Today’s Scripture: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 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¬†12:1-2

The thought life is the battlefield. So, guard your thoughts! Watch what you read…watch what you look at…watch what you let into your mind. Don’t let wrong thoughts linger. This is what it means to renew your mind. We need to learn to think about what God says about salvation, forgiveness, mercy, sickness, healing, deliverance, and goodness. We need to concentrate on what He says about these things and give ourselves wholly to them.

Think about the following three questions.

1. What are the three things you are working for the most right now?
2. What are the three things you love the most?
3. What are the three things you think about the most?

If your thoughts are consumed with godly thinking, then you will become holier. If the answers to these questions are primarily worldly or fleshly, then don’t be surprised if you aren’t a spiritual person.

This is essentially the same method used by Jesus to determine a person’s true character.¬†

Matthew 6:19-21 states, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

Your thought life will determine where your treasure is. You must learn to train your mind to think godly thoughts. Then you will have much treasure in Heaven.

Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.