Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional 9 May 2019
(Thursday 9 May 2019)
TOPIC: TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR MIND
And be not conformed to this world: but
be ye transformed by the renewing of
your mind… (Romans 12:2).
Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional 9 wMay 2019
omans 8:12 says, “Therefore, brethren, we
are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the
flesh,” meaning you’re not supposed to live
after the flesh. What is it to live after the flesh? It means
to live after the senses, to live from your unrenewed
mind. The word, “flesh” in the New Testament refers to
the body and its senses, both of which are controlled by
There’s a control system in the soul for the body
and its senses, because in the soul, you have the mind,
the emotions and the will. That’s why your mind is
so important. Your mind influences your emotions and
your will, and therefore your soul. And when that
happens, the result will show in your senses and the
actions you take.
Your real character isn’t formed by your spirit
but by your soul. The character of your personality is
controlled from your mind more than anything else.
That’s why God is so emphatic about your mind,
because even after someone is born again, the person’s
unrenewed mind could still take him or her to hell.
It’s important that as a Christian you manage and
take possession of your mind; renew your mind with
the Word. Don’t let your mind control you. Live from
your spirit. Don’t accept the wrong thoughts. Don’t’
dwell on the negatives of life. Consciously subdue
thoughts that demean you, thoughts that are contrary
to your nature, heritage, and identity in Christ.
When such thoughts persist, speak words and
demand that they cease in the Name of Jesus, and
they’ll cease: maybe for a season; they may come back.
If they do, do the same thing again; rebuke and reject
them whenever they come, and you’ll win. The Bible
says resist the devil and he’ll flee from you. But you
must also learn to control your own thoughts, by setting
your mind on the Word.
You’ve got to take control of your mind and
your thoughts. Transform your life from glory to glory
through the management of your mind. That’s what we
read in Romans 12:2. God expects this of you because
He has given you the ability. He wants you to be in
charge and in control of your life by using your mind to
Dear Father, my mind is completely yielded to the
ministry of the Word and the Holy Spirit, such that
I only think excellence, strength, victory, abundance,
success, faith and the glorious life in Christ. Through
your Word, my mind is reprogrammed, renewed,
transformed, and positioned for an unending life of
glory and victory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Luke 6:45; Philippians 4:8
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 4:27-54 & 1 Kings 2-3
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Mark 9:2-13 & Numbers 12
Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
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