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We live in a world where updates are offered continually as bugs in software are being revealed and security threats are discovered.

It’s just like us and our walks with Christ.

We easily get bogged down with the cares of this world, and our minds become dull after steadily absorbing the negativity in the world around us. Our thinking becomes prone to the attacks of satan and we don’t hear God speaking to us on a daily basis anymore.

We need to implement a constant upgrade cycle in order to keep the mind of Christ in the forefront position.

Daily prayer time, bible reading, and consistent church attendance are vital to keeping sharp and alert as to what is happening in the Kingdom around, and within us.

Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]. (Romans 12:2 AMP)

The default setting of humanity is conformity. It takes consistent hard work to make the transition from being easily influenced, to influential.

For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart. (1 Corinthians 2:16 AMP)

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Greater Lengths

God went to the greatest lengths possible to design The Way in which we could spend eternity with Him.
He gloriously fulfilled for every one of us, what no-one on earth was capable of doing.

We were guilty, filthy, stained, and continually falling short of the standards God had for His people.
But then something terribly wonderful happened.

He took His only son Jesus, (with whom He was well pleased) and sent Him to earth with a powerful agenda.
Jesus came not to abolish the law, but fulfill it. (Matt 5:17)

He came to be the perfect example of a blameless life, He was tempted in every way, as we are, but He didn’t sin. (Heb 4:15)

He also taught it is crucial that we are deliberate in deciding what to plug our lives into.
In John 15:5 Jesus Himself says, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing..” Branches don’t look to external forces to sustain them, they draw from the plant they are part of. We are designed to bear the fruit of the Spirit, and this brings God glory! (Jn 15:8)

We then become part of something bigger than just you and I.
We become a part of something with Jesus, he makes up for all our insufficiencies, insecurities, and inadequacies.

When we choose to think with the mind of Christ (1 Cor 2:16), we begin to see things from His perspective instead of our meager viewpoints where doubts and obstacles are prevalent.

We need to do this every day in order to fully see what we are meant to do on this side of heaven.

So speak it out today and take on this new perspective, “I have the mind of Christ!”

You will see things from a perspective you never have before!

 

 

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