Another day has gone, and a new one begins.
The race we call life seems to never end
But we are promised that if we seek, we shall find
So let us seek God and love Him with all of our heart, soul and mind.
Our minds are defined as both all of who we are and as a place for rational, intentional thought, cognitive processing, feelings, and problem solving. But do we use our minds? Do we take care of our minds – exercising the mind to stay sharp and to be ready when temptation arises?
We train our minds, by what we put into it (entertainment, news, friends, family, media), by reading, learning, and practicing activities that make us think.
1 Peter 3:15- “but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,”
Let us start reading, listening to, and educating ourselves with extrabiblical knowledge. Grab a book on apologetics (Josh McDowell, Sean McDowell, JP Moreland, Ken Hamm, CS Lewis, Lee Strobel, etc.) Read their thoughts and compare it to Scripture.
If you were going to tell someone you know about Jesus but can’t use Scripture, how would you do it? Let us start getting ready to defend our faith, so we can truly fulfill the challenge in 1 Peter 3. May you be ready to defend your faith.
If you have any questions on where to start or would like to talk about it – let Andy or I know and we would gladly journey with you.
You have the mind of Christ – 1 Corinthians 2:16 – use it well and use it often.