Thursday, December 12, 2001 12:15 p.m.
I am convinced that the battle of the mind is the greatest battle any of us fight. It is from the heart and the mind that all things begin. Our mind first thinks of things before we do them. Our mind is in a constant spiritual battle. Our mind and body wants to live by the flesh. It will tell us something to do according to the flesh and it is up to us to say no to our flesh and be controlled by the spirit. Because of this, our spirit is ever in spiritual warfare for our mind. Satan knows this and will use anything in his power to keep our mind from being stayed on God. He will put thoughts in our mind and if we yield to them he just keeps adding more thoughts. We are to resist Satan and he will flee.
Thoughts for Today: The thoughts of our mind rule our body, our lives, our very existence. That is why God says, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of a good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” (Philippians 4:8).