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Pure Thoughts

by Rev. Fr. V.V. Paulose, Toronto, Canada

Today's Bible Verse

"Set you mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth." (Colossians)

Discussion

Do you believe that your good thoughts give you a healthy life?

Good thoughts come from above - God. Those who set their priorities in God above have the abundance of heavenly thoughts. You may have been born with virus prone thoughts, but you don't have to be forever. Like computer virus, we may have mental virus like anxiety, bitterness, anger, guilt, shame, greed, and insecurity. They worm their way in to your system and diminish, even disable, your mind. These are destructive thought patterns. They will darken our hearts and destroy all sensitivities to God and human compassion. They will eat all our energy and time. So it's necessary to cleanse our life so we will have virus-free thoughts in our life. We should be "transformed by the renewing of mind." (Romans. 12: 2).

God can change your mind. When Christ dominates your thoughts, he changes you from one degree of glory to another until you are ready to live with him. Heaven is the land of sinless minds with virus-free thinking. Absolute trust. No fear or anger. Life is wonderful, not because the streets are paved with gold, but because our thoughts are pure.

George was abandoned by father, orphaned by mother, and shuttled by foster parents. At last, he was homeless. You cannot blame him if he nurtured all bad bitter thoughts of anger and shame under these circumstances. But a lady had instilled in him the pure and higher thoughts. A childless washerwoman Mariah Watkins saw the young boy sleeping in her barn; she took him in and cared, churched, and helped him to find his way to God. When George left Mariah's home, among his few possessions was a bible she'd given him. That George - we know him by the name George Washington Carver - is the father of modern agriculture. History credits him with more than 300 products extracted from peanuts alone. He entered his laboratory every morning with the prayer, "Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law".

God changes the man by changing his mind. This is pure born-again experience. Don't open the virus spam, or e-mails with bad earthly thoughts. We should kill them at their source itself. We should kill the thoughts that sip your vigor and energy. We should pass only the heavenly thoughts to others. Virus-free thoughts should be transmitted from the station of God who resides in you.

Prayer

Jesus, fill our minds with your thoughts. Help those who are struggling with bad satanic thoughts. Give back the lost energy and power to those who have wasted their life with worldly minds and but now have put their trust in you. We ask this in the name of Jesus.

Amen.

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