"Change is the end result of all true learning. Change involves three things: First, a dissatisfaction with self-a felt void or need; second, a decision to change-to fill the void or need; and third, a conscious dedication to the process of growth and change-the willful act of making the change; Doing Something." (Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia)

There is nothing in the Bible causing us to believe that the devil can read our minds. He does not know what is going on inside our brains. We must be careful because he does have the ability to influence our thinking by offering up temptations of the flesh. One way he can tell what we think about is what we talk about and how we act. We are not responsible for every thought we think, but we are responsible for what we do with every thought we think.  He attacks us where we are most vulnerable, in our head. We are spirit beings, acting as receivers for those things transmitted from the spirit world by God Himself, and also from the devil.

Lucifer understands the thought and behavior patterns of people because he has been deceiving them for thousands of years. He knows our passions and our tendency to compromise when we are faced with a situation that requires a right decision.  It is crucial that we learn to manage our minds. Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 10:5 , Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. Don't be fooled, the devil does not always attack us with the obscene; he often reverts to subtle little ideas to get his foot in the door of our mind. "Great men are they who see that the spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world." Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82)

Evil thoughts originate from the devil and our fleshly nature. Paul writes in Ephesians 2:2-3, You once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the children of disobedience, among whom also we once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind. Consider that the devil does not sleep, but seeks our ruin in a thousand ways (Angela Merici). Resist the devil who seeks to intrude into your thought life. Remember, the soul is dyed the color of its leisure thoughts (W.R. Inge). Ignore the devil and refuse to listen.  So, when the devil comes knocking don't open the door, and if you open the door don't listen, and if you listen, don't act on those thoughts. Change your thoughts and you change your world (Norman Vincent Peale)  How we handle thoughts determines the way we live.


"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer". Psalm 19:14



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