Monday, December 8, 2008

Miracles, Part 1- Peace

Yesterday we launched into our new series called, "Miracles." We talked about how Jesus has come to bring the miracle of peace into the world. He is the Prince of Peace! (Isaiah 9:6-7) One of the areas that we often times lack peace is with ourselves. This morning I read a great devotional that talks about that very thing! If you missed the message on Sunday, it is available via download today! Go ahead & detox your mind today so that you can live at peace with yourself and in peace with others!

Detox Your Mind
Today's Scripture

“Above all else guard your heart for it affects everything you do” (Proverbs 4:23).


Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

These days, we hear a lot about detoxing our physical bodies. Bacteria can build up. Pesticides and chemicals can get into our system. Experts recommend that you go through a deep cleansing periodically and stay away from what is harmful so you can rid yourself of these toxins.

In the same way, there are all kinds of toxins that can build up in our minds. When we go around dwelling on the wrong thoughts, thinking about what we can’t do, how somebody hurt us, or how we’ll never get ahead; those thoughts are toxic. And toxic thoughts left alone become like toxic waste. It gets into your heart, and eventually, contaminates your whole life. It affects your self-image, your attitude, and your level of confidence. That’s why the Bible tells us that we have to guard our hearts and minds above all else because if your mind gets polluted, your whole life is going to be polluted.

Make the decision today to go on a fast from negative, self-defeating thoughts. Cleanse your mind from what is harmful and fill yourself with thoughts of faith and victory. As you do, those good thoughts will strengthen and empower you to live the good life He has planned for you!

A Prayer for Today

Father in heaven, I come to You today willing to let go of anything that would hold me back from Your great promises. I choose to guard my thoughts and fill my heart with Your Word. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.