New Covenant Church
A Healthy Mind
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  • New Covenant Church - South Campus
    5621 Farm to Market Rd 2087, Longview, TX 75603, USA
    Sunday 9:30 AM, Sunday 11:15 AM
  • New Covenant Church - North Campus
    2531 Judson Rd, Longview, TX 75605, USA
    Sunday 9:30 AM, Sunday 11:15 AM
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    Sunday 9:30 AM, Sunday 11:15 AM
The health of your life is tied to the health of your soul

With everything going on around us...it’s easy to lose focus on what’s going on in us.
You can’t control the things around you but you can control what’s going on inside of you

WHAT IS THE SOUL?
Soul - psuché - psychology

We are Spirit, Soul, Body - Spirit gets saved at salvation. Soul (your mind, your will and your emotions) are being saved. Body will be saved

If our soul is - our mind, will (desires), and emotions, then how do we get a healthy soul?

We have a culture where emotions are high and wisdom is low.
People make decisions based on emotions. - What feels good/bad. Led by fear, anxiety, worry

EMOTIONS ARE A GOOD GAUGE BUT A BAD GUIDE

Rationality only represents about 20% of human decision-making - emotions drive 80% of the choices we make. - 80% of our decisions are feelings based regardless of truth or facts

If you want a healthy life and a healthy soul there is a process.

THOUGHTS > BELIEFS > FEELINGS > ACTIONS

YOUR THOUGHTS HAVE POWER
Rene Descartes - “I think...therefore I am"
Proverbs 23:7 - For as he thinks in his heart, so is he..

- Your life is moving in the direction of your strongest thoughts - Craig Groeschel

- Battlefield of the Mind - Joyce Meyer - You cannot have a positive life with a negative mind

THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT

- What are you letting in? What are you watching, who are you talking to, what are you listening to? - What negative thoughts have ruled you without you realizing it?
You can take your thoughts captive...or your thoughts will take you captive.

How do you take your thoughts captive? - The original word means means to “Listen Under” or bring into compliant submission.

FILTER YOUR THOUGHTS THROUGH GOD’S WORD

Right now we have an unfiltered mind and unfiltered emotions.

If we aren’t careful we will filter the word through our opinions and feelings. - We determine whether we believe the word of God based on how we feel.

Your feelings can be real and not true. When your feelings, desires or thoughts disagree with the Word of God, you have to choose what you’re going to trust.
The pattern of thinking this world teaches us - fear, worry, anxiety, lust, greed, selfishness, entitlement.... if we do nothing our default is to conform to the worlds’ pattern.

Neural Pathways. - Waterways in your mind. Default pathways that define how we think. - Science calls it rewiring your brain...but God calls it renewing your mind.

Paul gave us some guidelines on what to think about in Philippians


True - What is true in fact. Credible. Truthful.
Honorable - Does it honor God and honor people?
Right - Righteous. In the eyes of God, righteous. In line with how God things.
Pure - free from defilement. Holy. Sacred. Clean.
Lovely - Are you thinking about God’s love, and loving others?
Admirable - Good reports. Are we thinking about testimonies of God’s goodness?
Excellent - Moral goodness or virtue. Moral excellence being displayed in your life.
Worthy of Praise - Is what you are focusing on worthy of being praised...or worthy of applause or being celebrated?

Do you like the direction of your life? What are you thinking about? Allowing in?
CHALLENGE

This week...take one thought. One lie you’ve believed. One emotion that has been driving your life...and begin to make it listen to the word of God.

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