Saturday, October 17, 2009

Mind Renewal..Continued

The yielded heart is the key to a renewed mind..."Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ."~2 Corinthians 10:5
~Read also Ephesians 4:17-23 and Isaiah 1:18

Heart: (Hebrew::"leb", labe) feelings, will, intellect; the loyalty of man's inner or immaterial nature; likewise the center of anything; synonym for mind, sense, perceptive nature. Old testament reference, first mention: Genesis 6:5
Heart:(Greek: "kardia") feelings, emotions,mind. New Testament reference, first mention: Matthew 5:8

Beware:(Read Romans 1:16-32)These are the battle of the flesh vs. The Spirit
My ideas vs. who He(Jesus) is...What does the Bible say about who Jesus is?
Fantasy vs. Reality
Natural reason vs. Trust
Teachings of men vs. Truth by the Holy Spirit
Faith in "good" things vs. Faith in Christ
What I want now vs. Obedience to God

~"He that hath my commandments, and keepth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him."~ John 14:21
The heart consists of the Intellect, Emotion , and will ...each must be yielded in order to be controlled by the Holy Spirit..when our intellect, will, and emotion are all yielded to Jesus we may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.(Romans12:1-2)
The Trinity: In theology , the union of three persons in one Godhead, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
We are made in God's image...we are three parts(intellect,emotion, and will)
In order to be conformed to His image, there must be union with our our intellect, emotion and will.
Our main objective is to find the Heart of God...this is done by reading His Word, and prayer(we must Be Still before Him, asking Him to show us any thing in our heart that is not right.) Remember we are walking with a Person (A Holy and Righteous God), not a Religion. As we walk with Him throughout the day, He will speak to us about the things that we do, think and say.
~"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord,my strength, and my redeemer'. ~Psalm 19:14

Friday, October 9, 2009

Mind Renewal

Lessons on Mind Renewal: "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world:but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect , will of God."
~Romans 12:1-2
Renew: 1." to make new or as if new again; make young, fresh, or strong again, bring back into good condition."
2."to give spiritual strength to "
3. "to cause to exist again, reestablish, revive"
4." to fill with a fresh supply"

When we first come to know the Lord, our minds are renewed from a lost state. We exchange our hearts for His...our minds for His ...our desires for His.
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." ~2 Corinthians 5:17

Then throughout our Christian walk , our minds need to be renewed again and again, because we slip back into our old habits, our fleshly desires and are affected by worldly influences.This is a constant battle for the Christian and the only way to renew our mind is through God's Holy Word.

More to come on "Mind Renewal". Suggested study: Look up all references to the word "mind" in the Bible.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Think through me, Thoughts of God,
My Father, quiet me,
Till in Thy holy Presence, hushed,
I think Thy thoughts with Thee.

Think through me, thoughts of God,
That always, everywhere,
The stream that through my being flows,
May homeward pass in prayer.

Think through me, Thoughts of God,
And let my own thoughts be
Like the sand-pools on the shore
Of the eternal sea.
~Amy Carmichael