Our brains can easily retain a massive amount of information and recall it. God created our minds to excel and become more knowledgeable in our personal and spiritual lives. We should continually cultivate good things in our brains, which can improve our clarity and peace of mind.
Think about it for a minute. How do you feel when you fill your mind with inspiring and uplifting thoughts? Ephesians 4:23-24 reads, “To be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” This verse of Scripture is focused on our thinking, saying that it needs to align with God’s will.
When our thoughts center on the Lord, we can do more with our minds. We can memorize verses of Scripture more easily and have more clarity in our communication with God and our close relationships. In addition, because we are filling our minds with thoughts about Him, we understand His Word better.
The Apostle Paul tells us how to use our brains for good in Philippians. He says, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
A mind centered on Jesus holds tremendous power as it is connected to the Divine. Can you remember a time when, because of your spiritual mindset, a challenging situation became more manageable?
As Christians, it is our responsibility to cultivate heavenly-minded thinking. This mindset connects us with our best selves, empowering us to influence others positively. God encourages us to channel our intellectual capacities toward noble causes. May our minds be continually centered on Jesus, with the assurance that His presence refines our spiritual understanding.
1. Commit Ephesians 4:23-24 to memory.
2. Write down one way you can improve your thinking as a Disciple of Christ.