Friday, March 12, 2021

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 : We need the mind of Christ to live the life of God. The mind of Christ is the mind of God (John 10:30). Therefore, 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. Our anchor Bible verse says,

“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 2:5

We should think and act like Him and allow the Holy Spirit to make us more and more 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 (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

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; guard 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). Henceforth, examine your life if you’re with and for God, or against Him. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Don’t give room to the devil, rather resist him.
2. Fix your eyes on eternity and don’t be dragged along by the 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.

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 : 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 ”

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

Today In History : March 12, 1918 Moscow becomes Russia’s capital city.

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

Bible Quiz : How many spies sent by Moses to Canaan gave evil reports of the land?

God bless you.

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