“….and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: 2 Corinthians 7-10.
This is my annual return to this verse.
The verse got my attention after reading “Liberating Prayer” by Neil T. Anderson.
Neil makes the point that our thoughts serve a purpose. Our thoughts reveal what is urgent to us. They are a way that God gets our attention.
There’s trouble at work and I have a head full of what’s going on there. I am praying about things other than the trouble at work. But as I pray the work trouble keeps “interfering” with my thoughts.
What should I do? Get right with God regarding the troubles at work. I need to be praying in that direction rather than off a list or over the things I pray for every day. I can go on to those “other things” but I need to understand that my thoughts are top priority and currently my thoughts are of work troubles. I must get my head straight with God on those first.
Thoughts pop into my head all the time. I must get used to praying then about what’s popped in. Praying without ceasing?
“Lord, restore my relationship to You. I want it to be spontaneous and never-ending. I thank You for the books that are part of my His Word For Me library. Thank You for Neil Anderson’s insights on prayer. Direct my path, I beg, today. You are a great God.”
What are you thinking about right now? That’s what you need to get right with God. Do it.