Sunday, March 17, 2013

My Mind

Before I get into what I want to write about, first and foremost God is faithful as always. Today, at church my pastor was talking about Abram in Chapter 15 going through a hard and dark time of struggling on trusting God even when he was just accounted for righteousness by God. But God then told Abram that He was the Lord and was going to be with him and to know that certainty even when things go wrong for his descendants. Then, we went back at night and pastor was in Genesis 29, the same chapter I was encouraged in from my blog last month 
It is just awesome to know that though I want to feel unsettle, I still linger towards having peace. He continues to show me He is faithful and I just need to take it as a day by day process as He continues to mold me. But...

I have been struggling this past week with my thoughts and mind. It is the whole baby thing again, struggling to understand when it is the "right" time and if there is any "right" time by my standards. But all of this starts with my mind. What I allow in my mind consumes me. If it is negativity, I will be negative. If it is discontentment or coveting, I will be discontent and coveting what others have. I cant be a living sacrifice for God if I dont renew my mind every moment of the day. I need to remain watchful because like 1 Peter 5:8-11 says,
"Be sober, be vigilant; because[c] your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 10 But may[d] the God of all grace, who called us[e] to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. 11 To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen"

Amen is right : ) I also need to to remember that I am  not fighting the things of this world like wishing I was like everyone on Facebook having babies or my husband when I feel like we are not on the same page but satan himself who does not want me to trust God completely with His perfect time and will. 
It all starts with with my mind. Here is some scriptures I found a few weeks ago.

Is 26:3
You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.

Luke 12:29-31
 “And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. 30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. 31 But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things[a] shall be added to you.
Romans 7:21-25
 I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good. 22 For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. 23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!
So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.

Romans 8:5-8
 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

2 Cor 10:3-5
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,

Romans 12:1-2
 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Back to Top