A poem by Patricia Stanley

As a man thinks in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:7) Be not conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2) Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5)

The mind is the center, the holding area for thinking and thought processing.  The mind, like a computer chip, holds data when the information is triggered by a memory, feelings, emotion, sight, sound, taste, touch, or smell.  A picture is formed bringing thought or experience to mind.

The thought reacts and comes to the conscience.  Waiting for a response from the brain.

The brain signals the body alerting the senses.  They both react to the decisions and choices brought on by flesh, feelings, emotions and words.  How will I respond?  Which choice will I make?  Thoughts strolling through my mind like a neon sign.

I think one thought, but I do another.

I pray one thing, and I believe another.

I speak one thing, and I say another.

A war takes place in my mind, daily.

Thoughts, Thoughts, Thoughts,

Twirling, swirling, colliding, crashing, sliding, laughing, crying, peeping, hiding, excuses, happy, sad, good, bad.

The battle begins between decisions and choices.

Opposition takes a stand to present his case against conviction, conviction hold fast!

Obedience lends a hand to consistency.  Consistency is pushed out of the way by complacency.

The battle is fierce.  Each thought is strong, holding its own.  Determined to win – which thought will be the victor?  Which thought will fall to defeat?

I became aware of my thoughts yet still I do or do not do what my thoughts led me to.  What’s going on in my mind?

How can I profit?  How can I gain?  I speak out thoughts by name, and lay hold to their claim.

Day after day, as time dwindles away, I tell myself, I confess to myself, I ask myself

Why do I think one thing and do another?

Why do I let thoughts distract me, leading me astray?

Why do I listen to my thoughts and disobey?

Pulling me this way and pulling me that way.

Altering my decisions, turning me away from one choice to another.

Obedience, and conviction band together, they execute a mighty blow.

Breaking down the wall of conflict, letting Peace flow.  Peace tells all the thoughts to be still.

Today you wake up to do the Father’s will.