Have you ever been working in the yard and there are unwanted weeds growing? You chop them down and in a short time they are growing again.
The only way to get rid of the weeds is to get the root. As long as the root is in the ground the weed will continue to grow.
Sinful thoughts can be that way also. When we accept Christ as our Saviour, He changes our thinking and new thoughts begin to take root in our mind. We think of God’s love and how He cares for us.
Our old thoughts haven’t been completely killed, sometimes they come back into our mind. And when they do Satan will try to make us think that we are not new creatures in Christ. We shouldn’t be surprised when our old ways of thinking come into our mind, but we shouldn’t let them linger.
When they come, we turn them over to God and ask Him to help us get rid of them. If we let the Word of God fill us and renew our mind every day, there is little room for Satan.
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart,” Hebrews 4:12.
Patsy Lambert is from Whitmire. Her columns appear weekly in The Newberry Observer.