As God’s Children we are called to live holy lives. Yet in our attempts to obey God we often fail, by beginning with a change in behavior only to fail shortly after. The root of the problem is not our behavior but our thoughts themselves.
Sin begins with our thinking, a thought entertained transforms into an action and that action becomes sin. In gardening there seems to be an endless battle against weeds, as a child my grandmother was an avid gardener and every trip to grandma’s meant a lesson in gardening, it was then that I learned about the key to ridding a weed from the garden get out the roots. It is only when we are aware of the root of the problem that we can truly rid a weed from our thought life. Once a weed or thought is rooted out keep in mind that there are always more waiting to crop up and we must remain vigilant to take our thoughts captive.
“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
The thought uprooting process is using the Word of God as the tool to recognize the weeds in our thought life and take them captive, making them obedient to Christ. The enemy is cunning, but the Word of God exposes him and is our greatest defense. Remain in God’s Word daily so that you can wield the greatest weapon God has given us so that we can live a life unfettered by sin!
FOR THE WORD OF GOD IS ALIVE AND ACTIVE. SHARPER THAN ANY DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD, IT PENETRATES EVEN TO DIVIDING SOUL AND SPIRIT, JOINTS AND MARROW; IT JUDGES THE THOUGHTS AND ATTITUDES OF THE HEART.