What We Think About Affects Us Spiritually

One of the things that we should keep in mind is that anytime we are allowing ungodly thoughts in our mind we are weakening spiritually/distancing further from Jesus. If we want to be successful in our walk with Christ we have to be intentional about what we choose to think on.

When ungodly thoughts try to come (i.e. thoughts of lust, jealousy, anger or etc) you must use scripture to fight against them. Also keeping your mind on Jesus throughout your day and meditating on scripture helps to keep those ungodly thoughts out! Remember that when our minds are idle satan will try to feed our minds with something evil.

Romans 8:6
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

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Be Alert, A Thief Is Lurking!

One thing I have learned the hard way, is that anytime we are spiritually distracted we are like a house full of valuables with no security system. In other words, it is easy for the thief (satan) to come and rob us. For example, maybe you spent some good time in fellowship with Jesus. In a moment that you are distracted from Christ and His Word, a person says something that offends you, and boom! satan comes in to attack you with anger, and because you were distracted from God you give in to it and lose your temper. satan just robbed you of that joy and peace you had from being with Jesus.

satan will take advantage of any moment we are distracted from God. Therefore let’s stay spiritually alert by being prayerful, keeping our minds on Jesus, and meditating on His Word throughout our day.

1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Guarding Against Temptation

This winter a rash started to form on my hands because of the cold weather. Once my hands were healed I noticed I was less careful to protect my hands by wearing gloves, which made a risk for the rash to return. This led me to think about how Christ can free us from sins that we are struggling with, yet because we expose ourselves to that sin we become bound to it again.¬†For example Jesus can free a person from the spirit of lust, but if that person starts listening to lustful music or entertaining lustful conversations, it won’t be long before those lustful desires return. Once Christ frees us from a sin, we must continue to guard our hearts in that area of temptation. We should avoid/cut off anything that can open a door to that sin in our lives again.

Matthew 5:29
If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.