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Doing things and thinking about things in their proper order is de-cluttering

De-Clutter Your Mind
Mind Games – Part 2

Scripture Reading: Luke 10:38-42

Key Verse: Luke 10:41

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things

The conclusion from yesterday’s devotional was that our decisions will lead to our lifestyle.  That seems obvious, but I want us to realize that decisions are made in our minds and our minds are formed by what we pay attention to.  In our scripture, Mary paid attention to Jesus and that made her want to relax in His presence.  Martha decided to go a different direction.  Jesus told Martha that she was “worried and upset about many things” (Luke 10:41).  That is what happens when we allow our minds to be cluttered.

Let’s return to the definition of clutter: “filled with things in a disorderly manner.”  To de-clutter doesn’t necessarily mean we won’t do a certain thing or think about certain issues.  It does mean we do things and think about things in their proper order.  If we are going to de-clutter our minds, we must follow a biblical order.  The Bible reminds us that God is not a God of confusion or disorder.  “For God is not a God of disorder but of peace” (1 Corinthians 14:33).

The first thing we must feed our mind is the truth of God’s Word.  Letting our minds focus on all the day’s responsibilities will lead to stress and worry.  Martha missed out on an opportunity to fill her mind with thoughts from Jesus. Instead she filled it with stressful things.  What will you fill your mind with?

Father, I will start my day with your Word.  The rest of my day will flow from the truths you give me.  In Jesus’ name, amen.