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Chapter 1. The Invitation

“Most of our problems are rooted in thinking patterns that produce the problems we experience. This is where Satan triumphs—he offers wrong thinking to all of us. “

Chapter 2. Well-Laid Plans

“The first time I took only twelve dollars. I needed that much to pay the minimum amount on my credit card. I planned to pay it back. “

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Chapter 3. Satan’s Strongholds

“As long as we believe things that are not true, we will remain imprisoned by those strongholds. “

Chapter 4. The Devil’s Lies

“When you know the truth, that truth will free you from Satan’s strongholds. “

Chapter 5. Know the Truth

“If you. . [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My disciples. And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free (John 8:31b-32). “

Chapter 6. Undercurrents

“When the home atmosphere is terrible, the devil loves it. Division is his goal, and unfortunately, he is frequently winning in that situation. He loves it when people pretend and no one in the family actually faces the problems. That’s ideal for the powers of darkness. “

Chapter 7. The Blame Game

“The devil made me do it. “

“That’s God’s promise, and He lays His reputation on the line with that promise. God never abandons us or leaves us helpless. We can be like the woman who screamed but wouldn’t move. “

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Chapter 8. As We Focus

“Wherever we put our energies or our attention, those things will develop. “

Chapter 9. Power of the Spirit

“Without Your help, I’ll never be faithful in doing this. “

Chapter 10. Known by Our Fruit

“For out of the fullness of the heart, the mouth speaks. “

Chapter 11. Don’t Quit!

“Probably a growing Christian, I said. “

Chapter 12. “I Can’t Help It!”

“It’s not my fault I was abused. But it was my responsibility to let God help me overcome all the bondages I was experiencing as a result of that abuse. “

“It may sound as if I’m saying that trying to live the Christian life is nothing but one continuous struggle. That’s partly true, but that’s only a piece of the story. “

Chapter 13. Wilderness Mentality

“If we let them, those of us who are parents often act like those children who cry out, ‘Just a little longer. “

Chapter 14. Little by Little

“Most of us can understand that. The same is true in the battle for the mind. We don’t roust Satan in one big blow and then live in victory forever after. “

Chapter 15. First the Suffering

“If God only blessed us after we became believers—if He took away all suffering, hardship, and turmoil for Christians—wouldn’t it be a way to bribe people into the faith. “

Chapter 16. No Condemnation

“If I had been a good Christian, I could have changed him. “

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Chapter 17. No Hope

“What’s the use. Jeff said to me. I’ve tried many times to work for God and to accomplish great things. No matter what I do or how hard I work, I end up failing. “

Chapter 18. My Feelings

“But I can’t help the way I feel, Angie moaned. “

Chapter 19. Positive Minds

“Positive minds produce positive lives, but negative minds produce negative lives. “

Chapter 20. A Perfect Plan

“As soon as we say, ‘But wait! I’m not perfect! I fail,,’ we have taken our attention off God and allowed Satan to distract us with wrong thinking. “

Chapter 21. All Things Work for Good

“Although He was a Son, He learned [active, special] obedience through what He suffered (Hebrews 5:8). “

Chapter 22. Getting What We Want

“Most of us are like that—and when we don’t get what we want, we make people around us miserable. “

“Not my will, but Yours. “

Chapter 23. No More Excuses

“I’ve always had a bad temper. That’s just the way I am. “

Chapter 24. Why This Negativity?

“Although I wasn’t aware of it at the time, in retrospect, I realized that I had been rude and selfish by dominating the conversation. “

“Just because those are the natural places for Satan’s attacks doesn’t mean we can do nothing about them. “

Chapter 25. Ready Minds

“If I asked any group of Christians, Are you ready-minded. they would immediately say that they were. That’s what we assume being a Christian means—ready, open, willing to hear God, and to be obedient to what He says. “

Chapter 26. Positive Belief

“When Moses came down from Sinai after having received the Ten Commandments from God, He saw the wickedness of the Israelites who had become impatient in waiting. “

