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21 Days of Fearless Thinking - Part 1

SPEAKER: Pastor Charlie Riley
January 2, 2021

Message Notes

The thoughts you think the first 7 minutes of your morning set the trajectory of your mood for the day. – Dr. Caroline Leaf

You will never win spiritual battles until you
learn how to control your thought life.

Proverbs 4:23 TEV
Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life.

A Renewed Mind
It’s Not A Gift
It’s a Skill

Romans 12:2 AMP
2 And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].

Your Thoughts
30,000 Thoughts Per Day
Awake For 17 Hours – 7 Hours of Sleep
1,765 Thoughts Per Hour
29 Thoughts Per Minute

If Thoughts Were Like Alcohol
Legally Drunk At .08 BAC
Effects Reaction Time, Vision, Tracking,
Concentration, Comprehension, Coordination
.08 = 5 Minutes of Negative Thoughts Per Hour
2 Hours Per Day – 3,480 Negative Thoughts
14 Hours Per Week – 24,360 Negative Thoughts

The Average Person Is Intoxicated with Negative Thoughts

Phil 4:8-9 AMP
8 Finally, believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart]. 9 The things which you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things [in daily life], and the God [who is the source] of peace and well-being will be with you.

What Is A Healthy Thought Life?

1. Mind Of Love

Love & Fear

2 Timothy 1:7
7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He
has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound
judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].

Fear
Triggers More Than 1,400 Known Physical and Chemical Responses
and Activates More Than 30 Different Hormones

Fear Has Been Linked To Illness Such As:
Diabetes, Cancer, Asthma, Skin Problems, and Allergies and More

1 John 4:17-18
17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 19 We love Him because He first loved us.

Galatians 5:22-24
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

1 John 4:7
7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

2. Mind At Peace

Romans 8:5-6
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Isaiah 26:3
You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.

Philippians 4:5-7
5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

John 16:33 AMP
33 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.]

Isaiah 26:3 AMP
“You will keep in perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on You—in both inclination and character], Because he trusts and takes refuge in You [with hope and confident expectation].

3. A Mind At Rest

Matthew 11:28-30
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Hebrews 4:1-3 AMP
Therefore, while the promise of entering His rest still remains and is freely offered today, let us fear, in case any one of you may seem to come short of reaching it or think he has come too late. 2 For indeed we have had the good news [of salvation] preached to us, just as the Israelites also [when the good news of the promised land came to them]; but the message they heard did not benefit them, because it was not united with faith [in God] by those who heard. 3 For we who believe [that is, we who personally trust and confidently rely on God] enter that rest [so we have His inner peace now because we are confident in our salvation, and assured of His power], just as He has said,“As I swore [an oath] in My wrath, They shall not enter My rest,” [this He said] although His works were completed from the foundation of the world [waiting for all who would believe].

Psalms 46:10
Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!

Joy

Romans 15:13
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may bound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

A Healthy Thought Life is: Love – Peace – Rest

2 Corinthians 10:3-6
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.