Wednesday, June 23, 2010

mind of Christ

Hebrews 10:16 "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,"  (from Jeremiah 31:33 as well)
1 Corinthians 2: 16For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart. [Amplified Bible]
This morning I was struck with the thought that, as believers in Christ, we are more than changed and more than forgiven.  We are even more than ambassadors, or representatives, of the Lord.  The relationship is the most intimate one possible, reaching even to the realm of our thoughts.  The passages above are a reminder that the Lord fills our inner person and that we can actually bow before His immediate presence in the midst of our minds and hearts.  The Lord is not only close...He is within!
Ephesians 2:21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
Colossians 1:26 the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. 27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
This great wonder and mystery...of Christ living within...solidifies our hope of being with Him forever and draws others to Him.  If God can be real inside our hearts and minds, then we have a God who truly desires the closest of relationships.
Rob Smith

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