Have you ever heard the old saying, “You are what you eat?” It was meant to illustrate the truth that eating bad food leads to bad physical health, and eating good food leads to good physical health. Something equally important to good physical health is having good mental health. The truth illustrated in Proverbs 23:7 shows “we are what we think.” We have all kinds of thoughts running through our minds on a daily basis. The thoughts we think about consistently become what we believe. What we believe we live out. So what is the quality of the thoughts we are thinking in our thought life? Are they thoughts that are negative, self-defeating, and alienating us from intimacy with God, or are they positive, uplifting, and drawing us closer to God? The sure-fire way to have a healthy thought life is to feed God’s thoughts into our minds. We do that by taking the truth of scripture, and as we read it, think on it, and apply it, we begin to believe it and live by it. Romans 12:2 tells us to not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of our mind. Then we will know what the good, pleasing, and acceptable will of God is.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I realize that what I think about impacts my life greatly. I choose to think your thoughts. As I take the truth of scripture into my mind, I pray the Holy Spirit helps me understand your Word and begin to live it. May the truth of your Word light my path so I will know what is your good, pleasing, and acceptable will for my life is. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.