1 Corinthians 2:1 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 Timothy 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity —of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear —but He has given us a Spirit of power and of love and of a calm and well balanced mind and discipline and self control. Amp.
Mind -c) “Nous” – the intellect , understanding— 1 Cor.2:16
Mind – c) discipline, self control, sound mind — 1 Tim.1:7
Matthew 22:37 says, “You shall love the Lord Your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind (intellect).
Mind – c) deep thought, faculty of the mind or its disposition, understanding — Matt.22:37
When we give our life to the Lord and follow Him, He comes and brings His Holy Spirit to guide us and lead us into a life of faith and obedience. It is up to us how much we give Him. We all have to grow up into His ways and out of our own. We are in His school of faith. We all have faith. But what do we put our faith in? Our mind can get in the way of our faith.
Romans 8:7 says the mind of the flesh is hostile to God with its sense and reason. Faith is sometimes very unreasonable. We may have no reason for believing for an answer to our prayer just His Word and promise. Our reasoning will tell us all day that this thing we are praying for is never going to happen. It will take a small miracle!
And yet that is just what the Lord wants us to believe. Romans 12 says we must be renewed in our mind and thinking. We have been given the mind of Jesus and have His thoughts. So we can expect trials that will show us how we need to change.
To be able to have the mind of Christ and to hold the thoughts, feelings and purposes of His heart would mean a life of extraordinary blessing and excellence. There would never be any problem you could not solve. He holds every answer to all of creation. I know He holds the answer for me. So I should be at rest and have a sound mind without fear because He is not only in my heart but has given me His mind with every answer that I will ever need.
He knows tomorrow and my every need. Why should I fear? That is enough reason to Love Him with all my heart, mind and soul. Why would He love me so much to give such a great gift. He rose from the dead victorious with great power that He does not want to keep to Himself, but to share all that He is and has with those who love Him.
SUBJECT — POEM — STREAMS IN THE DESERT
“God is in every tomorrow,
therefore I live for today.
Certain of finding at sunrise,
guidance and strength for the way;
power for each moment of weakness,
hope for each moment of pain,
comfort for every sorrow,
sunshine and joy after the rain.”