Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Thought of the Day !!

Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit.  So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death.  But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.
                                                                              Romans 8:5-6 (NLT)

Where will our minds go today?  We will think about daily things such as what has to be done at work or what to have for lunch or supper or what’s going on with the kids.  These things are necessary as we go through our day.

But our minds will go so many places today that have nothing to do with the mundane daily stuff that has to be done.  Will we think about sinful things?  If we are controlled by our sinful (human) nature, we will.  If we are controlled by the Holy Spirit, or if Jesus rules our heart, then we will think about things that please God.

Does this mean that if we’ve accepted Jesus then we’ll never have another sinful thought again?  No.  For we fight a battle with the temptation of sin on a daily basis.  Sometimes we lose this battle.  But if we have the Holy Spirit within us, we realize that the sinful thoughts are contrary to God’s will and it bothers us.  When the Holy Spirit is in us, we want to be better people who obey Jesus and live within God’s will.  

And when the Spirit lives in us and controls our minds, we have a peace that cannot be found when we allow our sinful nature to control them.  So find peace in living in God’s will and thinking about the things of God today.  Praise Him, thank Him and walk with Him.  And your day will brighten.

In the love of Christ,



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