While I can’t claim that Arkansas has had a hard winter, I can say it certainly has been a wet one. I’m glad the temperatures have been above freezing as I’m not a fan of icy road conditions.
Nevertheless, I was happy to see buds and little white blossoms on the trees lining the main boulevard. Spring was letting the world around her know the old had gone and the new had arrived. Still the temperatures plummet at night to low 30’s F as if winter couldn’t let go.
When Old Thoughts Refuse to Go
As Christians we see evidence in our lives of the new life we have in and through Jesus. The freshness of His spirit infusing and regenerating our own spirit. We know we have been changed, yet, old thought patterns clings to us like a winter virus that refuses to go. Galatians 5:1 informs us, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free…” Don’t know about you but I don’t feel free when my mind is in bondage to lies.
Lies that left me feeling insecure, unwanted and ashamed. I needed healing in my thought belief system. Do you need healing there too?
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2
Savior for Mind
For years I struggled to improve myself as a Christian by trying to do all the things I thought a Christian should do, I didn’t want God to be displeased with me. Try as I did, it didn’t work, my old thought pattern was well established with deep roots. I needed a savoir not only for my spirit, but also for my mind.
I knew the scriptures, had read all the way through the bible several times and memorized many verses, but it wasn’t until I asked God to teach me and show me who He says I am did I see any change. The verses I had learn years before took on new meaning and I claimed them as my own.
And the Walls Came a Tumbling Down
Walls that had built up were now tumbling down though some took longer than others to fall. I would love to tell you all my walls are fully down but they are not. They are weaker than they once were and are in the process of collapsing. The Lord is at work healing me as my mind stays fixed on Him and who His Word says I am.
Stop trying to change yourself, the Lord will do the same for you. He is madly in love with you and wants you to be truly free in Him. I leave you a few lines from the song Reckless by Bethel Music.
“There’s no wall You won’t kick down. Lie You won’t tear down. Coming after me.”
Thankful that our Heavenly Father is in the demolition business on our behalf. Thankful the old has gone and the new is here.
What walls has the Lord kicked down or lies has he torn down for you? You can brag on God in the comments.
Looking to Jesus. Living in His Radiance
Reminder: Clocks go forward one hour on March 11th for all living in the USA. Suggestion for you, change your clocks before you go to bed on March 10th. That way you won’t be late for church on Sunday.
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