“The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace…”
The sermon my Pastor gave yesterday was about God using trials to bring us closer to Him. The message stayed with me, especially when joint pain woke me up at around 2 am. As I lay there, starting to tense up with discomfort and frustration, I had to admit my thoughts weren’t directed toward thanking God for an opportunity to draw near in that moment – I just wanted to feel better.
I realized this morning that reaction is my default, more often than not. When something happens that I don’t want to deal with, I tend to either want to take control of the situation myself or worry about it. I end up being pulled away from God-centered and toward me-centered thinking, and losing my peace.
This verse from Romans came to mind this morning as a caution about keeping my mindset right. One middle-of-the-night episode might not seem like a big thing. But the Apostle Paul shows us where a pattern of wrong choices in our thinking can lead. I’m grateful for the reminder – we need them in our daily walk.
Click here for more info on Heather and Worship Walk Ministries.