“But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out] (Hebrews 11:6). “

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Chapter 27. The Waiting God

“Yet the Lord still waits for you to come to him, so he can show you his love; he will conquer you to bless you, just as he said. For the Lord is faithful to his promises. “

Chapter 28. Evil Forebodings

“I realized that I had started to become like Marlene—I was miserable because I had allowed Satan to rob me of the ability to enjoy my life. It took a while before I was able to be positive most of the time, but little by little, my thinking changed, and so did my life. “

Chapter 29. Hold Your Tongue

“You really have the gift of gab, one man told me many years ago, when I first started in the ministry. He had pointed out something that I already knew: God had given me a ready tongue, that is, I speak easily. Words are my tools. “

Chapter 30. Mind-Binding Spirits

“I knew God had called me to a powerful, worldwide ministry. I didn’t brag about it and didn’t feel that I was special. I knew I was just a woman from Fenton, Missouri, whom no one had ever heard of. Yet I believed I would have a national radio ministry. “

Chapter 31. Decide to Believe

“When God speaks to your heart—to your inner being—you need to learn to say without hesitation, ‘Let it be so, Lord. ’ You have to learn to agree with whatever the Spirit of God says or wants. “

Chapter 32. Be Careful What You Think

“If you are going to win the battle of the mind and defeat your enemy, where you focus your attention is crucial. “

Chapter 33. Meditation Produces Success

“This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. “

Chapter 34. “I Want a Mind Change”

“I find a great deal of comfort in thinking about who I used to be and who I have become. It helps me not to be discouraged when I make mistakes or find that I still struggle over some issues. I’m greatly encouraged when I consider where I started and where I am now. “

Chapter 35. A Transformed Mind

“If our minds are transformed by the Holy Spirit, we will act differently. “

Chapter 36. Think About What You Are Thinking About

“If we concentrate our thoughts on good things—the kind of things Paul mentioned in that verse—we will be built up. We will grow spiritually and become strong in the Lord. “

Chapter 37. The Condition of Our Minds

“Because no one had taught me, I didn’t know I could do anything to change my thought life. It simply had not occurred to me. “

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Chapter 38. My Normal Mind

“The mind [should be] quiet and under the control of the Spirit. “

Chapter 39. Still, Small Voice

“All three of them were so distraught and noisy that they all left the same way they came. “

Chapter 40. Spiritual Praying

“When this sound was heard, the multitude came together and they were astonished and bewildered, because each one heard them [the apostles] speaking in his own [particular] dialect. “

“When we pray in the Spirit, our minds and our spirits work together. “

Chapter 41. God’s Vision for You

“The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me. . “

Chapter 42. The Peaceful Mind

“Satan wages his battle in the dark of night, and as we are about to drop off to sleep, he makes his move. “

Chapter 43. A Wandering, Wondering Mind

“When this inability to concentrate goes on for a while, you may begin to wonder if there is something wrong with your mind. What you often fail to realize is that when you’ve allowed your mind to wander for so long, you’re hardly aware that it’s taking place. “

Chapter 44. A Wondering Mind

“When you say the words, ‘I wonder,’ they sound innocent and honest. They also represent the way we avoid certainty in making decisions. “

Chapter 45. A Confused Mind

“Many Christians live much the same way day to day. They have become what James calls double-minded. They’re sure of one thing until something else happens, and then they flip-flop to the opposite opinion. “

Chapter 46. Just Obey

“When Paul wrote to the Corinthians, he pointed out that the Greeks thought it was foolish. And to the natural mind, it is. God sent Jesus, the sinless One, to earth for the express purpose of dying for wicked, sinful people. “

Chapter 47. Doing the Word

“When the Bible speaks about obeying the Lord, it is not a suggestion. His Word doesn’t ask, ‘Would you like to obey. ‘ God commands us to take action by being a doer of His Word, and when we are obedient, He promises that we will be blessed. “

Chapter 48. Trust God

“People keep trying to figure out everything. Tell them to stop trying to reason and explain everything. As the above verses point out, we cannot always rely on our understanding. “

Chapter 49. Nothing But Christ

“It was as if God’d whisper, You’re not there yet, Joyce, but you’re making progress. It’s uncomfortable because you’re learning a new way to live. “

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Chapter 50. A Doubtful Mind

“Like many people, I assumed that doubt and unbelief were the same, because we usually put them in the same context. In recent years, however, I’ve learned that there is a difference. “

Chapter 51. The Sin of Unbelief

“Just such simple, easy questions are enough to give Satan a place to attack. “

Chapter 52. Defeating Unbelief

“Just before he wrote those words, however, he said, Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully (v. 7). “

Chapter 53. Keep Walking on the Water!

