A Sound Mind
Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It tells you what you have been given. It tells you what you could have. Praying that you will review the PRISM Topic – What God Gives. Here is an uncomfortable truth. Just because you’ve been given something, doesn’t mean you have it. Just because the present is under the tree, doesn’t mean it’s what you have. It’s yours, but if you don’t open it, you don’t have it. It’s just sitting there, like people who forfeit the grace that could be theirs. God said He gives an instructed tongue to sustain the weary. But just because He has given you an instructed tongue, doesn’t mean your tongue is instructed, or that you are sustaining the weary with it… and the first weary He wants you to sustain is you. God tells us to put on the whole armor of God, so you may be able to withstand the darts (the arrows) of the devil. But have you noticed that some people look like a pin cushion? The have lumps on their head, and bruises all over, from getting pelted with the rocks and bricks and the arrows the devil throws. They are a pin cushion, because their armor is collecting dust in their closet, not repelling the attacks of the enemy. This is what God says. 2 Timothy 1:7 – For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but (a Spirit of) power, love and a sound mind. Just because God has given you a sound mind, doesn’t mean your mind is sound. Some people walk in a spirit that the devil gives, a spirt of fear, rather than the Spirit that God gives. Is that you? Is your tongue instructed to sustain the weary, is your armor on? Or are you getting pelted? Is your mind sound? Only if you fill it with God’s Word, by the Spirit of power and love. Sound – Entire, unbroken, not shaky, split or defective – as sound timber. Undecayed, whole, perfect, not defective – as sound fruit. Not broken or decayed; not defective; as a sound ship. Whole; entire, unhurt – as a sound body, Heathy, not diseased. Founded in truth, firm, strong, valid, solid, that cannot be overthrown or refuted, as sound reasoning, a sound argument, sound doctrine, sound principles. Your mind is sound, or unsound. You are established on the Rock of Gods truth, or you are tossed by every wind, like the waves of the sea. Praying that your mind will be sound, because you fill it with God’s Word. Praying that you will do PRISM every day, praying that you will M: Meditate on the Word, that PRISM Topic – that God told you to take with you today. If nothing else to sustain yourself, and then sustain the weary… Praying that you will review the PRISM Topic – Fear Not, Do Not Fret, Discernment, and Speak Life. And praying that you will take seasons of extra PRISM time - where you overdose on R: Read the Word - Like the Book of I or II Timothy, Titus, or Proverbs. Ephesians 6:13 – Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. (Notice what God says - do it now, so you’ll be prepared then). Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep praying for all the Lord’s people. With this in mind… that’s how you get and keep a sound mind. Think on these things. Finally 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 on these things. Your mind is sound – when your words are sound. Your words are sound when they are God’s Words. Praying that you will not look like a pin cushion, but the overcomer God created you to be. Praying that you’ll prepare now, so you’ll be ready when you need it. Praying that if you have to. You’ll overdose on God’s Word 3 times a day and constantly. #1 PRISM – those five things you can do in God’s Word, #2 M: Meditate on the Word – take your PRISM topic with you, and #3– take extra time at night – instead of that TV show, and read the book of Ephesians, or Philippians, or whatever God tells you. Praying that you’ll never leave any gift unopened. Praying that what God has given you – will be yours, because you open it, and use it, and love it, so you never lose it. Praying that your mind will be sound – because your words are sound. Praying that His Word – is always your words you fill your mind with. So you can withstand every dart, so you are firm, established, unshakable, immovable, overcoming always.
Love you all,
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Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!