Thoughts and Actions

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Robert Browning said, “Thought is the soul of the act.” Emerson said, “Thought is the seat of action. The ancestor of every action is thought.” If God destroyed the world once for its continually evil imaginations, is it not reasonable to believe that all of the sin, lust, and licentiousness that is rampant today grieves His heart just as it did in that day? Many people dream of sin, imagine sin, and-if granted the opportunity-would indulge in sin. All they lack is the occasion to sin. So, in the sight of God, they are sinners as great as though they actually had committed immorality. All transgressions begin with sinful thinking.

You who have come to Christ for a pure heart, guard against the pictures of lewdness and sensuality which Satan flashes upon the screen of your imagination, select with care the books you read, choose discerningly the kind of entertainment you attend, the kind of associates with whom you mingle, and the kind of environment in which you place yourself. You should no more allow sinful imaginations to accumulate in your mind and soul than you would let garbage collect in your living room.

Prayer for the day

I need my thoughts to be continually purified by the cleansing power of Your Spirit, almighty God.

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  1. Rick Wilson says:

    “Blessed is everyone who fears YHWH God, who walks in His ways; for YOU will eat the labour of your hands; YOU will be happy, and it will be well with YOU; your wife will be as a fruitful vine, in the innermost parts of your house; your children like olive plants, around your table, behold, thus is the man blessed who fears YHWH God.”

  2. Nolito Dajoya says:

    God bless you Graham family, I thank God for everything he provided to me. Please pray for me that God will renew my thought and actions everyday that this may lead me into godly life living.

  3. Farooq Gill says:

    I agree, it is a truth of the Word of God. This message should be given to all the believers and the world. This is our need.

  4. jeanna Vaughn says:

    We are so thankful for the Billy Graham ministry across the world. I knew you in the beginning of your ministry at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. You are still a tremendous influence on my life. God bless you. I am sorry I can not make donation.

  5. Carrie says:

    This Is A Blessing

  6. Cindi Veal says:

    I really needed this today. I have some strange thoughts and don’t understand where they come from!! Thank you again Please pray for me

  7. Jody says:

    Thank you for this reminder. Today has been difficult but I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

  8. simon tunje says:

    uplifting stuff

  9. Mark Flores says:

    Exactly what I needed at this time!

  10. Everett Powell says:

    This is a
    great reminder!!! Thanks!!!