Pastor Odunayo Ketiku
I want to welcome my dear Readers to this last edition for July. It is of the Lord’s Mercy that we are not consumed. I want to encourage us before we move on…… After a dark tunnel, there is always light.
Please hold fast to your confession of faith by all means. He that promised is able to bring to pass whatever He has told you. One of the conscious exercise that helps with this is Paul’s Counsel ” while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18, NASB)
Today, we want to take a look at our minds. When our minds are renewed , we have the minds of Christ, our lives would be peaceful. We can be sure of a beautiful future. Our minds are given to us to think and imagine. The mind of a man is very powerful. God said in Gen 11:6, that whatever a man imagines can not be stopped. A beautiful mind will produce a beautiful life.
A corrupt mind will produce a corrupt destiny. In fact, this piece should be meditated upon continuously. Prov. 23:7- says ” as a man thinks that he is, so is he” If you are used to having nightmares, have you tried loading your mind up with the Word God during the day? Try it today and tell me your testimony tomorrow. You can change the result you are seeing now by changing the state of your mind.
The mind of man is so sensitive, it yields to every information you feed it with. If you load it with fear, you will discover you wouldn’t be able to sleep without the lights on. The mind collects information from its environment, news, gossips etc. The mind puts you in a box and you think it is the devil. We have a big assignment if this mind will take us higher. If we will enjoy that breakthrough that God has packaged for us, we must go to work.
What is the assignment?
1. -“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:2, NASB) We must feed on the Word of God continually. It is the Only force that can bring transformation.
Are you not happy that you can initiate the change you had always longed for? That which you desire is Possible. “Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off”. (Proverbs 23:18, NASB). All you have to do is to allow the Word of God to Recondition your mind. Allow the Word to Align your will with God’s Will. You will find yourself thinking like God. Whatever your thoughts allow, your life will Accommodate.
2. “Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ”. (1 Peter 1:13, NASB)
We should always do an environmental sanitation of our minds. Get the junks out. Whatever does not comply with the Word of God must be deleted out of your life. Our minds are !ike Computer. If we allow garbage in, the output will be garbage too.
3. -“Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth”. (Colossians 3:2, NASB). When we set our hearts on things above, the things here will loose their grip upon our lives. Looking at things here will create a weary and discouraged soul. People commit suicide because they focus so much on things here. Things here are ephemeral.
They are like vapour. Only things of Eternal Value should be given great Attention to. Make up your mind ahead of time what you will allow in your mind. “I am not going to gossip”, “I am not going to destroy another person’s reputation”, “I am not going to offend the Holy Ghost” I choose to Focus on things Above.
Shall we pray?
Lets ask God for His Help so we can fix our gaze on things above and not on things below.
Peradventure you have not given your life to Jesus, There is no shortcut to Victory. A transformed mind which is the mind of Christ is the only Vehicle to deliver the Victory to us. I humbly Invite you to Accept His Lordship today. Take Steps to become a Disciple.
I heartily invite you to be a Part of what the Lord is doing at this endtime in Christlike Assembly opp Akure South LG Secretariat ilesa rd Akure on Sundays at 9am. It will amaze you how God is turning nobodys to somebodys.
Till we meet here in another edition. Please make Friends with Jesus.
21 “Yield now and be at peace with Him; Thereby good will come to you.
22 “Please receive instruction from His mouth And establish His words in your heart. 23 “If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored; If you remove unrighteousness far from your tent, (Job 22:21-23, NASB)