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Today's e-Devotional

Sacred Mental Space

Your mind is sacred space. You may see it as a processor of neutral thoughts, the place where you weigh pros and cons and make decisions, where your dreams and desires reside next to all your insecurities and anxieties. But as part of the temple of your body, your mind is meant to be a dwelling place for God. The endless stream of thoughts passing through your mind does not belong to you alone. God wants to occupy the throne of your thinking.

That’s why it’s so important to dispense with unworthy fears, ambitions, judgments, and all those other attitudes that don’t align with the Spirit. Entertaining such contradictions is like hosting guests in your home who have nothing in common and clash awkwardly in every conversation. Thoughts born from fear, bitterness, and pride are inhospitable to the Spirit. If we want to enjoy his company, we need to uninvite his opponents.

We’re told to let our minds be renewed (Romans 12:2) and that we can have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16). Why would we fill the hard drive in our heads with anything else? Treat your mind as a holy and sacred space and invite God alone to write his thoughts into it. Watch to see what he does with the invitation. Those who make room for him find him eager to enter in. 

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