Friday, May 8, 2009

New Mind

For several weeks our youth group has been looking at how we can love God with our heart, mind, and soul. This past week we looked at the mind. Philippians chapter 2 speaks of putting on the mind of Christ.

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

By setting his mind on God, Christ humble himself and became obedient to death. Having that kind of mind is what I want to strive for. But it takes a daily renewal...

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

...its something to think about.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Thank you for this encouragement.