Have the mind of Christ – Prayer for October 3. Praise the Lord everybody! In the war for our souls our minds are the “Hamburger Hill” of the battlefield. Whoever controls that hill is well on their way to winning the war.
Bible Verse for Today
“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” (Philippians 2: 3-8)
First of all, the word says “let this mind…” meaning God is not looking for robots. We as believers must make a conscious effort to allow our thoughts to become His thoughts. The Bible talks about us taking our every thought captive and making them obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5). And once we have attained this we will be able to humble ourselves and become obedient just as Christ became obedient for us.
Jesus was able to shrug off what most of us find almost impossible to do. He shrugged off His power, His authority and His place in line to the throne to become a man and die a horrible death and be buried in borrowed grave forsaken by the one He loved the most, His father.
To put it in perspective how many of us would step down from being the billionaire CEO of Microsoft, leave EVERYTHING behind and move to the inner city to teach “bad” kids at a public school knowing that you will then be murdered by unhappy parents.
The only way to know “what would Jesus do” in any given situation is to have the mind of Christ in us
Paul talks about Christians “renewing” their minds through the word of God in Romans chapter 12. The only way to know “what would Jesus do” in any given situation is to have the mind of Christ in us. God has given us a blueprint on how to make it happen. So, unless we want the of the mind of the enemy, we who claim Christ need to get on and stay on the program. God bless you all.
Have the Mind of Christ Prayer for Today
Father God, we thank you that we have the mind of Christ. Please help us Lord to access it and use it in all activities of daily living. Help us to have the humble, servant attitude that we need to maintain it. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.