Think and Talk God’s Thoughts
To take you to the top
Foreordained for you
Before the world began
Before you were conceived.
God blessed you with
Every spiritual blessing
In heavenly places.
He chose you
as His treasured possession;
As His trophy and inheritance.
He loves you with an everlasting love.
As high as the heavens are above the earth,
So great is His love towards you.
And as far as the East is from the West
So far has He removed your transgression from You.
He forgave you of all your sins,
He healed you of all you diseases,
Redeemed your life from destruction,
Crowned you with love and compassion,
Satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed as the eagle’s.
He daily loads you with benefits to enjoy.
No weapon fashioned against you shall prosper.
Greater is He that in you than he that is in this world.
Because you are in Christ,
the old has gone and the New has come.
Your life is hidden in Christ in God.
God is your light and your salvation
Of whom shall you fear?
He has not given you a spirit of fear
but that of Love power and sound mind.
God is the strength of your life.
He has called you to be the head and not the tail.
As you obey Him fully,
whatever you lay your hands to do
will prosper to the glory of God.
When you go through the river
You will not drown.
When you go through the fire,
the flame will not kindle upon you.
Like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego,
you will come out shining like gold
and radiating the glory of the Lord.
When the world throws you into the lion’s,
God will send His angel to protect you.
Like the three Hebrew children,
Your opposition will bring promotion.
Your rejection will bring your celebration.
You will not go under for going over.
The favour of God will be upon you
Like Nehemiah and Joseph.
Your vision shall be accomplished
Regardless of the opposition
And the tribulation that you go through.
You may laugh last but you will laugh best.
If God is for you
No one can be against you.
Neither death nor life
Nor principalities nor powers
Nor height nor depth
Nor things present nor things to come
Nor any other created thing shall
Be able to separate you
From the love of God which is in Christ Jesus.
Nay in all these things
You are more than a conqueror.
Thanks be to God who always causes you to triumph.
God is for you, with you and in you.
Your light afflictions are working for you
An exceeding weight of eternal glory.
You may be hard-pressed
but you will not be crushed.
You may the perplexed but
you need not be in despair.
You may be persecuted
But your are not abandoned;
Knocked down but not knocked out.
God will fight for you and your will hold your peace.
Because the battle is not yours but His.
You are the redeemed of the Lord;
Redeemed from the curse of the Law.
You are the righteousness in Christ Jesus.
Jesus has been made onto you:
sanctification and righteousness.
God has given you beauty for ashes,
the oil of joy in place of mourning
the garment of praised
in place of the spirit of heaviness
that you may be a tree of righteousness
the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.
If you are barren, sing, O barren.
Enlarge the place of your dwelling
stretch out, spare not.
Lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes.
For more shall be the children
of the desolate than the married wife.
Have you dug wells that gave been blocked again and again?
Keep digging and the Lord will make room for you, like Isaac.
Has your dream brought contention and rejection and opposition?
Dream again like Joseph. Your dream which came from the Lord shall come true.
They may forcibly take your coat or steal your coat
But they cannot steal your anointing.
Let them make you a scapegoat.
It will only assuage your anointing.
God will make your feet like the hind’s, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.Jer29:11-13
Watch what you say about yourself. Words are powerful. Speak God’s words and think God’s thoughts concerning you. Agreed with God despite what you see or feel. You need to renew your mind before you can start thinking God’s though and this takings discipline, dedication, devotion, dwelling in the word, meditating on it day and night.
It does not happen overnight but you must invest your time and effort before it can pay off.
The Israelites who focused on what they saw and spoke fear and unbelief died because of what they spoke which was contrary to what the mind of God for them. Only Joshua and Caleb took sides with God and they were the only ones amongst the adults who survived and entered the Promised Land.
2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.Rom12:2
7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. ” Eat and drink!” he says to you, But his heart is not with you.Prov:23:7
8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy — meditate on these things.Phil4:8
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.Prov.18:21
20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.
21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart;
22 For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.
23 Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.
24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put perverse lips far from you.Prov.4:21-24
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.Ps19:14
63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.John6:63
2 You are snared by the words of your mouth; You are taken by the words of your mouth.
3 Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.Ps141:3
29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
27 Then they told him, and said: “We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.
28 Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there.
29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan.”
30 Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”
31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.”
32 And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature.
33 There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”Num13:27-33
36 Now the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned and made all the congregation complain against him by bringing a bad report of the land,
37 those very men who brought the evil report about the land, died by the plague before the LORD.
38 But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh remained alive, of the men who went to spy out the land. Num14:36-38
Looking back to look forward
Looking back to look forward Again
We may not know the future
But we know God, our Reward
With Him there is good in store.
He is Shepherd of the sheep
Who follow in obedience
He is well able to keep
Those in complete reliance.
My task is to look to Him
Always, despite what I see
He will fulfil what is a dream
As the Master of the Sea.
Therefore I throw fear away
And hold tightly to His word
Come what may, He is the way
And He will make good, His word.
‘We can trust our all knowing God
For the unknown future.’
“Though clouds surround the present and I do not know what the future may hold, I have the assurance that the Shepherd will show me the way. My task is to follow Him in love and obedience, and trust each step to Him.” David Roper (Our Daily Bread)
8 Then Israel saw Joseph’s sons, and said, “Who are these?”
9 Joseph said to his father, “They are my sons, whom God has given me in this place.” And he said, “Please bring them to me, and I will bless them.”
10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim with age, so that he could not see. Then Joseph brought them near him, and he kissed them and embraced them.
11 And Israel said to Joseph, “I had not thought to see your face; but in fact, God has also shown me your offspring!”
12 So Joseph brought them from beside his knees, and he bowed down with his face to the earth.
13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim with his right hand toward Israel’s left hand, and Manasseh with his left hand toward Israel’s right hand, and brought them near him.
14 Then Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh’s head, guiding his hands knowingly, for Manasseh was the firstborn.
15 And he blessed Joseph, and said: ” God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, The God who has fed me all my life long to this day,
16 The Angel who has redeemed me from all evil, Bless the lads; Let my name be named upon them, And the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; And let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.” Gen.48:8-16