Thinking God’s Thoughts
Monday March 30th, 2020
We continue this week with encouragements that speak to the heart of our current circumstance. Today we join in thinking on the thoughts of God. His thoughts are higher than our thoughts, and His ways higher than our ways (Isa 55:8). If we are to thrive in this season of uncertainty, displaying bold faith and shining light into the darkness, we absolutely must set our minds on the Lord and secure our hearts in Him.
In challenging seasons, it can be very easy to fall into the trap of negative thinking. There are three emotional factors that contribute to negative thinking: fear, anger, and depression. Given our circumstances, it’s likely that most of us are experiencing these emotions. It is understandable to be scared, upset, and to even feel low. However, as committed followers of Jesus, we have a responsibility to constantly examine our thinking and submit every thought to Christ (2 Cor. 10:5). Failure to do so, can leave our minds open to all types of influences and emotions, and we can lose our way inside the storm.
Thinking correctly is not a matter of being intelligent but applying Truth to our hearts and minds as we submit fully to Christ’s Lordship and His mighty Word. As Christians, Jesus Christ gives us the desires, the power, and resources to set our thoughts on God’s thoughts. If we ask Him, He will show us what thoughts and emotions need changing and give us His power to change.
Someone once said, “God can do nothing with a person whose thinking runs contrary to His basic character.” Now is the best time to believe that God is who He says He is. Let’s trust His character and ask Him to help us think as He does.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” (Phil 4:8)