Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121-180), emperor of Rome, said, “Our life is what our thoughts make it.” How true that is. The thing we need to realize is: unless we are willing to change our thoughts and our minds, we will never change. First, we need to know that we can renew our thinking to God’s way of thinking. It’s possible if we are willing and if we want a close relationship with God. So many believe they have a close relationship with God because of how they feel, but nothing could be further from the truth. It’s not about how we feel: it’s all about what we know.
We come to God, through Jesus, with so many preconceived ideas about life. However, these need to be changed by renewing our thinking to line up with God’s word. Some might come to Christ believing that certain lifestyles are OK or believing something that is against the word of God. When asked why, they will say, “I feel this way” or “I feel that way.” How sad for that person who will never experience all God has for them because they violate God’s word by preferring their feelings first. But when we learn that God’s word convicts, we must change our minds.
God’s word is the ultimate authority. We can get closer to God, and we can have a better life, but that will only happen if we are willing to have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying. Then we will experience real #LifeChange.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, May 9, 2016 @ 10:16 PM CDT
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