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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