Renewing Your Mind
People often consider thoughts to be fleeting and worthless, but yours are so precious to Me that I read each one. My ability to read your every thought may be disconcerting to you. You’re able to interact with other people while keeping your secret thoughts to yourself, but not so with Me! However, since secretiveness breeds loneliness, isn’t it a relief that there is Someone from whom you cannot hide? Moreover, the fact that I care about every aspect of you—even all your thoughts—demonstrates how important you are to Me.
I know how difficult it is for you to control what courses through your brain. Your mind is a battleground, and evil spirits work tirelessly to influence your thinking. Your own sinfulness also finds ample expression in your thought life. You need to stay alert and fight against evil! I fought and died for you, so remember who you are and Whose you are—putting on the helmet of salvation with confidence. This helmet not only protects your mind, it also reminds you of the victory I secured for you on the cross.
Because you are My treasure, I notice and rejoice as soon as your thinking turns My way. The more thoughts you bring to Me, the more you can share in My Joy. I disarm evil thoughts and render them powerless. Then I help you think about things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable—excellent and praiseworthy things. Ponder these things while resting in the Peace of My Presence.
O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
~ Psalm 139:1–2
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
~ Ephesians 6:17
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
~ Philippians 4:8