“Most of us know the rest of the story. Some might even smirk, saying, ‘Big deal! He got out of the boat, started walking on the water, got scared, and began to sink. “

Chapter 54. Time to Worship

“Only one man responded—one out of twelve. “

Chapter 55. Why the Storms?

“It is his attempt to keep us focused on our problems instead of focusing on the goodness of God. “

Chapter 57. A Tempting Offer

“The world would be won for God, but it would be won by the way of sacrifice and obedience. The way of the cross would be Jesus’ pathway to victory. “

Chapter 58. The Disobedience of Unbelief

“It’s easy to say, ‘I believe,’ but the true test comes when we have to act on what we believe. “

Chapter 59. A Sabbath Rest

“Therefore beware brethren, take care, lest there be in any one of you a wicked, unbelieving heart [which refuses to cleave to, trust in, and rely on Him], leading you to turn away and desert or stand aloof from the living God (Hebrews 3:11-12). “

Chapter 60. From Faith to Faith

“True faith happens when we say, ‘Not only does it make sense to me, but I’m willing to stake my life on it. “

“Just think, two thousand years ago Jesus not only died on the cross for all my sins before I even knew Him, but for all of my sins and failures until the day I meet Him face to face. “

Chapter 61. Don’t Let the Devil Steal It

“Then you should have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received what was my own with interest (v. 27). “

Chapter 62. Anxious Minds

“It is a far better plan to spend the time and energy you would spend worrying on reminding yourself of God’s promise: ‘You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind. . is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You’ (Isaiah 26:3). “

Chapter 63. Greater Things

“When we allow the devil to overtake our mind with worry and anxiety instead of following God’s Spirit, we are living the life of the flesh, and it keeps us out of God’s will. “

Chapter 64. Reminders

“What begins in the mind eventually comes out of the mouth, and before we know it, we’re telling anyone who will listen how we feel. “

“When doubts try to sneak in, you can do what the psalmist did: You can look back and remember that God has always been with His people. All of us have had times when we wondered if we’d make it. But we did. So will you. “

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Chapter 65. Our Responsibility—God’s Responsibility

“We know that worry and anxiety are not characteristics of a godly Christian. Yet still, many Christians worry. “

“Stop worrying and start trusting in Him. “

Chapter 66. Right from the Heart

“Before long, you think of every possible obstacle on your path. You begin to feel as if nothing is right in your life. “

Chapter 67. Seek God, Not Gifts

“Instead of seeking God’s face, I’ve been guilty of seeking God’s gifts. Too many times I have been more excited about what He does for me than I’ve been about seeking His face and rejoicing in who He is. “

Chapter 68. D.V.

“When I say, D. V. , that’s a reminder to me—it’s my way of saying, ‘This is what I’d like. Is it okay with You, Lord. “

Chapter 69. Casting Our Cares upon God

“Cast your cares on God. “

“But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. “

Chapter 70. Holy Fear

“After this, the Moabites, the Ammonites, and with them the Meunites came against Jehoshaphat to battle (20:1). “

Chapter 71. Wasted Life

“I admit: ‘I wasted many years of my life worrying about things I could do nothing about. I would like to have those years back and be able to approach them in a different way. “

Chapter 72. Real Problems

“Most of the students come in because they need money. Money becomes the center of their lives, and it steals their victory and peace. “

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Chapter 73. The Critical Mind

“It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he shall stand and be upheld, for the Master (the Lord) is mighty to support him and make him stand. “

