There is nothing that escapes the knowledge of the Lord. He is the one who knows hearts. Not in vain, Christ warned us that sin not only consists of doing wrong actions but in desiring them. Therefore, it is highly recommended to confess what we do wrong and our dark desires that are the door to wrongdoing.
Good wishes can and should be the prelude to meritorious actions. Hence, we should beg the Lord for grace to purify our thoughts. Let us remember that grace works by granting us first the desire to do good and then the power to fulfill God's will. He is "the one who works in you to will and act according to His pleasure" (Philippians 2:13).
God can see in the depths of your heart. He knows what you feel. He knows what you want. He knows your thoughts. Before you even say a word. He knows what you are going to say!
In our thoughts is where the great battle is fought between the old man, who refuses to die, and the new man, who is Christ Jesus operating in us.
Psalms 139: 23-24 “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
This psalm shows us that God knows our thoughts, and we have to ask him that he leads us to a better thinking to perform better actions.
Transform your thoughts into prayers
The Bible mentions a lot about our thoughts. For example, Bible says that it is hardly possible to count the Lord's thoughts toward us and that we should despise illusory vanities and love His Word.
The more you cultivate the habit of praying, the more you will accomplish. You will be happier, and you will see God's answers. You will have discovered the secret of keeping in close and constant communication with your beloved Savior and Friend.
Every time a thought crosses our mind, no matter the time, the place, or whether we are alone or with others, we can turn it into prayers with great force. At the same time, we can develop a routine that does not require much concentration throughout the day. We can transform our thoughts into prayers. We can change them to aim toward God and witness miracles.
Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
We have to change our thoughts to God's will. The best way to do it is by renewing our minds.