Do you know that your thought life can affect your heart? This week we have been looking at how important it is to think thoughts that line up with God’s Word. We have to capture thoughts immediately that are against what God’s plan is for our lives. The Bible says, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he/she.” That’s in Proverbs 23:7, and it does show that our thought life can affect your heart. What we think about, often becomes who we are. What we think about is what we begin to talk about, and what we talk about is what we begin to do. The progression goes from thought, to words, to action. What is very cool about the power that God has given us, is that we can use that positively for our good. The enemy always perverts what God created, and God created the world with words. The enemy tries to destroy our life, often by our own words, that are a result of negative thoughts that become planted in our mind. Power for abundant life is in our tongue. Power for life then in is taking our thoughts and aligning them with God’s thoughts. That’s the renewal process, or making good our mind, which leads to speaking God’s thoughts, and then seeing them manifest in our life. I really want you to learn to control your thought life. Don’t let random, ungodly or negative thoughts settle in your mind. Determine to capture them immediately. Let your thoughts become positive words that bless your life and those around you. The tongue has the power of life and death. As the Bible says, “He who keeps his/her tongue, keeps his/her life”. To keep your tongue, you need to keep your thoughts. So my encouraging word for you today is to center your mind on things above. Instead of being carnally or worldly minded, which leads to death, be spiritually minded with your mind centered and focused on Christ, and live a life of peace and rest.