Recently, I have been doing a study, for a class, on making decisions as a Christian. The bible speaks about a renewed mind so I decided to make my topic, renewing your mind in Christ.
I have taken a Dale Carnegie course and have read many books on the subject of having a positive mental attitude. The one flaw, I found was that I wasn’t being my natural self. I wanted to be me, that is the person whom God meant for me to be.
There is one scripture, which comes to mind as I’m writing this article: Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5. Paul is writing to the church at Philippi. When I read scripture, I normally put my name in the verse as if it is written to me or for me. Steve, “let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” Now, the verse has meaning. For me, it means that my mind has to be changed or renewed.
Isa: 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” When, I insert my name: “Steve, my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Proverbs: 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
While driving down from my sons, a verse ran through my mind and now I’m having trouble remembering it. This happens to us seniors. They are called seniors moments. I know it was words that Jesus spoke..I’ll be back..this is not the verse, however; this is one verse where Jesus speaks about the mind… Mark 12:30 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”
Meditation time….Phillipians: 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
note: this is a work in progress