August 03, 2019
Philippians 4:8 (TLB) Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
The verse above speaks strongly in my heart again. Holy Spirit emphasizes that we must always practice the verse, regardless of the condition and circumstances.
Stop giving excuse that the condition is ‘not conducive’. Stop ‘compromising’ in our mind. Don’t assume that the negative thoughts crossing our mind are ours. Realize that they are the enemy’s sowing. Quickly remove them! Because when we don’t remove the thoughts of the enemy, we will receive them and become owners of his wickedness – it will multiply in our mind! Then, our emotions will rage negatively, before finally disrupting our everyday life.
That’s why we must stay on guard and act decisively. Yes, this may seem ‘a bit exhausting’, because our mind is used to be fixed on the negative, and now we are shifting its frequency to the positive. Moreover, our attempt to think positively will become far more difficult when facing negative people and conditions; how could we think of things that are true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, reputable and excellent in them!?
But truly, doing God’s word is not heavy (1 John 5:3). So, if we think that practicing Philippians 4:8 is difficult, then so be it according to our faith. Therefore, take faith; if God commands us, He also gives us the grace to be able to do it!
So, believe the opposite: it is possible! But also realize that it’s impossible for us to do the word by our own strength. We can only become doers of the word by the strength of the Spirit! Involve Him completely. Follow every urge of His Spirit as He conditions us to be filled by the word. He will help us to declare the word even in terrible conditions. Holy Spirit will also condition our minds to be fixed on positive things.
True, this is like a battle, because we are opposing our usual condition and habit. But whether we like it or not, we must win the battle! When the battle in our mind ceases (God’s divinity and word has driven away all negative thoughts), then the natural will surely cease! Because what’s happening in the spirit world will influence the condition and circumstances in the natural.
In principle, God wants us to become more and more divine. So, our mind must stay divine in all condition. I believe that God’s grace will enable us. Because as new creations, we truly love Him and His truth!
1 John 5:3-4 (NASB) For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
We will surely win against stressful situations and negative circumstances. For we are God’s people; we are more than conquerors! When we prevail in thinking positively, everything negative will change! For our THOUGHTS are powerful PRAYERS!
Ephesians 3:16-21 (NASB) that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ASK [PRAY] or THINK, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.
Let it be done in my life, in Jesus name! Amen! #ILoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus