Its Day 3 of the 21-Day Mental and Spiritual Health Series!
Today, I would like to discuss the origin of our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. There are three possible origins- the Spirit, our flesh, and the Enemy.
Good and positive thoughts and feelings often come from our flesh or from the Spirit. It can be difficult to think and feel positively in the world that we live in, but when we do, we are often operating out of our natural inclination or in connection with the Spirit. The Lord wants our thoughts and feelings to be centered around things that are good, and we can maintain that mental state if we choose to listen to the Spirit and reject thoughts and feelings that do not align with the Lord’s will.
Negative thoughts and feelings often come from our flesh or from the Enemy. These are the destructive, depressing, melancholy thoughts and emotions that produce nothing but ill-will and frustration. If we choose to give in to them, we give power to the Enemy and open a door for him to come into our lives and cause chaos.
Knowing the origin of our thoughts and feelings is vital. We do not think or feel in isolation. The spiritual realm is very real and impacts each of our lives. We must actively work to keep our flesh under control, pray in support of influence from the Holy Spirit, and pray against any influence of the Enemy.
Scriptures for Today’s Post
1 Peter 5:8 (ESV)- Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
James 4:7 (ESV)- Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Thank you for the Spirit which you have sent to guide me and help me. I pray that I will be sensitive to the Spirit’s guiding and quick to reject any influence of the Enemy. I also pray for strength to control my flesh and its will. Align my thoughts with yours Lord, and align my heart with yours. Today is going to be a blessed day, and I stand in expectation for prosperity and wisdom in every area of my life.
In Jesus’ mighty name I pray,