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Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Jun 24, 2021

Episode Summary:

In this episode, we talk about how to train your brain to trust God. Our guest, Kris Reece, is an expert in this area and will be sharing practical tips with us for learning how to renew our minds, take our thoughts captive and train our brain.

Quotables from the episode:

  • God is the one who does the transforming BY the renewing of our mind.
  • Renewing our mind begins with addressing thoughts that are not life-giving.
  • To take our thoughts captive we have to interrogate them to determine where they are coming from.
  • Our thoughts come from one of three places: God (who prompts and convicts), Satan (who pressures and condemns), or us (often from our past experiences)
  • If a thought does not come from God, I don’t want that thought.
  • It helps me to know what the Bible says, and then to put it into my own words so I can apply it to that situation and remember it later.
  • God never gives us more hard work—the enemy does that.
  • God reveals the areas that need renewal, by our reactions to situations. Oversized reactions indicate our internal thought processes.
  • Our reaction is our responsibility.

Scripture References:

  • Romans 12:2 “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”
  • Ephesians 4:23 “Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.”
  • 2 Corinthians 10:5 “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

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For more hope, stay connected with Dr. Bengtson at:

Order Book Breaking Anxiety’s Grip / Order Book Hope Prevails  /  Website  /  Blog  /  Facebook / Twitter (@DrMBengtson)  /  LinkedIn  /  Instagram Pinterest / YouTube


Kris Reece holds a Ph.D in Christian Counseling and a Masters Degree in Theology. As a Counselor, Coach, Author and practical Bible Teacher, her passion is to help others defeat life’s devils, grow in their faith, and become everything they were created to be.

Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson