Think about our thinking

“If people’s thinking is controlled by the sinful self, there is death. But if their thinking is controlled by the Spirit, there is life and peace” ┬áRomans 8:6 (New Century Version)

As we go throughout our day there seems to be a voice going on inside of our heads. It is referred to as our “thought life”. Within that thinking is what I like to call “self talk”.

Most people don’t give much thought able their thought life (wow, wrap your mind around that one), they just let it happen.

The challenge in this verse is to think quick prayers and snap out of bad thinking patterns of self pity, complaining, hate or even sexual lust. We can “self talk” ourselves into destructive living. Or we can, as often as possible, ask God to get our thoughts back on track. Then the result is ‘life and peace’!


Heavenly Father, make me aware of my thought life. Remind me to depend on You for good self talk, and to be talking to You inside my thoughts. I want the ‘life and peace’ You are offering. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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