TUESDAY, JANUARY 7
“For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct Him?”
But we have the mind of Christ.”
1 Corinthians 2:16 (ESV)
THE MIND OF CHRIST: SEEING OTHERS THE WAY JESUS SEES THEM
A little girl was in deep concentration over her drawing. Her mother asked her what she was drawing and received a curt reply, “God.” Her mother protested, “But no one knows what God looks like!” The little girl replied, “They will when I finish this drawing!”
1 Corinthians teaches that we can have a better idea of what God is like because Christ lives inside of Christian believers. Each of us has been given the mind of Christ which means we have the potential of thinking about things and people the way that God does. Mike reminded us on Sunday that one of our priorities as a church is to see people, our community and the world the way God sees them.
Tony Evans writes, “Before cable television came into my neighborhood, I used a television antenna. I had a workman come out one time because I was having problems with my reception. He said, “Your signal is strong, but your antenna is not pointed in the right direction.” The Word of God is strong. There’s no problem with the “signal.” But our heart’s antenna is often not pointed in the right direction. A lot of us are fiddling with our lives trying to fix them when the problem is that our spiritual antenna is not pointed toward God. Therefore, we cannot pick up the Spirit’s signal.
One of the keys to unleashing the mind of Christ in our lives is spending time focusing on God and His word. This helps us point our “antennas” in the right direction. Take some time to think about the difficult people in your life. Then spend some time in prayer asking God to help you see them the way He sees them.