Do You Hear What I Hear?
December 5, 2021
When you don’t control your thoughts, your thoughts control you.
“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7
3 ways to discern between a broken soundtrack and a healthy soundtrack:
Is it True?
Is it Helpful?
Is it Kind?
The best way to turn down your broken soundtracks and turn up healthy soundtracks is to get your playlist from God.
“Speak, for your servant is listening.” I Samuel 3:10
When it comes to hearing God’s voice, identity always comes before activity.
You are His masterpiece. Ephesians 2:10
You are redeemed. Isaiah 43:1
You are a child a God. John 1:12
You are a friend of Jesus. John 15:15
You are no longer a slave to sin. Romans 6:6
You have been accepted by Christ. Romans 15:7
Do You See What I See? Look for where God is moving.
Do You Hear What I Hear? Listen for the voice of God.
Do You know What I Know? Get into the word.
Listen to What I Say? The way you learn to see what God sees, hear what God hears, and know what God knows is by listening to what God says.
“Whoever keeps me from my Bible is my enemy.” A.W. Tozer
3 ways to change your thoughts from a super problem to a super power:
1. Retire your broken soundtracks.
“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that with Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.” Philippians 3:12-13
Replace them with new ones.
Repeat them until they’re as automatic as the old ones.
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
“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.” 2 Corinthians 10:5
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8