THE ART OF BEING UNORDINARY – Thinking
October 4, 2020
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Romans 12:1-2 NIV
12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Proverbs 23:7 NKJV “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…”
Flesh – Mind – Spirit
You will never change
your life until you change
the way you think.
Numbers 13:1-2 NLT
The LORD now said to Moses, “Send out men to explore the land of Canaan, the land I am giving to the Israelites. Send one leader from each of the twelve ancestral tribes.”
Numbers 13:27-28 NLT
This was their report to Moses: “We entered the land you sent us to explore, and it is indeed a bountiful country—a land flowing with milk and honey. Here is the kind of fruit it produces. But the people living there are powerful, and their towns are large and fortified. We even saw giants there, the descendants of Anak!
Joshua 1:3 NLT
I promise you what I promised Moses: ‘Wherever you set foot, you will be on land I have given you—
Number 13:31-33 NLT
But the other men who had explored the land with him disagreed. “We can’t go up against them! They are stronger than we are!” So they spread this bad report about the land among the Israelites: “The land we traveled through and explored will devour anyone who goes to live there. All the people we saw were huge. We even saw giantsb there, the descendants of Anak. Next to them we felt like grasshoppers, and that’s what they thought, too!”
Choosing the Right Thoughts
1. Think thoughts.
“I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”
2. Think thoughts.
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
1 Corinthians 13:7 Amplified
“Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person…”
3. Think thoughts.
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”
4. Think thoughts.
1 John 4:4
“…greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
John 14:12 (KJV)
12Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
5. Think thoughts.
God thoughts are Bible thoughts.
Isaiah 26:3 Amplified
“You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.”