Take captive our thoughts....love that picture....really fail miserably at it tho. I also am really beginning to understand the idea of a wedge. I've seen them at work and understand the principle...but when I think (ha) about my thoughts...and trying to take them captive....or thinking on the things of God...it isn't initially the big issues or big irritants that ge to me...it's the problem that starts as a little annoyance....and is allowed to expand...wedge-like to distract and erode our focus and dedication to God...and his desires for our life. I think right now of a person I know....one I am struggling with to take captive my negative thoughts...it's hard. And I really understand how changing those patterns have to be a concerted effort...it won't change without intention.
Lord help me take my thoughts captive...to harness them and guide them to how you would have me think and act to bring your love, grace and mercy into my life and the lives around me. Amen.