Tuesday, October 16, 2018
"The LORD detests evil plans, but HE delights in pure words."
- Proverbs 15:26 -
THE LORD DETESTS evil plans...BUT HE DELIGHTS IN PURE WORDS. What do pure words have to do with evil plans? If you've been watching LET'S TALK with Teresa Ann or listening via my daughter and I's OH...Podcast, you'll remember that our tongues "tell on" our mindset (Proverbs 18:21). So if our mindset is set on the things of the earth; our conversations reveal that. It is no wonder Romans 12 states that we must renew our minds...not just with positive thoughts or "vibes" but with The Word of GOD which brings life giving, transforming speech from the place of ABUNDANT LIFE, WHO IS THE PERSON, JESUS!
When we get into the Word of GOD by the power of the Holy Spirit then the mind FINALLY gets to follow the Spirit. When we receive JESUS, The Holy Spirit within us knows TRUTH but it's our minds that must now line up with HIM.
When we know the truth of GOD, it's not from the intellect, instead it is by the WORD OF GOD. So with that, our tongues can by default speak life and that life giving power of the tongue is evidence of the fruit of life...and when our tongues speak unknowing death or negativity, it's evidence of that mindset as well.
So here's the GREAT NEWS:
When we catch ourselves speaking death or negatively about self, others or even a situation; remember that the beauty is in the "awareness' that we actually caught it. We can rejoice that we are now aware of our mindset as we get to simply SHIFT it with THE MIND OF CHRIST; THE WAY HE THINKS, according to the Word of GOD.
All in all, when we catch ourselves planning our own ways or creating an agenda that is not according to GOD, then we GET TO rejoice that Holy Spirit alerted us to "see" it and it's our moment to turn to HIM and say, "Lord! Thank YOU that YOU rescued me from the old way of thinking and are reminding me to "set" my "mind" on YOU, hence living with YOUR "mindset"...the pressing moments are a reminder of WHO I get to press into and that is YOU LORD...so we can see everything with life giving perspective and we are able to give HOPE to others in the midst of hopelessness!