Monday, February 14, 2011

Taking Captive of That Which Doesn't Belong

I shared with the kids how we are what we soak into our hearts through the demonstration of a sponge. We took a clean sponge and soaked in two different colored waters (one representing God's word, noble things and the other representing the opposite), squeezing out what we soaked in. Explaining that we need to be wise and mindful as to what we read, what we watch, what we hear and who we are around. We want our thoughts, words, and actions to show that of Christ.

"......For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks." (Luke 6:45)

I then began to tell them that when we begin to have thoughts that do not glorify God we need to "...take captive of every thought to make it obedient to Christ." (2 Corinthians 10:5) I informed them to actively take that thought and imagine themselves locking it up in chains and throwing it in prison.

Then I led them to (Philippians 4:8) "Finally, brothers whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things." In thinking upon such things and living by the Spirit we will bear the fruit of the Spirit which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)

The more we are in God's Word, meditating on it, the more knowledge and wisdom we will gain in living out our lives to glorify Him in all that we think, say and do.

"How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!" Psalm 119:103

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