Your Thinking Decides Your Reality Part 1
Your thinking decides your reality. Some would say isn’t that the power of positive thinking? No because, just because you think something, does not make it so. You can think you are not in debt, does not mean you are not in debt. Thinking about heaven does not mean you will go to heaven. Thinking about overcoming the mountains in your life does not mean you overcome those mountains, something is missing. Thinking starts in the mind. We think about things in our mind.
But God’s word says, ” For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: ” Proverbs 23:7 KJV
So how do we get what we think into our heart? If what we think in our head, our mind, has to get into our heart for it to be realized, how do we move our thoughts from our mind to our heart?
Scripture makes it very clear. What you speak and faith moves thoughts from your mind into your heart. Romans 10:1-8 explain Israel knew God. But Israel thought they had to establish their righteousness by keeping the law of Moses. Israel thought they had to keep the law and their mind was on the law, works of the flesh. Very few had God in their hearts.
When you have thoughts of God and you want to please God, is it because you are trying to obey rules or because you love God? When you really love someone, you speak about them. You tell others about this person you are really in love with. Then you act on your love for the person. You buy them gifts, you take them to their favorite place for dinner or you cook their meal. You want to spend time with them. You are willing to give yourself, your money, your possessions to that person you love with all your heart.
When you think on someone or something, you speak about it. You tell others. It does not matter if it is things (new house, car, computer) or a new career path or cooking, or God. When you start speaking your thoughts, they get into your heart. When they get into your heart, you act on them. Your acting on them is demonstrating a working faith.
And now the thought that came into your mind, you started to speak and moved that thought into your heart – how? By believing, faith that you can do it. Faith that you can have it. Faith that you believe God. And you continue to speak it. You continue to live accordingly. You believe.
See, Romans 10:8 – The word is nigh thee (it is in your mind), even in your mouth, and it is moved into your heart, what word? The word of faith, which we preach. The word of faith is God’s word being preached. God’s word is spoken, preached. When God’s word is spoken / preached, it gets into people’s mind / thoughts and it moves to their heart by faith (believing God). But it does not stop here.
Romans 10 Verses 9, 10 – tell us if you want to go to heaven, you must confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus. You must speak it with your mouth. Not think it, but speak it with your mouth. And believe in your heart that God raised the Lord Jesus from the dead, thou shall be saved. And as Proverbs says, as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
God’s method for getting saved is made plain. You hear the word of God preached. You think in your mind about what you are hearing. You either believe or you don’t. If you believe (faith), you will speak agreement with God and you move the thought to your heart. And –
Romans 10:10-11 KJV “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.”
Notice what makes you righteous is what you believe in your heart. And what saves you is what you speak. So believing God and his word is step one. Speaking God’s word makes it so. We will look into this more in part 2.