Mind Clutter

We need to think about our minds. Do we exercise control over our thoughts? Or, are they allowed to run free, landing wherever they land? If so, our actions (or lack of action) can be manipulated. Advertising is well aware of this reality. They use emotions to stimulate desire. Desire often “trumps” common sense. How many times do you hear, “You deserve this,” in today’s advertising?  Music is often employed to create a mood that stirs emotions. This can be used to motivate us to impulsive actions. Being primarily emotionally driven is a reversal of God’s design. The Word of God has counsel, guidelines, principles, knowledge, wisdom and commands for our lives. For those who know Jesus as Lord and Savior, God intends that we allow Scripture to control our decisions. Our minds must be brought under the discipline of God’s Word. Our wills must determine that we will be guided and governed by the Holy Bible. Remember Paul’s inspired statement in Romans 12:2. It points out that we are to be transformed: ….by the renewing of y(our) mind(s).” Instead of our emotions “calling the shots,” we are to be: “….bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” Those outside of Christ have sin-blinded minds. Much clutter invades their thinking. A child of God who neglects studying the Bible also has clutter in his or her mind. If you know Jesus as your Savior, pray this prayer that is found in, “May the Mind of Christ, My Savior, ” by Kate B. Wilkinson: “May the mind of Christ, my Savior, live in me from day to day, by His love and pow’r controlling all I do and say. May the Word of God dwell richly in my heart from hour to hour, so that all may see I triumph only through His pow’r.” Selah! “….brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things (are) honest, whatsoever things (are) just, whatsoever things (are) pure, whatsoever things (are) lovely, whatsoever things (are) of good report; if (there be) any virtue, and if (there be) any praise, think on these things” (Philippians 4:8)!  Ron

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1 thought on “Mind Clutter

  1. pastor pinkham, again, you are reminding me of:
    back when your wife taught me to memorize Scripture,
    i used the following:
    The Howard Johnson Pleases Like Goofy Vice Presidents.
    T. H. J. P. L. G. V. P.
    also, reminds me of:
    Love Jim Pinkham Like Green Grows From May Thunder:
    Love Joy Peace Longsuffering Gentleness Goodness Faith Meekness Temperance.
    i love being reminded of pleasant memories!
    thanks!

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