1. Our minds control us
    by Frances M. Meservy  12 Dec 2013

    When they first diagnosed me with diabetes, I was on a strict diet and tested 4 times a day so I would know what made my sugar go up and what didn't.

    One night I tested before bed time and my s...ugar count was 110 (good for bedtime). All night long I dreamed I was eating every pastry you can think of. When I woke up, my fasting sugar count was 180 (bad).

    I have been on a diet but can't seem to lose weight. God reminded me of that day in 2003. I've been thinking about food too much. It's not just because of the holidays either. I love to eat; but have to train my mind to think about other things if I really want to lose weight.

    So if you don't believe what you are thinking about or daydreaming about affects your body, think again.

    This also is true when it comes to our actions. If we think on the good things, we are not only happier, we are also less fearful and we react in a good way when something goes wrong. If we think on the bad in this world and violent ways to solve a problem, we will act violent when something goes wrong. Remember what we put into our brains is what will come out of us.

    If we want to change, we have to change our minds. When we do that our lives will change. Scripture says we now have the mind of Christ. Question is: whose mind are we using - ours or God's?

    1 Cor 2:16 For "who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?" But we have the mind of Christ.

    Mat 5:43-45
    "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, "that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

    Mark 13:11
    "But when they arrest you and deliver you up, do not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.

    1 John 5:4
    For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world; our faith.

    Phil 4:8-9 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy; meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

    2 Tim 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.