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The weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. – 2 Corinthians 10:4


What’s the biggest challenge on your Faith journey today? Regardless of how you answer that question, you will most likely agree the roots of that battle are firmly wrapped around your thought patterns. Modern psychology affirms Biblical wisdom revealing that your thoughts are the engine that drives your actions. 

The battle waged with sin takes place predominately in your mind. Dark thoughts of doubt about God’s love and goodness attack your mind enticing you to deeper levels of distrust and a lust for power and control. Each reflection eagerly waits for expression through your words and actions.

You do not have to tolerate an internal onslaught of troubling thoughts every day. The resurrection victory of Jesus Christ includes the power to transform your mind.  And there are practical ways to allow God to change your thoughts. Try this experiment. Ask God to reveal to you where your thinking is taking you away from His good plans and into sin. Then, the next time you find your mind entertaining inspirations of doubt and condemnation towards yourself or others, STOP immediately and ask yourself, “how do my thoughts match up to scripture right now?” (This is where knowing scripture is extremely helpful.)  As you imagine what different thoughts would sound like rumbling through your mind, you begin training your brain to think them!

Pray for those seeking elected office in America to join you in yielding the meditations of their mind to the power of God. And be encouraged today as you start stopping the stumbling blocks to your faith.

Today’s Verse: 2 Corinthians 10:4

For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.

All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Recommended for further reading: Romans 12:1-5

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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