Chapter 74. “I” Problems

“That’s the big ‘I’ problem—also known as the issue of pride. That’s one way Satan gets into our lives, divides us, confuses us, and causes us to fight among ourselves. “

Chapter 75. When Someone Fails

“Don’t do as I do—do as I say. “

“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. “

Chapter 76. Passing Judgment

“When we choose to be judgmental, we will find that there is no end to the possibilities. “

Chapter 77. Loving One Another

“Most of the loving I see today in the church is based on convenience, someone told me recently. He went on to say that we will reach out to others as long as it’s convenient or doesn’t demand too much time or effort. “

Chapter 78. Guarding Our Hearts

“When the enemy creeps up, the sentinel calls out, ‘Thus saith the Lord,’ and the enemy flees. “

Chapter 79. Suspicious of Suspicion

“It took me a while to overcome a lifetime of suspicions, but I finally learned that when we love God’s way, we have no place for suspicion of others. “

Chapter 80. Trust God Completely

“The words from John’s gospel serve as an appropriate warning to us. He was speaking of the relationship Jesus had with His own beloved disciples. Jesus knew how much—and how little—He could trust even those who were closest to Him. He understood human nature—something all of us have. “

“And it also shows us that the Spirit can show the intent of our hearts to faithful, committed servants such as Peter through discernment. “

Chapter 81. Pleasant Words, Healing Words

“Those thoughts aren’t just about others—they are also about how we reflect on ourselves, as well. “

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Chapter 82. Passive Minds

“Don’t give the devil an opportunity. There are many ways we actually give the devil an opening to pounce on us. One of those ways involves being passive. “

“Stir yourself up—the way Paul urged Timothy. I’ll use myself as an example to illustrate what I mean. “

Chapter 83. Overcoming Passivity

“When confronted, passive individuals yell, But I didn’t do anything! That’s exactly the point. It’s what they don’t do. Their lack of action actually invites the devil back into their lives. “

Chapter 84. Right Action Follows Right Thinking

“Until you change your way of thinking, you won’t be free. “

Chapter 85. The Mind of Christ

“The mind of Christ is given to us to direct us in the right way. “

Chapter 86. Go with God’s Flow

“The choice is yours. You can travel down the river of least resistance and let the undertow pull you wherever it wants. Or you can choose to go with God’s flow. We call that walking in the Spirit, or living the mind of Christ. “

Chapter 88. Be Thankful—Always

“When good things happen to us, most of us turn to praise. It’s easy to lift our hands and our voices when God answers our prayers and delivers us from problems. But it’s not always as easy when things go wrong. “

“Not everyone can rejoice and give thanks for their suffering, but we can all give thanks in the midst of it. “

Chapter 89. Tips for Being Thankful

“When someone does anything nice for you, let that person know you appreciate it. “

Chapter 90. Meditate on These Things

“If you want to win the battle for the mind, meditation is a powerful weapon for you to use. “

Chapter 91. The Blessings of Meditation

“As we concentrate on God’s Word and allow it to fill our thoughts, we will push away all desire to sin or to displease God in any way. “

Chapter 92. Anointed to Bring Deliverance

“I understand and often I hurt with them. I understand because I’ve been there. “

Chapter 93. Eyes to See, Ears to Hear

“Those Israelites in the wilderness saw miracles, but they never experienced God. They saw the miracles at work, but they never grasped God Himself. “

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Chapter 94. What’s the Problem?

“What is your problem. That’s the question I would have liked to ask the Israelites! Their chief occupation seemed to be to grumble. “

Chapter 95. Bad Input Produces Bad Results

“When you’re tired of getting the same negative results—when you’re tired of Satan buffeting you and tormenting you—then you’re ready to make changes. “

Chapter 96. Responsibility?

“Which of the two did the will of the father. Jesus asked, and everyone could see it was the reluctant one. “

Chapter 97. Timing Is Everything

“The timing is everything, because it’s God’s timing that matters—not yours. “

Chapter 98. Instant Gratification

“Instant gratification takes too long, my friend said and laughed. She was standing in front of the microwave. She had set the timer for ninety seconds to heat her coffee. Her toe tapped as she impatiently waited. “

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