Dailies ~ In His Word 2019

It is so easy to question what we didn’t think about when we did something, well let’s face it, stupid! There was a show my daughter and I were watching that gave us a chuckle. The cook had not thought ahead well enough and totally messed up the product. Their response to a question about what went wrong; “I was stupid!” We chuckle because it comes in handy as we do lame things occasionally in life and after the face we question ourselves and our thought process. If only we had our minds on the things above instead of impressing someone, or trying to shine for ourselves not God… if only we had kept our hearts, and minds aligned with other believers instead of being rebellious, and doing the wrong thing.
Face it; there are so many things in life we could change if we just keep our minds aligned with the Holy Spirit.
We would not be boastful of ourselves and then get embarrassed for being foolish.
We would have more joy as we rejoice with others in how God used them, instead of feelings of jealousy because He chose them instead of us.
Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep.  Being of one mind one towards another. Not minding high things, but consenting to the humble. Be not wise in your own conceits. Romans 12:15-17
If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.  Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.  For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:1-3
When we keep our mind on the things of Christ, or His opinion on our walk through this life then we will find peace, joy, happiness and dare I say a bit of the good kind of pride? Pride in following a God that is awesome! Pride that He knows our name, and pride that says I am a child of God!
When we remember who we are in Christ then we can walk according to His Word, His direction and His hope. Then we will not be stupid, but smart, and if we make a mistake we wont be embarrassed but instead we will know that our God loves us and forgives us and helps us to make it right again! In Jesus name!
Heavenly Father, help us to keep our mind on things above and to stay focused on Your Plan not just ours in Jesus’name, amen.

Teresa M. Wilson