Set Your Mind

“I’ve got my mind set on you.” by James Ray keeps running through my head this morning and actually many mornings.  I haven’t heard the song in forever so it could befuddle me on why it is running through it.  I think, though, it is a reminder from the Lord.  His mind is set on me and my mind needs to be set on Him all through the day.

We all should have our minds set on Him at all times.  Matthew 22:37 and Mark 12:30 both state that we are to love the Lord with all our heart, soul and MIND.

What do we do when we love someone?  We think about them all the time they are our world.  This is how God wants to be in our lives.  He wants us to be continuously thinking about Him NOT the world.  We are to be thinking about Him and not what this person did or what that person does.  We are not to think about what sins we can or can’t get away with.

Which brings me to my next thought of the morning.  Instead of just keeping our minds on God we are judging others.  Psalm 98:9 says “‘before the Lord , for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with justice, and the nations with fairness.’ ”  What really is justice and fairness?  We as humans see both of these in different lights, but God is the ultimate judge.  He is the one who knows true justice and true fairness.  He is the only one who should judge any of us.

Romans 7:14  ‘So the trouble is not with the law, for it is spiritual and good. The trouble is with me, for I am all too human, a slave to sin. ‘ 

We are the issue.  We are human and we are slaves to sin.  This is why we can’t judge fairly.  God is the ultimate judge and if we keep our minds set on Him we will be less likely to sin and more likely to give grace to others around us just as He gives us grace every day.

Lord,  Please help us walk through your love and keep our minds set on you and only you today.  May we give all that we do today to you and may we love and show grace as you do.  We praise you and thank you for giving us another day to walk in your light.  AMEN

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