Verse Of The Day.
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus
Throughout the scripture, God placed such great emphasis on the state of our minds. Proverbs 23:7 tells us that, “as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” This is a very profound statement because it quite frankly tells us that who we are boils down to how we think.
The sum of our person rests on this and even though our spirit is exactly like God, the worth of our soul really depends on our mind. We are who we are because of it and where we are now is a result of our thoughts. This is why God made it a point to always tell us to mind our minds.
The state of our minds on issues such as relationships, success in life, authority, love, faith, work and so much more, will determine our response and ultimately who we are and what we become. We cannot grow beyond the state of our minds. Even God is guided by His thoughts.
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Let this mind be in you
When we look at the Gospels, we see so much of who Christ is and what He did. His words and response to issues were very radical and so if we must follow and become like Him, we need a radical change of mind. Our minds need to be made new (Romans 12:2).
There may be occasional situations that cause us to ask, “What Would Jesus Do?” And inasmuch as this is great in helping us consider and deliberately take steps in our discipleship, it is really not all there is to it. The truth is, We can only do what Jesus will do when we think like Him, and have our minds guided by His convictions in ALL that we do.
How do we grow the mind of Christ?
The scripture tells us to let the mind which was in Jesus be in us. This shows that our part is to let (allow, permit, agree to) the mind of Christ. When God begins to teach us this life, His Word will draw our hearts to Christ and He will bring situations our way that force us to decide either to allow the mind of Christ or to do it our way as influenced by sin, the devil and the world.
Will you let the mind of Christ be in you today?
We can only do what Jesus will do when we think like Him, and have our minds guided by His convictions in all that we do.Click To Tweet
Lord, I allow the mind of Christ find full expression in me today.
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