The mind: dead or alive

[The Glory Unveiled]

For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. ( Romans 8:6 )

Death is usually portrayed as the end of life or the cessation of activities. But in the verse above we see death used to expresses a state; the state of being alienated from Christ and His grace. To be carnally minded means that the world and its system has eaten into the fabric of our thinking and living. Interestingly, the statement “to be” is a state that can be assumed and that in a sense means that the will of man comes into play to be or not to be carnally minded. Nobody, who is carnally minded became carnally minded just in a vacuum. It was always as a result of what the person continually fed his/her mind with. The mind would always mirror whatever it is continually exposed to. And like the IT acronym, GIGO—garbage in, garbage out—the mind would only give out what it takes in. We are the product of our exposures. So in that same course of understanding, we become spiritually minded when our minds are fed with thoughts of the Spirit. And being spiritually minded comes with its own package of advantages. The underpinning one being mentioned in the verse; life and peace. Psychologists say that the mind creates a pathway with the thoughts that are consistently tolerated in the mind. So that whatever we repeat could become an addiction. But when we deliberately mind the things of the Spirit, it makes the life of Christ accessible, erasing the handwriting of addiction.

Prayer_Bead: Father in heaven, thank you for giving me the mind of Christ. I think and live like Christ Jesus to the praise of God’s name.

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