God’s Spirit of Power and Love and a Sound Mind, Part 2
Let’s talk a little bit more about God’s power and then move on to discussing His Love and the sound mind He has given us.
In Ephesians 3:20 we see that God will do exceeding abundantly above all that we can ask or think, infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes or dreams in consequence of or according to the action of His power that is at work within us. It is our choice. We can choose to believe that we are dynamic powerhouses for God, or we can choose to believe that we can’t make it. God gives us choices all the time.
God’s power is there in us and is available for us to walk victoriously.
Secondly, God’s Love is in us. Romans 5:5 tells us that the love of God has been shed abroad or poured forth in our hearts by the Holy Ghost. In 1 John we are told that God is Love. His Love is His power source. He is all Love. We are all Love if we are His child. We are Love if we are His child. God has given us a Spirit of Love, His Love.
Thirdly, God has given us a sound mind. He has given us the mind of Christ, to hold the thoughts, feelings and purposes of His heart (1 Corinthians 2:16). When we look at the words “sound mind,” they come from root words that mean to fence or enclose, stop, silence, to rein in or curb. Figuratively, they mean feelings or understanding. God has given us His mind to silence and stop the thoughts of the enemy that continually bombard us. He has given us His mind to rein in or curb, cast down, and bring into captivity every thought that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. When we take on His mind, we are in obedience to Him. We align our feelings and understanding with Him.
There is only one way to take on God’s mind. He has given us this Word of His, which expresses His whole way of operating His Kingdom. It is the direct opposite to everything we see in this world. We must come into obedience to His Word and to Him in order to thrive in this present world. We can either be just surviving with our head barely above the water, or we can thrive in spite of what is going on around us. Once again, it is a choice, not just daily, but sometimes moment by moment. Choose you this day whom you will serve: We choose God and His Word.