In Christ: I Have His Mind

It is always good to be reminded of who we are in Christ, especially when we find ourselves living in a world filled with chaos and confusion.  Over the next 27 days I will be sharing the devotions from my book, “In Christ Alone”.  Each devotion is designed to help us look to Christ for our identity in the midst of a myriad of sources trying to define who we are.

Here is day six with an important reminder that in Christ you, and those around you, can have the mind of Christ to fill you with His wisdom.

I Have The Mind of Christ

“‘For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?’  But we have the mind of Christ.
1 Corinthians 2:16 (NIV)

Have you ever wished that you could crawl into the mind of someone so you could have a better understanding of how they think and who they are?  Are you of the same mind with someone else to the extent that you can accurately finish sentences and thoughts of each other?  Do you ever act like you know more than God?  Does your life say that even if your words never would?  What qualities should be most obvious in your life because you have the mind of Christ?

When we are in Christ, we should become so much like Christ that it is obvious that we have the mind of Christ!  Our thoughts and words should be the same as we would expect from Christ.  As you pray, ask God to fill you with a humility that allows you to be emptied of self and filled with the mind of Christ.  Pray that your very thoughts, which determine your actions, would reflect the mind of Christ.  Pray that your decisions would be based on what comes from the mind of Christ rather than from yourself.  Pray that the people around you would see the mind of Christ in you.

In prayer,