We have a very exciting week together, friends! We will wrap up our 21 days this week and CELEBRATE our time together! You have worked so hard, I can’t wait!
How was everyone’s weekend? Many prayers are going up for you all :)
We left off Friday talking about the three weapons God has given us to combat fear. Today we reach the third one, a sound mind…
A sound mind denotes a spirit of self-control and discipline. It is a mind not given to rash, hasty, or foolish decisions. It is not captured by feelings or circumstances but maintains balanced judgment. It is a mind not frightened into subjection but securely grounded in the Word of God.
Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” (NLT)
Our minds are not pawns that must cave to the whim of every feeling, circumstance, or thought that comes our way. God has given us the mind of Christ which has the ability to rightly perceive and judge the integrity of a thought or feeling. The mind of Christ assesses all of life through the grid of God’s eternal Word.
As Joshua prepared to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land, God told him the key to his success would be the Word of God.
“This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.”
Joshua was to keep his mind focused by meditating on and obeying the Word of God. This is the best way to develop our minds as well. Do you have a Bible reading plan? Here are a few of my favorite resources to help you take in more of the Word:
Are you regularly renewing your mind with the Word of God? If not, find a Bible reading plan that works for you and begin it today! If you have a plan, share with us what you do.
Tomorrow we will wrap up by taking everything we’ve learned this month and putting it to work for us this year. 2013 can truly be the year of taking possession. See you tomorrow for our final day!
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