Being more Jesus minded

Jesus is the truth, the way and the life and He gives freedom. He said that He came to set the captives free and to give us all a better life. There are people out there living the good Jesus life like I say. They are living out the truth of who Jesus is and it is that truth that is impacting their lives in a beautiful way. They know who Jesus is. They believe who He is. They love who He is. They pursue and follow the Jesus of the Bible and they live their lives with the awareness of God. They don’t stray from Jesus. They make Him the center of their lives and they adore His company and His presence. If you are saved, you can be like those people. If you are saved, you can be more like Christ.

The key is to remain in Him and to let your life be filled with His love and His presence. I call this being “Jesus minded.” It is keeping Him at the forefront of our thinking and not letting distractions and negative thoughts get in the way. Jesus is the way and He can make a way out of any negative thought patterns that we might have. I used to let my mind go down a rabbit hole very easily. Overthinking was a way of life. One of the many problems with overthinking is that it doesn’t leave much room for Jesus. We don’t overthink about the goodness of God. Overthinking likes to rob us of our joy and it doesn’t like that we might try to focus on Jesus. Today I want to encourage you to be more “Jesus minded.” Work on thinking more like Him and thinking more of Him.

Jesus is the son of God. That is such a powerful truth. Your Savior is the Son of God and He is God. Meditate on that. Your Savior is not weak. He is not small. He is not little. He is invincible. He is bigger than life. His love is larger than all the hate in the world. He is a Giant in every way. No one and nothing is better than Jesus. Not only is He invincible but He can do the impossible. It is this invincible and this loving Jesus that you ought to get to know. You can make flashcards with the description of Jesus that I mentioned above. Keep them in front of you as much as possible.

Get constant reminders of who Jesus is. Keep hearing about Him. Keep reading about Him. Pray that you receive a powerful revelation about who He is. The Holy Spirit is an amazing advocate and He will teach you about Jesus. Talk to Him and listen to Him during prayer. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and He gives freedom. If that statement is not a reality to you yet, ask the Spirit to impart that knowledge to your heart. Desire to think more of Jesus and do all you can to have Him on your mind as much as possible. The enemy will try to get in the way. God can help you clear your mind and make room for Jesus. Work with His Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is a gentleman and He doesn’t impose anything on us. He is gentle and He is kind. He whispers about the Lord and it’s up to us to prick up our ears and pay attention. Now, if we never open our Bibles, we will have a hard time hearing from God and knowing more about Jesus. To be “Jesus minded” requires intention and dedication. It is not going to happen if we passively hope for more of Him to come into our thoughts. I mentioned flashcards and I can add that speaking about the Lord even to ourselves is very helpful. I make a lot of declarations throughout the day and most of them have to do with Jesus. I describe Him to myself. I praise Him and I talk about His goodness and His holiness.

I tell my mind about the power of Jesus. I speak and my head listens. I pray and my heart listens. I sing and my moods change. Jesus gives freedom and His freedom can and should affect our minds. Let’s give ourselves the opportunity to be more Jesus minded by remaining in the Word and by constantly presenting Him to our thoughts. We need to keep inserting Him in there and we need to keep rebuking any thought that tries to derail our faith. The mind is a battlefield and we engage in the battle of the mind daily. Who is fighting your battles? Jesus is fighting your battles so put Him in the middle of the arena of the battle of the mind. His Spirit will assist you. There is freedom for your mind, friend. Jesus can set you free from the thoughts that are keeping you captive. Do your part and He will do His. Persevere and keep at it! It will change your mind! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: John 14:6; John 15:7; Romans 12:2

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