By Elizabeth Prata
Satan attacks through the mind. He ultimately does this in two ways. He either gets you to think about God differently. (Eve). Or he gets you not to think about God at all. (Demas).
God transforms us through the mind. If we put our mind on Christ, our mind will be renewed from the craven, fallen thing it was to the holy and pure thing God wants it to be.
The place for that is through prayer, the Bible, and worship in song and preaching.
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. (Romans 8:5-6).
Do you want peace? I know I do, we all do. Then think on these things. (Philippians 4:8).
I saw tweet below posted by Joyce Meyer on Twitter. Someone had retweeted it with a comment correcting Mrs Meyer’s stance.
Joyce Meyer Verified account @JoyceMeyer:
Sometimes we need to shut off our minds and pay attention to our heart. -Joyce
Meyer was asked by someone on her stream about the danger of listening to the heart, and she countered with a single verse of Psalm 51:6, and I post the verses before and after for context:
For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. 4Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. 5Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. 6Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.
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