It is only God who is able to take nothing and make something wonderful and exciting appear before you. If you will allow God, the opportunity to speak directly into your spirit. I truly believe that Deep Thinking will be one of those books that you will read over and over again. It is my sincere desire that the rest of your life will be the best of your life.
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By Charles Louis King
Trafford PublishingCopyright © 2012 Apostle Charles Louis King
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Chapter OneManaging One's Thinking
As one becomes engrossed within deep thinking, one begins to see other dimensions that have gone undiscovered. Since God looks at the inner man and not the outer man, one must make a mental connection within oneself. This journey will begin with deep intimate thinking. A human being should be able to think one's way through any situation that they encounter. The way in which one approaches a situation mentally determines the outcome, whether it will be positive or negative. It is how a situation is perceived that determines the outcome.
Likewise, one's position in God has a profound effect upon determining how one faces the various challenges that life will bring.
In the case of death and loss, most human beings need to be mentally fortified.
This fortification comes from having a working knowledge and understanding of God's word. Not only must one know the scriptures, but one needs to understand how to apply the principles of the scripture to their life. When you understand what it is that you are facing, you can accept the circumstances more readily. There is a tremendous benefit to be gained through Bible study and meditation as it relates to death and loss. Clear and precise thinking allows one to be at peace with oneself and God.
It is when one's thinking becomes cloudy and out of control when problems arise. An uncontrolled thought is like a locomotive zooming down a railroad track out of control.
What you are willing to do with what you know makes one powerful. Power is released into one's mind through thoughts that provide direction, insight, and the truth.
Thoughts that bring negative and harmful results must be discarded as soon as possible.
Faith and thinking go hand in hand, like peanut butter and jelly. One's faith has a direct correlation with one's thinking, especially in the area of receiving. It is what you have faith in today that opens doors for opportunity. When your thinking is aligned with your faith, multiple opportunities lie within fingertip reach.
Thoughts become building blocks by which one may shape his or her spiritual life. These thoughts are derived from thinking about something. In Romans 10:17, we see that "faith cometh by hearing, and hearing the word of God." You need to first hear something or read about something before you can think about it. The elevation of one's thought into action will cause either positive or negative things to start happening. As we receive information, it becomes the source upon which one builds. It becomes rather important to watch carefully what we are allowing to become a part of our information network from this network of information which has arisen from the thoughts that have filtered through one's system; this source of information becomes the basis from which we shall make decisions that will affect one's life.
It becomes imperative for the believer to read and to meditate on God's word.
From your Bible study and meditation, thoughts will begin to surface. It is the truth that is revealed from God's word that is coming to light. As you apply deep thinking into God's word, the mystery from God's word will be released through revelation knowledge.
Revealed knowledge has a lot to do with breaking down conditions to God's promises.
When you understand what the condition is, you can enjoy the promise. In Acts 26:2a, it states, "I think myself happy." If how one thinks can be that important, why not apply that principle to whatever you plan to receive in life? I believe that one's fate begins with how one is thinking. Both gladness and sadness come from how one thinks. Choose to be happy whenever possible. When man realigns his thinking with God's word, many pitfalls may be avoided. Gravitate toward those thoughts that provide direction, insight, and unlock truth. I believe it is an asset when you recall a pleasant experience during a time of difficulty. Pleasant experiences, like umbrellas, have a way of allowing negative thinking to run off like raindrops.
Although man will face times of difficult thinking, God can make that transition easier with how one manages those thoughts. Difficult thinking is a part of life. Yet how we manage is what yields either a blessing or a curse. It might sound strange, but one must pick and choose the things that one decides to dwell upon. Random thoughts are like misguided bullets; they all land somewhere. It is one's thinking that sets things in motion. If you can recall the story of the prodigal son, when he came to himself, his thoughts began to provide him with direction. Because one's memory is the storehouse for one's thoughts, God has to place within us instant recall to remember those things which have slipped out of sight and out of mind. Deep thinking that has been inspired by the Holy Ghost can walk us out of difficult situations.
Thoughts begin in the unseen world but manifest in the known world. If we think on something long enough, it is amazing how those thoughts will begin to take legs and walk. It makes absolutely no difference whether the thought is positive or negative: it will produce something. In retrospect, when one's mind is cluttered with many thoughts, one's life becomes cluttered. Your life will follow your thinking. The way that we think will dictate the kind of lifestyle that one pursues. We have not because we think not.
It will be one's thinking that will propel them from one level to another level. What you are able to believe God for will determine one's success. It is imperative that one spends quality time filtering through those thoughts which will affect one's life.
You might say that the power of an idea is formed within deep thinking. The power for great ideals exists only in the minds of an individual. When the individual shares their ideal by speaking or through writing about it, the birth of that ideal will set in flight, change, fulfill and accomplish for those individuals who receive the revelation.
