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Let the Mind of Jesus Lead

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5)

Have you ever allowed your intellectual and spiritual energies to be disturbed by negative words and actions of others?

If so, why do we allow things that have no bearing on our salvation to interrupt our walk with the Lord? In 2023, let us write out their bad narrative for our life.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord and depart from evil. (Proverbs 3:5-7)

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Christian Blogger, Minister's Wife, Mother and Grandmother

13 thoughts on “Let the Mind of Jesus Lead

  1. Happy New Year!
    Great thoughts to begin another year. May we alwaysl let the mind of Christ dwell in us daily. May God bless you and your family with a prosperous year.

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    1. Happy New Year Sister Carr, thank you for reading and sharing your comments. Love you and praying for the family.

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  2. Christians are not perfect. Our attitudes and dispositions can be negative sometimes. I invite criticism from my friends and acquaintances all the time. I need to be reminded to always show love no matter what kind of day I am having.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. The phrase “Christians not being perfect” is often used as an excuse for something we did or said. We were unable to save ourselves and needed a Savior to save us from our imperfections (Romans 3:23) (Matthew 11:28-30).

      “Christians not being perfect” will not be an acceptable excuse by God on the Judgment Day (Romans 1:20). We strive for perfection and must be cautious about unbecoming Christlike and bringing reproach against God and His Body.

      I welcome constructive criticism from people who are wise and seasoned in the Word; not everyone can provide constructive righteous criticism or advice (Hebrews 5:12-14).

      Godly love is essential but accepting negative dispositions of people is not in the Plan of Salvation. We need to be about our Father’s business and remove from our lives everything and everyone who want otherwise (I Corinthians 15:33).

      In 2023 and forward, we must not allow our spiritual and intellectual energies to be unnecessarily disturbed with unrighteousness. My focus is having the mind of Jesus lead me through a wrong wild world that is wicked in the sight of God. Like Jesus, we must be direct and truthful from the Scriptures despite the dispositions of others. Jesus was very compassionate but He, like we, have a mission to fulfill and must understand the importance of salvation.

      John 5:14 Jesus said, “Sin no more lest a worse thing come unto thee”–hard truth but genuine love. We must strive in obedience in hope to get enough of God’s grace to make Heaven our eternal home.

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      1. Hello Sister Tangie. I cherish all the scriptures in Proverbs (and other parts of the Bible) that encourage us to, ‘get understanding in all thy getting’. Because many of the people I minister to are unsaved or seeking solace and/or a ‘page’, ‘savior’, ‘coach’, ‘mentor’, etc., etc., etc., they often respond to my biblical insights as too manipulative, controlling, pushy, not for every one, hard to believe, etc., etc., etc.

        After digesting their first reactions (usually after I have mention Jesus or the Holy Spirit), I back off…gently ask them questions like; where do you get your refreshing, strength, solace, or information from. I don’t get mad or take my ‘ball’ and go home. I try to schedule another time to chat and in my quiet time, pray for insight (to connect to them) and hope for an opportunity to share some of my personal testimonies that they can relate to. Always pointing to the Triune God and his love, mercy infinite knowledge and creative power, I’ll try again the next time.

        I trust and pray that none of my approaches brings shame to God. On the contrary, but that it ushers into the hearts and minds of doubters, stubborn ones and egotistical ones the peace and comfort of the Holy Spirit that surpasses all confusion. (For as you know, for us as well as the unsaved, sometimes God’s Word (Scripture) is a hard Pill to swallow. A little Sugar (Love) helps!)

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