Prepare Your Mind

Discussion in 'Thoughts for Today' started by godbe4me, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Prepare Your Mind

    "Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ."
    I Peter 1:13

    Your mind is a wonderful thing! You can memorize life-changing passages of Scripture that can undergird you in your daily life; you can meditate upon God's Word, discovering His magnificent truths; you can discern between truth and falsehood; you can recall God's past blessings.

    Some of God's most effective servants were those who disciplined their minds for His service. Moses, educated in the best schools of Egypt, assembled the books of the Law for the Israelites. Isaiah used his scholarly mind to write an exalted prophetic book in Scripture. Paul learned under Gamaliel, the outstanding teacher of his day, and it was through Paul that God presented much of the theology found in the New Testament.

    Sadly, many Christians today do not exercise their minds to be of service to God. They allow others to do their spiritual thinking for them. If they can find their theology from a book, they will not bother to study God's Word themselves. If a speaker makes an authoritative statement, they readily accept it without verifying whether it is biblical.

    Paul urged Christians to strive for maturity in their thinking (I Cor.14:20). He said there was a time when his spiritual thinking was immature, but he had prepared his mind to know and understand the great truths of God (I Cor. 13:11). He had not allowed others to do his thinking for him. When you became a Christian, God renewed your mind (Rom. 12:2). Be certain to use your mind in a way that brings Glory to God.
    Henry T. & Richard Blackaby

  2. That was wonderful! It's true, we don't really discipline our minds like we should. It is too easy to depend on information from the internet, among other things. We have lazy minds. I'm glad they are renewed when we turn to Christ, but it does not negate our striving to renew them more by staying in the Word and not relying on others like you said.

    Who is Henry T. & Richard Blackaby, and where do you get these studies?
  3. If it wasn't for God, where would we be????

    But, Henry T. Blackaby and Richard Blackaby are both authors of the book "Experiencing God." They also have the Experiencing God Study Bible. What I have is the Day-By-Day Devotional and Journal that I am sharing with all of you. The Devotional, I think is very good and thought provoking.

  4. Have you ever noticed just how many people go to church without taking their Bibles with them? what you have written here Godbe4me about exercising our minds, the only way to do that is to read our Bible at home and at church, we are now asking people to bring theirs to church as we will from time to time ask one of them to read from their Bible, I feel that because of so much TV showing now people would rather watch than read.
    I agree also that we do have lazy minds.

    God bless you

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