Romans 8:6 – For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace (ESV).
Every weekday, Heidi has an alarm set to go off at around 5:00am to ensure she’s ready for work in a timely manner. Though she can preset her phone for the entire week and then forget about it, she still had to discipline herself to set the alarms and then adjust them accordingly.
Heidi is responsible for setting her alarm, not someone else. She certainly can’t rely on me because I’m more than occupied with making sure mine is set. If she were to forget (which she never has), it would throw the course of her day off from the very beginning. She could obviously make the appropriate adjustments to recover, but it would make the day a little more difficult.
Likewise, you need to set your mind on the Spirit every day. Doing so is a conscious decision you must make for yourself; no one else can set your mind for you. Forgetting or refusing to sets you up for uncertainty, but doing so guarantees peace. Now remember: Ready. Set. Go!
Philippians 4:9 – Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peacewill be with you (NIV).
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