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12/30/2018 ~ Thoughts


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Darkness holds the despair of loss.
Thoughts merge in the ocean of time where hearts unfold.

... with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the Lord searches all
hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. ... ~ 1st Chronicles 28:9


For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit
of the man which is in him? ... ~ 1st Corinthians 2:11-12


"... My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts."
~ Isaiah 55:8-9


O LORD, how great are Your works! Your thoughts are very deep.
~ Psalms 92:5


... thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count
them, they would be more in number than the sand; ... ~ Psalms 139:17-18


... Your thoughts toward us Cannot be recounted to You in order; ...
~ Psalms 40:5


Commit your works to the LORD, And your thoughts will be established.
~ Proverbs 16:3


Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on
your own understanding; ... ~ Proverbs 3:5


"I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man
according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings." ~ Jeremiah 17:10


For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts
of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. ~ Jeremiah 29:11


... the word of God ... is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
~ Hebrews 4:12


... do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing
of your mind, that you may prove what is that good ... ~ Romans 12:1-2


The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God;
God is in none of his thoughts. ~ Psalms 10:4


The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord,
But the words of the pure are pleasant. ~ Proverbs 15:26


Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
Let him return to the Lord, And He will have mercy on him; ... ~ Isaiah 55:7


... live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but
those who live according to the Spirit, the things of Spirit. ... ~ Romans 8:5-6


Choices of thought govern How He finds us
    Carnally minded = Death    
Spiritually Minded = Life

"... For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks." ~ Luke 6:45

... "What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For from within, out of
the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, ..." ~ Mark 7:20-23


Consuming Sin
● Evil thoughts
● Adulteries
● Fornications
● Murders
● Thefts
● Covetousness
● Wickedness
● Deceit
● Lewdness
● An evil eye
● Blasphemy
● Pride
● Foolishness

... truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct,
the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be
renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man ...
~ Ephesians 4:20-24


His Word instructs us to achieve the best thoughts
   Truth is in Jesus:

     ● Put off your former conduct
         ⮡  The old man in deceitful lusts

     ● Be renewed in the spirit
         ⮡  Of your mind
     ● Put on the new man
         ⮡  Created according to God
              ⮡  In true righteousness and holiness   

... written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between
themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing ... ~ Romans 2:13-15


For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and
of love and of a sound mind. ~ 2nd Timothy 1:7


... seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right
hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
~ Colossians 3:1-2


... bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, ...
~ 2nd Corinthians 10:4-6


"... Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?"
~ Matthew 6:25


Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with
thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; ... ~ Philippians 4:6-7


... humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you
in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares ... ~ 1st Peter 5:6-7


... of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is
to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; ... ~ 1st Peter 1:13


... whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there
is anything praiseworthy - meditate on these things. ~ Philippians 4:8


Meditations of Heart declare character
   Whatever things are:
       → True
       → Noble
       → Just
       → Pure
       → Lovely
       → Of Good Report
       → Any Virtue
       → Anything Praiseworthy   

With eyes wide open one can never know the whole glory of God.
In exalting our own thoughts above His drives all the miseries that have
come from countless centuries before. Unknowingly and or knowingly,
many have fallen to the chasm of self-exultation where condemnation
of others plagues the peace of heart intended for creation by God.
As a universal example of what can happen in the absence of
acknowledging His giving presence, earth displays across
the cosmos exposing the detrimental consequences.


An open heart undeniably finds God
God can be found if one seeks Him
Man is isolated by the spirit given of God
Godís thoughts are higher than we can know
Committing to God establishes oneís thoughts
Trust in God and not oneís own understanding
God tests the minds of all examining hearts
Godís Word discerns thoughts and intents of heart
If the wicked turns, He will abundantly pardon
The abundance of the heart speaks oneís mind
Truth is in Jesus to put off oneís former conduct
Bring every thought into captivity in Christ
Prayer guards oneís heart and mind through Christ
Cast all your cares upon Godís care - seek above

The sawing of time cuts to the core of being.

Darkness renders an empty cavity.




 

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