Overcoming Our Thoughts To Do the Will of God, By Karen Rowe


A Study for you and for me! It was before noon / now it is before 2.  I beleive I served my Lord.  I hope this is a blessing to someone besides me.  It is as it is.  To the Lord I commit this work according to my faith.

Focus:   Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God!

And, Glory Hallelujah!  Together we can give God Praise!

I thank Jesus for this revelation and pray for the Holy Spirit of the Lord to stir our thoughts, our mind, our will and our emotions more and more towards God, Creator, Maker and Father; and more and more towards God’s Son, Jesus, who did come in the flesh to raise us in His Spirit!

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Overcoming Our Thoughts to Do the Will of God, By Karen Rowe

     Remember this is a study that I am posting as I learn.  So be patient with me.

      I am super excited about this message!

     I hope this is a blessing to you too!

Good morning Dear Friend,

I hear many prayer requests; and I do believe the Lord is helping me understand through my own deliverance; In Jesus Name!

If you haven’t already read the Devotion today, please do so.  This devotional thought come after and during the thought process to gain a deeper understanding about what Jesus died to set us free from!

Our thoughts!  And, as we hear the word spirits … yes plural, please think on God is singular and all inclusive!  Holy Spirit is of ONE in Agreement with the Father, through the Son, in the Holy Spirit and understanding in the Word of God!   All of our Holy God agree within the perimeter of God’s Holy Mind!  We can join this thought process in the Lord Jesus and follow our Master knowing that it is our thoughts that 1st must be transformed!

See?  Jesus said, “It is Finished!”  on the cross!  My friend, do you know it is finished for us today too!  In Jesus Name!  Our carnal mind can be overcome to experience the life that is in Christ!  Freedom and Delieverance and Set free to enjoy God’s Peace Jesus told us of!

What a Gift from God to us!!!

So 1st thing 1st, God so loved us!  1st!

Jesus went through all temptation known to man for us 1st; and then died for us in Himself so that we too can choose to live in Him, who is the 1st resurrection (Now);  and the Last resurrection – where there will be no more temptations to overcome!

As do we, Jesus felt hungry, alone, scared, wrongly accused, burdened …. but how did Jesus overcome?  By the same Spirit of God, we have been given when we 1st confess all God has done for us by sending Jesus to overcome for us.

Go see what you have in Jesus …

Go seek until you find it!

Victory is FOUND in our Lord our God, Creator, Maker and Father, when our thoughts are reborn in the Living Christ – Jesus is the Resurrection of our Mind!  Jesus is the Resurrection of our emotions!  Jesus it the resurrection of our will!  And, of course our life!

God, has given us His spirit of the courage and strength we need to accept God’s will.  God did not give us thoughts of fear, but of  HIS spirit of power, of love and of a sound mind to overcome all things that come against us.

Holy Spirit work God’s thoughts not mine.

I don’t have it all figured out, But God does … Follow Jesus

My friend,

Let’s look at the thoughts of Peter!  To me, this is a powerful revelation, and I am just presenting it to you in the way I am seeing it for the very 1st time!  I don’t have it all figured out, But God does … Follow Jesus is my motto & reminder in life!

I could tell you how this past week, Day one, I had to call out to my true God to help me overcome the burdens of the world that the world was casting at me.  I had to cast away all my thoughts of right and wrong to the Lord.  I even had to say, God, I know I am complaining; and by that confession to my Lord and my God, the thoughts of God in me began to stir Praise in my mouth and heart to replace how myself felt.

The very next day!  In the morning, I rose with Praise and basically said to the Lord, I will do all these things of today and yesterday in honor of my God, the One who supplies all my needs and everything good and needed to grow in His Mind.   *and get needed things done, but with God’s JOY; not that torment to my soul.  Any one relating?

I had to I commit all the right and wrongs in the hand of the Lord, yet I still had to do what I had been assigned to do.  Faith 101 was looking a little different to me – God opened my eyes to see and experience another level of deliverance!  I still am praising God for this day!

My friend, with that one simple change to my attitude (the way & the things that I was allowing my mind to focus & think on) to focus (not more on Jesus); to focus completely on Jesus, EVERYTHING CHANGED for me!  I was enabled by Praise to my Father and God in the Name of Jesus Christ, my Savior and my Lord over my entire soul to do all the work the next day with the JOY of the Lord in my heart!


