Be Your Own "Thought Police"


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Be Your Own Thought Police

14 comments:

  1. Thank you for this. I'm struggling with thoughts that have taken over to the point of hopelessness with something in my life.

    I've prayed and prayed but can't seem to escape my scenarios and thoughts that push out my prayers and this is the constant reminder I need to focus on Jesus, trust in Jesus and commit my thoughts to HIM and not have it affect me so much.

    Thank you!


    www.keepthefaithgoing.blogspot.com

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  2. Dear Emily,
    Thanks for sharing. I understand the feeling of hopelessness you describe, and I'm learning to take my thoughts captive. I pray that Jesus will continue to give us both His strength.
    Gail

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  3. Thank-you this is just what I needed to hear today!

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  4. It's always encouraging to hear that God uses one of my devotions to meet a need. I write out of my own need to hear these truths over and over again! Gail

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  5. This is such a great post!! I was just mentioning to my Sisters in Christ how my negative thoughts just the other day made me feel distant from God. He showed me that it was my thoughts and that I have to take them captive! Praise God for His word! God bless!

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    1. I know what you mean...been there, done that.
      Those negative thoughts are really tools of Satan.
      thanks for sharing.

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  6. HI Gail! What a timely post! I attended a talk titled 'Contemporary Holiness' this weekend.

    One of the points made was to stop your sin in it's tracks by refusing the negative idea. As soon as you get the thought, acknowledge it, and realize you don't have to be a prisoner of it. And I love the ways you listed to make it about being obedient to Christ. Just a perfect compliment to the talk :)

    Peace,
    Ceil

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  7. Gail - Again, this post hit me head on! God's timing, for sure! Thank you! Jen from UNITE

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    1. Thanks, Jen.
      I need this reminder frequently myself.
      Gail

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  8. Dear Gail
    Just like everything else, it becomes easier with practice, practice and some more practice! But without our Pappa's grace, we will never be able to overcome these ingrained thought processes.
    Blessings XX
    Mia

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  9. Amen! A few years ago, I read "The Mountain of Silence" by Kyriakos Markides. It had a wonderful & wonderfully helpful chapter on how Christians have practiced this discipline for centuries. It is SO important - and so overlooked in our modern society. Thanks for a great post : )

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    1. Thanks for the book recommendation. Sounds like something I'd like to read.

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  10. We know where those negative thoughts come from, and usiually a change in the channel helps. Your dad is an awesome example and I know you are proud of him as he is of YOU.

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