“Yep” says Jennifer Rothschild, “between your pierced ears and beneath your colored hair, you have a thought closet. It is full of everything you say to yourself. And what you put in your thought closet is what you will wardrobe your life with. So, our thought closets need daily attention to keep them in the condition Christ intended.”
Last weekend, I attended a Jennifer Rothschild conference. Jennifer is a beautiful blind lady who has an amazing walk with God. In her recent blog, she spoke of a “Thought Closet.” I was intrigued and read on. Here are some thoughts that resonated with me.
“God declares that all has become new (2 Corinthians 5:17)! That means the old, grimy gunk is gone and you are clean, renewed, and fresh. Sometimes, though, our thought closets can get awfully cluttered. What God made “new” can become dingy and neglected. Oh, girl, when this happens, it’s easier to find ourselves struggling with self-loathing, negative attitudes, and accepting lies as truth. So, how can we keep our thought closets new and clean?”
“We must tell ourselves the truth about who we are and what we have in Christ. Scripture says that our newness comes with a beautiful wardrobe. We renew our minds when we speak truth about what we have in Christ.
- A New Heart (Ezekiel 11:19)
- A New Song (Psalm 40:3)
- New Mercies (Lamentations 3:22-23)
- A New Spirit (Romans 7:6)
- A New Self (Ephesians 4:24)
If you lack any of these new things, “talk truth to yourself. Speak out loud to your soul statements that reinforce what God has given you: a new heart, a new song, a new soul, new mercies. That’s one way to keep your thought closet new and clean.
“In Psalm 57:8, David told his soul to “awake” in the midst of his failures. The Hebrew word “awake” is used 65 times in the Old Testament. It means to rouse oneself, incite, or to stir up. Sometimes we become sleepy and apathetic toward some of our poor choices and negative attitudes…. When we tell our souls to “awake,” as David did, we become alert…and are amazed by God’s grace.”
So, let’s allow God’s Word to renew our minds with Truth as we spring clean our thought closet.