“3 things to do with your mind” Pt 2
1. God wants your mind to be grounded.
1 Cor 2:16 For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
2 tim 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind
a grounded mind is a renewed mind…
WNT Rom 12:2 And do not follow the customs of the present age, but be transformed by the entire renewal of your minds
we are not transformed by the new birth we are transformed by the renewing of our minds…
2. God wants your mind to be girded
NKJ 1 peter 1:13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind
GIRD MEANS; TO HARNESS
YOU HAVE TO STREAM LINE YOUR MIND FOR SAFTEY AND SPEED.
THINGS THAT PEOPLE HAVE HANGING LOOSE FROM THEIR MINDS TO HINDER THEM FROM THEIR RACE?
Ex. ANXIETY, WORRY, FEAR, GUILT, UNFORGIVENESS,
NE Be like men stripped for action, perfectly self controlled
MOFF Brace up your minds, then keep cool
NAS Therefore, prepare your minds for action,
Mess 13 So roll up your sleeves, put your mind in gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that’s coming when Jesus arrives. 14 Don’t lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn’t know any better then; you do now. 15 As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. 16 God said, “I am holy; you be holy.” 17 You call out to God for help and he helps—he’s a good Father that way. But don’t forget, he’s also a responsible Father, and won’t let you get by with sloppy living. Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God.18 It cost God plenty to get you out of that dead-end, empty-headed life you grew up in. 19 He paid with Christ’s sacred blood, you know.
q. is our mind in gear or are we living empy headed?
3. our mind must be guarded
YOUR MIND IS A BATTLE FIELD.
IF SATAN CAN WIN YOUR MIND AND GOVERN YOUR ATTITUDES HE CAN GOVERN YOUR LIFE
YOUR MIND IS A PLACE WHERE THOUGHTS MUST BE TAKEN CAPTIVE
YOUR MIND IS A PLACE WHERE IMAGINATIONS MUST BE CAST DOWN
YOUR MIND IS A PLACE WHERE STRONGHOLDS MUST BE PULLED DOWN
NKJ Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
NAS Phil 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.