Before we gave our hearts to Christ, our thinking was influenced by the world. Now that we belong to God, Holy Spirit gives unto us God’s thoughts. According to 1 Corinthians 2:16, we have been given the mind of Christ! This means we have access to God’s counsel, thoughts, and feelings.
1 Corinthians 2:16 AMPC For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart.
Although we have been given the mind of Christ, we still decide which thoughts we allow to dominate our minds and influence our decisions. For example, when we are faced with trials in life, Holy Spirit will provide us with God’s thoughts concerning the matter but our mind may also provide us with a worldly perspective. This worldly perspective is a way of thinking that has not yet been renewed by God’s Word. The way of thinking that you give the most attention to will have an impact on the choices you make. My prayer is that you will reject the worldly way of thinking and give more attention to God’s Word and benefit by obtaining His precious promises.
Philippians 4:8 AMP Finally, [a]believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart].
Prayer for the Journey
God, thank you for your Word. It is by your Word that my mind is renewed. Help me to accept your way of thinking and reject any worldly thought that arises in my mind. I know that when I think in alignment with Christ, I will see your purposes and plans fulfilled in my life. Lord, today I fix my thoughts on the hope found in your Word. In Jesus Name, Amen!
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