July 11, 2012

Isaiah 8:11-13 (NLT)

The Lord has given me a strong warning not to think like everyone else does. He said, [12] “Don’t call everything a conspiracy, like they do, and don’t live in dread of what frightens them. [13] Make the Lord of Heaven’s Armies holy in your life. He is the one you should fear. He is the one who should make you tremble.”

Observation:  It is clear – our brains are wired wrong. We think differerently from how God thinks. Therefore, we think wrong. That is not how Isaiah is to think. He is not to take his clues from the society around him, but from the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.
Application:  It is, therefore, not how I am to think. I am not to call everything a conspiracy. I am not to live in dread. I am to make God holy in my life. I am to live in awe of him. My worldview is not to be informed by Fox, CNN, or MSNBC. It is to be shaped by scripture, and the leading of the Holy Spirit. God is the source of my insider information.
Prayer:  Lord, your thoughts are higher than my/our thoughts. I need you to give me the mind that is in Christ. I need you to blow my mind so you can fill my mind. I need to think right, think like you. Give me a piece of your mind, so I may always have your will in mind, and receive your peace of mind. In the strong and loving name of Jesus, I pray.

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