Faith Fix: The Benefit of Spiritual Thinking
Romans 8:5 (NKJV)
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
With God there are no questions, only answers. Whatever questions we have only surface as a result of living in a world that largely does not know God. This applies to God’s own people, and sometimes even myself.
I am endeavoring some things as a Christian. Not as a man, a pastor, a father, a husband, or a friend, but as a child of God. I want, with as much as I know, to know Him more, to hear Him more. The desire of my heart is to have an intimate relationship with my Heavenly Father.
We are all in a similar predicament. We are born into the flesh, in a world that teaches us from the onset to please the flesh. God has left something in all of us however that draw us to Him. It is the fundamental desire to be connected with Him. No matter what we chase after and obtain, we will always be in need of God. The truth is though we can suppress it to the point that we don’t even recognize it. My God, I want more!
I remember a time when all that I sought was material. It was the focus of my life. Deep inside, however, I always had a yearning for Him. As I have grown in the faith I find myself putting down more of what doesn’t matter and craving more and more the only thing that does. Many people are after the same thing but they stop at their feelings. I don’t want what I feel because I have discovered that my feelings betray me. What I want is a real, deep, and permanent connection to Truth.
I am learning to set my mind on the things of the Spirit. That’s where real fullness lies, caught up in His Spirit, exactly where we were made to be. Many people live just trying to discover their purpose. Well, the Bible tells us clearly what that is. We should know our purpose is wrapped up in Him. The only thing we need to find is how we connect to Him. The Bible says to seek peace and pursue it (Psalm 34:14). It also tells us His name is Peace. Well, there you go. There is your direction. And mine! Seek Him, pursue Him, and get what you’re really after!
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.