Showing posts with label #mind of Christ. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #mind of Christ. Show all posts

Saturday, March 21, 2015

RENEW

My thoughts trouble me and cause all manner of difficulty. My overeating, my self-condemnation, my sharp tongue all stem from my mind, and what I think about.  Romans 12: 2 urges us to be "transformed by the renewing of our mind."  As Christians, it behooves us to renew our minds and seek the mind of Christ.

Is that possible?

For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
                                                                            1 Corinthians 2:16


Salvation takes away our sin and provides us eternal life.


What then must we do to have the mind of Christ?



    1.     Meditate on God.

I will remember the works of the Lord; surely I will remember thy wonders of old.
I will meditate also on all thy work, and talk of thy doings.     Psalm 77: 11-12 
 

Meditation is simply soaking in God, dwelling on what He's already done for us, listening to His voice, and obeying His Word..

 
  2. Give up our critical nature nd words. Be an encourager.
 

****If it’s not good or uplifting, don’t say it and don’t think it.
      
          Divine Dining, my devotion book and Worth Her Weight, my new women's fiction seek to
         encourage the readers.
 
 

               3. Keep an attitude of gratitude.

In everything, give thanks.
A simple thank you can solve a lot of misunderstandings and hurt feelings.



4.  Remind yourself daily how much God loves you.
 
Romans 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

When we look down ourselves, we negate God’s love.

What I am and what I struggle with are not the same thing.
                                         Me, Myself, & Lies by Jennifer Rothschild
 
We need to separate those two things. I battle compulsive overeating. I also tend to use negative self talk about myself, calling myself a failure. But that’s not who I am. I’m a beloved child of God who seeks to follow His will and touch other lives with His love flowing through me.
 
 
    5.  Be positive.
I'm not talking about just positive-thinking, but positive because I trust Him to make it right.
 
                  Think of the problems you're facing today. How many of them would wither in the
                      light of God's love if we sought to renew our mind, to possess the mind of Christ?

                        I feel the need to fall on my face and seek the "mind of Christ."

                      
                        How about you?