Jesus would purposefully withdraw from the crowds of people and sit with God alone. There, sitting with God, He would receive rest and direction. Today, if you look at people and really watch them, you can spot in a crowd a Christian who has sat in God’s presence. How? By their demeanor. They are at peace. They have left their burdens at the feet of Jesus. Look at the way they carry themselves; you’ll see a quiet confidence. They are confident God is taking care of them. Listen to how they talk. It’s encouraging and edifying, not negative, crude, or disrespectful. For out of the heart the mouth speaks, and their heart is focused on God. You can tell they have spent time with Jesus. They have the mind of Christ.
This peace will escape us little by little, when we fail to sit in God’s presence, seeking to have the mind of Christ in our current situation. If we find ourselves growing agitated over menial situations, our eyes should be opened to our deficiency. We need Jesus and His word.
We obtain the mind of Christ when we read the word of God, for Jesus Christ is the word made flesh; and He alone can open our eyes to see situations as He sees them.
Truly, with the mind of Christ, we can be peacemakers like Christ.
Let’s pray: Abba, please help us have the mind of Christ so that we can be peacemakers in our world today.
Do you desire revival in your own personal life and in those around you?
Truly, a genuine desire for Jesus Christ ignites revival in a heart and mind - it's a life hungering and thirsting for righteousness.
This book, Revival of the Hearts, is a quick in-depth look at 2 Chronicles 7:14 NKJV, where God says, "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."
A timeless truth from God aimed at His own who have turned away from Him, or who will turn from Him at some point in time. For every sin we commit turns us subtly away. But God in His merciful grace, forgives the repentant sinner. It's a promise. Not an outlet to sin, simply to receive His grace; but a road traveled by many in humble repentance.
2 Chronicles 7:14 is an amazing, timeless verse in the Old Testament that speaks to us today regarding revival in our own heart, and in those around us.
In these ten chapters, VanderWeerd breaks down the truths God declares in 2 Chronicles 7:14; providing a quick in-depth look into Scripture, helping readers gain a richer understanding of God's word and how to live it out in their personal lives. This book is great for personal study or for a group bible study, with questions for discussion at the end of each chapter.