God knows our thoughts. Every single one of them, good and bad. Every proposal you consider, every scheme you contemplate, every image you imagine – good, bad, natural or spiritual – it is seen and heard by your Heavenly Father.
Know this: God judges your mental actions just the same as He judges your physical actions. If you don’t believe it, let these scriptures invade your soul:
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. – Psalms 19:14
The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord,
But the words of the pure are pleasant. – Proverbs 15:26
O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness,
That you may be saved.
How long shall your evil thoughts lodge within you? – Jeremiah 4:14
“As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the Lord searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever.” – 1 Chronicles 28:9
Are you seriously serving God in your thinking so that your mind is acceptable in His sight? Just know this: In Genesis 5, God found the thoughts of man to be continually evil both day and night. Because of this, He sent judgment. He didn’t have to wait until their thoughts became actions and they crossed the line between righteousness and sin.
Your thoughts matter to God as much as your actions. Learn to control them for His glory.
From my book: Soul Invasion