See, these things are real:  It took all day to complete all that was before me the day before.  So, this mountain of work was real.  The dealings of my heart were real.  But the deliverance was real too!   If I can tell you a secret, if you are still reading along this far:   I attached my emotions and forgot that my emotions this time needed adjusted to the Lord.  I really thought 2 people would help me, and I felt stabbed.  I wanted people to help me, but God knew I needed to grow!   And, then I realized, God was teaching me Only Jesus is Perfect.

I hope I said this right.

Jesus is the only consistant right in our world.

We think, we feel and we want to, but only Jesus brings us the Light to see, and be utterly filled with and by God’s Joy to do the very same things that preoccupied our soul!  This is why I am learning what Jesus meant, Jesus come to set the captives free.  We can be captive to our thoughts and how we allow our thoughts to control our emotions.

Surrender it all to God in Jesus Name, Come, His burden truly is light!

Seriously, this is why the Bible says to think on these things….You have heard of that Bible verse of what to think on and why ?

… If anything is pure, lovely, praise worthy, of Good News Report, any virtue ….

My friend, as I am learning that Jesus died to save me from my own thoughts, emotions and will, so that I can put on the NEW MIND of God, thru-by and in Christ Jesus, I am experiencing what I can only define as DELIVERANCE!  And, I am doing things that held me down to a place of torment, with God’s precious and priceless JOY in the Lord’s Mind.


Like the new wine in the new wine skin …. my seams won’t burst in the Mind of God!  And God’s mind is the best, and I think our renewed mind is the new wine!


As I listen to God’s thoughts / yes discernment is necessary, I believe God is showing me that our renewed mind in Christ is that new wine Jesus becomes to us and for us and in us!


What do you think about this?   I would love to hear your thoughts!

Ref also:  Mt 12:37, Mt 10:20 and Jn 13:37 …  Please share as you read these too. Perhaps someone doesn’t have access to the written word like we do.  In the comments, we can all have access, as Jesus has given us access to the thoughts of God in believing on God’s Testimony and all that Jesus has done.  Holy Spirit come!

How much do we need Jesus?  Totally and completely!  To be transformed to this place of Life and Life everlasting, but we can begin living with God through by Jesus today!

NOW, let’s look to the life of Peter!

And I will leave you to God’s Mind and His Thoughts, the only thing you need, is to be reborn in the Mind of God by confessing that Jesus is the Son of God; and God dwells in you , and you in God!

Glory Hallelujah!  I thank Jesus for this Revelation!

Lord, why cannot I follow thee now?

Lord, Open our eyes!

Without delay:  Peter had thoughts …Are you guilty of any of these thoughts?  I am!

3 basic things I see in my own human-side as Peter’s natural weak-way of thinking, perhaps all of us experience day to day?    Yet, Peter also received the Revelation of who Jesus is Him; and Jesus told Peter to feed His sheep.  so also, Peter saw who the world is to God.

do you know how valuable you are to God?

My friend, do you know how valuable you are to God?

Help me out with these …. Again, I am in a study of the Gospel of the Good News / not so much telling … And, my purpose in this writing is to allow the Spirit of the Living God to stir God’s Thoughts in us to renew us together in the same mind of God.

  1.  Jesus told Peter,  guided him to even see, that God told him who Jesus was.
  2.  Jesus called Peter,  and is guiding us still to see to tell Satan to get behind
  3. Jesus chose to build the Church upon Peter.

Lord, why cannot I follow thee now?

John 13:37, KJV  Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake.

John 13:9, KJV  Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.

Matthew 26:35, KJV  Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.

Matthew 26:33,  Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.


But Peter said, Not so, Lord;  

Did you catch that?  peter said, not so Lord;

Can you see how patient God is with us?  and how much God So loves us!

this has got to make you smile with God!

We are all guilty of being offended and thinking we have never eaten anything unclean  :)

Read Peters revelation on that … how God again levels out Peter’s Perception!


God again levels out Peter’s Perception!

Acts 10:14, KJV  But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.


Matthew 14:28-30, KJV 

28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.

29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.

30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.


From Doubt, to Bold Faith, Peter was afraid and beginning to sink and Peter cried, saying, Lord save me.


Are you liking this study as much as I am?  But it is getting time to rest in this.  As we finish …

John  6:68, KJV    Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.

