What Do We Really Believe…?

Quoting scripture is easy. Stating “Amen” is not too difficult either. Look, I’ll do both now:

“For as a man thinks in his heart, so he is.” (prov 23:7)

Amen!

But…how we think determines what we truly, really believe about ourselves and about our Father. Do we really believe we are complete? Do we truly know that nothing we do or don’t do makes any difference to our worth and value in His eyes?

Do we really?

It is work to examine our thoughts and make them obedient to the Word of God. I must admit at times, I’d rather be piping (to you non-pipers out there, that means playing the bagpipes). Until I don’t play them so well…then my true beliefs are thrust upon me.  But only because playing the pipes well is important to me. (Now the question would be for me to ask myself “why?”)

The first recorded question Jesus asked man was in the garden.

“Where are you?”  He called out.

Since that day, He has never stopped asking that question to His beloved. That beloved is you. Lately, He has been asking me this question a lot, and because He already knows the answer, what is important is to realize He queries us for the sake of our friendship.

Daring to wipe clean a born-again lifetime of scriptures and mental ascent we have dutifully committed to our minds takes more courage than it does to be religious.  A “religious” mindset makes us bold, because it is rooted squarely in the crop planted by the carnal mind. Tying our worth to our perfection makes us audacious, if we succeed in it.  I was the best at it… no kidding.

I’ll share with you some time I am spending with the Lord. And a little bit from where He has taken me… and where He is leading me. Let’s be transparent here- sometimes we want the bottom line, so the Cliffs Notes here read:

“He enjoys you. He adores your time spent with Him. He is bursting for you to open the door and have a bite to eat with Him.”

RELATED STUDY CLICK HERE: TO KNOW HIM

I hope it blows some wind of clarity, clearing away the fog of darkened thinking and the trap of trying to perform for His affection.

The Value of His Child….

Continuing on the theme of the Mind of Christ, we come across arguably the most difficult area of our our walk to apply the New Mind to: our sense of self worth.

Imagine seeing your child look at him/herself in the mirror… in disgust. Frame a vision in your mind of a time you implored your son, daughter, or yourself to realize that no matter how convincing the school yard argument was made at the time, that your child in fact is not an idiot, that it is simply, “not true..”

More insidious, recount the childhood athlete who looks down from his mountaintop Olympus view upon the mere mortals who dare to come to the foot of his dominion. His eyes ablaze with pride, and derision etched in the gnarled visage one might call a smile. All are beneath him. And they are… after all…he is perfect.

It’s all the same. All expressions of who we are stem from one of two arenas: God’s Word, or our performance as is valued by the world’s standard.

If we do not understand how special we are in the eyes of our Lord, we cannot apply the Word of God to this area of our heart. The pain remains.. and the hammer of this world’s performance based worth hits upon the anvil of our heart every moment we are awake. Often times it hunts us down even in our sleep. The carnal mind is a ruthless bounty hunter, employed on behalf of the fallen world that is after only one thing: the peace and love of God that has been shed abroad in our hearts. It is a gift to us. The god of this world does not care for that notion very much. Too bad, huh?

I just might lose sleep over that.

Perhaps that is why I am not in bed at this hour and instead writing about it here:

RELATED STUDY CLICK HERE- The Mind OF Christ: Part 3- Our Worth Is complete In Him

Rich Mullins sang it well-  “..makes me glad to have been caught..in the wreckless, raging fury, that they call the love of God.”

Yes, I have decided.

I shall lose sleep indeed.  Be blessed.

His Righteousness…

One of the most vital areas that the Body of Christ needs to violently lay hold of is the reality that we have been imputed the same standing before the Father that Jesus has. We have His righteousness.

For years now the church has vacillated on this truth, applying it in some areas and glossing over its impact on daily life in others. I believe the time is coming for the bride to begin walking in the Mind of Christ that we have been given at salvation (1 Cor 2:16) and apply this supernatural reality lying within us to all aspects of our walk.

This is not a call to “works.”

The Holy Spirit is calling us to communion. We commune in spirit and in truth.(John 4:24).

We can only truly worship and enjoy fellowship with Him to the degree we are in agreement with what He says, thinks, feels and is doing amongst us.

RELATED TOPIC CLICK HERE PLEASE-The Mind Of Christ: PART 2 -His Righteousness is Ours

Until the pillar of fire moves on, I will be pitching my tent here.  I hope the accommodations serve to refresh your spirit while you visit with me in this campsite for a season.

The Mind

The Lord has been hard pressing upon me a need for the body to walk in a deeper, fuller understanding on what it means to have  “The Mind of Christ” and how this reality is meant to govern every single aspect of our lives.

Having His mind literally brings us into agreement with what the Holy Spirit wills to do in any given moment.

I will be breaking down this topic in several parts, each covering in some detail an aspect of what that imparting is intended  to mean for the child of the Redeemer.

It can be viewed under “Studies” here:

https://dwmurry.wordpress.com/the-mind-of-christ-agreement-with-his-word/

I pray it imparts some fresh hope and confident expectation of the greater things in store for us as we walk in greater and greater truths.

Shalom