What are we Thinking?

What are we Thinking?

When Jesus rebuked the enemy working through Peter, He told him he was being mindful of the things of men, not of God. Our adversary tries to battle us in our thoughts the same way. The more we are mindful of the spiritual realm, the more we can walk victoriously in the natural realm. 

The Greek word for mindful is phroneo, to exercise the mind; that is, entertain or have a sentiment or opinion; to be disposed in a certain direction, and to intensively interest ourselves in a matter. When we meditate upon what we see in the natural, we magnify its potential impact. If we over-think our ways, and the ways of others, we become fearful and quench the flow of the mind of Christ in our lives.

Our aim is always to be mindful of the things of God. Reading and speaking forth the Word of God helps us exercise our mind. We press through until we are disposed to think toward the things of the Spirit, more than of the flesh. Our walk is by faith, not by sight. We do not focus too much on the human aspect, but on the spiritual, from glory to glory!

If we over-think our ways, and the ways of others, we become fearful and quench the flow of the mind of Christ in our lives. Click To Tweet

Matthew 16:23 “But He turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.’” 

 

 

 

A Spoon

A Spoon

We are the salt of the earth and the light of the world; the Lord is glorified when we represent His love and grace. An illustration often used to identify interaction with people is depicted as three utensils: a fork, a knife and a spoon.

A knife cuts people off, is destructive, sharp and has no mercy. There is no forgiveness, understanding or grace. Often because of having been abandoned by a caregiver, a person hides behind a thick wall, cannot commit, and lives in constant fear. A fork picks at others constantly, is critical in a negative way. None of the good traits in others are ever mentioned. There is love and care, but it’s inconsistent and not dependable. One day it’s one way, the next it’s another. The relationship is highly unpredictable.

As Christ’s Ambassadors, we are to be like spoons. A spoon gently scoops up others with love and kindness and holds them in high esteem. Loving one another is done in deed and in truth. The way we speak to one another and walk in love and truth is proof to others that we walk in the Spirit. As we are being transformed into the image of Jesus, the Holy Spirit enables us to be spoons, from glory to glory!

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Colossians 3:12-14 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, long-suffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. 

 

 

 

Almost

Almost

Sometimes we may feel as though the rug is being pulled out from under our feet. This causes us to question where we stand. In those times, we wonder if we will slip and fall. Sorrow fills our heart; a sense of heaviness envelops our being, and we pray fervently for God to come to our rescue. Time after time God enlarges our path so we do not slip. 

This enlargement defies the tight place we may think we are in and makes way for God’s delivering power. He makes a way out of all troubling circumstances. We may almost slip, almost give up, almost breakdown, yet God comes through with His amazing grace. The foundation on which we stand is strengthened and enlarged by the Christ we believe in—our sure foundation. 

When we almost fall, Christ sustains us to the utmost. He upholds all with His right hand and He never permits the righteous to be moved. He delivers us out of all our afflictions. We pray believing He sustains us and gives us safety to stand every place we step, from glory to glory! 

When we almost fall, Christ sustains us to the utmost. He upholds all with His right hand and He never permits the righteous to be moved. Click To Tweet

Psalms 18:35-36 “You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand has held me up, Your gentleness has made me great. You enlarged my path under me, So my feet did not slip.”