Principles for Controlling Your Mind

“Principles for Controlling Your Mind”
Bishop Daniel Robertson, Jr.
Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries

These are a few words of wisdom passed along to my Pastor from Dr. Leroy Thompson (founder of Ever Increasing Word Ministries:  https://www.eiwm.org

1) Dedicate prayer time to strengthen your Marriage (or relationship)

You should pray 3 to 5 minutes a day in these areas: love, forgiveness, and appreciation.

Ask the Lord to be in love with your spouse. Make this a part of your prayer life. And, when you pray in the Spirit (also called the Holy Ghost, see Acts 19:1-7) certain changes will take place in you.

2) Be disciplined to apply the Word (the Bible) daily to your life

Romans 2:12 (NIV)

“Do not conform any longer 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.”

The world may try to mess up your thinking, clouding our minds with fear, doubt, guilt, etc..  But, don’t panic- it can cost you your life.  Here’s a real life example.  If you’ve ever had a near-drowning experience, you know that to panic and swing around in the water only makes the situation worse. It’s better to tread water (doggy paddle) and remain calm. The devil will try to make you worry about your future. But, worry and fear is not a spirit of God. The Lord will never allow more in your life than you can bear. Our faith is dependent on our attitude. Remember this scripture: My God shall supply ALL my needs according to His riches and glory.

3) God blesses those who sow into His Kingdom

Luke 6:38 (NIV)
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Tithing (giving a tenth of your income to God) is like planting seeds in the ground.  But, here’s the special thing about God’s garden:  Every seed planted in the Kingdom of God brings a harvest!

Something to think about: What you hear does not become a habit; what you *do* based on what you hear becomes a habit. We must apply what we learn from the Word and put it into practice!

2 Comments

  1. Thanks for a well needed review of the lesson for the week. Your pictures fit your review so beautifully, as always.
    Keep up the good work

  2. This is so true, about a year ago I went into fasting and praying for my relationship with my husband, things had gotten pretty bad between us arguments, disrepecting each other and it seemed as if love was lost. After I started fasting and praying it was such a change IN ME. So, as James 1:22 says be ye doers of the word and not hearers only. If we want a friend we have to first show ourselves friendly. This lesson was such a Blessing

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