Before my feet even hit the floor this morning, God already met me. I mean He was ready and right on time…waiting on me. I’m like WHOA!! Not that He isn’t always waiting and ready for me but this morning I was just taken aback. It probably started the night before because I’m trying to focus and re-center myself and my thoughts…even before going to bed….trying to break some cycles (In my Jonathan McReynonlds voice). Things just lined right up..that’s what happens when you are obedient to God’s commands. When He says change how and what you’re doing, it’s time to change.
My morinng wake up song was the words, “the resurrected King is resurrecting me.” So this led me to my little praise and worship prayer. I’m realizing that my prayers aren’t just words to be said but have meaning, purpose and power behind them. You see I have to encourage myself, tell myself how to think, command my day…set the enemy STRAIGHT..why because I can and I’m tired of foolishness…even my own.
As I’m singing those words and thanking God for waking me up and asking Him to guide me today, I read my daily devotional. It’s about God being our foundation. Psalm 19:14, may the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and Redeemer. This is a bold prayer. Asking the Almighty to just be in control BUT knowing I have to ALLOW HIM access to my mind.
Then I start thinking OK, how do I make my thoughts pleasing to God. He brings to my mind Philippians 4:8 which tells me to think on things that are true, pure, noble, lovely, admirable, and praiseworthy….in essence think on the things of God. His creation, my ability to get up and move, His breath in my lungs, the healings and deliverances in my life and most importantly His gift to me, SALVATION.
Then I start to really feel this thing and tell myself who I am in God…who He says I am. His child, part of a chosen generation and royal priesthood, living in prosperity (spiritual/physical/financially) and not lack, the head not the tail, lender not the borrower and blessed because I’m a follower of Jesus Christ. WOW!!! All this in a matter of minutes. Mind you I still haven’t gotten out of bed yet…GOD doesn’t take long, HAHA!!!
Then I read a FB post about bible study last night, which I missed but God gave me the message anyway. The title of the message was “Get Your Mind RIght.” Now you know that was God looking out for me!!
So, I said all this to say, we are in control of what we allow in and keep in our minds. WE MUST Pay attention to what goes in and comes out of our minds. I’m learning to heed the voice of God, turn off the TV to study and read the Word. That’s what it’s going to take to make a difference in my mind. I can fast and pray all day long but if I go back to old habits and behaviors, what good is it doing me..NONE.
Command your day in God by being intentional EARLY in the morning. God proved to me this morning that He will bring to my remembrance His Word to assist me in any situation. This hasn’t just been the case today but for some reason it was very much right in my FACE…I’m GRATEFUL for that display of LOVE.
We should give the enemy notice. Give him his eviction notice from our minds, emotions and life. After all we are no longer bond to him or his shenanigans.
Prayer, praise and worship..changes things even your attitude. I’m striving to walk in the Spirit and have the mind of Christ.
Peace and Blessings till next time…getcha mind right—it’s not impossible with GOD!!