God places a high value upon man's thinking. God provides some guidelines to assist man with his thinking. In Philippians 4:8 we see principles that will direct man with his thinking, "Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of a good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." In these five whatsoever elements of honesty, just, purity, lovely, and issues of a good report, we have the direction needed to stop one from missing the mark. In Proverbs 11:5, it states that our thoughts need to be right.
"Your thinking will directly connect you into a source. Whether you choose God or Satan, a connection is formed. It is impossible for sweet and bitter to proceed from the same fountain; likewise, neither good nor evil will proceed from the same spirit; you will be controlled by one or the other. Hopefully, you will yield your spirit into the hands of God.
Many of the experiences that you face in life leave deposits within your mental laboratory of thinking. From our infancy, we begin to make these deposits. They find a resting place in one's memory. Some lessons learned are more difficult and provide more value than others. When life takes that unnatural turn, and it will, at that time one needs to recall a specific experience that assisted them in overcoming an issue. At that time, the Holy Ghost becomes instrumental in assisting the believer with recalling the situation and the lesson that was learned from the experience. In Hebrews 11:1, we read, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
Those things that you believe God for become part of your blueprint. The evidence of things that we learn from become our book markers in life. It is the evidence of what we have learned that becomes the foundation for one's thinking to be established upon. Even though it may be the evidence of something that cannot be seen, it yet remains tucked away. In Isaiah 12:3, it declares, "Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the well of salvation." We must make sure that we are placing the right things into the reservoir.
Because when we need to draw those experiences out, we can only draw from that which has been placed within.
Make sure your spiritual depository is being filled with lessons that are being learned through daily living. Both trials and errors are making deposits into this depository, so the entire negative must be carefully sifted out. We are constantly learning and gleaning knowledge from various sources: books, tapes, and media, just to name a few. One's daily Bible study should be an unlimited source for making daily deposits. We also receive knowledge through both direct and indirect means; not only is God speaking through others but he is also speaking directly to individuals. These lessons that we are learning become one's personal evidence that we have to draw upon. It will be up to the believer to determine what they choose to think upon.
It is God's desire for man to unlock the hidden mysteries that are contained within his word. To tap into that wisdom, one must have an open heart to receive revelation knowledge that is coming directly from the spirit of God. Revelation knowledge proceeds from deep thinking and meditation upon the word of God. It was Jesus's desire that his disciples walked in the area of deep thinking. In Mark 8:27b, he poses a question to them: "Whom do men say that I am?" Jesus wanted to know who was looking into the deeper things of God. Jesus was looking to see who had the insight by the spirit of who he was.
In the area of deep thinking is where we begin to tap into the spiritual vein of God.
In Ephesians 3:20, there is a principle worth looking at: "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we may ask or think." When you can stretch out in your thinking, there is a wealth of knowledge to be harvested. One's thinking can take one exceeding and abundantly beyond what you have thought or imagined. This deep thinking must start with desire. Desire and a willingness to obtain more will thrust you into an arena that has eluded you in the past. Dreams are conceived through the unconscious mind through inward thinking. What you are willing to invest into your dream will either produce your substance or a failure. One's success will begin with how much effort one is willing to invest into thinking. Intense desire and relentless thinking should move an individual into action.
Never allow yourself to become paralyzed by negative thinking. Satan will do everything possible to contaminate one's thinking with an outdated set of values; if you allow it, he will intimidate you into believing that you will never receive God's best. It is what one perceives in their thinking that allows one to walk into their God-given rights.
Both perception and desire work together to unlock and open doors for the believer to channel their thinking into the revealed knowledge of God. Never allow your thoughts to run rampant. In 2 Corinthians 10:5, it says, "Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalted itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." We must harness the thinking and rein in every negative thought that comes to stifle one's growth. Negative thinking must be sifted in the same manner as one would remove a lump from flour. Satan can only suggest to the believer what to think about; we should reject his suggestions. If one cannot control what we eat, speak, or think, what can we control?
The people with whom we associate and directly influence our thinking have a correlation with what we encounter in the future. Through communication with others, we are receiving daily deposits which become the foundation from which we will later draw from. When one allows negative people with their negative thinking to pollute their thinking, those negative deposits will begin to drown one's zeal and cripple one's ambitions in seeking after things of God. When one's desire is smothered, it hinders you in fulfilling your dreams. If you do not manage your thinking, your thinking will manage you. If you refuse to allow Satan into your thinking and reasoning, you will discover that life will become and remain a whole lot sweeter.
