Our Minds

Then if we have been raised with You, Jesus Christ, we purpose to aim at and keep seeking the things that are above, where You are seated at the right hand of God. We will set our minds to keep them set on what is above, not on things that are on the earth (see Colossians 3:1, 2). We desire to hear, be wise, and direct our minds in the ways of the Lord (see Proverbs 23:19). We each pray for the other, that we can turn our eyes upon Jesus, gaze at God, and only glance at our circumstances!

Lord, I pray that we will have the rich experience of knowing Christ with real certainty and clear understanding. For Your secret plan, now at last made known, is Christ Himself. In Him lie hidden all the mighty, untapped treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (see Colossians 2:3, 4)

May we not be carnally minded, which is death, but be spiritually minded, which is life and peace (see Romans 8:6). Bring into captivity our every thought to obedience to Christ (see II Corinthians 10:5). We purpose not to entertain thoughts of lust, Lord, but instead, we purpose to thank and praise You! Lord, convict us of our sin.

I pray we will remember what Christ taught and let His words enrich our lives and make us wise (see Colossians 3:16). Sustain us with a willing spirit to fix our thoughts on what is true and good and right. May we think about things that are pure and lovely and dwell on the fine, good things in each other. Remind us to think about all we have to praise You for and be glad about (see Philippians 4:8).

May we never repay one another with evil by being ungrateful but always showing kindness and seeking to do good to each other, being happy, rejoicing, unceasing in prayer, always thanking You, God, in everything, no matter what, being thankful and giving thanks, for we know this is Your will for us in Christ Jesus. We do not want to quench the Holy Spirit tin our lives (see I Thessalonians 5:15-19).

Lord, we pray that we will not be conformed to this world; but be transformed by the renewing of our minds so that we may prove what is Your good, acceptable and perfect will (see Romans 12:2).

Thank You, Lord, that you open our minds that we might understand Scriptures (see Luke 24:45) and behold the wondrous works of Your law (see Psalm 119:18).

  • Jay Hartwell says:

    In order to be taught, I need a teachable spirit. In order to hear, I need to listen carefully and not allow the distractions of this world to derail me. In order to receive wisdom, I need to ask and seek it from the only true source. In order to be transformed, I need to be available, open to the leading of the Holy Spirit, prayerful to God, and proclaim it all with the authority of Jesus Christ.

    Our flesh with the spiritual forces of evil can play tricks on our mysterious minds. But greater is He that is in us, than he that is in the word (1 John 4:4).

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