Posted by: Pure Glory | 06/28/2020

Take Your Thoughts Captive

by Hazel Straub

Weeds quickly grow in the flower bed. Today I pulled a number of small baby weeds that had popped up overnight. Although the roots were longer than the weed, they were thin and came out easily. They did not have to time to establish themselves. But if I had waited to deal with them, they would have spread with deep intertwining roots and been more difficult to pull.

Holy Spirit began to speak about the weeds or sins that sprout in our hearts. When a thought first enters the mind, it is easy to take it captive through Christ Jesus and pull it, like a baby weed. However, if we entertain thoughts of pride in how we conduct our lives, think about our desires of the flesh, and the desires of the eyes, our sinful actions become firmly rooted, deep and twisted around our hearts. These deep-rooted sins grow because of our cultivating thought life and sin. We have to cry out to God our Gardener, in total surrender, relying on his help to overcome these entrenched sinful behaviors, with the roots destroyed.

Catch all the foxes,
those little foxes,
before they ruin the vineyard of love,
for the grapevines are blossoming! (Song of Songs 2:15 NLT)

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  1. That’s right. Thank you for sharing such profound messages. God bless you

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  2. Great post. Thank you

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  3. AMAZING WORK

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  4. Beautiful post 💚

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  5. Amen, it is so true, we need to allow the Spirit to help guide our thoughts

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    • Yes! When we take every thought captive, after listening to Holy Spirit, then the thoughts are removed before they become entrenched.

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  6. I love thinking of God when I am gardening. How He works in us removing the sin (weeds) that want to grow up right next to us (the plant) sometimes. It is hard when I garden to remove those which are right next to plants without harming the plant. Oh how deceptive some weeds are. But God is so gentle, loving and kind. His ways are so perfect….. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Yes! Thank you for your comment. God is the best gardener! Blessings! ♥️ You are welcome!

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  7. Amen! ❤️🙏

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  8. I like your comparison of weeds and sins, Hazel. Nip them in the bud or pull them out, before it is too late. Great metaphor!

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    • Thank you, Peter! Weeds that are left without taking out when young, do take over the flower bed. Thank you! Blessings!

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  9. Amen!!!😄❤

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  10. Beautiful reminder! Love this ❤️

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  11. Great post. I really enjoyed the understanding of the lifecycle of weeds, and how important it is to take every thought captive early.

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    • Thank you! It is so important to get rid of negative thoughts when they first appear.

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  12. I find it is also easier to deal with the roots after a rain has loosened the hard ground. Staying in the word and prayer is our access to the rain.

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