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Be made new in the attitude of your minds. Ephesians 4:23

Thoughts and attitudes are important because they determine what you feel. Thoughts, attitudes, and feelings then determine what you do. Some of your thoughts are on the surface of your mind, and you’re aware of them. But some of your thoughts and attitudes are rooted deep down in your heart, and you’re seldom consciously aware of them.

I’ll never change.

I’ve been like this my whole life.

I can’t do it.

I’m too busy.

When thoughts like these well up from deep inside us, they block us from doing the things God wants us to do.

What can we do about these thoughts that have been rooted inside us for years? We must invite the Holy Spirit to expose them so that we’re consciously aware of them. Then we can ask, “Is it true?” That’s a crucial question about any thought that is an obstacle to change. Then the Holy Spirit will help us uproot thoughts that aren’t true. He is eager to help. Ask him.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:  Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the deep-rooted negative thoughts that stand in the way of your transformation.

The Daniel Plan 365-Day Devotional

RACHEL’S THOUGHTS:   I like how this devotion poses the question “Is this true”  and I’m personally blessed with a close friend (you know who you are) who will also check me on this when my thoughts seem to be going down an old rabbit hole of negative thinking. 

Many of us are feeling a little burned out with summer and all the busyness of the freedoms better weather and longer days gives to our schedules and before we know we find ourselves overscheduled and longing for a slower pace.  Maybe we haven’t given our healthy habits we want to work on  the time and energy they deserve and are disillusioned because we haven’t met goals we thought we would in the past 3 months.  We fall into the old thinking of “I’ll never change”, or “I can’t do it”.  We know these statement aren’t true.  Go back and re-read the last paragraph of this devotion. Ask the Holy Spirit for his help and to shine a light on thoughts that are not for our good. 

Then put FAITH5 meetings on your schedules for this Fall.  We’d love to offer you our support.

 Come join us every Tuesday at 3pm or 5:30 pm in Cozad or Thursday at 10 am or 5:30 pm in Lexington.  You can never have too many trusted friends.  While you’re at it, invite a friend to come with you.  We’ll save a chair for you!  

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