includes Matthew 6:24-34
"The Bible says As a person thinks so is he. I am influenced by what I watch on TV, the electronic games we play, the people we are around, the literature we read. It is all influencing our thoughts, who we are, and how we respond to life. It is a very precious thing that we have, and we have to watch out that we are not taken away and distracted from the things of Christ."
includes Luke 8:4-15
"Remaining under the trials cultivates the soil and causes the effectiveness of God's Word to bring forth fruit. God's Word is there implanted within me for God's Spirit to transform my mind and renew my mind. So Satan says, 'Let us get occupied all week long with the things of this life, the things of yourself. Let us put the effectiveness of the Word aside. You don't want to meditate on that."
includes Luke 10:38-42
"We are not talking about going to a Bible study because God's Spirit could not be in it; it could not be a ministry of God's Spirit to people's hearts and minds; it could not be changing and transforming and healing people in their minds. We can be involved in a setting where we are studying the Bible like it is a textbook. If God's Spirit is not in it, if God's Spirit is not making it alive, if God's Spirit is not speaking to us, then it is a vain, empty, activity. Period. There is only one thing necessary, sitting at the feet of Jesus and hearing His Word."
includes I Corinthians 7:29-35
"Now Christianity is not psychology. It is not the power of positive thinking. It is not practicing certain psychological principles. But a relationship with the Lord so personal that we have interaction with Him in our minds. Paul taught once I have received Christ all of life takes place in the arena of my psyche (ψυχή, psuchē)."
includes I Peter 5:5-9
includes Philippians 4:1-7
includes Philippians 4:8