The character of your thoughts will ultimately determine the quality of your life. The Bible says "...as he thinketh in his heart, so is he..."(Proverbs 23:7), showing us that your life will not be different from how you think. Romans 12:2 says, "...be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind..." In other words, don't think like the rest of the world; Use God's Word to change your thought pattern. Let God's Word occupy your thought processes morning, noon and night. If you'd think the Word, you'd talk the Word.
It's our year of the Word of God; therefore, you have to consciously think on the Word. If you ever find yourself in a challenging situation, don't think on the problem, as that'll only magnify and complicate issues. Instead, think how great God is; think on the efficacy and power of His Word to put you over and above every adversity.
When you face challenges, get your Bible out, search for scriptures relevant to your situation, and begin to meditate. Contemplate the solution and not the enormity of the problem. As you reflect upon God's Word, and its infallibility, not only will there be a change in the situation, there'll also be a transformation in your own life: "But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord" (2 Corinthians 3:18).
Getting your thoughts to line up with the Word will cause you to talk right; and when your talk is right it'll produce a harvest of blessings and miracles for you.
Dear Father, as I meditate on your Word today I make my way prosperous. My whole being is saturated with the anointing and power of your Word, such that thoughts of success, possibilities and glory are inspired within me! And as I speak accordingly, my life is transformed, adversities are quelled; and negative situations are altered to conform with God's perfect will for me, in Jesus' Name.
Rhapsody of Realities May 24, 2012
-Pastor Anita Oyakhilome