How many of us have claimed to be a Christian, yet have kept on living as if we had not truly been saturated by His abundant love, grace, and mercy? How many of us have kept on living in our old ways? My hand was way up before yours. I accepted Christ in my life and heart when I was 12 yrs old and definitely was a new life in Christ for quite a while, but through life’s experiences I had grown numb to the fear of the Lord and eventually just put Him on the back burner while I lived the way I wanted to. I still went to church and did the whole christian talk, but my walk was just a tad bit crooked to say the least. I would start the day with good intentions of being happy and hopeful then walk out into the world and completely act like I had not been changed. I would get to work and act like “one of the guys” with coarse joking and slip up a sentence or two with a curse word. I would get so frustrated and let my flesh rise, giving the enemy an upper hand. At times I would bring that same frustration home to my kids and husband, letting them have a taste of what my day was like. Then, I would feel horrible of how I allowed myself to be so controlled by my emotions. I would ask for forgiveness, feel better about my attitude, only to do the same thing the next week. It was a crazy cycle. Some would call it PMS, but all it really is was not having the mind of Christ! Say what? You can’t have the mind of Christ, Cis…I mean c’mon, now you are really out there! I never really understood it either till I started digging in the word and in 1 Corinthians 2:16 it says we have the mind of Christ! Also in Philippians 2 Paul speaks about this like-mindedness, “having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.” As you read this blog you will find I have many “light bulb” moments in my life and this was one of them. It wasn’t really my flesh, it was the fact I wasn’t in the word on a daily basis being transformed by the renewing of my mind. Once I found scriptures that I knew could help prevent my flesh from rising I became addicted to learning what else was in the word to help me combat the enemy throughout my day, therefore having the mind of Christ!
Who wouldn’t want to have tools essential to giving them the victory in their day? Hebrews 4:12 says the word of God is living and active, sharper than any doubled edged sword! That is a pretty descent weapon if you ask me for us to take into our day. “But it takes time to learn the word of God,” you say. Well, go and read yesterdays post and then make a decision 🙂 Once you start this journey of digging into the word of God and meditating on it, the mind of Christ will just be one of many blessings that come your way.
So, my challenge to you is if you have been on that crazy cycle I mentioned, commit today to start learning the word of God so that when you have “those days” and I know you will, you can take hold of the word of God and drop kick the enemy Chuck Norris style with one word out of your mouth! He wouldn’t know what hit him and I can assure you He would think twice about taking you on in the future (and probably read up on Chuck Norris’ drop kicking style) 🙂
If you need starting scriptures to learn just post a comment and it would bless me to give you some!