Thoughts for Healing!

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” – 2 Corinthians 10:5

In the past two studies we looked at what a blessing depression is – as that creates the need for Christ. We also looked at the need to realize God’s Gift – Grace – no longer being under the law.

This Bible study looks at the thoughts and a method that has been around a long, long time for taking those thoughts captive!

First what is the “knowledge of God?” It’s Not the knowledge of your church or religion – it’s the knowledge of God! I can tell you in a nutshell what that has meant for me in my healing:

1)    God Is Love! – Love is an inseparable part of God’s very nature! It is impossible for Him to Be God and not Be Love!

2)   God through Christ has released us from the law! – See part 2 of this series and answer the 7 simple questions at “Let The Journey Begin!”

3)   There is NO condemnation for those in Christ Jesus! – Recognize that Any thought of condemnation which would cause your depression to spark is Not from God!

4)   God Radically Loves me and you! – He is in a constant motion to be in a closer Love based relationship with us!

For me the realizations above were the start of the journey that I write about, speak about and share.

Does that mean my mind always functions the way these truths would like- LOL! Nope! So there is an ancient practice that most churches and when I was growing up almost all churches Ran from called meditation.

I am going to show you how it works for me:

Find a time and a place where you probably wont be disturbed. If you are remember every moment was allowed by God so it happened for a reason and just come back to being undisturbed as soon as you can. Place a chair against an inside wall of your house and sit with an erect posture, feet flat on the floor and your hands relaxed and on your thighs facing palms up or down. Take a couple of deep breathes and as best you can relax and Be Here Now. Gently close your eyes and as you get back to normal breathing say this silently or out loud:

Breathe in and say:


Breathe out and say:

I belong to you

Breathe in and say:

God Is

Breathe out and say:


Practice this for 10 or 20 minutes a day while seeing in your mind you in the lap of God and Him just enjoying Loving you!

For more on Christian meditation you may want to check out Thomas Merton, Thomas Keating or The World Community for Christian Meditation.

Follow the series over the next several days - I challenge you!

Follow the series over the next several days – I challenge you!