Meditating on God's Thoughts
"Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness." (Psalm 143:10)
We receive the Spirit of God when we are born again. St. Paul did not allow the Spirit of God to flutter and wane and become ineffective in His life. He went away alone and let the Spirit of God and the thoughts of God dwell in him. As soon as one is born again one should give all the time he can give, to meditation on the Word of God, so that all wrong thoughts are removed from him.
So many thoughts are in us which have come into us from our families and relatives. They are not of God. God alone will lead us in the way everlasting.
You are the servant of the most high God. You must not give promises to others without asking God's will. "Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend" (Proverbs 6:3). For each one of you God has a path and a goal. Let us be humble and not deviate from God. Luther had difficult situations to pass through. Death seemed to hang over his head but he never departed from the thoughts of God. If we are led by the thoughts of God, all the devils may attack us but we will never fail. "For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rereward" (Isaiah 52:12). God will be before you and behind you. God's thoughts establish faith.
In the belly of the fish Jonah repented. You may come within an inch of death but even there God will protect you. God has a purpose for you. Let it not be defeated. How many have allowed themselves to drift away in wrong currents. King Saul perished by deliberately entertaining ungodly thoughts. God will lift you and purify you and make you fulfill His purpose.