Since getting off work this afternoon, I have been sitting mindlessly in front of the television. I have watched three episodes of N.C.I.S and an episode of Parks and Recreation. I did manage to get my haircut and go to the grocery store. The work week has made my mind tired.
I loathe a weary mind because it diminishes my ability to focus. In spite of my inability to discipline my thoughts, God will bring discipline to my mind. Scripture says, “So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace” (Romans 8:6 NLT). On nights like this, when I struggle to form a coherent sentence, the Spirit of God will still keep my mind and thoughts attuned to Christ.
When I can’t trust my thoughts because my mind is weary, I will trust the Spirit to guide my thoughts. When my mind is fatigued it does not have the mental energy to fight off sinful thoughts. However, because I have faith in Jesus Christ, He sends His Spirit to guard my mind and thoughts against the guile of the sinful nature. When my sinful nature wants to fill my mind with hostile thoughts towards God, Christ sends His Spirit to subdue those thoughts and keep my mind centered on God.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind” (Luke 10:27).
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Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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