It’s Your Thinker

Yesterday, while reading my Bible, I came across this devotional in a app I have on my cell phone. It strikes my soul that while we are not able to take captive every single thought in every situation of every day, we can learn to take one thought captive, and when choosing so, that one choice affects every other thought to come.

We tend to think we have to conquer the whole mountain, all at once — it’s all or nothing. Yet so often we find ourselves crumbling under its weight and before “it” labels us “failure” we declare ourselves “failure” because it’s safer that way, isn’t it?

  • God never asked us to conquer the whole mountain by ourself; all at once.
  • God never asked us to go it alone; that some how the ‘lone–Christian’ is acceptable.
  • God asks we take one thought captive. One! It sure is better than conquering the whole mountain at once.
    • He leaves the choice up to us.
      • We can glorify God with that one choice, then repeat, or…
      • we could not and suffer the consequences.
    • One thought captive at a time.
    • One step of His will at a time.
    • One step of faith at a time.

After I finished reading this devotional light bulbs were bursting off in my head, my heart was inflamed with God’s Truth’s — YES! and encouragement filled my soul. I make it harder than it needs to be, but indeed, I must choose, and in each single choice creates all the difference in the world — either way you decide.

I am posting this because I hope it is that some challenge and encouragement to your soul as it was to mine. I pray in ignites your soul to choose well. We are already victors, it is time we live like it.

The below devotional was written by Jeannie Allen from “Get Out of Your Head”.


We Have a Choice

How we think directly affects how we live. This may sound terrifying, but, in fact, it’s exciting. Because while we may not be able to take every thought captive in every situation we face every day, we can learn to take one thought captive and, in doing so, affect every other thought to come. So what is the one thought that can successfully interrupt every negative thought pattern?

It’s this: I have a choice.

  • When we’re spiraling in noise or distractedness, we have a choice to shift our minds back to God through stillness.
  • When we’re spiraling in isolation, we have a choice to shift our minds back to God through community.
  • When we’re spiraling in anxiety, we have a choice to shift our minds back to God through trust in His good and sovereign purposes.
  • When we’re spiraling in cynicism, we have a choice to shift our minds back to God through worship.
  • When we’re spiraling in self-importance, we have a choice to shift our minds back to God through humility.
  • When we’re spiraling into victimhood, we have a choice to shift our minds back to God through gratitude.
  • When we’re spiraling in complacency, we have a choice to shift our minds back to God through serving Him and others.

If you have trusted in Jesus as your Savior, you have a God-given, God-empowered, God-redeemed ability to choose what you think about.

  • You have a choice regarding where you focus your energy.
  • You have a choice regarding what you live for.
  • You are not subject to your behaviors, genes, or circumstances.
  • You are not subject to your passions, lusts, or emotions.
  • You are not subject to your thoughts.

No fixation exists outside God’s long-armed reach. Because we are a “new creation,” we have a choice.

  • When we think new thoughts, we physically alter our brains.
  • When we think new thoughts, we make healthier neural connections.
  • When we think new thoughts, we blaze new trails.
  • When we think new thoughts, everything changes.

“God, I choose today to take every thought captive because I know You are more powerful than my thoughts, my circumstances, and my fears. Thank You for making me a new creation so that I can choose You! Amen.”


“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away: behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

2 Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, ‘With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26).


In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

Instead, Renew!

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

What Say You?

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

Clinging to What I do Know, Not What I Don’t

What a reminder:

  • God is with me
  • God is in me
  • God is for me.

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

Joshua 1:9 {Be}

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

Dear Believer,

As a Christian, we are called to live in godliness and in Truth — God’s Truth. Regardless of what side of the fence you sit on, that doesn’t change the Truth in God’s Word. We are to be walking in the ways of our Lord and be actively obeying His Word in all things.

Ezekiel wrote, “I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one” (22:30).

  • Believer, we are to be that “one” — those who stand in the gap, those who lift up their leaders (those within our church and those without) before the Throne of Grace; pleading before our Father, interceding for them, that God would continue to work in the midst for His glory.

It isn’t about what party you prefer. When you boil it down, it isn’t even about you or me. It is all about walking in obedience to the One we call, Abba Father, and actively do what He commands.

Our President has asked, once again, for prayer, for wisdom this week. Did you scoff at him? Did you laugh or complain because you know better? Or did you get on your knees? Did you take his name and his requests before the only One who can give such answers.

Did you pray for the man?

Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips.”

Don’t take my word for it:

  • 2 Chronicles 7:14
  • Job 12:23-25
  • Psalm 2:10-11
  • Proverbs 2:1-8
  • Proverbs 11:14
  • Proverbs 21:1
  • Jeremiah 29:7
  • Romans 13:1
  • 1 Timothy 2:1-2
  • 1 Peter 2:17

Remove the fence. We are commanded to pray for those in authority over us…whether they ask for it or not, whether we like them or not.

If you find yourself stiffly upright, unwillful to put calluses on your knees, we should be asking ourselves, “Why am I living in the land of rebellious disobedience to God?”

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

Don’t Try Harder!

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

Want Victory?

“but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory [as conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ 1 Corinthians 15:57.

1 John 5:4 “For everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world—our [continuing, persistent] faith [in Jesus the Son of God].

What then shall we say to all these things? If God is for us, who can be [successful] against us? He who did not spare [even] His own Son, but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things? Romans 8:31-32.

Want victory? Follow Christ’s example.

Truly, this man is the Son of God (Matthew 27:54).


In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

To Think

I don’t know about you, but lately there is much to think about. The news is filled with virus talk, death, infections and political agenda’s.

People are grieving the loss of their loved ones, others struggle to live, and many fear they will be next.

To think is inevitable. Thoughts will come, but what we do with them is imperative.

We have been given in Scripture key elements on what or how to think — having a godly thought process.

Finally, believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart]” Philippians 4:8.

We cannot stop a thought from entering our mind, but we can capture that thought and act upon Philippians 4:8. The choice is ours.

Circumstances don’t change Philippians 4:8; Philippians 4:8 should embolden us to thrive.

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}