For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal,
but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;
Casting down imaginations,
and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God,
and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
2 Corinthians 10:4-5
If imagination is where the trouble begins then I’m in trouble. My imagination is always getting the best of me or should I say making the worst of me? I take a thought and run with it, even if the direction is heading in the wrong direction.
So many times I let my imagination run wild and turn something small and insignificant into a much bigger thing; a look given, a word spoken or not spoken, a son not calling when I think he should, or any little thing that in itself means nothing at all, but when I add a bad intent to it or a feeling of self-pity, it begins to fester and metamorphous into something bigger and uglier than the truth in it warrants.
“Take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5 – has become a verse I say often, ever since I realized that my thoughts needed to be guarded and taken captive or I would be taken captive by them! When tempted to let my mind run freely down a bunny trail that leads to a dangerous drop off, I can do what Jesus did when He was tempted by the devil, quote him scripture!
Scripture is powerful because it is the very words of God. It pulls down false imagination and sets our thinking back on the path of truth. The enemy of our souls has no defense against it; God’s truth always dispels his lies.
When my thoughts are obedient to Jesus, the rest of my body follows, I find that I am a much happier person, and the peace of God which passes all understanding, will guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
What are you thinking today? Has your imagination run wild?
Let’s take those thoughts captive…and give them to Jesus!
Thankful for His grace ~ Charlotte
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