God created the human psyche with a conscious and subconscious mind, emotions, and a free will to choose our destiny. Our brain controls our thoughts, which influence our words and deeds.
Enjoying the mind of Christ, who abides within us, allows Jesus to think and act through us. He helps us to accept the mysteries of God by faith. We adopt His values, enjoy His wisdom, and discern His judgments and reasoning (Colossians 2:2-3).
This all enables us to enjoy a deeper intimacy with God’s Trinity within us (Hebrews 13:21). We want less of this world (Psalm 119:33-37) and more security and affection with Jesus. We no longer desire the status, success and trappings of life on earth.
When we experience trials, we know the Trinity is right there with us and in us. He gives us the mind of Christ, and comforts us through it all (Psalm 71:20). We love Him, and we obey Him through each moment of our day (John 14:15).
When we prefer our own counsel over attaining God’s plans for our next activity, we do not learn to access the mind of Christ within us. It is only as we pay attention to Jesus’ thoughts in our mind that we are transformed into spiritual children of our most high God (Romans 12:2).
To live with the mind of Christ, we have His life and peace filling our heart and mind (Romans 8:6). His Kingdom consumes our thoughts, and His principles bring us indescribable joy (Psalm 119:20, 24). We feast on His Word day and night.
We do not want to believe a lie or to devote our self to myths and worshipping our ancestors (1 Timothy 1:4). With the mind of Christ in us, we know God’s truth at all times, which sets us free (John 8:32). His peace guards our soul, and keeps us from believing Satan’s lies (Philippians 4:7; John 8:44).
Father God, You are our Rock, our God of truth, and You have no immorality or injustice in You. You are just and right continually (Deuteronomy 32:4). It is impossible for You to lie (Hebrews 6:18). We devote our self to serving You as You direct our steps each moment of the day. Living in the center of Your will is the safest and happiest place on earth.
You gave us emotions to enjoy life, as well as a mind in order to receive Your thoughts and direction for our day (Proverbs 3:5-6). Remind us to inventory our thoughts and feelings during the day to discern when we are out of Your will for us. We love You with all of our heart, mind and strength and live at the pleasure of our King Jesus.
Thought for the Day:
It is critical that we allow the mind of Christ to lead and guide us through our day, as we accomplish the works that God created us to do with victory and success in each endeavor.
– Ephesians 2:10