When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11 KJV)
For the next few capsules we would be looking at what I consider as probably the most important and possibly the least considered in the life of most Christians... Our thought life. In fact we would be revisiting this over and over again. If you can master your thought life as a christian nothing would be impossible , healing will flow, demons will not find a resting place, it would be difficult for you to sin and material wealth will find you attractive . But because this blog is focused on divine health and healing that will be our focus.
In 1 Corinthians 13:11 the Apostle Paul said 'When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things'. To understand what he was alluding to, you need to look at the order of the said actions..speak, understand and think. That is what spiritually immature Christians do. They speak before understanding or think. In other words they are creatures of instinct instead of thought. It should be the other way round, THINK, UNDERSTAND , then SPEAK.
What you think is actually what you are or become. I know this is a common statement but there is more to it than that. Let's use sickness and disease as an example. Whether you get well or remain ill is actually to a large part dependent on how you think. I know a lot of people would argue and say they never thought of being ill or wanted it, yes that might be true but your thoughts make you vulnerable when you consider yourself 'as only human'. Ok let me explain, when you say you are only human, it means that is the way you see yourself, and if you are only human how can you walk in divine health that requires the supernatural . Whereas if you've spent time considering what it is to be a new creation (2Corinthians 5:17) with all it entails, you will realise that you are more than human , at least one third of you is pure undiluted Holy Ghost (Romans 8:9). Even in the secular the difference between the success stories and failures is in the way they think. Job spent enough time thinking disaster, it eventually caught up with him. (Job 3:25).
You cannot out run your thought life, and you cannot hide it forever, it's like pregnancy, it shows eventually.
What I have tried to do in this capsule is to show you that you are responsible for your health, whether you are well and strong or otherwise, nobody is to blame not even the devil. In the next few capsules we would look at the mechanics and dynamics of the what, why and how to think as a Christian. It just does not happen by accident , you have to teach yourself and I am not talking of any of those mind over matter stuff or Eastern mamby pamby. I am talking pure undiluted Holy Ghost!!!
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. (Proverbs 4:23 KJV)
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR THOUGHT LIFE, YOUR THOUGHT LIFE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR HEALTH.