Friday Inspiration: A Prayer for Changing the Way You Think By Alisha Headley

“Don’t be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to him.” – Romans 12:2

Our minds are so powerful. What’s on your mind at this very moment? A few studies have shown that we can think up to 80,000 thoughts in a given day, and out of those thoughts, 80% of them are negative. Ouch! A better question to ask you is what are you feeding your mind that is ultimately giving you the thoughts you have right now?

Your thoughts can very much dictate your actions. For what you think on, will drive you to act on. Your mind is your container, and we must go to great lengths to protect it. We must be intentional about that which we fill our minds.

If we are not intentional about what we are allowing in, things will naturally fill as just living a part of this world. From the moment we wake up, we are inundated with automatic notifications on our phones, computers, and television. We go to work or the grocery store, we see people around and signs and billboards on our drive

The portals to our mind are our eyes and ears and sometimes if we’re not aware, they get filled up by things unintentionally. This is why we must be intentional to guard it, and not just graze through life filling our minds with things that do not serve us.

What we see and what we hear will affect our thinking greatly. So, having wisdom when it comes to intake matters so much. Today’s scripture reminds us to depend on God to transform and renew your mind. It’s easy to be molded into the things of this world and can be done without us knowing. God can give us a new way of thinking as we renew our mind on Him, on things above, on His truths written in His Word, and through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Let’s allow God to change the way we think as we guard what we are taking in. And as we begin renewing our mind on Him and He changes the way we think, we can then please him through our actions, remembering that it all starts with the mind.

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Dear Lord,

Thank you, Lord, that you did not leave us empty-handed. That we have the truth of your word to depend on to navigate us through this world. Father, we ask that you would give us your mind. Help us to filter everything that comes across our minds through your perspective. We want a mind like Christ and want to be transformed through the renewing of our mind.

We ask that the Holy Spirit please reveal to us anything we are listening to our watching that is feeding our mind negative thoughts that we may be unaware of. Please protect our minds and prompt us in those moments to rid ourselves of anything that is not focused on you.

Lord, we ask that you change the way we think. That you would please guide us into your path you have for us. That the voices we hear and the things we set our sights on would be honoring to you. Help us to think on things above, not on things of this world. (Colossians 1:3). As your word says in Philippians 4:9, remind us “to think on things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, are of good report…anything praiseworthy, to think on such things.” We want to honor you in all that we do. We love you, Lord.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen

Friday Inspiration:A Prayer to Remind You of Your Worth By Julie Sunne

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” – Psalm 139:14

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For years, I had secretly thought that if I accomplished enough I’d be accepted and worthy. Each day I spent trying to please others by earning enough money, making a name for myself and providing for every need that crossed my path.

I believed I should be the greatest mom, the perfect wife, the best friend, the hardest worker, the one who had all the answers and cared enough to respond to everyone’s requests. I bought into the lie that success equals validation.

It was beginning to strangle me. Then the thought snuck in that my worth isn’t something to be found or earned, but it’s innate because of who God created me to be.

Each of us is created in the image of God — remarkably and wonderfully made. We don’t need to prove ourselves or earn our worth. And as today’s key verse reminds us, God’s works are wonderful. We already have worth in our Creator and Redeemer. That realization alone should give us peace as we live out who we are freely in Christ.

Who are you trying to prove your worth to? Today, embrace the truth that in Christ you are already worthy.

Prayer:

Dear Lord, Thank You for fearfully and wonderfully creating each of us. Thank You for giving us worth in Your eyes. Help us live as the one You uniquely intended us to be. Help us abide instead of strive, living peacefully and joyfully as heirs to Your Kingdom and co-heirs with Christ. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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