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2/27/16 10:50 A

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It is so true that we may not know/understand HOW thoughts get into our head, but one statement by Joyce when I first began watching her (10+ years ago) is relevant to me.

"You may not be able to prevent a bird from flying over your head, but you CAN stop it from building a nest in your hair."

2 Corinthians 10:5 "and bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ;"

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2/25/16 11:47 P

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The Mind Connection
by Joyce Meyer

HOW THE THOUGHTS YOU CHOOSE
AFFECT YOUR MOOD, BEHAVIOR, AND DECISIONS

SECTION 1

How Your Thoughts Affect
Your Outlook on Life


the introduction vii-ix

The majority of teachings we may study usually deal with Bible stories which feature characters in events and history. Another common subject matters are principles and doctrine. Lastly,tools and instruction for living is woven throughout the scriptures.

One verse that supports this theme is: All scripture is breathed * out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.
ESV version * inspired ( added by S.B )

I have found that in many of Joyce's books, she frequently invites us to become aware of our inner life. She is a proponent of reminding us to give consideration of our everyday private thoughts .We should think more seriously about the things we say also. By learning to have more control over these areas, the family of God will experience more freedom and calmness.

In this section, she begins the introduction by stating that our thoughts start the process and collide into a chain reaction, sometimes affecting our mouth, attitudes, decisions, and even relationships. Shall I say, especially touch our relationships?

Some people have a passion for sports and enjoy it. This is one prime way, you can literally
watch how a player will really accomplish some amazing feats, because their focus is so strong. We all know there is hours of practice and repeating an action involved, but almost as critical is their mindset, and working with others.

It seems impossible to do much about these processes. Our experiences, and background impact us and don't forget the unconscious mind ( like an iceberg/ much is under the surface )

It was mentioned in the last lesson other areas that explain how thoughts get into our heads to begin with. I really don't think we know fully.

We can't do much about that, or can we? Is this some kind of insurmountable mountain ?

Doesn't this verse appear unrealistic ? Well, I the flesh, it pretty challenging.
Finally , brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever hings are of good report, if there is any virtue, and if anything is praiseworthy-meditate on these things . Phil. 4:8 The following promise is that we will have peace in our minds and heart.

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