August 11, 2017
Have you ever heard people say, “God’s ways are higher than our ways,” as a way of comforting us when we don’t understand something? I see the heart behind this statement but I have to tell you that in the new covenant this is far from the truth! Yes, there will always be a part of the Christian walk that is beautifully hidden in mystery. But the point of mystery is to romance us into pursuing greater intimacy with Jesus! And to say that we just don’t know the way God thinks relegates us to a lesser, and even dumber, way of life than what Jesus intended for us!
Check out this week’s Flashback Friday video for more on the wisdom we have access to as Believers:
- In the Old Testament, they did not have the mind of Christ. But now we have the Spirit of God in us and therefore we know the things they didn’t know!
- God’s ways were higher than our ways… until He raised us up with Him and seated us in heavenly places.
- The thoughts of God are not above you if you’re in Him, because your thoughts are His thoughts when you have the mind of Christ.
- This all means that as a new creation you have access to the thoughts of God!
- We don’t operate out of the wisdom of man or persuasive thoughts. We’re supposed to confound the wise!
Heaven State of Mind
Because we are born of the spirit we can’t help but think from the spirit. Our old man is dead and we are a new creation in Christ! So, in order for you to think like your old man, you actually have to go dig him up (metaphorically speaking). What I’m saying is your new natural state is to think with the mind of Christ! It’s time we wake up to this reality and begin to operate out of the wisdom of God, not the wisdom of man, to find solutions to the world’s problems and bring heaven to earth!
Today I want to encourage you to invite Holy Spirit to reveal any way that you have resurrected your old man thinking, to repent from that, and to partner with the Spirit of Truth over your mind! What could the world look like if every believer started to operate with the wisdom of God? I believe it would help people navigate relational difficulties, leadership challenges, and even open us up to inventions that could make the world a better place? What do you think? Let me know in the comments!
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