Raising Our Thoughts

Since our thoughts are rooted in our heart beliefs, we can raise them by fortifying our hearts with truth. God’s word will NEVER return to Him void. Therefore, as we inculcate His word into our heart, our thoughts will be purified AS we are processing them.

It takes diligence and persistence to instill truth that will set us free from wrong beliefs. Isaiah 55:10-11 says, “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth…” I want to stop right here.

Let’s make a spiritual application to verse 10. God’s word seeded into our hearts will cause us to prosper in every aspect of our lives: physically, emotionally, and spiritually. As we hide His word in our heart, the lies we have believed will be exposed and challenged. Verse 11 goes on to say that His word, “…shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”

God’s word is active in our hearts like yeast in bread dough. It permeates every thought before we think it. The Holy Spirit knows our thoughts, and before we think them He is able to insert His word to direct our thoughts before they become spoken words.

David understood this. Psalm 139:4 Amplified says, “For there is not a word in my tongue (still unuttered), but, behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.” Psalm 19:14 says, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.” Nahum 2:1 says, “He who scatters has come up before your face…” Think of this as the enemy of your soul. Here is the instruction. “…Man the fort! Watch the road! Strengthen your flanks! Fortify your power mightily.”

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