October 20, 2023 – 10/20/2023
10 – Perfect Order
20 – Waiting & Expectancy

Ecclesiastes 10:20 (NKJV) – Do not curse the king, even in your thought; Do not curse the rich, even in your bedroom; For a bird of the air may carry your voice, and a bird in flight may tell the matter.

The Lord takes into account the things that we think. Our words alone are not the only things that He pays attention to. The book of Proverbs tells us, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” King Jesus emphasized the fact that, “whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” The Father expects us to be responsible for our actions, our words, and our thoughts, because they all are laid bare before Him.


Declaration: I will maintain a pure heart in action, words, and thought before the Lord my God. Jesus paid the price for His Spirit to indwell me, because the Holy Spirit is in me, I have self control–a fruit of the Spirit.


Grab hold of a willingness to serve God in your thinking. Just as brother Peter mentioned in 1 Peter 5:2, we have to be of a ready mind, meaning eagerly prepared to serve. If that wasn’t clear enough, he goes on to tell us in verse 8, “Be sober-minded and alert. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”


So how are you serving the Lord in your mind today? Are there things you will and will not think about? Do you have time of meditation on God’s Word? If the very course of our life is determined by the things we allow to dwell in our hearts, shouldn’t our hearts be full of the things that Philippians 4:8 lists?


“Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”


It is inevitable that our thoughts become words. It is inevitable that our words become actions. Even if we are not the ones acting on our careless words, the kingdom of darkness is all too ready to do so. (Ecclesiastes 10:20)

It’s inevitable that we will be spiritually attacked in the area of our minds at some point this very day, BUT, we do not have to be helpless victims to the mental onslaught. We can be armored up (Ephesians 6:13) and the gatekeepers of our minds, taking captive every thought that rises up against the knowledge of God! (2 Corinthians 10:5)


From my book: Soul Invasion