August 23

 “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he” Proverbs 23:7a (NKJ).

Whatever we allow to occupy our mind controls us.  Paul says in Philippians 2:5: “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.”   This includes not only our intellectual capabilities but our will, disposition, and attitude.   We can be “transformed” by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2), taking “captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5).