Monday, November 28, 2011

The Law of The Mind: The Beautiful Mind

The Beautiful Mind
 "To the pure and beautiful mind all things are pure and beautiful, but to those whose minds are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure and beautiful; their mind and conscience are defiled"
(Titus 1:15, emphasis added).

In today's society, much emphasis is placed upon the outward appearance of someone. People are literally judged by how they look as to whether someone will hire them, marry them, or even befriend them. Beauty is a billion-dollar industry and people are constantly trying to keep up with the latest fashions, trends, and even getting plastic surgery in order to just compete and meet the status quo of what the media says is beautiful.
I believe beauty starts within. First, beauty is a mindset. I know the old saying of: "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!" I want you to think of it like this, "Beauty is in the Mind of its Beholder!" Only you as it relates to the thoughts of your mind can determine if you will be a beautiful person, and not only a beautiful face. Your physical looks will fade, but your thoughts will remain until the end of time (as it relates to your life).
Beauty/Beautiful is defined as having beauty; having qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc… Beauty in delighting the senses or the mind… For something to be beautiful then it is has to be wonderful, fantastic, extraordinary, incredible, and attractive.
Our minds should be Beautiful! We should have wonderful, fantastic, extraordinary, incredible, and attractive thoughts every day! A beautiful mind brings great pleasure and satisfaction to every area of our lives. Your thoughts shape your entire life. Thoughts are the core of our emotional, spiritual, physical, and relational health. If you feel poor in the health of these areas, then check your thoughts and see if they are beautiful or ugly! Ugly thoughts produce an ugly life.
The Beautiful Mind of God:
Since God has a Beautiful Mind, we should too!
Psalm  40:5
"Many, O LORD my God, are Your wonderful works Which You have done; And Your thoughts toward us Cannot be recounted to You in order; If I would declare and speak of them, They are more than can be numbered."
Psalm  139:17
"How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!"
Anxious thoughts don't produce beauty…
Job 20:2
"Therefore my anxious thoughts make me answer, Because of the turmoil within me.
Psalm 10:4
"The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts."
How do we Stop having anxious thoughts?
Philippians 4:6-7 says, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
Prayer, Supplication, & Thanksgiving are the antidote to an anxious mind!
First, one must pray (communicate) with God in order to have and possess a beautiful mind.
Secondly, one must make supplication (humble & earnest petitions) to God to achieve a beautiful mind that produces results.
Lastly, one must gives thanks to God in order to keep a beautiful and joyous mind.
What are Beautiful Thoughts?
Philippians 4:8
[ Meditate on These Things ] Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things!
Meditate on the Super 8!
·         True/Truth
·         Noble/Nobility
·         Just/Justice
·         Pure/Purity
·         Lovely/Beauty
·         Good Report/Manifestation
·         Virtue
·         Praiseworthy
Every day Meditate (ponder purposefully) on living and walking in truth, having the character of nobility, being just to all men and extending gracious justice to every situation. Being pure in all thoughts and displaying purity in your daily lifestyle. Meditate continually on being lovely in countenance while waiting patiently on the good report of manifestation. Walk in virtue (excellence) every day and allowing continual praise to come forth in all situations.
Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."
"A Beautiful Mind, Produces A Beautiful Future!"