7 powerful scriptures for next level thinking

I often think about my business and my ministry here at The Music Ministry Coach. What is my mission, or calling? Of all the things I teach and write about, I wonder, what is the central thought, message or idea that keeps resurfacing? As I think back over the different articles I’ve written, teaching I’ve done, posts on my Fan Page and even things I regularly do to help me stay on point in my own music ministry, I see one thing that keeps coming up again and again.

Thoughts. Thinking. Mindset. Attitude. For me, this is the hub that everything I teach and write about music ministry stems from. You can see it showing up over and over again in blogs like  3 Powerful Steps to an anointed music ministry and The 5 second rule of music ministry . A while back a dedicated an entire article to the subject of taking your music ministry to the next level by adopting a “next level mentality”, I called it.

Many years ago, sitting in an unemployment office with no job, I found myself alone at the desk of one of the agents that worked there. She had gone to retrieve paperwork or something. My eyes started wondering around for something to entertain myself while she was gone, when I spotted something on her wall that would change my life. It was this:

In a Sunday school session one day we were talking about the mind and healthy thinking, and I mentioned this Charles Swindoll piece and the importance of positive thinking. The instructor disagreed with me that Christians should practice positive thinking. He believed that doing so somehow negated or weakened our dependence on God.

But positive, healthy thinking is very much a biblical principle. One that gets a lot of attention in the bible in fact. There are far too many of them to include them all here, but I’d like to share with you 7 of the most powerful scriptures regarding positive, healthy thinking. Keep in mind as you read these, a couple of things:

1. Very often when you see the word “heart” in the bible it’s meaning is synonymous with “mind”, thoughts or memory.

2.  These scriptures are great for meditating on as you seek to renew your mind for higher levels of service in music ministry, but they will elevate every area of your life you apply them to.

Just hover your mouse over these scriptures and the text will appear.

Phil 4:8

Psalm 19:14

Proverbs 4:23

Phil 3:13-14

Acts 24:16

2 Cor 10:5

Psalms 51: 10

Can you really  improve your music ministry by changing how you think? Absolutely.  I’ve heard from more than one person who shared with me that their whole view of music ministry has changed since they connected with me. Others have told me they’re suddenly excited again about serving God in the music department. Still others are more determined and encouraged than ever before, just from reading the blogs, posts and e-mails. People who were on the verge of leaving have decided to stay. People who were content where they were are now seeking new levels of service to God in their music departments. People who thought they couldn’t do certain things are now realizing that it’s not what you “can’t” do, it’s what you “don’t know how” to do. And since we can do all things through Christ, anything you don’t know can be learned.

Much like the deliberate renewing of the mind that is expected of every new believer, there is a renewing that happens in your mind when you become determined to adopt a higher level of thinking about everything you do. And scripture shows us that what we spend time thinking about becomes a part of our heart. It’s the key to happiness and success not only in music ministry but every aspect of your life.

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11 Responses to 7 powerful scriptures for next level thinking

  1. Nenkerwon says:

    The 7 powerful scriptures speaks to the core issues of reality. I am blessed to have the opportunity to read your blog. Continue to inspire others with the word.

  2. Sonskie says:

    I like so much this message it can cause me to continue how life is important when you are doing reaction. Because our attitude is the condition of heart.

  3. alyce says:

    We have a choice. We can operate with our own power, or we can walk in the power that is ours from our Father. Verses so full of power.

  4. Paulette says:

    So glad I read your blog “7 powerful scriptures for next level thinking”. Just what I needed to forge forward and stop looking over yesterday and yesterday and yesterday.
    I need to stay in the present and see the beauty of what God is doing in my life. I just want to say thank you and really thank God for directing me to your site. Amen!

  5. I read that quote by Charles Swindoll before and I love it! I think it is very powerful and makes you realize how your attitude plays a huge roll in how you react.

  6. Jackie Pack says:

    Absolutely right on great blog, Ron. Thank you so much!

  7. I love your blogs Ron and this one on attitude is packed with truths, You always inspire me to take things to the next level. Thank you!

  8. Claudia Looi says:

    Winston Churchill said: “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” We do have a choice every day.

  9. Matthew Reed says:

    Scripture promises us that we are transformed when we renew our minds.
    If you want a transformed music ministry, change how you think.
    If you want a transformed LIFE, change how you think.

    Great post Ron, again, not just on music but on living the kind of life that God wants for us!
    I am pretty far out of your target audience for this blog, but it ministers to me every week.

  10. Olga Hermans says:

    I know how important it is what we think, because what we think we will finally speak. I love those scriptures that you mentioned. We need to feed our heart, which means the very core of our being. Thanks Ron for the encouragement this morning.

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