“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.”
If we are going to walk harmoniously with God, we will have to do something about our thoughts.
His thoughts are higher than our thoughts and that is why His ways are higher. We act the way we act because of the way we think, and God is not going to go lower to join us in our thoughts! We will have to come up higher to get in sync with Him!
The most unfulfilling life of all, is to walk with God and yet never really agree with Him; to know what God can do, and not experience any of it. The problem is that we are calling ourselves believers while getting our information about life from the wrong source!
When Adam and Eve were in the Garden, God was against them eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil at the devil’s invitation, because He didn’t want them to have His enemy as their source of knowledge about the world. He intended for us to have access to all that, but not to get it from Satan.
Where did you get your information from concerning your life and destiny? Whose opinion prevails in your mind concerning your worth and your prospects? Some people may be dead and gone, but they are alive in you because you carry around their thoughts in your head.
Whoever controls what you think controls your whole life. If someone has convinced you that you are inferior, you will go looking for the back door without anyone sending you to it. If you have accepted that you are justly an outcast, you will never even try to take the place that God has prepared for you.
In order for you to rise up as God intends, you will have to exchange your thoughts for God’s thoughts in every area. You will have to change what you think about yourself and about God. You will have to change what you think about men, about women, about the government, about money, about giving, about the past, the future…. your thought processes and opinions on every topic will have to undergo change.
When you start to consciously absorb God’s thoughts, you will see an amazing transformation take place in your life, as the Word starts to control your thinking and your actions. Get ready for exciting changes!
Heavenly Father, today I am excited about the possibility of rising up to think like you. Thank you that your thoughts are higher and your ways are more wonderful than my natural tendency to think and act.
Right now I commit to this process. I submit my thoughts and opinions to you. Show me a higher way in every situation of my life. I believe that I receive your wisdom and your perspective in every arena of my life, and I thank you for it! Thank you, Lord!