As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. Prov. 23:7
- A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.
- Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves, they therefore remain bound
- Right thinking begins with the words we say to ourselves.
Thinketh – The Hebrew verb is found here only, and probably means, “as he is all along in his heart, so is he (at last) in act.”
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he,…. He is not the man his mouth speaks or declares him to be, but what his heart thinks; which is discovered by his looks and actions, and by which he is to be judged of, and not by his words;
My question to you is do you allow the word of God to mold you or what others or what you believe about yourself mold you.
Are you stuck with intrusive thoughts or memories of the past holding you back from your purpose and destiny?
in Matt. 15:10-11, 15-20. Our Lord said, Hear, and understand: Not that which entereth into the mouth defileth the man; but that which proceedeth out of the mouth, this defileth the man.
God has always been especially concerned about man’s heart or mind.
What man holds in his mind has a tremendous effect upon his physical body. This is true because God’s laws of cause and effect work in all realms–the spiritual, the mental, and the physical. No effect is without its cause; no cause is without its effect.
There is real evidence to support the idea that many of our diseases and physical breakdowns are a result of our thinking. The body becomes ill or breaks down as it reacts to excessive stresses.
Diseases that are brought on by mental attitudes are known as psychosomatic diseases. The name comes from combining the word psycho which means mind and the word soma which means body. Although the mind has had its influence upon man’s body through the centuries it is only during the past thirty years or so that psychosomatic medicine has come into real prominence.
Eighty per cent of the people who come to them are suffering from physical ailments brought on by man’s thinking.
Christ’s teachings are of the positive, constructive type, and these foster not only good spiritual health, but good mental health, and good physical health as well. It is rather thrilling to realize that modern men of medicine are saying.
That is why forgiveness is so important for good health.
Our actions are the blossoms of thought, and both joy and suffering are their fruits; thus does a man gather the sweet and bitter fruitage of his own choices.
It takes renewing of our minds through the Word of God, meaning reading, believing, obedience, etc.
“Be not conformed to this world, but be transformed, by the renewing of our minds.” (Romans 12:2)
That word “renew” means to replace something old with something new. To “make over by substitution” would be an accurate phrase. It is the discarding of old information not by the process of erasure, but by the process of replacement. Only as you program the heart with Godï¿½s word are those old choices, which always satisfy self, replaced with new choices which always glorify God.
To do that, He has to apply the word directly to those places in the life where the presence of sin interferes with Godï¿½s working His will.
by Traci Morin, Touch of God Ministry of Healing and Deliverance
Servant and Ordained Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
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