DIG for Sunday the 18th of June…..how we feel is determined by what we think…..Proverbs 23 v 7

I was reminded last night about what my wife calls “speculative imagination” and the dangers of it.

This is when we think about an upcoming event (or even something that may or may not happen) and imagine the worst possible outcomes.

This of course leads to worry and anxiety.

We fall into worry and anxiety because of the way we are thinking.

It is our negative thoughts that impact us into feeling negative.

This is clearly what the Bible says, as a man thinketh so is he.

Now, I have written about this many times before, but I will write about it many times again as it is an issue I see all the time in the church (and I have to be honest and say at times in me).

Some of the worst things we have imagined in our lives never happen, yet we have gone through worry, fear and anxiety unnecessarily because of the way we have been thinking.

We can live in peace if our mind (our thoughts) is focussed on the Lord and the things of the Lord (Isaiah 26 v 3).

The Word in Isaiah 26 v 3 even goes so far as saying we can live in perfect peace if we have control over our thought life and stay focused on Him.

Are you feeling negative this morning?

What have you been thinking on?

Can you take time to focus on the Lord and all the good things He has done for you?

I can promise you that will really help!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you say I can live in perfect peace if I keep my mind focussed on you”.

Proverbs 23 v 7…..For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee

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