Jehova Elohim formed the world with His words. Since we are created in His image, we are also creators. Likewise, we form our world with our words. We create the chaos. We create the blessings.
Life and death is in the tongue.
It can crush the heart of another. It can destroy a relationship.
It can heal a broken heart. It can bring joy to everyone around.
Our words frame our world. They have the power to transform our in lives into everything God intended them to be….
Every word begins with a thought. All things in life begin inside of my being as a thought. What shows up on the outside harmonizes perfectly with what’s happening on the inside of me. You know the good ‘ol Henry Ford quote: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” You always attract what you constantly think about. You will attract 10% of what you want in life. You will attract 100% of what you are.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7
If you study the book of Romans, you can read into the fact that Paul was tormented by bad belief systems and thinking. He says in Romans 7, “18 And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t. 19 I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway.” But, finally, we read in Philippians 3:10 Paul’s resolve to replace his negative thinking:
10 I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, 11 so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead!
How does Paul do this? How does he experience the power of the resurrection in his life? How does he experience the good stuff? Read one more chapter over…
…one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Philippians 4:8
Paul learned the power of his thoughts. So, he urges us all to fix our minds on things that are GOOD. To THINK about EXCELLENT things.
You see, whenever you start confessing TRUTH, GOOD THOUGHTS, you don’t have to worry about what bad belief systems or thinking you need to replace. They will reveal themselves. When you focus on what is right, what is wrong will identify and correct itself.
Kris and I are working hard together, holding one another accountable for negative words and thoughts. When we do, we replace it with a positive affirmation. We replace it with truth. Whenever you begin having a negative, destructive thought, replace it with truth. Replace it with His truth.
Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”
Whose mind STAYS ON HIM is kept in perfect peace. And, isn’t that where the good stuff flows from? Perfect peace? If I’ve heard my momma say it once, I’ve heard her say it one million times, “Peace of mind is worth its weight in gold.” Now, that I have three little people of my own, I totally get it.