Friday, April 17, 2009

Scripture for Memory and Meditation #8

2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV
"We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."

Just a brief moment to post concerning scripture number 8.

I do believe that satan, my enemy, uses my thoughts to cause more havoc, defeat, and destruction in my life. First the thought then the actions follow. Proverbs 23:7 says, "As a man thinketh (KJV) in his heart, so is he."

To take our thoughts captive requires a conscious, deliberate, purposed action. I want my thoughts to be pleasing to my Father (Psalms 19:14), I want my thoughts to be true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable excellent and praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8), and I want my thoughts to be of victory and life through Jesus not defeat (1 Corinthians 15:57).

Father, help me to recognize and be aware of the weak places in my armor where satan attacks my thoughts and in that awareness and in my choice to be obedient to you, help me to take every thought captive. All to Your glory and my freedom and victory!


Cindy said...

Sometimes it is a struggles to take my thoughts captive. Thanks for this post. Praying that I will be deliberate daily.

A Stone Gatherer said...

That verse was part of my verses a few weeks ago. I too need those reminders, and the power within me to smash them to pieces!

LisaShaw said...

Hi Trina - powerful Word of course. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 are two important Scriptures in my life.

Thanks for sharing this encouraging message with us. You have a beautiful family.

Blessings and peace over all of you in Jesus Name.

Heather Bennett said...

Yes Yes Yes!!! It is so true. Just the other day I was sharing a struggle I have with confidence with some wonderful friends. It really is a matter of the enemy interfering with my thoughts. One of them reminded me that my thoughts need to be truth...."Who am I in Christ?" Having that thought pattern brings confidence beyond belief!!!