Loving God With All Your Mind   2 comments

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 I thought I would share this quote from the book Loving God With All Your Mind by Elizabeth George…

If we are to love God with all our mind, we need to be sure our ideas about God are accurate, biblical, and true. Inaccurate and unbiblical thoughts about God can block His power in our life.  Another crucial step toward loving God with all our mind is determining to place the Bible’s truths above everything we think or feel.  We must guard against allowing our thoughts or feelings to override the great truths of Scripture.

First John 1:9, for instance, sets forth the important truth that, “if we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”  Although this statement guarantees that God forgives our sins, I have been guilty of saying, after a time of confession, “But I don’t feel forgiven.” When I do this, I am allowing my feelings to take precendence over the rock-solid doctrinal truth of the forgiveness of  sins available to us through Christ.  On other occasions I say, “But I don’t think God could really forgive me.”  Again, I’m allowing my thoughts to take precedence over the Word of God. 

You and I are forgiven, regardless of our feelings and thoughts.  To think we are not forgiven is to think a lie. When my feelings and thoughts are counter to what Scripture teaches, I need to stop and ask…what is true?  The answer is always the same:  The Bible is true, not my feelings or thoughts.  Having reminded myself of that, I then choose to “think forgiven.”

Begs the question, do my thoughts and feelings take precedence over the rock-solid Word of God? 

Lord, may I rely on your Word and not on my feelings and thoughts.

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Posted March 10, 2008 by Lana G! in Bible, Flowers, Forgiveness, Photography, Quotes, Truth

2 responses to “Loving God With All Your Mind

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  1. Good question to keep asking…

  2. Great point about the Bible being the truth and not going with our feelings. I love Elizabeth George. I’m reading A Woman After God’s Own Heart.

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