For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16
If you know my husband at all, you know he is a major Dallas Cowboys football fan. He has shirts, shorts, socks, autographed pictures, signs, and we even named our son after a Cowboys player. So of course, we had to watch the game last night.
It was a huge game, and the Cowboys pulled out a win. Thomas was like s kid in a candy store! He could hardly contain his excitement! Well, when Thomas gets excited, he starts talking. So, even long after the TV was turned off, we sat talking.
He then confessed something to me. He told me that at night, every worry and bad thought begins to seep into his mind. I immediately told him that he needs to pray about that. He said that he does. I then told to him that he needs to rebuke those thoughts in the name of Jesus.
And in that moment, I became convicted. Because of course I had the right answer for him, but I definitely didn’t always do it. How many times do I let my own thoughts fester that I shouldn’t? How many times do I let worry and doubt seep in when I know I need to give it all to God?
Philippians 4:8 says, “Finally brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if anything is praiseworthy – mediate on these things.” He tells us to meditate. The Merriam-Webster defines meditate as to engage in contemplation or reflection. Are we meditating on the things God wants us to or are we spending our time reflecting on our problems and our worries?
So many times we think we have to fix it all, so we spend all of our time coming up with a plan to fix our problem. But He just wants us to bring it to Him and think on His love and His goodness and His blessings.
I pray today that when those thoughts start to creep into my mind, that I immediately rebuke them in the name of Jesus and proclaim His blessings over my life. I want to think about His promises for they are yes and amen! I pray that I have the mind of Christ.
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5