19th June 2018

Choose Right Thoughts

“For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”
Romans 8:6 (NKJV)

Our thoughts become our words, and our words affect our feelings and actions. Therefore, it is vitally important that we choose life-generating thoughts. When we do, right words will follow.

In order to have peace in our lives we need to keep our minds on the spiritual things; the things which are above. Colossians 3:1-2 urges us that “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those thing which are above…not on things on the earth.” We all have to deal with physical things every day of our lives and there is nothing wrong with the physical—the problem is when we put the physical before the spiritual. When we put spiritual things first in our lives God has promised to supply all our physical needs as it says in Matthew 6:33, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you.”

All who accept the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and surrender their lives to Him have direct access to God, for the price of all their sins has now been paid in full. There is now no need to fear or worry about the future, for God is our heavenly Father and He will supply all our physical and spiritual needs—not ‘wants’ necessarily, but needs.

The Holy Spirit is always with us and will help us to choose to think right thoughts. What we have to do is to spend regular time with Him and to listen to His voice through prayer and Bible Study. When we do this the Holy Spirit will then be able to work in our lives and enable us all to become more like Jesus. The more that we love others the more like Jesus we will become. God loves us with a spiritual Love and the only way we can love others with a spiritual love is to surrender our lives to Jesus and to allow Him to live His life though us.

When we fully depend on what Jesus has done for us there is no need to fear the future for He will always be there to help us deal with any trial that we may have to face in this life. And when our life on this earth has ended we will enter into the eternal family of Almighty God! Praise the Lord!

Father God, please help us all to think right thoughts through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Study by Allan Frankcom


About the Author:
Allan Frankcom is on the Pastoral Council of the Bristol Congregation of the Worldwide Church of God, UK, a part of Grace Communion International. He and his wife, Julie, have attended the Bristol Church for over 30 years.

Local Congregation:
Worldwide Church of God Bristol
Emmersons Green Village Hall
Emmerson Way
South Gloucestershire
BS16 7AP

Meeting Time:
Saturday 11:30am

Local Congregational Contact:
Allan Frankcom
Email: jf007d9991@blueyonder.co.uk

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