What an Unveiling We Have in Jesus

2 Corinthians 3:16 But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

How fitting is it to know that turning to the Lord is a mind altering experience. An experience that changes our own personal truths into falsehoods no longer worthy of our attention and time. Taking those thoughts that once deadened our minds to Christ, we now place curb side for pick up.

As we walk in our Christian faith, whether it’s a new relationship in Christ, a few years in, decades traveled or it’s been a lifetime adventure, the biggest changes occurred in our mind, first.

You see, most of us grew up thinking on the things opposite of which God originally intended. Our thoughts weren’t always fixed as Paul beautifully stated, “on what is true, honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable…things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”  (Philippians 4:8)

And it would seem in today’s times with all that can entertain us, Satan is still at work on the mind. And doing a very good job. Still able to seduce and reduce our minds into thinking on the things opposite of God, thinking more on what is untrue, wrong, and immoral. Placing veils over our eyes once again.

Believe it or not God isn’t bent on forcing us to think that His ways are best. However, He does reinforce, re(mind) us that He’s not a God that backs down either. We willingly have to turn to Christ for those revelations to occur in our lives.

And the word of God works best.

Psalm 119:59 I pondered the direction of my life, and I turned to follow your laws.

What becomes clear in reading and studying God’s Word is that Jesus experienced it all. Thoughts included. And although Jesus had His time with the one who tried to convince Him otherwise (Matthew 4), His thoughts never wavered.

Matthew 4:11 Then the devil went away, and angels came and took care of Jesus.

Stay renewed in scripture, and on Jesus, it’s the best mind changing experience ever!

1 Peter 1:13 So think clearly and exercise self-control. Look forward to the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world.

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25 comments

  1. ohhh, I like that curb side pick up!

  2. amazing miracle!

  3. You better know it Cathy!

  4. Beautiful post! I love it Tahlitha.

  5. Thank you very much.

    I enjoyed your post as well, ‘Dont Make Me Come in There and Threaten You with Jesus.’

  6. Thank you so much! Not sure if you read any of the comments, but I was really nervous putting it out there. I was thrilled to see that so many people heard the point and didn’t get lost in the title. 🙂 I truly appreciate that you read it!

  7. When we put our thoughts out there, faith in God in particular, some may agree, disagree, and ‘throw tomatoes’ as you say, but the dialogue has been started.

    There’s a ‘show and tell’ we don’t always receive well from our pastors. And although I don’t believe harsh words convey Jesus’ message at all, being truthful to the word of God is where we find salvation in Christ.

    I enjoyed your thoughts! Keep sharing.

  8. You are wonderful!! Brilliant thoughts.

  9. God’s glory speaks for it self. Let’s chat again 🙂

  10. I can personally attest to this “mind altering” experience. Love this post.

  11. Hi, Yevette!
    Thanks for reading, glad you enjoyed it.

  12. Beautifully expressed! This came to my mind (this mind word again!), ‘Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think’ (Romans 12:2). And sadly you are right that in today’s times there are just so many distractions but the Word works best!

  13. Thank you. A wonderful verse (Romans 12:2).

    I enjoyed your post as well, ‘If children came with a manual.’ I look forward to reading more of your adventures in motherhood.

    God bless you.

  14. Tahlitha, I have nominated your blog for the Kreativ Blogger award. You can come by my place and get it!

    http://craigmotor.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/kreativ-blogger-award/

  15. Amen.

    I enjoy reading your devotionals.
    God bless you.

  16. “And it would seem in today’s times with all that can entertain us, Satan is still at work on the mind. And doing a very good job. Still able to seduce and reduce our minds into thinking on the things opposite of God, thinking more on what is untrue, wrong, and immoral. Placing veils over our eyes once again.” ~ An incredibly poignant truth, and one each and every one of us should be aware of. The subterfuge is in getting us to think things such as: “The devil is too busy to bother with me.” He isn’t.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    Blessings,
    Cara

  17. Thank you, Cara. The devil is busier than ever. He has his time to confuse and sway and is using it (us) well, if we let him.

    I enjoyed your post ‘A Wingless Bird.’ The strength of others can be our biggest motivation in sharing our own. God bless you.

  18. You’re welcome. Thank you for taking the time to read mine as well. And, you’re right; I often wonder what I would do, without the strength of others to remind me Who and What it is we fight for. It’s stories such as Nick’s that, not only bring me the perspective our society lacks, but striving for an attitude of gratitude.

    And bless you, Tahitha. 🙂

  19. Please excuse me, I realized I had spelled your name wrong the second I pushed the “post comment” button! So sorry. Tahlitha!

  20. No worries, it happens. 🙂

  21. You write so well, and then the message you delivered is something we need to hear over and over again! Those lies bombard us all day long. How I need to stay turned to Jesus! Thank you and God bless you as you use your gifts for Him and us!

  22. Thank you Debbie. It’s truly a humbleness to what God continues to do in my life.

    God bless you too. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

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