“For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him…” – Ephesians 1:15-17
(ESV)

God has called us to follow His son Jesus and cultivate a friendship with him. In order to follow Him and become who Scripture says we are, we must continually have our minds renewed. The more time we spend with God in the Scriptures and in His presence, the more we discover the mind of Christ. If we want God to give us the desires of our hearts, our hearts must change from being selfish to God glorifying, and change comes from agreeing with Him. Our desires are slowly changed into his desires – which after all are much better than anything we would want for ourselves.

The desire of my heart is to have a greater revelation and knowledge of Christ. All wisdom and knowledge is found in Him. If you are in Christ there are no barriers between you and the Father. The cross of Christ has removed all that formerly alienated us from Him!

Anxiety, despair, depression, and hopelessness have been defeated. If you have trusted Christ as absolute sovereign Lord and Savior, and changed your mind(repented) and now agree with God about your sin you are in right standing with Him – you are part of the new creation.

Now that we have access to the mind of Christ and the ability to walk in the Spirit by putting off the works of darkness we have access to knowledge and wisdom that those outside of Christ do not have. This life in the Spirit that has been made available to us, helps us to walk in holiness – which pleases God.

 

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