psalm 23:1, NKJV)) God bless!
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