Today’s Encouragement is Romans 8:5 ESV For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
Set their minds –
We can choose what we think, where we set our minds.
Many of us allow someone or something else to decide where we set our minds. For some it is the latest news report, or their own health issues, or stress at work, family issues, finances, arguments, or an unlimited list of other useless subjects. And this is all my friends… setting our minds on the things of the flesh!
Setting our minds on the things if the Spirit is a very different ‘mind-set’. We have all heard the half-full, half-empty messages. And there is truth on this idea. But God’s truth is the ultimate source of all truth for us as believers! And for us as believers, we are able, if we do choose, to set our minds on the things of God’s Spirit and reject setting our minds on the things of this life, of the flesh.
Where is your mindset today? You can redirect it, you can decide to set your mind on God’s truth, His promises, His blessings and protection and provision for you.
Or we can choose the flesh, this world. One is life, and one is death.
This choice, my friends, determines the direction of your life… toward or away from God.
Father, help us choose to set our minds on the things of Your Spirit, and so live according to Your Spirit. We ask in Jesus’ Name.
Set your mind on things above