DEVELOP THE MIND OF CHRIST

Sunday, June 13, 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 your thought is the foundation for your actions.

LISTEN : The mind of Christ produces the will of God. The human mind has the tendency to deviate from the will of God. As a matter of fact, no one can possibly live the life of God if he or she doesn’t have the mind of Christ. The mind of Christ is the mind of God. Jesus Christ said,

I and my Father are one.

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). Therefore, no matter what, determine to cultivate the mind of Christ 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: Dear LORD, 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 the mind of Christ and divine guidance to live in line with the will of God. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : Life is difficult to be transformed when the mind is resistant to renewal.

Quote : “The mind of Christ is the will of God, and the will of God is God’s purpose for man.”

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

Today In History : June 13, 2006, Obasanjo met with Cameroonian President Paul Biya and Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan in New York City to resolve a dispute over Bakassi.

Stunning Fact: Did you know Octopuses have three hearts. Two pump blood through each of the two gills, while the third pumps blood through the body.

Bible Quiz : When did the manna that God gives to the Israelites stopped to fall?

God bless you.