Love God With All Your Mind

  • Mark 12:30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
  • 2 Corinthians 10:5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
  • Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
  • Romans 8:6-8 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

In Romans 8:7-8, God did not mince words when He said through Paul: “The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law…Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God”. You need to submit your mind to God. Loving God with all your mind is to hold every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ. When you’re thinking of something that does not line up with His Word, renew your mind and change your thinking. Think of those things that are identified in Philippians 4:8.

How to love God with all your mind:
  1. Pay attention to what you’re thinking. Don’t let your mind wander and think about just anything. As soon as a thought doesn’t line up with the Word, dismiss it and think about something good.
  2. Be careful what you allow through your eyes and ears. An inappropriate picture takes discipline and continuous renewing of your mind to dismiss it. It would be better if you never put it before your eyes in the first place.
  3. Be led by the Holy Spirit instead of your flesh in your daily life and your mind will align with the way of the Spirit.
  4. Honor Him with your thought life. He gave you imagination but use it wisely and in a way pleasing to your Father. Think of such things as laying hands on the sick and seeing them get well (Mark 16:18).
  5. When you pray in the Spirit, take time to also pray with your mind (1 Corinthians 14:15).

Call to action:
Take the time today to determine if you are honoring God with your thought life. If not, change it by taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.