Lord, to whom shall we go?

thou hast the words of eternal life.

John 13:6-8, KJV

Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?

Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.

Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.



Do Ya’ll want more?  I do!  But for today, that is a lot!

God doesn’t give us more than we can handle!  The knowledge of who God thru-by Jesus is LIFE ETERNAL!

Why Jesus come is to transform us in the light of the Knowledge of God to experience the Light of His Love, the Light of His Joy, the Light of His Life, the Light of His Revelation …

You see, Like the power to your home is supplied by a certain power company.  The Power Source is of One.  But the electricity would blow-up our house, unless it weren’t stepped down in power and into a form that will be able to light our house and stepped down in power in the level our house could handle.  See?  You know, from the source to the main breaker panel, and then to switches and recepticals and the HVAC and dryer may require more / but the breaker must be of the size to handle the load.    As we grow, we can grow in more.   The Source is God, and he feeds us the knowledge of His LIGHT / His Son / The power that comes to us from God to SEE Clearly!


Leading us to Life Eternal :  Knowledge of God and of His Son.  REF:   John 17:3, KJV

I don’t know about you, but if God told me all that I needed to change about me & all at one time, I would have blown up by now many times over!  But see, how beautiful it is to be loved by God and receive transformation thru-by Jesus Christ a little at a time?

As much as we enjoy a light that warms our home to a comfort; or a charger to keep us connected to the internet, or a stove to do cooking, or a water pump to enjoy the benefits of water flowing into our home ….

Jesus comes to us with the purpose to give us LIFE, so that we can choose life and choose blessings, that are exceedingly and abundantly above all we can think or imagine!

See?  The power of God’s Thoughts is greater that our way of thinking.

Jesus is the way … :)

God says choose:

Life and blessings, that are exceedingly and abundantly above all we can think or imagine!

The message today, is about changing our mind for the Mind of Christ:  The Holy Spirit is the Mind of God.  God’s thoughts are higher than ours.

Thank you for joining me in my devotion today!  I really was about to burst inside unless I shared what was stirring inside of me!  I am plenty emptied out now.  So it is time to go for now.

In Closing, can I share with you that this was a help to me!  I got to read each one of these Bible revelations. And think of so many more.  See how unlimited the knowledge of God is?  To God be the glory and I hope that you will thank Jesus with me for this message today.    Please know how valuable you are to God!  I don’t think it is a little thing that God would impress on my heart so much just for me to learn and for us to learn together.  This is how much God loves you!   Jesus!    Jesus is enough always!

If God can use Peter; If God can use me, then my friend, you have to know how valuable you are to God that He is using you too!

Praise God for all good and righteous things!

Seek ye 1st the KINGDOM OF GOD; and all these things will be added unto you.

Surrender your thoughts to God and follow the way Jesus says.

Jesus is the Way!  Jesus is the Truth!  Jesus is the Life!

Oh my friend, why is your soul downcast!  Surrender and then resist those thoughts.   If you do what is acceptable to God, praise Him – don’t you know that God already loves you?

The rest is just God opens another circuit in our brain to grow in how to abide and remain in Jesus.

And< I believe the Lord is wanting me to say this thing too:

  • Love is unconditional.
  • Forgiveness is conditional on our repentance (Changing our mind, renewing our thoughts and choosing the way that honors God when we know how.

When and as, we change our way of thinking to God’s Thoughts … my friends, when we receive this, we will never be the same!

I would love to hear from you in how God used this to give you His Perspective on something that has been holding you down.  Just a praise away!  To God be the Glory and may I be one of the 1st to say thank you Jesus for being all that I have ever needed to grow in my personal relationship with my Father God.  We may think it is going to kill us but dying to self is where we find the life God has made for us in His son, the Christ.  In Jesus Name, this makes my heart happy and filled with strength and joy and I feel surrounded by your friendship in the same grace of our God!

Jesus, we glory in your peace.

Love in Christ,

Karen Rowe,

Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.

PS:  Dewey, Pastor Alston asked about you yesterday.  He said, tell him I am praying for him.  See how the Lord knows; and we respond with yes Lord I am listening; and pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ.  Glory Halleluiah!  Soli Deo Gloria!  The Highest form of Praise!  The thought come to me of God that I believe God is saying, you would like to know!  So I responded to the glory of God in this message!

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