Daily Archives: December 2, 2008

Taking every thought Captive

How do you battle the attacks of the mind? Do you use special verses? Do you have a partner that you can call and pray with?  I would love to hear some of the methods that you use. I will later update this post and share some of the things I use…maybe through our answers we will be able to help each other battle the attack of the mind…

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Does Music Ever Guide Your Mind?

I have noticed this before in me, and I guess I have a weak mind.  At times, it is not good for me to indulge in the music that I love as I seem to end up somewhere dark, and full of thoughts, that we will just say are better for me to not think.  They are not the thoughts that lead me to what is pure and lovely, excellent or praiseworthy. (Phil 4:8).  I am on the short leash, and so often I wish I weren’t, but I am bending the knee to my Creator and King, as HE always knows what is best for me.

Today, I thought briefly how much I love a screaming guitar!  I just love it!! So I went to You Tube and was browsing through some old blues that really gets me going.  And all of a sudden, my mind was somewhere I didn’t want to be.  I love music of all kinds, and for that moment, it was trying to control my thinking.  Needless to say, I had to shut it off.  Frustrated…its just music, but the struggle for my mind to remain in Christ, has been an uphill fight.  I don’t understand spiritual warfare of the mind, but I know its there.

Lord, guard my mind, make me quick to follow after you, and quick to run from things that would take me from you.  My prayer today is to be found in You.

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