Set Your Mind

“Finally, brothers and sisters, fill your minds with beauty and truth. Meditate on whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is good, whatever is virtuous and praiseworthy.” Philippians 4:8

Here in the Western church, we may not face the same type of physical persecution that threatens our brothers and sisters in other parts of the world. But make no mistake, the battle for our minds, though unseen, is not without violence. It takes fierceness, endurance, and pure FIGHT to set our minds again and again and again on what is reality.

“Since you have been raised with the Anointed One, set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Colossians 3:2

Notice the past tense of that verse… “you have been raised”. What does this mean? It means that RIGHT NOW, in the Spirit, you are seated with Christ in the throne room of God. Paul is reminding the church of Colosse again that their PRESENT REALITY is that they are seated in heavenly places. This is wild! Because this is reality RIGHT NOW for followers of Jesus.

Here is another charge from Paul concerning our minds:

“Do not allow the world to mold you into its own image. Instead, be transformed from the inside out by renewing your mind.” Romans 12:2

How does this transformation take place? It takes place by the power of the Holy Spirit as we partner with Him and choose again and again to set our minds on Him. It is the daily journey of a thousand “yes’s” to Him. It is in the turning of the glance of the heart. Looking to Him for everything, in everything. You were made for this. You were made to gaze on Beauty Himself and be held in perpetual Love. No matter how mundane life is on the outside, this Reality is available if you will choose to set your mind.

“Finally, brothers and sisters, fill your minds with beauty and truth. Meditate on whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is good, whatever is virtuous and praiseworthy.” Philippians 4:8

In His Grace,

Daniella

Holy Daddy, I release GRACE GRACE GRACE for our minds to be set on You perpetually! Come, help us great Helper! Come and be the Lifter of our Eyes, come and be the Lifter of our Minds. We need Your help to look up. Thanks that you are a Loving Papa and You love to help us.

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