I was asked to write an article for the “Dallas Christian Family Magazine” under title: Special Feature, December 2011 issue. I am sharing it with you for the February 2012 Nuggets of Truth. Please enjoy.
“What were you
thinking?” the mother said to her little toddler who was standing, most
bewildered, with scissors in her hand. The child thought she did a
rather nice job of cutting a chunk of hair out of her little friend’s
We are not always sure what is going to come from
the mind of a little child. However, as grown-ups, do we stop to think
what we are thinking? We should. Every word, action, habit and
attitude starts with a thought. The Scripture tells us “As a man thinks
in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7).
are powerful and fall into two categories (according to research
science, study of the brain): Fear Thoughts or Faith Thoughts.
Therefore, our thoughts are either positive and healthy to us or they
are negative as well as most destructive and toxic to our bodies and
well-being. Healthy, God-honoring thoughts produce healthy chemicals
that go through our bodies, giving life. However, negative thoughts
bring an abundance of toxic chemicals that pour out from our brain into
every part of our body, bringing destruction and health problems.
According to research, 87% to 95% of all illnesses are from the thought
life. This is an astounding statement!
emotions: fear, anger, resentment, unforgiving, worry, inferiority,
hopelessness, rejection, trauma, anxiety, humiliation, abandonment,
betrayal, negative self-talk, and so much more. Doubting God and His
Word can bring on defeat, discouragement, depression and distractions.
Wikipedia’s definition of thoughts sounds like it comes right from the Bible:
- A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.
- Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves, they therefore remain bound.
- Every action and feeling is preceded by a thought.
- Right thinking begins with the words we say to ourselves.
- Circumstance does not make the man, it reveals him to himself.
marvelous Word of God tells us: “He will keep us in perfect peace whose
mind is stayed on Him“ (Isaiah 26:3). The “How” to receive freedom from
toxic thinking comes through a vital relationship with the Lord Jesus
Christ (Romans 10:9&10), the power of His Holy Spirit, with
meditating and trusting in His Word. “For God hath not given spirit
fear but power, love, and a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). He gives us
all the answers to all problems and challenges in Scripture. What a
hope and blessing!
I can tell you, with full assurance,
that God loves you and you are in His thoughts. This, my precious
friend, is an awesome thought.
It is OUR Choice. We choose what we think. We choose to be what we are.
My friend, Jesus Christ, the perfect Son of God, died on a cruel
cross to redeem all mankind of their sins, for all have sinned. He is
the only way to be saved. We were given this gift of salvation because
we can never be good enough to go to Heaven on our own merits. I desire
all who read my Nuggets of Truth to have a wonderful relationship with
PLEASE PRAY THIS SIMPLE PRAYER IN FAITH BELIEVING:
Dear Lord Jesus, I believe that you are the son of God who died on the
cross for my sins and were buried and rose again. I confess my sins.
Forgive me, cleanse me, and create a new heart and new life in me. I
receive you as Savior and Lord of my life. Thank you for this gift of
salvation and eternal life. I pray this in the precious name of Jesus