I’ve been meditation for a while now on the importance of our thoughts; I’ve known this for years however I have become more acutely aware of this as I have studied the science of thoughts.
Our thoughts are a powerful force in our lives and in the lives of those around us, remember you become what you think (Proverbs 23 v 7).
In his letter to the church in Rome Paul also talks about the importance of what a person thinks.
He says that there are repercussions of a person being “vain in their imaginations” (Romans 1 v 21).
This means to be foolish, wicked or idolatrous in what we think about.
This should not be what our thought life is life, we should be thinking on the good things of the Lord (Philippians 4 v 8).
Thinking on the “wrong things” results in our heart being darkened (Romans 1 v 21).
This means that their heart, their core innermost thoughts and being (that part of us that directs our actions), is in the dark and not in the light; and that is not good news.
Once a heart is darkened a person is led into various destructive and foolish actions, they are said to be foolish (Romans 1 v 22).
This in turn leads to a number of actions that is ungodly; see the list in Romans 1 v 29 to 31.
And all this starts from “vain imaginations’, from foolish, wicked and idolatrous thoughts.
All from thoughts!
How we think impacts directly on our lives and this is a fact that we must get to grips with and believe.
In this context it is a case of “mind over matter”; it matters what you think, as your thoughts affect the physical world you live in.
Think on Him, think on His truths and think about yourself in the way He thinks about you.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I have the power in my imagination to affect my life and the lives of those around me”.
Romans 1 v 21…..Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened