Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Stuck in it's ways....

A friend of mine asked me recently, "Do you know where I can get a different mind, mine is kind of old and stuck in it's ways."

Actually, yes. I do know!

Proverbs 23:7 says, "As he thinks in his heart, so is he." Everything we think, say, and do is filtered through our minds, through our hearts.

"But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts?"
Matthew 9:4

We all have minds and hearts that have "stinkin' thinkin'". It's what we get when we listen to the world and our own thoughts instead of the Truth. The only thing that is really really true in this world is what God says is truth. All men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. When left alone to our own thoughts, we can come up with some doozies!

To get a new mind, we must go to our Creator God, through His Son, Jesus Christ. We must ask Him! The Holy Spirit is ready to give us that new mind; but, it takes a little work on our part.

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."
Romans 12:12

We renew our minds with the word of God, with prayer, with worship, with anything that directs our attention back to God. Our hope comes directly from Him. Here are a few hope verses for you to think about today. I know that I need to have my mind washed with the Word of God.

"Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will rest in hope."
Psalm 16:9

Proverbs 13:12 says,
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life."

Romans 5:5 says,
"Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us."

Romans 15:13 says,
"Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

My friends, search out those hope verses. It may be a tough year. Our faith in God and our hope in Him will get us through.

I've prayed God will give you each hope.
Blessings from our Lord to you,
May I suggest?


  1. A new mind--I like that. Awesome post!

    Thanks for participating! :)

    God bless you!
    Joy :)

  2. I can sure use one of those! Thanks. These verses are a good start!

  3. A daily thing to renew our minds - thank you for the reminder. :)


  4. Hello Gentlejoy,

    I think God's reminding me of something. Your name is the third time in two days I've been reminded of our need

    to be gentle. I'm listening God!

    Thank you for the reminder, too.

    I'll be over to visit your blog in a bit.

    God bless you,



  5. Oh, I love, love, LOVE this! What a fabulous reminder to moment by moment renew our minds in Christ Jesus. Thank you so much for sharing this at Roses of Inspiration.

    Hugs and blessings!

  6. Hello Laura,
    This was a beautiful straight forward right to the heart post!
    Isn't it true how we are to look at all the ways possible for keeping our minds stayed upon Christ in this dirty world?
    We have to be so mindful every second of the day.

    I especially loved your last words to us."walking to the spring...meet Jesus.

    I came over to visit you from my dear Stephanie's link up party, I'm so happy I did!

    Joy to you!

  7. You're welcome, Stephanie. Sometimes, when I look back for older posts to share, I bless myself. Thanks for making that happen for me.

  8. HI Debbie,
    If you click on the words, Walking to the Spring ~ Meet Jesus, you'll see another post about our Beloved.
    God bless you and thanks for your kind words!

  9. Great Post! You are absolutely right the only truth in this world is God's Truth! I am glad I stopped by today! God Bless:)

    1. I'm glad, too, Lisa. I'm so sorry, I had no way to contact you.

  10. Thanks so much for sharing these! I needed to read these today! God bless!


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