How We Think Now Matters
Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.
Why is it so important that we learn how to govern our minds? “What Does Your Life Say About Your Faith”, was what Elder Aaron preached on last Sunday, when he asked us to examine our lives, through the scriptures. So, let’s examine ourselves. What we do tends to follow, what we think. That’s why the enemy is so focused on twisting our minds up in knots with lies and half-truths. Many of the lies from our childhood build false identities for our present, but we don’t have to live to live under the oppressive bondage of those lies anymore. Why? Because we are transformed by God’s truth though God’s justification and sanctification. God is focused on changing our minds more than changing our circumstances, so it makes sense to value what God treasures. A mind set on what the Holy Spirit teaches us through the word.
Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.
We get mentally exhausted because there’s a battle for our thoughts, 24-7. Satan wants to control what is valuable to all of us and our minds are worth a lot. We tend to focus on what we are struggling with, instead of how we got to where we are, struggling with problems, suffering, and the consequences we are facing do to the decisions we’ve made. But transformation won’t happen until our thoughts change to what God’s truth says about who we really are in Christ. Just like, what we eat tends to shape our bodies, what we feed our minds tends to shape our lives. So, let’s get our minds into spiritual shape by knowing God’s truth.
What is the Holy Spirit saying to you through these scriptures?