Monday, October 20, 2008

Random Thoughts from this Week's Message at Paramount Church

The mind is the control center of your life; it determines your destiny. By taking every thought captive and aligning your thoughts with God’s way of thinking—His Word—you will walk in continuous victory.  People are products of their thoughts. You are what you continually think (Proverbs 23:7). You change your life by changing your mindset. Right thinking precedes right actions. There are two sources of thoughts—God and Satan. Satan’s greatest weapon is suggestion. The Devil wants you to worry and to think outside of God’s Word so that he can gain access to your life.Do not allow him to gain a foothold (Ephesians 4:27, AMP).  An empty mind, or one that hasn’t been renewed with the Word, will give place to the Devil.  Your thoughts determine your destiny Take hold of your thought life so that your life can be changed.  Put off your old ways of thinking (Ephesians 4:22-24), and then set your mind and affection on higher things (Colossians 3:2, 6-10).  Rid yourself of fear, as it gives Satan access to your mind (2 Timothy 1:7).  Fear is an enemy of God; it is designed to get your thoughts off God.  Be perfected in God’s love, because perfected love casts out fear (1 John 4:18). Develop a sound, or disciplined, mind.  Be aggressive in casting down evil thoughts with the Word. Study, listen to and speak the Word daily.