Make Up Your Mind
“Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.” (Luke 21:14-15)
Today’s Morsel: One of the greatest problems with many Christians is that they do not have a made-up mind. They get offended and they leave the church. Someone says something they don’t like, and they are offended. You have to make up your mind that nothing is going to move you or separate you from Christ. Everything that Jesus and the apostles went through, as far as persecution and death, we are also subject to like measures. The reason people quit serving God is due to a lack of a made up mind. People are depressed and sad because they do not have a made up mind to not get despondent about what happens in their life. They hear about and read about things, but they have not made up their minds to not allow it to happen to them. Jesus told His disciples to settle it in their minds that they were going to be persecuted, put into prison, and even killed. There are some things you need to settle in your mind now. Job did things when he was in his right mind. What would you do if you lost a loved one? What would you do if you couldn’t attend church anymore? What would you do if you lost your job? Have you considered eternity lately? Do you have it settled in your mind that it is only going to be heaven for you and not hell? The quicker you settle it in your mind, the more likely it will happen. “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…” (Proverbs 23:7) It is time to get some things settled, made up, in your mind.
Sing: I’ve got a made-up mind. I’ve got a final destination. I’m gonna on pressing on, to my final destination; gonna burn all the bridges behind me, break all the ties that bind me, gonna keep on pressing on, till I reach that home sweet home, that new Jerusalem.
Thought For Today: Fix it firmly in your minds. (Parker)