Thoughts – The Reasoning of The Mind

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
~ Proverbs 23:7 ~

For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
~ Romans 8:5-6 ~

The mind and a thought is powerful. Both have the ability to set us free or keep us stuck. It’s a choice.

It’s a choice to build ourself up. It’s a choice to own our part of the coulda, woulda and shoulda replays.

It’s a choice to be kind, to ourself, when we stumble. God’s amazing grace. (wink)

It’s a process that begins with renewing the mind and changing thought habits.

It’s a choice when we’re ready.

And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
~ Genesis 6:5 ~

The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.
~ Proverbs 15:26 ~

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
~ Isaiah 55:8-9 ~

Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts
are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.
~ Isaiah 59:7 ~

The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.
~ Psalm 10:4 ~

And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
~ 1 Corinthians 3:20 ~

Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought
of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
~ Acts 8:22 ~

And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
~ 1 Chronicles 28:9 ~

casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
~ 2 Corinthians 10:5 ~

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
~ Hebrews 4:12 ~

How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
~ Psalm 139:17 ~

Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
~ Psalm 139:23-24 ~

Be kind to ourself and have a marvelous day!

Abundant blessings, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

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