Keeping Your Thoughts and Words Right

"May what I say and what I think please you, Lord. You are my Rock, the one who saves me." Psalm 19:14
In our faith journey, it's important to understand the power of our thoughts and words. The Bible tells us that what we think influences what we do, and what we say shows what's in our hearts. So, it's crucial to think in a way that pleases God and speak kindly to others.

When we don't control our thoughts, they can easily turn selfish or negative. But with God's help, we can manage our thoughts and make them more like what Jesus wants. This means choosing to think about things that are good and helpful, and saying no to thoughts that take us away from God's truth. Ellen White says, “The natural, selfish mind, if left to follow out its own evil desires, will act without high motives, without reference to the glory of God or the benefit of mankind. The thoughts will be evil, and only evil, continually.... The Spirit of God produces a new life in the soul, bringing the thoughts and desires into obedience to the will of Christ.... The youth should begin early to cultivate correct habits of thought. We should discipline the mind to think in a healthful channel, and not permit it to dwell upon things that are evil.... As God works upon the heart by His Holy Spirit, man must cooperate with Him....” The Review and Herald, June 12, 1888.


One simple way to manage our thoughts is by reading and thinking about the Bible. When we focus on what God says, our thoughts become more like His thoughts. And as we think about Jesus' love and how He helps us, our faith and love for Him grow stronger. Then, when we talk to God, our prayers become more real and heartfelt. Also, when we think a lot about Jesus, it changes how we act. We start acting more like Him, showing love and kindness to others. Our words become encouraging and helpful, bringing joy to people around us.

“We should meditate upon the Scriptures, thinking soberly and candidly upon the things that pertain to our eternal salvation. The infinite mercy and love of Jesus, the sacrifice made in our behalf, call for most serious and solemn reflection. We should dwell upon the character of our dear Redeemer and Intercessor. We should seek to comprehend the meaning of the plan of salvation. We should meditate upon the mission of Him who came to save His people from their sins. By constantly contemplating heavenly themes, our faith and love will grow stronger.” The Review and Herald, June 12, 1888.
So, as we go through our day, let's watch our thoughts and words. Let's think in a way that makes God happy and speak in a way that helps others. And may our thoughts about Jesus make us more like Him, making our lives better and bringing joy to those around us.

Reflection Questions:
1.    How often do you consciously think about the words you speak and the thoughts you entertain?
2.    What are some practical ways you can discipline your mind to think in a way that pleases God?
3.    How can meditating on Scripture help shape your thoughts and words?
4.    In what ways can focusing on Jesus' love and sacrifice impact how you interact with others?
5.    What steps can you take today to align your thoughts and words more closely with God's will?


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Comments: 25
  • #1

    Jovelyn (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 18:02)


  • #2

    Precilla Rivera Selga (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 18:05)


  • #3

    Teruaiti Corcoran (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 18:14)

    Amen �

  • #4

    Sione Kiagaru (Png) (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 18:22)

    What we see (eye) and what we hear (ear) form thoughts either good or bad. Philippians 4:8

  • #5

    Teruaiti Corcoran (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 18:23)

    Amen �

  • #6

    Irish Tubosa (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 18:42)


  • #7

    Lovely Guzman (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 18:44)

    We need a fruit of spirit in our life to have a self control in are action and thought so that we need hurt others.. And to love one another that God's commanded us..

  • #8

    Leeana Thomas (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 18:47)

    Very true. The more time we spent resding His Word and in Prayer He will make us to be more like him

  • #9

    Everlyn Galaha (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 19:38)

    Praise God����

  • #10

    Karen (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 20:21)

    Thank you so much for the timely message. God is helping people like me draw more closer to Him through your daily devotion. You are a blessing!

  • #11

    Moses (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 20:58)

    Thank you very much for this inspirational message it helps me use my thought wisely in a way that Jesus think ���

  • #12

    Yoseph (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 21:19)

    God Bless you

  • #13

    Mathew Simiyu (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 21:22)

    As a man thinketh, so indeed is he.

  • #14

    Grace (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 22:32)


  • #15

    Amanda (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 22:38)

    May our thoughts and actions, reflect the love of God

  • #16

    Joel Sananka (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 23:30)

    A nice message to make maki it into practice Amen

  • #17

    Mercy (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 23:32)

    Amen � �

  • #18

    Patience (Wednesday, 17 April 2024 00:37)

    Amen, may the Lord bless tge reading of His word

  • #19

    Juliet Mercy (Wednesday, 17 April 2024 00:52)

    Thank you Lord for speaking to my life in the very rightful time
    Through your man servants.�������

  • #20

    Alfred Kamaro (Wednesday, 17 April 2024 01:50)

    Blessings be to those reading and writing the God's love reflections

  • #21

    Jomo Huldah (Wednesday, 17 April 2024 01:54)

    God may I think and speak your Will.let mh do your will everyday.Amen

  • #22

    JohnBosco Kasujja (Wednesday, 17 April 2024 02:15)

    It is our obligation to follow the will of God No matter what, the way we think can shape our lives indeed. Our prayer should be Gods will be done in us. Amen.

  • #23

    Florence (Wednesday, 17 April 2024 07:37)


  • #24

    Cameron. Koi (Wednesday, 17 April 2024 19:15)

    God please remind me every day to feed my mind with your thoughts in the Bible.

  • #25

    Marcus wariengra (Wednesday, 17 April 2024 19:20)