Minding Your Mind:
A Willing Mind – Part 2
Scripture Reading: 1 Chronicles 28:8-10
Key Verse: 1 Chronicles 28:9
“And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.
As we continue looking at David’s challenge to his son Solomon, let’s focus on the willing mind. You have said or heard people say: “Mind your own business.” This indicates that we should take a closer look at ourselves and how we are operating rather than worrying about someone else’s business. The title for this week’s theme is: “Minding Your Mind.” We must take a closer look and pay more attention to the thoughts that pass through and hang out in our minds.
Hanging on to soft addictions with full knowledge that they are not serving us well, makes little sense. But there are thought patterns hanging out in our minds that keep us attached to these less than constructive behaviors. Mind your mind and seek to uncover those thoughts. More than likely we will find that they are saturated with lies and half truths.
God will help us mind our own minds, but we must start this discovery process with a willing mind. Mind games like denial and defensiveness will try to block God’s work. We are free moral agents and God only goes where He is invited. We must present to God a willing mind; a sincere presentation. We confess our inability to cope with our soft addictions. We humbly present to God a willingness to allow His divine work to bring revelation to our “stinkin’ thinkin’”!
Father, I do want your help. I will refuse to allow my thoughts free reign. As you reveal truth, I will be quick to obey. In Jesus’ name, Amen.