Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but followed the counsels and dictates of their evil hearts, and went backward and not forward. Jeremiah 7:24 (NKJV)
In life we move in the direction of our dominant thoughts. As believers our imaginations are to be progressive and not retrogressive. The mindset of Christ moves forward and not backwards. Our imaginations are to be consistent with the knowledge of God and are not to contradict His will for our lives. When we do not focus on God and His word, our minds will begin to go the wrong way; there is no middle ground. Anytime our focus shifts from God; we will begin to follow the counsel and dictates of our hearts.
Obedience does not only defines our faith; it precedes it. The whole secret of spiritual progress is doing the will of God as we know it and going on from there. If we do what Jesus tells us, his light will dawn in our hearts. As we follow his directions, he will be there to guide and empower us. There is no other secret of progress in the spiritual life, than to trust and obey God to the later.
Remember, in the realm of the spirit, we cannot move contrary to where our mind is going; therefore, we move in the direction of our imagination. If our thoughts are not consistent with the will of God, we will live a life that is not consistent with the will of God and His expectation of us, which will eventually result in our lack of progress. The victorious and progressive Christian life is that which is based on the right imagination. Beloved, it is time we bring our thoughts and imaginations in obedience to the will of God.
I Declare: I have a sound mind filled with good thoughts, I am ready to obey all way and always. My thoughts are guided by God’s Word, every day. No obstacle can defeat me because my mind is programmed for victory
Ignite Thought: In life you are either moving forward with God or backwards with Satan.