What we think and speak about activates what we will receive. The next phase of this puzzle involves action. So with deep thinking and speaking, one should be able to transform the invisible into the visible by building upon your most holy faith. As we speak about those things that we think on, we give life to our thoughts. When we think on godly things, a fire is ignited within, causing one's faith to spring forth.
Faith will manifest evidence and produce the substance that one desires. Together with thinking and speaking, the believer moves into action. However, thinking alone produces nothing until the desire to produce moves the individual into action. One's action is necessary to receive any end result. From one's thinking, you begin to develop a mental image of what it is you desire. When you begin to speak about this desire, you give life to the thought. The action that you are willing to take triggers faith; and faith will produce substance. Whenever Jesus saw faith, he would ask the individual in need what is your desire? The man at the pool of Salome had laid there thirty-eight years thinking about getting into the water, but because of his circumstances he had not taken a step of action to make it happen. When Jesus spoke to him, his faith was ignited again to make his request known so that he could receive what he desired. The birthplace for one's faith must begin with how you think. The mouth becomes the steering wheel that will direct the blessings of God into your life.
When believers trust in God, their thinking is void of suspicions, apprehensions, doubt, and reservations. God constantly drops thoughts into the mind, especially when you possess a prayer life. Thoughts become alive through the vehicle of speaking and believing, those thoughts may be either positive or negative. So it is very vital to guard what you are thinking. In one's pursuit of spiritual success, avoid negative thinking and never allow it to become a road block. Because God is able to look at the heart of man, he knows our thoughts even before they enter into your mind. When our thinking connects with God's thinking, something wonderful will happen. Everything that ever was and everything that will ever be came into existence because God dropped a thought into the human mind. Whenever God gets ready to solve something on earth, he drops the thought into a man's mind. It is what man does with those thoughts that affect the world that we live in. It is how you think that sets us apart from the animal world. God has given man the ability to receive his thoughts and then to make something come out of those thoughts. God is the only being that can take nothing and produce something.
God has given man the ability to receive the thought and develop the ideal and then he produces the substance and the evidence. To God is the glory for allowing man to think.
In 1 Corinthians 2:10, it states, "But God revealed them unto us by His spirit; for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, and the deep things of God." After knowing the mind of God, be led by the Holy Spirit into his knowledge. It is in man's thought life where God does most of his revealing to man. If you have not discovered it by now, begin to take notice of the battle that is taking place in your mind. Satan will spend whatever time is necessary to disrupt your thinking because he knows that whoever controls the mind will control the individual. So as we recognize the value of deep systematic godly thinking, keep your thoughts uncluttered from worldly ways and attitudes.
Chapter TwoHindrances to Our Thinking
One of the greatest hindrances to man's thinking is the lack of knowledge. Thinking is so vital to our success. When we receive information from various resources, our thinking processes automatically begin to group that information together into various slots within the brain. We then either accept or reject the stored information. One can never measure the power of a thought until the results have been weighed out from our thinking. When we as individuals have been accumulated to limited sources of knowledge, our acceptance rate for receiving new truth and knowledge becomes limited also. At some point in our life, we must learn how to become a better steward from within.
It becomes our choice, whether to continue in unregulated thinking or to reach out and accept new truth. When our thinking is anchored in truth, we are more able to recognize and to receive information that comes in from various sources. However, if we refuse to accept this new information into our thinking and reasoning process, we move our self into a position of checkmate. Our need to know coupled with a desire to succeed should become a formula for reaching success.
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Table of Contents
ContentsChapter One: Managing One's Thinking....................1
Chapter Two: Hindrances to Our Thinking....................11
Chapter Three: Thinking as Related to Marriage....................20
Chapter Four: Faith Related to Deep Thinking....................30
Chapter Five: Deep Thinking Related to Unhappiness and Happiness....................40
Chapter Six: How Does One Govern His/Her Thoughts....................49
Chapter Seven: Locked In or Locked Out....................57
Chapter Eight: An Easy Way Up or a Hard Way Down....................65
Chapter Nine: Your Heart: The Clearing House....................74
Chapter Ten: Thinking and Speaking....................82
Chapter Eleven: The Truth and Thinking....................90
Chapter Twelve: How We Think Determines the Direction We Pursue....................98
Chapter Thirteen: Do Not Allow Satan to Control Your Thinking....................107
Chapter Fourteen: Think Your Way Out....................116
Chapter Fifteen: A Change of Heart and a Change of Mind....................127
Chapter Sixteen: An Attitude in Your Thinking....................137
Chapter Seventeen: Closing Down the Hatch....................147
Chapter Eighteen: Obtaining Your Special Place in God....................157
Chapter Nineteen: Thinking Is Like the Root of a Plant....................167
Chapter Twenty: The Mind, the Thought, the Emotion....................178
Chapter Twenty-One: The Word of God Mixed with Thinking....................187