“Good Thinking!”

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The smiley face sticker that I found stuck to the bottom of my heal says “Good Thinking!” Boy and I glad no one but God and me can hear what goes on up there.
2 Cor 10:4-5 (niv) says:
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We 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.”
I’ll be honest, I don’t “take captive every thought.” I play around with some, tossing them up in the air, turning them just so to see what they do in the light. I’d love to say that the ones that I do make obedient to Christ, are captured quickly. But more often than not, it takes “convincing” to surrender them to HIM.
in Philippians 2:1-4 it says:
If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
I am so guilty of judging others, of thinking LESS of them that I ought! I’m not proud of myself. Sure it’s “human” nature to be like the world…but are i not just BORROWING this “human” body? hello!!!
The great thing about thoughts, is that they are secret, our own. No one can know anyone else’s without their permission.
No one can look at “the heart” (“Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looksat the heart” 1 Sam 16:7)
We hide thoughts so well! Thoughts of others, of ourselves, of things in general…But are we Taking Captive the ones that need to be presented to Christ? Are we acting in humility considering others better than ourselves?
Are we attempting to see the heart of others or are we gawking at the outside, standing in judgement against their actions?
 
Which is fueled by love? Shouldn’t I want to live in love, act in love, SHOW HIS LOVE in EVERYTHING!! Bringing the hurting to the foot of the Cross, by showing His love to them?
 
So, yeah…that sticker isn’t always so true of me. too often it’s the total opposite. {Father forgive me?}