As Joyce Meyers says, “The battlefield is the mind.”
If we can win the battle in the mind then we will win the battle. So today’s question for meditation:
What way of thinking do you want God to change in you? I have already addressed this in previous posts ( the” I can’t do it mindset”) so perhaps a good use of time tonight will be to address how God changes our hearts and minds. The word of God says:
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer
your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true
and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing
of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his
good, pleasing and perfect will.” Rom. 12:1,2 NIV
We humans have a need to consistently re-present ourselves to God in a mind-set of sacrificial living. We must constantly ask ourselves, “What area of this life needs to be given for love of Jesus.”
Such sacrifices always seem costly at the moment but as Jesus said, ” everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or property, for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in
return and will inherit eternal life.” MA 19:29 NLT
The sacrifice will drive us into prayer and study of the Word, It will bring us out of the pathway that conforms with the world’s understanding. Our way will no longer follow the patterns of our upbringing, our families or our friends where those patterns come into conflict with the rightly divided Word of truth.
Through this season of Lent I feel my heart being prepared by God to walk in His miracles. I feel like He has given me a story larger than myself to live in, a story many others may struggle to believe. He is changing me so that I can live in the larger story.
How is God enlarging your story this year?