2 – Train Hard
We are asking God to change your thinking, so that He can change your life.
Theme verse: “For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, 6 being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.” (2 Corinthians 10:3-6)
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” (Philippians 4:8)
Train you mind by meditating on God’s truth.
Meditation: to engage in mental exercise, to focus one’s thoughts.
Your life is always moving in the direction of your strongest thoughts.
“I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.” (Psalm 119:15-16)
“I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands. I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.” (Psalm 143:5-6)
For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm!” (Psalm 47:7)
From last week:
- What stronghold is holding you back?
- What is the truth that demolishes that stronghold?
- Write it, think it, confess it until you believe it.
- Todd talked about getting mental wires crossed and doing the opposite of what we should do. How does this play out for you?
- What do you think most distracts you from keeping your thoughts focused on truth?
- What do you think of when you hear the word “meditation”? What are some practical ways you’ve helped your brain to meditate on God’s truth?
- What are some truths from this week’s message or from God’s Word that would help you uncross the mixed-up wires in your brain?