May today’s thought help open our eyes to the meaning, to be of (ONE Heart and ONE Mind). Just an added note, as I have said before, I am convinced it is NOT ENOUGH just to believe in God, you must BELIEVE GOD and this comes by a growing relationship with Him through reading His Word and applying it in our everyday life.
As a believer, we are to yield, surrender our total body, emotions and will to God; desiring to be immersed in Him and allow the infilling of His Spirit to control, lead and guide us into all truth.
With this surrendering comes the infilling of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues; a prayer language to be used in times of your personal prayer between you and your heavenly Father, God.
As a born-again Christian, your life begins to change; for your heart and mind become ONE in Christ. As we set our minds on things above, our minds will change, our attitude will change, and our hearts will change. We choose daily whom we will serve.
Jeremiah 32:39, And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them (KJV).
”Deuteronomy 6:5, And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might (KJV).
Matthew 22:37, Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind (KJV).
The key to freedom is found in making the choice daily to serve Jesus Christ, repenting and submitting to His ways. As stated in the scriptures, sin in one’s life will control him IF we don’t make our faith in Christ Jesus our main priority in life.
Romans 7:23-25, But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So then, with the mind, I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh, the law of sin (KJV).
ONLY THRU BELIEVING…from start to finish…a life of faith. Romans 1:17, For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith (KJV). Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world (this age), but be transformed (changed) by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God (NKJV).
So, in God’s way of thinking, right thinking comes first, then right action will follow. Right action (correct behavior) is the “fruit” of right thinking. This right “fruit” will only come as a result of “abiding in the vine”. John 15:4, Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me (NKJV) …and abiding in the vine involves being obedient as stated in John 15:10, If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love (NKJV).
God gave us a promise, and it is activated by trust. Psalm 37:3, Trust (lean on, relay on and be confident) in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness (NKJV).
It is not enough just to believe in God. YOU MUST BELIEVE GOD…His Word and applying it daily, we can enter a place of rest, where we are assured that everything is OK.
- Hebrews 4:11, Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief (KJV).
God is speaking to all believers who refuse to worry or have anxiety (doubt-unbelief) that they would enter a state of rest…a spiritual rest…which effects our physical rest…God’s peace…the abiding place – is where His Presence is! For in His Presence is ALL joy!
John 14:27, Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid (KJV).
In concluding this letter, the “ONE Mind-Set” only comes in true righteousness and holiness through Christ Jesus…
Ephesians 4:22-24, that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, (having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude) and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness (NKJV). Your mind (thoughts) must be set on things of God-the Word.
Yes…than and only then will we be in the right behavior, right standing (relationship) with our Lord, and we will be ONE IN CHRIST. Is Your MIND-SET? ONE HEART-ONE MIND…abiding in the vine!