Strengthening The Mind (Part 1)

2 Corinthians 4: 16

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.

The most important part of our humanity is not our bodies but our minds, because this the place where we fight and ultimately win the battle against sin.

Our bodies will perish. That is the lot of mankind because of sin. But, the bible tells us that our inward man, in our mind, can be given life day by day, as long as we are connected with Christ. And so the most important thing that we should be focusing on is strengthening our minds on God.

When we study God’s word and meditate on Him our minds become strengthened more and more. When we stop to think about the matchless love of God in giving His Son to save us from sin, then our minds and renewed and fortified to fight the battles against the enemy of souls.

When we think about heavenly things, our faith in God will grow stronger and we will gain more victories, even though outwardly our battles might be the most severe.

The enemy of souls knows this and has placed so many things in our way to distract us from strengthening our minds on God. Some distractions are:

  • Media in all forms and fashion. Many of us find ourselves spending hours on media instead of spending time doing activities that can strengthen our relationship with the Lord.
  • Working on a good cause. There are so many good things out there that we can do, but if it takes too much of our time, then that it is a distraction.
  • Keeping up the status quo: being overly concerned with having a perfect looking house, perfect looking family, perfect looking you that you spend so much time trying to achieve these things

What are some other distractions that you can think of?

God wants us not to be distracted by anything, but rather He wants us to be attracted to Him so that “inwardly we can be renewed day by day”.

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Have You Noticed the Clouds Lately?

I have noticed how some children just lay on their backs and stare up to the sky. When you look at their faces and hear them speaking to each other, you know that they are having the time of their lives. They are there at the lowest point, with the back against the cold, hard dirty and they are at peace. They are at peace as they are looking up at the immense, yet beautiful sky above, with those clouds hanging way up high.

They find joy at the lowest place.

Life is fraught with so many trials and pains. And many times we find ourselves tripped up by circumstances. Often we end up fall flat on the cold, hard ground that was once far beneath us, but now it is staring us right in the face.

Instead on writhing on the ground in despair, instead of crawling around in hopelessness, turn flat on your back and look up! Look up to Jesus and find hope and peace and comfort. Even though you may be at your lowest point, the sky up above will always remind you that there is a God standing above this all. And one day soon, we will no longer be on our backs looking up to the sky, oh no! we will be floating way tip high, on our way to our heavenly home!

Keep looking up, even when you are at your lowest point in life because soon this life of pain and suffering will be over and we will be at peace in our heavenly home.

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