SET YOUR MIND (2)                                                    Romans 12:2

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.  (v2)

If A skunk gets into the crawl space under your house, opening the windows and using air fresheners won’t solve your problem.’ There are people who actually specialize on dealing with skunks. They’re called “skunk whisperers” and it’s not cheap to have them come to your home. But it’s worth it to get rid of the problem. How does all this relate to your thinking? Simply this: Your feelings are the odors and your thoughts are the skunk. To change your feelings, you must go to the source and deal with the thing that produced them – how you think. Thoughts produce feelings, not the other way round.

Worried people tend to think anxious thoughts, and eventually those thoughts become so automatic that like a lingering skunk odor, you stop noticing and learn to live with it. You get used to “stinking thinking!” Your thought patterns become as habitual as brushing your teeth. You get so accustomed to thinking bitters, anxious, selfish thoughts that you stop paying attention. If you  want to change the quality of your life, you must change the way you think. The psalmist prayed. “Test me, and know my anxious thoughts.” (Psalm 139:23 NIV) God will help you become aware of what’s going on in your mind and help you deal with it. Not only will He show you how to move wrong thoughts, but how to replace them with the right ones by setting your mind on what the Spirit desires” (Romans 8:5 NIV)

PRAYER LINE: Dear God, please give me the faith to believe that You can bring good out of any situation – Help me to see what You want to show me during adversity.


The clearer view of everything that happens comes from heaven.

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