This Bible study will help the reader to learn how to control her thoughts and why that is necessary. It will accomplish this by identifying what the Bible has to say about thoughts and then reinforcing those points using interactive questions, personal application, and memory verses. The following quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson illustrates how important a person's thoughts are:
"Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny."
The foundation verses for this study are:
2 Corinthians 10:4-5-"For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ."
Philippians 4:8-"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 good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."
This Bible study will help the reader to learn how to control her thoughts and why that is necessary. It will accomplish this by identifying what the Bible has to say about thoughts and then reinforcing those points using interactive questions, personal application, and memory verses. The following quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson illustrates how important a person's thoughts are: "Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny."
What if in just a few short weeks, with biblical tips and "down to earth" reminders you could wage a war against doubt and self-defeat and all the things that leave you a road-weary warrior wondering what to do next? The answer is that you can and Virginia Carr offers you some light and some valuable perspective to help you with the task. Change the Way You Think is built on studied biblical principles and offered with a sincere desire to make your faith more real and your heart more aligned with the Will of God. This is your opportunity to set your mind free and all you have to do is Change the Way You Think! -Karen Moore, Author of Wellspring 365: Meditations to Refresh the Soul
With powerful quotes, personal application, and in-depth study, Virginia Carr guides us on a journey of taking our thoughts captive in order to develop the mind of Christ. We don't have to fall for Satan's lies! -Vonda Skelton, speaker and author of Seeing Through the Lies: Unmasking the Myths Women Believe
Taking control of our thoughts is not an easy task especially if we are operating from years of learned behavior. In Change the Way You Think, Virginia Bayse Carr offers an in depth study that reshapes the reader's thinking toward a sound biblical viewpoint. An excellent resource for personal or small group Bible study. -Keiki Hendrix, The Vessel Project, Owner, VP Virtual Editor
In Change the Way You Think, Virginia Carr has set forth a game plan for all believers that gives divine truth a luster and makes wisdom smile. The purpose of her book is to equip each reader with biblical solutions they can use to regain control of their thoughts and actions, to the glory of God and for the benefit of others.
As you read, be prepared for some changes in your life. These fresh, creative ways to walk the path of life will be helpful not only to fledgling authors but also to all followers of Christ our Lord, Who said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life."
When it comes to carrying out research, living the Message, and writing it with power for others to read, Virginias work is nonpareil. -Norman B. Rohrer, Founder, Christian Writers Guild
Virginia lives, studies, and writes in Chillicothe, Ohio. She is a mother of three grown children and grandmother of five. She earned an Associate Degree in Business Management Technology and a Bachelor of General Studies Degree from Ohio University while working full time and raising her children. More recently she earned a diploma in Christian counseling through Light University. She is a member of the Christian Writers Guild and the American Association of Christian Counselors and serves the Lord at Lighthouse Baptist Church. She is currently writing her next Bible study and her first novel.