“But we have the mind of Christ.”
The question is posed – who can possibly know these things; the things of God? Well, we can! People who don’t have the gift of God’s very own Presence in their lives cannot conceive the spiritual news of the Gospel, but those who have the Spirit can. The Spirit is given to those who respond to God and obey Him. In increasing measure we can know and understand God and what He is doing in the world.
I have the mind of Christ. I have the mind of Christ! This must mean that I think differently, understand to a greater capacity and make decisions with God’s will clearly in mind. Having the mind of Christ will show up significantly in my life actions – in what I do. Also, in what I say. The only way to know a person’s mind (what they are thinking) is through what they say and what they do. I want all of my word and actions to be evidence that I have the mind of Christ!
Thank you, Father, for this amazing gift that you’ve given me. To be able to rise above the commonness and sinfulness of my natural mind and to receive the mind of Your Son instead is a great gift! Forgive me when I have not lived up to this calling and help me to consistently live with your perspective in my heart and mind… coming out clearly in my words and actions. Thank you for not being done with me yet!