Proverbs says that man is what he thinks.  “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…” (Pr. 23:7). Thoughts are powerful.  Thoughts burst into words.  Oh yeah!   We think a thought just before we speak it; and … there are times when thoughts shouldn’t become spoken words.  Some thoughts are private while others are meant for sharing.  Next, our words trigger actions; words are spring-loaded with positive or negative charges as set nature into action by our words.  The Holy Spirit tells us “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof” (Pr. 18:21).  The tongue, one of the smallest members of our bodies, has power to change the course of life. 

Just think, everything Jesus did while on earth, He did with His words, which sprang from His thoughts.  Once spoken, words ignite a sequence of actions.  Actions can become habits in our lives.  Habits shape our lives and our eternity.  We only live temporarily in this current form of flesh and blood, and then….  

This is really, really big.  What is the quality of your life today, what are you thoughts and how will these thoughts shape your future?  To further emphasize the paramount, life and death significance of thoughts and words, listen to God’s word .... “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment “(Mat.12:36).  Now that makes you want to think before you speak.  By these few words we get it –thoughts are extremely important.  This is actually scary and comforting ...… depending on your thoughts and words! 

God cares so much about our thoughts that He’s interested in feeding our good thoughts and starving our wrong thoughts.  Yes, He is the Almighty Brainwasher, in the good sense of the title “Brainwasher.”  Of course He’d be a brainwasher – What kind of God coi-nhabits a dirty mind?  

Check out the Biblical verification of this truth: Romans 1:28 tells of a people who did not like to retain God in their thoughts.  Genesis 6:5 portrays the depravity of people in the days of Noah: “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”

(Obviously... Ben’s self portrait depicts his transformation from the inside out!  His radical godly thoughts overtake his neat exterior until he is lost for good in God!) 

Roman 12:1 tells us that “We are transformed by the renewing of our minds.”  We should think like Jesus not like ungodly celebrities.  We should shun the attitudes portrayed on the faces of contemporary mannequins.  Check it out: Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 2:5).  

Anyone daring and radical enough to allow God to invade your head and heart will inevitably become a new creature in Christ.  What an adventure!  This is the challenge of our Christian journey – to be renewed, to be transformed, to live like you are alive from the dead with a new heritage in Father God.  Listen, Jesus told us to address God as Our Father when praying.  If He’s our Daddy, then we need to look like Him, sound like Him and above all think like Him.  Say Amen!  


The student graphics on these pages should inhibit your thinking, because they are the only examples you’ve seen so far.  Let’s use our thoughts and create extraordinary pictures in our heads that become a computer generated reality.


Wear a hat that is filled with images of thoughts.
Illustrate thoughts exiting your head through your ears.
Portray the conflict between your good and bad thoughts. 
Transform your hair into images of your thoughts.
Cut holes in the background and filled them with thought images.
Pose with an open jacket from which flows thoughts.


 Build thought awareness!  Awareness is the first step we take toward godly change in every area of our lives. 

 Create a powerful poster that graphically illustrates the power of our thoughts.  After all, persistent and habitual thoughts direct our paths in life.


 Learn about layer options in Photoshop (blending modes, transparency, styles, size adjustment, fill, opacity, layer positions and so on).

 Place this poster where it will have a positive impact on the saved and unsaved.  Make your work count.  Give yourself to doing this project with faith in the power of God’s super-abundant grace.  Have fun!  Don’t work hard for a grade; work for the Lord and it’ll hardly be work at all.  He has a wonderful way of captivating us when we love Him and give ourselves to doing His work.  Be blessed!