Captive Thoughts

What dominates your thoughts? The apostle Paul wrote: “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5). The problem is pretense that we can be god in our own lives. Through the prophet Jeremiah, God said, “My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water” (Jeremiah 2:13). Clay holds water.

A heart of clay shows us that we must release the Holy Spirit in our minds. If we continue to rely on our own knowledge, we will watch as another cistern begins to crack as the Living Water escapes. “Taking captive every thought” means that we identify any destructive idea or image in our minds that flows from a licentious sand or legalistic stone cistern of pride. “Making it obedient to Christ” means that we surrender it to Him, experiencing His perspective, His mind, His wisdom. Identifying and surrendering destructive thoughts to the Restorer will transform our emotions that tend to follow our beliefs.

In order to release the water of the Holy Spirit in the clay chamber of your intellect, read the Bible everyday and allow the Word to permeate your thoughts. As you get into the Word, the Word will get into you. You will be empowered to take captive every thought and make it obedient to the Restorer as His Living Water transforms your mind.

For more, watch: Episode 20: Living Water

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