Winning the War for My Mind! (29082021)
Pastor Wendy Chang
Winning the War for My Mind!
Depraved Mind (Romans 1:26-29)
Sinful Mind (Romans 8)
Corrupt Mind (1 Timothy 6:5)
Dull Mind (2 Corinthians 3:14)
Blinded Mind (2 Corinthians 4:4)
Our minds can be transformed
Scrutinize Your Thoughts
Test me to examine, scrutinize to investigate
What are you hearing?
What are you thinking?
What are the lyrics singing in your head?
What are your lines?
What are you believing in?
What can you do?
Pause and be aware of your thoughts
Write down your thoughts
2 Corinthians 10:4-5
4The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Barrier, every elevated
Every mental perception, every purpose the mind sets on, evil purpose on disposition
The Holy Spirit in You
26But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
Counselor… teach you all things
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
15 “If you love me, keep my commands.16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—17the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be14:17 Some early manuscripts and is in you.
Spirit of Truth
John 16:13 (NIV)
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
Guide you into all truth
What can you do?
Ask the Holy Spirit
Strengthen Your Mind
6Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Think About Such Things
Focus on Godly things
Choose Your Hard
Being swallowed in Negativity
Being in Godly words
- Take time out to reflect and journal your thoughts
- What are some recurring thoughts in the past week or month(s)?
- Are they in line with the Word of God?
- Submit these thoughts to the Lord
- Strengthen your mind by reading and declaring the Word of God