As Your Mind Goes…

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Jesus knows how your mind goes, so your life goes.

He knows that you have years of mental pathways laid and that your most frequent thoughts have deep familiar grooves they travel in.

What are you thinking?

What are your most frequent thoughts?

I am not talking about the power of positive thinking, I am talking about the power of Christ-like thinking.  1 Corinthians 2:16 says “But we have the mind of Christ.”

That doesn’t mean that we are robots who all think the same way, it means that Jesus has given you access to His mind and how He thinks by the power of the Holy Spirit.

You have your own mind and think your own thoughts. In Christ, you can make new grooves and new pathways.

“Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.”

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8 ‭MSG‬‬

When your mind is stuck on repeat and it is filling you with fear instead of faith-change it.

Refuse to take the old roads of thinking and make new pathways based on God’s truth.

Make His way of thinking your new groove.

Change Your Mind

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Repent is an old word that we don’t use much anymore but the concept behind it is one we do all the time – we change our mind. And when we change our mind, we change the direction of our lives.
Right in the middle of the busiest season of the year, I want to remind you that the most powerful thing you can do right now is rest and repent.
Rest in God’s grace.
Repent of self-effort.
Rest from perfect image making.
The kind of rest God has for you is a deep down rest that knows and is confident that God will fulfill His Word in you.
It is a confidence not born of flesh or work but from the Spirit and grace.
It is a trust that is so sure that a quietness envelopes your soul.
You can rest in the midst of conflict.
You can be quiet in the midst of chaos.
This kind of rest doesn’t come from removing all strife from your life, it comes from being obedient in the midst of it.
It comes from making hard choices and trusting God’s way instead of your own.
“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭30:15‬ ‭NIV‬‬
Repentance is about realizing that all your dizzying efforts to make your life happen your way will only cause you strife, fear, and pain.
Rest is about realizing that you are loved completely by a Savior who sacrificed Himself for you so that you can be empowered to live the life He created you for.
What do you need to change your mind about today?
How are you going to rest in God’s grace today? 

When Your Mind is Stuck on Repeat 

  
Change your mind.

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them” – Albert Einstein 

Jesus knows how your mind goes, so your life goes. He also knows that you have years of pathways laid and that your most frequent thoughts have deep familiar grooves they travel in. 

What are you thinking? 

What are your most frequent thoughts? 

I’m not talking about the power of positive thinking, I’m talking about the power of Christ like thinking. In fact, there is an incredible statement in 1 Cor. 2:16 NIV:

“But we have the mind of Christ.”

That doesn’t mean that we are robots who all think the same way, it means that Jesus has given you access to His mind and how He thinks by the power of the Holy Spirit.  You have your own mind and think your own thoughts. In Christ, you can make new grooves, and new pathways. 

Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on
things true, noble, reputable,authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; 
the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. 

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8 ‭MSG‬‬

When your mind is stuck on repeat and it is filling your with fear instead of faith- change it. 

Refuse to take the old roads of thinking and make new pathways based on God’s truth. Make His way of thinking your new groove. 

Have a wonderful day, my friend!