By Tammy Phillips
April 30, 2020
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God…Ephesians 6:17
I am not sure where I first heard, “NO STINKING THINKING!” I am going to give credit to the Holy Spirit, John Hagee, Joyce Meyer, Rick Renner, Kenneth Copeland, and my pastor, Mike Burnette, for the content of this devotion.
God has a lot to say about our thought life.
We are what we think.
For as he thinketh in his heart, so [is] he. (Proverbs 23:7)
We have the mind of Christ.
For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:16) Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 2:5)
We are not to be conformed to this world. We are not to listen to what this world tells us who we should be. We are to listen to the Truth of God’s word and who he says we are.
We are to be transformed into the image of the Lord from glory to glory. (2 Corinthians 3:18)
We are transformed by renewing our mind. We renew our mind by digesting the word of God.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:2)
We are to be renewed in the spirit of our mind. Let the word of God change our mind. No Stinking Thinking. Practice God thoughts that will renew our mind and save us in every circumstance, including eternally.
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; (Ephesians 4:23)
We are to cast down imaginations. We are to throw down thoughts, reasoning, calculations, accounts, numbers, inventories, WORDS. We are to throw down words that are contrary to God’s Word!
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5)
We are to throw down the thoughts and words because they dictate our life and our moods.
Negative thoughts: negative mood. Positive thoughts: positive mood.
Happy thoughts: happy mood. Sad thoughts: sad mood.
Hopeful thoughts: hopeful mood. Hopeless thoughts: hopeless mood.
I can’t thoughts: I can’t mood. I can thoughts: I can mood.
I encourage you to put on the whole armor of God, including your helmet of salvation and stop the stinking thinking. Extinguish those fiery darts with the sword of the Spirit, the word of God, God’s promises. “God is Promise Maker so God is a Promise Keeper!” -Mike Burnette