What food is to the stomach, thoughts are to the heart of man. As the nature of the food you eat (whether the right or wrong type) will ultimately determine the state of your body so does the nature of thoughts you allow into your heart ultimately determine the state of your life.Success, failure, poverty, wealth etc are the products of your heart.
As there is food that can damage the body so there are thoughts that can damage one’s cycle of life. If we knew what power thought had and understood how to ‘eat’ them, we would have found how to regulate the events of our lives. We would not for one moment play around with thoughts related to failure, defeat, doubt or any other negative thing.
The Word of God by definition is the expression of the thoughts of God towards humanity. They are good and not evil to give you your expectations in life. When you have set goals and have a defined purpose, dreams or aspirations learning to feed on the thoughts of God is the mighty step towards realising your goals.
My son, eat thou honey because it is good and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste: so shall the knowledge of wisdom be to thy soul when thou has found it, then there shall be a reward and thy expectation shall not be cut off. (Proverbs 24:13 – 14) what honey is to your physical being the thoughts of God are to your soul. It gives a reward i.e. your expectations shall be exceeded.
Jesus taught that it is not what enters a man’s mouth that defiles him, but what comes out. For what goes in (i.e. food) enters into his stomach and then it is passed out into the draught. He said that what goes into his mouth cannot defile him because it cannot reach his heart.
What comes out of his mouth (i.e. words) can defile him because these enter into his heart and once it gets into the heart in abundant measure it enters into the life experiences of the person.
If you want to get anything into your life experiences then learn to use your tongue knowing that your words feed your heart and whatever stays and grows in your heart becomes your life.
Pastor Poju Oyemade