God’s Way of Thinking
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. — ISAIAH 55:8–9
You can read what the Bible says, and from the natural standpoint, it doesn’t sound reasonable sometimes. But these verses in Isaiah have helped me greatly. Isaiah is contrasting our thoughts (man’s thoughts) with God’s thoughts. He says that God’s thoughts, or God’s way of thinking, is higher than man’s way of thinking.
The Bible contains God’s thoughts. If you want to know God’s thinking on any subject, see what the Bible says on that subject. Now if your mind has not been renewed with the Word of God, it’s difficult for you to think in line with God’s way of thinking. (You get your mind renewed with the Word of God by meditating on it.) And even if your mind has been renewed, you still may not understand with your natural mind everything the Bible says. But if you’ll act on the Word from your spirit, or your heart, it will work for you.
Keeping these verses in Isaiah in mind, let’s read Mark 11:23 again: “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” To the natural mind, this verse doesn’t sound reasonable. It’s a different kind of thinking—it’s God’s way of thinking!
Good Christians who are dedicated and consecrated to God have said to me, “I’m not going to believe I have something I can’t see. If I say I have something and I don’t have it in reality, I’m lying.” They missed the whole thing! God’s thoughts are not our thoughts.
Confession: God’s thoughts and ways are higher than my thoughts and ways. I renew my mind with the Word of God so that I can think God’s thoughts and know His ways.
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 2002, 2007 Rhema Bible Church aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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