Posts Tagged ‘ Thinking ’

VerseD: Romans 12:2

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 12:2, ESV

Unless you can admit you know little of how this world actually works and that your thinking and emotions are tainted by sin, it is impossible to discover God’s will. Let the Holy Spirit change your mind from worldly to heavenly.

VerseD: Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Philippians 4:8, ESV

Look for the good and beautiful in all circumstances and things and people. God created us and is in control of history. Finding the good keeps us focused on Him and reminds us to be patient and share the Gospel with others.

VerseD: Psalm 27:4

One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.
Psalm 27:4, ESV

To seek the face and presence of the Lord is to seek the truth of Christ.
To seek Christ is to change your life, your thinking, and your actions by the help of the Holy Spirit.

VerseD: Colossians 3:1

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Colossians 3:1, ESV

We should not be focused on earthly goods and fame. Rather, we should “seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness” (Matthew 6:33) to be shared with the world, to make Christ famous.

VerseD: James 4:8

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
James 4:8, ESV

God is always near (omnipresent). Yet, we are more aware when we diligently seek His face through Bible reading, prayer, and fellowship with other Christians.

And only by Him are we made clean and can we think rightly.

VerseD: 1 Peter 1:14-15

As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct
1 Peter 1:14‭-‬15, ESV

We are made new in Christ. We should no longer live by what we have known and thought, or by what the world says, but by what God says through His Word and Holy Spirit.

VerseD: Romans 8:6

For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
Romans 8:6, ESV

If all you think about is worldly pleasures, problems, or passions, you may find yourself anxious, angry, or against God.

Maybe not in this life, but the only way to find the peace of eternal life is to listen to the Holy Spirit and focus and believe on Christ.

VerseD: 2 Corinthians 10:5

We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ
2 CORINTHIANS 10:5, NASB

We not only let God change our thinking, we challenge what this world says about Him.

He is God. He is on our side. The world’s seemingly “good” arguments are nonsense compared to His Truth.

VerseD: Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord , my rock and my Redeemer.
PSALM 19:14, NASB

Not only what we say matters, but what we think. We must let God change our minds – our way of thinking – if we want to be pleasing to Him.