“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! ‘Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?’ ”
– Romans 11:33,34
In his famous essay “As a Man Thinketh,” James Allen made an incredible statement that has become familiar to many of us. He said, “Men imagine that a thought can be kept secret, but it cannot. It rapidly crystallizes into habit, and habit solidifies into circumstance.” You see, if you nurture a certain type of thinking, it will not remain hidden; the more you dwell on something, the more it will make itself apparent in every aspect of your life. If your thoughts are negative and filled with unforgiveness, bitterness, putting yourself down and feeling shame, your relationships will have negative outcomes. Thankfully, positive change is entirely possible and our amazing God has given us a better way, which is through His Word.
Friend, the Lord wants to change your thinking so you can boldly and brightly bear His Name to those around you. Know that a life of discipleship starts with disciplined thoughts. In order for the “depths of the riches and the wisdom and knowledge of God” to take root and bear fruit in your life, you need a means by which to attain them, and that means a transformed mind. What you dwell on plays out in attitudes and behaviors that make Him evident to those around you! You can embark on the journey of thinking about what you think about and then submit wrong thoughts to Him. As you do this, I believe that amazing things will happen!
I want to know the depths of the riches of your wisdom and knowledge, Jesus. Fill my mind with thoughts that honor you and shine a light on those that are unhealthy and need to change.
Do you think about what you think about? I encourage you to take a moment right now and invite Jesus into your thoughts today.
If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.