DO YOU HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST?

MORNING

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5

THOUGHT OF THE DAY : Watch your thoughts. For no one thinks like Satan and expects to behave like Jesus Christ.”

LISTEN : The mind of Christ is the mind of God (John 10:30). Hence, to know the will of God, you must live the life of Christ. Jesus Christ is our perfect example of who God wants us to be, and what He wants us to do. He came to show us the ways of God. However, we can’t be like Him until we think like Him. That is, we must have His mind. When you have the mind of Christ you will produce the will of God. For no one can think like Satan and expects to live like Jesus Christ. Our thoughts are the basis for our actions. A renewed mind will translate to a transformed life. Therefore, to walk in the will of God we should put on the mind of Christ Jesus. We should think and act like Him and allow the Holy Spirit to refine us to being like Jesus Christ. We should put on the mind of Christ. Beloved, it is not possible to serve God faithfully if you refuse to think and act like Christ our perfect example (Philippians 2:5; Romans 13:13,14). We should imitate Him and follow those who follow Him too. Apostle Paul said, Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:1 NET). You may ask, “How do we put on the mind of Christ?” We put on the mind of Christ by allowing our minds to be renewed in line with His will, guards our hearts against evil thoughts (Proverbs 4:23) ; submit ourselves to God, soak ourselves in the word of God ; fix our eyes on eternity and things that can grow our faith (Colossians 3:2 ; Philippians 4:8) ; and surrender completely to His will. Beloved, when you have the mind of Christ you will not struggle to do the will of God. And when you don’t struggle to do the will of God you can expect to experience His power. Henceforth, examine your life if you’re with and for God, or against Him. Be wise!

What Should You Do With This Message?
1. Do not give room to the devil, rather resist him.
2. Fix your eyes on eternity and do not be dragged along by so-called pleasure and cares of this life.
3. Study the word of God to discover His ways, and to readily follow it.
4. Guard your heart against evil thoughts and imaginations, and occupy your mind with thoughts of eternity.

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name. I confess that Jesus Christ is our perfect example of love and righteousness. Therefore, I will follow Him as long as I live, amen.

Prayer: Eternal God, You are good and worthy of praise. Therefore, help me to think and live like Christ as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today I speak on your life. Receive divine guidance to live in line with the will of God. In Jesus ‘ name, amen.

Reflection : A renewed mind will translate to a transformed life.

Quote : “Having the mind of Christ Jesus helps you to do the will of God gladly and effortlessly.”

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name. I confess that Jesus Christ is our perfect example of love and righteousness. Therefore, I will follow Him as long as I live, amen.

Biblical Fact: Did you know that to be carnally minded is death? (Romans 8:6).

Today In History : August 30, 1813, Creek Indians massacre over 500 whites at Fort Mims, Alabama.

Stunning Fact: Did you know tennis was originally played with bare hands?

Bible Quiz : Who was the disciple of Jesus Christ that was absent when Jesus first visited his disciples after his resurrection…………?

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