Thought Power and Thought Life - 2015 Thought Conditioning Tools
The power of your thought life .. Thought Conditioning Tools .. “And you shall love the Lord your God… with all your mind…” Mark 12:30
As a person “thinketh in his heart, so is he,” says Proverbs 23:7 (KJV). There is thus a core, or “heart” of thought. Medical science has shown that one’s thought-life can impact physical health. Anxious thoughts raise stress levels that promote high blood pressure and heart disease. Second Corinthians 10:5 reveals two levels of thinking that must be brought under control if you are to love God with all your mind, and experience total heart health.
First, is “speculations.” ... Literally, these are fantasies and scenarios we create to rationalize and justify behaviors and actions, or explain experience. They are often unhealthy because they separate us from the truth that will set us free. (John 8:32)
The second thought level impacting our love for God, and total heart health is “every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God.” --- Literally, these are mental barriers we erect to block out God’s truth.
Loving God with the whole mind necessitates taking our thoughts “captive to the obedience of Christ,” says 2 Corinthians 10:5. ... We must use our wills to conform our thoughts to the character of Jesus Christ.
What goes on in the “heart” of thought can determine the health of the physical heart.