HOPE FOR MIRACLES

CHANGING MY LIFE BY CHANGING MY THINKING

 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2 NKJV

“... Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.” Romans 12:2b NLT

WHY I MUST RENEW MY MIND

·      BECAUSE MY THOUGHTS CONTROL MY LIFE

“Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.” Proverbs 4:23 GNT

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 NIV

I HATE MYSELF… HOPE SAYS YOU ARE LOVED

I DON’T MATTER… HOPE SAYS YOU HAVE A PURPOSE

I DON’T FIT IN… HOPE SAYS YOU BELONG

I WANT TO GIVE UP… HOPE SAYS YOU HAVE A CHOICE

I FEEL USELESS… HOPE SAYS YOU ARE NEEDED

·      BECAUSE MY MIND IS THE BATTLEGROUND MY LIFE

“I love God’s law with all my heart. But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me.” Romans 7:22-23 NLT

·      BECAUSE MY MIND IS THE KEY TO PEACE AND HAPPINESS

“So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.” Romans 8:6 NLT

3 CHOICES FOR A HEALTHY MIND

1)    I MUST FEED MY MIND THE TRUTH

“Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”” Matthew 4:4 NIV

“I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.” Psalm 119:147 NIV

“I praise you, Lord, for being my guide. Even in the darkest night, your teachings fill my mind.”   Psalms 16:7 CEV

“Oh, how I love your instructions! I think about them all day long.” Psalms 119:97 NLT

2)    I MUST IDENTIFY AND CAPTURE UNHEALTHY THOUGHTS

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 NKJV

3)    I MUST FOCUS MY MIND ON HEALING THOUGHTS

“Finally, my friends, keep your minds on whatever is true, pure, right, holy, friendly, and proper. Don't ever stop thinking about what is truly worthwhile and worthy of praise.” Philippians 4:8 CEV

“Keep your mind on Jesus Christ!”  2 Timothy 2:8a CEV

“And look out for one another's interests, not just for your own.” Philippians 2:4 GNB

 “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” Colossians 3:2 NKJV

 Bible verses for additional study:

“For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.” 1 John 2:16 NIV

“When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.” Genesis 3:6 NIV

“But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”” Matthew 16:23 NKJV

“In which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.” Ephesians 2:2 NIV

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