Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. James 4:8
This week’s devotion is a follow-up on last week’s message regarding the dual aspects of being. Scripture calls this concept being double-minded. The New Living Bible states that “double-minded people have their loyalty divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.” A part of you, the silent witness, knows the Truth and urges right action. Your roommate, that voice in your head that won’t shut up, keeps you confused and leads you to be governed by your sensual nature and to obey the impulses of the flesh—the urges of your carnal nature. No wonder we feel unstable. Joyce Meyer writes, “Although I was a Christian, I was having trouble because I had not learned to control my thoughts. . . One thing the Lord told me when he began to teach me about the battlefield of the mind became a major turning point for me. He said, “Think about what you are thinking about.” As I began to do so, it was not long before I began to see why I was having so much trouble in my life. My mind was a mess.” Friends, are you having trouble with a roaming mind? Are racing thoughts destroying your peace of mind? We can learn to focus our thoughts on the higher things. And right thinking leads to right actions. You and I can gain victory over these strongholds of our minds.
With Christ, all things are possible. Peace can be mine, Linda