"We have been given the mind of Christ"
Wrestling with our inner negative dialogue is a fight we can win.
That's EPIC. Everything's Possible In Christ.
As born again children of God, He has given us more than we need to help us. I want to share two spiritual tools that will defeat our inner critic as we apply them in our lives.
#1. He's given us the mind of Christ. (Isaiah 40:13, I Corinthians 2:16 and Romans 11:34)
Our minds cannot understand God. However, once our spirit has experienced the new birth we begin the renewal process in our soul (mind, will and emotions) as we read and apply the Scriptures.
"For who knows a person's thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. What we have received in not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.
This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words." (I Corinthians 2:11-13)
#2. He's given us the glorious baptism in the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:4)
As we pray in our prayer language (in tongues) we have a hot line to heaven. We are able to communicate with God spirit to Spirit.
This communication bypasses our natural mind and allows us to bring our concerns, our deepest needs to God so that He can download His wisdom, His viewpoint and heal us mentally and emotionally. (I Corinthians 14:2)
Praying in tongues also has the fantastic side benefit of building us up in our purest and highest form of faith to believe what God says over what our natural mind and outer circumstances is shouting at us. (Jude 20)
We can rest assured that we have the best help and support in overcoming negative inner dialogues with these two spiritual tools.
The problem is that we often forget about praying in the Spirit and reading our Bible when our minds are struggling with "ungodly talk."
As we grow in God, we begin to realize those two spiritual tools need to become our priority when we find ourselves caught up in this spiritual battle for control of our minds.
We speak what we're thinking. Our words create our world. It's your life and you get to choose how you want to live it. Victoriously or defeated.
Cast all your cares upon God for He cares for you. (I Peter 5:7)
Live victoriously because we can...we are more than conquerors through Christ who loves us. (Romans 8:37)
Dr Judy Bauer
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