Week 19- Taft C.I.

“Don’t be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.”
– Romans 12:2 -There is a stated, essential and inviolable rule of life, our bodies usually end up where our minds are. Our brains are an amazing, complex creation of God.

Our minds represent the fertile soil for our lives. We need to be careful what we plant so that we don’t reap the wrong harvest.

” For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”
Proverbs 23:7

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: ” a man is what he thinks about all day long.”

All temptations come to us via our thoughts, making the mind the battlefield of the soul.
When we come to know Jesus, a change begins to occur in our minds and our thinking. Everything about us is transformed through the renewing of our thoughts.

Gods spirit and His word, causes a renewing of our minds that results in an inner transformation.

We need to guard our minds and thoughts, not allowing the world to mold us into its likeness, but allow God and His word to transform us, into His good, pleasing and perfect will.

Just like a computer, what we allow into our mind is what will come out in our actions and thoughts.

Choose today to be focused on the word of God and allow your mind to be renewed.

Week 18- Taft C.I.

“Shout joyful praises to God, all the earth!”
– Psalm 66:1-

It’s early Saturday morning around 4:15am. There is this thick, tangible stillness that is present in the mornings. I can’t explain it, but you can almost feel the silence as if its a dense fog.

I am sitting on the floor in the TV room starring out the window at the lights. My friend had just sad down next to me.

” I can’t sleep. My mind will not stop, Chad. How do you remaining so peaceful in this hell?”

I looked at him, I could see the anxiety in his eyes and I could feel the stress radiating off him.

I said in a very low quiet voice, ” take a couple deep breaths George, you’re freaking yourself out.”

George, you need to work on changing the internal conversation you having with yourself. It’s important to focus on building your faith not tearing it down.
Why not try starting every morning declaring that your best years are ahead of you. Regardless of how you are feeling, tell yourself that God is turning things around for your good. Remind yourself that His word, says His plans are for your good, for a future filled with hope and abundance, which you can’t even dare imagine. But you have to believe it with all your heart.

Write down all the good that He does for you each day. Focus on these victories and blessings. You will be amazed George at what He is doing in your life, when you just open your eyes.

Quite complain everyday about everything, like you have being doing. It’s draining on you and everyone around you.

Be thankful. Everyday thank Him. When you convert your heart to one of gratitude, your focus will change from how BIG your problems are to how BIG your GOD is!

Its 5am.We better hurry back to our cells for the morning count….