Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
I Peter 1:13
Is your mind disciplined? Do you have complete control over your mind? Furthermore, is your mind at peace with God?
The meditation of God’s word allows our mind to be controlled by the Spirit of God. Some of God’s most effective servants were disciplined in their minds with the word of God. They were spiritually controlled in their service to God. Maybe you remember Joshua’s command to meditate on the Word of God, day and night.
Sadly, many Christians today do not use their minds for the service of God. We fill our minds with secular music and entertainment of pleasure and are under control of the media. As Peter states in today’s verse, gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace of Jesus Christ.
Paul encouraged Believers to strengthen their minds and be mature in understanding matters of righteous living (1 Corinthians 14:20). Don’t allow others to do your thinking for you, especially Hollywood and mass media. Allow the word of God to control your mind and lead you into spiritual service for God.
Lord, I seek Your instructions and commands to control my heart and thinking. Allow me to resist the temptation to be controlled by secular mentality. Speak Your truth into my life.