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The Refined Mind


Examine yourself if anything is harmful, immoral, or ungodly, and confront it. Be honest with yourself and ask God to help you.

Romans 7:18 Amplified Version 18: I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh [my human nature, my worldliness—my sinful capacity]. The willingness [to do good] is present in me, but the doing of interest is not.

We have a spiritual side, but we also have a flesh that we must put under control. If we do not judge/examine ourselves daily, we can come under judgment. Instead, I think my actions are not good, and it is coming to the forefront, and others judge me.

Romans 8:6-8 Amplified Version 6 Now the mind of the flesh is death [both now and forever—because it pursues sin]; but the reason of the Spirit is life and peace [the spiritual well-being that comes from walking with God—both now and forever]; 7 the mind of the flesh [with its sinful pursuits] is actively hostile to God. It does not submit itself to God’s law since it cannot, 8 and those in the flesh [living a life that caters to sinful appetites and impulses] cannot please God.

If we mess up, repent and start back over again. There is no condemnation of those that are in Christ Jesus. That means once you confess your sin and decide to get back on track, it is covered by the blood of Jesus. It is as if you never sinned. Thank God for the blood of Jesus!

An atmosphere of life and peace is with a refined mind.

Prayer: God, I thank you for creating me in your image and likeness. God, I repent for catering to my sinful nature. I choose life by living my life according to the word of God. Whatever is of good report, virtue, and praise, I think on these things. I cast down and reject anything that comes to my mind that is not of you and replace it with the word of God. In Jesus’ name! Amen.

2 thoughts on “The Refined Mind

  1. Lord bless my mind, forgive me for my negative thoughts. Help me to think of the positive side of things. Lord i come to you as i know how in Jesus name AMEN.

    1. Amen.

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