For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As it says in the book of Job, God uses man’s own brilliance to trap him; he stumbles over his own “wisdom” and falls. And again, in the book of Psalms, we are told that the Lord knows full well how the human mind reasons and how foolish and futile it is. So don’t be proud of following the wise men of this world. For God has already given you everything you need. 1 Corinthians 3:19-21 Living Bible
Foolish Futile Thinking
Today I am praying for our family, for God to exchange in each of us our mental reasoning for His miraculous truth. I have realized one thing from learning by my life experiences, as I grow through with God, and that is this: Our reasoning mind can be so foolish and futile in its thinking. We think more on speculation, presupposition, assumption, and presumptions more than we do God’s promises and truth. We need to change this up. I am praying today for our family, for God to protect all of us from rationalizing and living out of a fake reality instead of the fullness of His Truth.
Reasoning stunts our spiritual growth and wastes so much valuable time by over thinking a temporary, worldly viewpoint. The bad thing about this over thinking is the enemy’s real intention of leading us to think on futile thoughts. Can you even begin to imagine what crooked intention our enemy has for us, as we daily rehearse pointless things? We worry ourselves sick over things that are not even in our reality, they are not even real yet, but are creating anxiety as we speculate, presume and assume.
Challenged? Grow Through
The enemies’ futile thoughts are always accompanied by restlessness and confusion. If this is not bad enough, they create in us a fake reality which causes us to become a double-minded person, who is so wishy-washy and unstable in all ways. With our worldly viewpoint, we only see in part and we workout our minds so hard, trying to wrap our mind around something that we don’t have a Kingdom perspective about. We don’t see the full picture and we don’t want to wait for it, we want to create our own solution. I pray we will grow through our challenges, where we only see in part, and learn to trust God, acting on what God has already revealed. I hope and pray our family will patiently endure and wait until God reveals His full purposeful will, in that Sovereign way only He can. I hope our family will always step out in bold belief and followship of God.
Think It Up ~ Change It Up
Lord Jesus touch each one of our family members and change things up, so our futile thoughts meet up with the power of God’s truth. I truly do hope God does a work in our family, so our thought life is full of His Light and we can patiently endure the challenges we face, without over thinking them, but with trust, hope and belief as we wait on God to reveal His purposeful reasoning and great goodness. I hope and pray we stretch our belief in God and “Think Up” and know, by faith, that God will finish what He started in us by way of excellent creating, which only our Way-Maker God can.
Grow Up ~ Live Up
Lord Jesus, I pray for our family and I ask You to dispel any futile thoughts from our minds and replace them with Your truth. (1 Cor 3:20) Let the reasoning of our minds which is stunting our spiritual growth, be thwarted (Job 42:2) by the Spirit of Truth. (John 16: 12-15) Father God, may Your Spirit of Truth frustrate the reasoning of our thoughts, so our spiritual growth will not be in any way underdeveloped, as You faithfully continue to finish what you started in us. I pray we grow up to live up to Your standard of truth.
Mind Up ~ Thoughts Up
Dispel the restlessness out of our soul Holy Spirit and change up our double-mindedness. (James 1: 7-8) I pray You would cleanse the confusion that is caused by reasoning that has allowed doubt to rise up and displace the truth in our minds. Stop us, Father God from the reasoning of a spoiled child (1 Cor 13:11) who wants things our way now, and who continuously tries to wrap our mind around something You, Lord God, have not fully revealed. (John 16:12-15)
Trust Up ~ Perspective Up
Holy Spirit, cause our family to wholly-holy trust You with all our hearts, not leaning into our understanding, but leaning into Your Sovereign Sway. (Prov 3:5) Father God, shut down our worldly viewpoints. I pray we open our hearts to Your ways, knowledge, wisdom and Kingdom perspective. Help us Holy Spirit, to put away our worldly viewpoints which lead us in the way that seems right, but always dead ends. (Prov. 14:12)
Truth Up ~ Speak Up
Holy Spirit, I pray You stop the flow of pointless thoughts that create mindsets which misguide us. I ask you to end, stop all speculation, that will darken our hearts in futile senselessness, totally devoid of common sense. (Romans 12:1) Jesus protect us from over thinking about and being deceived by the nonsense from the false narrative of our culture, therefore, immerse us in the truth Your Voice speaks. (John 17:17) Sanctify our lives in Your Word of truth and cause us to have the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:16) and speak, act and habitually live out of a Kingdom Perspective, (Is. 55:8-9) that gives way to an unending, obedient trust. AMEN!
Think On These Powerful Truths~Change It Up:
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