Choose the BLUE Setting
“The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so.” (Romans 8:6-7, NIV)
Growing up, we had box fans and window coolers. I remember our first window AC unit. I loved to set the dials on Cold (BLUE) as far from Hot (RED) as possible. Here, Paul tells us the sinful mind is hostile to God, sees Him as the enemy and does not submit to God’s ways. Scripture tells us that as Christians, we are friends of God and friends of truth because we obey God’s Word. As a Christian, I encourage you to imagine a thermostat in your mind. Settings include: Spirit and Life (BLUE) or Sin and Death (RED). BLUE (God) leads to faith, love, joy, peace and abundant life. RED (Satan) leads to doubt, fear, hurt, selfishness, agitation, despair and death. You get to choose the setting. You decide how you want to live.
Once you decide on God (BLUE), I encourage you to set your mind on Him and keep it there. Spend time in prayer and meditating on God’s Word until it shapes the way you think and act. Surrender every area of your life to God and trust Him to lead and guide you. Throughout the day, ask God what He wants you to do. Speak His Word and His promises over your life. When you are experiencing doubt, fear, worry and unbelief; recognize that you are under spiritual attack. Submit to God, resist Satan, and watch as he runs the other way. Create the habit of “Being Still” and listening to the voice of God. When He speaks to you, be quick to obey. When you’re feeling tired and weary, praise Him and rest in His presence. Set your mind on Him and feel the cool breeze of God’s perfect peace come over you.
Child of God, I encourage you to set your mind on Spirit and Life (BLUE) and trust God to change the atmosphere in your life. You will be glad you did!
Jesus, thank You calling me into relationship with you and for calling me your friend. Holy Spirit, teach me God’s ways, until they become automatic. Jesus, may Your perfect peace blow upon me and refresh my tired body, weary mind and spirit. Through the blood of Jesus and in the name of Jesus I pray, amen.
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