You Can Change Your Mind 19 September We have the mind of Christ.
Some people are baffled by everything about God. Youll often hear them say something like this: Yes, amen, but you know thats the way the Bible says it will be. After all, Gods ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. Yes, the Bible says that, but if thats all it says, we can never hope to be anything except stupid. But praise God, the Bible doesnt stop there. According to Isaiah 55:11, God says, So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. In other words, you dont have to stay below Gods thoughts. Your thoughts can come up to His level. How? Through His Word. Gods thoughts are His Word, so if youll think His Word, youll think His thoughts. But wait a minute. To think Gods supernatural thoughts, youd have to have a supernatural mind, wouldnt you? Yesand if youre a believer, you already have one. You have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16). I read that for years, but I didnt really understand it until I translated the word Christ. It means the Anointed One. So to have the mind of Christ is to have a mind that is under the influence of the Anointing of God. A mind thats not under the influence of God is in opposition to Him. It always goes contrary to His ways. And since Gods ways are right, then a mind without the anointing will think wrong. But hang on…just because youve made Jesus Lord doesnt mean youll automatically think Gods thoughts. You only begin thinking Gods thoughts when you begin to fill your mind and heart with the Word of God and make yourself subject to His Anointing. Romans 12:2 calls that process the renewing of your mind. It also says that process will transform you. Why does it have such a dramatic effect? Because when you change your mind, you change your choicesand that changes everything. So learn to stir up the anointing on the inside of you. Subject your mind to it. Allow the anointing to transform the way you think. Allow it to change your mind!Isaiah 24-25; Psalm 39I have the mind of the Anointed One. 1 Corinthians 2:16
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 55:6-11