Here at Kingdom Life Christian Church we have invested a good amount of time teaching about the importance of renewing the mind and that the word “repent” actually means to change the way you think — that is how we become “heavenly minded.”
Romans 12:2 tells us: “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
Being heavenly minded includes thinking as God thinks. I believe that is the ultimate example of positive thinking.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV).
Wow! That’s how the creator of the universes thinks about you, so rejoice!
There is some good teaching emerging on the mind of Christ. I like to say; “The most important thing to know about the mind of Christ is that you are always on His mind and His thoughts for you are always good.”
Why is this important? Well, one reason it will help us fulfill the great commandment.
Mark 12:30 (NKJV) 30: “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” This is the first commandment.
Being heavenly minded is living in the reality of the knowledge that He first loved us with all His heart, mind and strength and that truth will set us free to do the same to Him and to others.
Mark 12:31 (NKJV) 31: “And the second, like it, is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Did you know the phrase “the second is like it” from the above passage means of equal importance? So to be heavenly minded is to think the best of others. To be heavenly minded is to be like Jesus, loving others unconditionally, and according to Him, even loving our enemies.
Here are two scriptures to help you achieve this wonderful assignment.
“If thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them” Jeremiah 15:19 KJV.
“Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious — the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies” Philippians 4:8-9 The Message Bible.
That’s the Kingdom Perspective!
Kingdom Life Christian Church, meets every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at The Renaissance on 9th, at 1816 9th St. W., Bradenton. Call 941-776-0026 or visit www.kingdomlifechristianchurch.org for more information.