“Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.” Romans 8:5-6 NLT
Well whats it gonna be today? Will you listen to your flesh or focus on the Spirit? Will you pray and fill your mind with the Word or just allow your mind to carry you along like an empty canoe bobbing down a river? Perhaps you’re complaining because your prayers haven’t been answered and you’re frustrated about that. Your choices today will bring your results tomorrow. No one to blame but you!
You can’t continue to pay attention to what he did to you. You can’t pay attention to what the doctor said, you can’t even pay attention to what came in the mail yesterday. The things you must pay attention to is this; Whats the Word say about that? If you’re unsure, your blessing has become vulnerable. It’s only those who trust in the unfailing Word of God that see the manifested promise. If it’s not showed up, spend time with the Lord asking for correction on your thinking and your speaking. He will show you! How do I know that? Because He said the Holy Spirit would lead you into all truth and that you will know the truth and it would set you free.
When you think on the Word, speak the Word, agree with the Word, your mind will have peace and you will live. I didn’t say it, the Word said it. So today as you face challenges, make your mind up right now that you will practice Philippians 4:8 today by keeping your mind on good things. It’s the only thing that brings lasting peace.
Relationship with God will trump your natural circumstances because you will have perfect peace. Isaiah 26:3 Amplified says: You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You. The Orthodox Jewish bible says He keeps you in shalom shalom. That is some heavy duty peace right there!
Oh Father my Father, You have this! All that is in my mind and heart I give to You. I climb into Your lap and catch the view from Your perspective because Your ways and thoughts are much higher then mine are. You have a plan for it all. You have a purpose for everything that happens in my life, my job is to trust You with it and that is exactly what I will do today. All for Your glory and Your Kingdom in the earth in Jesus’ name, Amen.