“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he [in behaviour—one who manipulates]. He says to you, “Eat and drink,” Yet his heart is not with you [but it is begrudging the cost].”
We are what we think. Therefore God cannot set our value. He has given us control and therefore we dictate who we are by what we think.
We tend to set our self esteem and value by the sum total of our knowledge of our errors, misdemeanours and failings.
Our behaviour is as a result of our thoughts.
God on the other hand holds higher thoughts of us all because He knows what He purposed and created us for.
If we rewire our thoughts we bring up the standard and come up to be raised up with Christ. We become immersed in how He thinks.
If we think good thoughts it is those that will shine out of us.
Our current situation and circumstance should not dictate our esteem. If we decree better our belief in better is ranked higher.
As we think so we are so ugly thinking is ugly looking. Beautiful thinking is beautiful looking too.
Satan will go to war on what God says we are. He attempts to contain, stick and belittle us. We have to be intentional in shifting this outlook and be transformed.
Elevate the thinking and overcome the warfare
As we think so we are. So often we underset our own value.
The illustration shows our thoughts rewired to Christ drawing us up higher into heavens realm of beauty. Emanating light that pushes back the darkness
One Scripture that comes to mind:
“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he [in behavior—one who manipulates]. He says to you, “Eat and drink,” Yet his heart is not with you [but it is begrudging the cost].” Proverbs 23:7 AMP
The song Christ Be Praised. Jeremy Riddle