Over the last few weeks, we’ve been exploring how our internal soundtracks shape our lives and decisions. We can replace the negative and deforming soundtracks in our mind focusing on practical steps inspired by Paul’s wisdom in 2 Timothy 1:7-9 to cultivate the Spirit of power, love, and self-discipline in our daily lives.

1. Identify and Replace Negative Thoughts: Regularly challenge negative thoughts by asking, “Is it true? Is it helpful? Is it kind?” Replace them with affirmations from Scripture that reflect God’s truth about who you are in Christ.

2. Cultivate a Habit of Gratitude: Practice daily gratitude by thanking God for His power, love, and the sound mind He has given you. This shifts your focus from worries to God’s faithfulness and provision.

3. Seek Supportive Community: Engage with a community of believers who can speak truth into your life, encourage you in love, and hold you accountable in your journey of faith.

4. Prioritize Prayer and Meditation: Regularly spend time in prayer and meditation to invite the Holy Spirit to fill your mind with God’s truth. This helps to silence negative thoughts and align your thinking with God’s perspective.

By implementing these practical steps, we can actively nurture the Spirit of power, love, and self-discipline within us. These habits not only transform our soundtracks but also empower us to live out our calling with confidence and purpose, reflecting God’s transformative power to the world around us. “Review the messages in our Soundtrack series here: https://pittmanpark.org/series/soundtracks/”

This week we’re staring a new series called “Retold” where we will look at some of the great stories of the Bible to discover new insights about who we are and who God is calling us to be.

God bless,
Jonathan Smith
For Jesus. For People. For Community.