In His Image, Under His Control

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Let Me control your mind.

The mind is the most restless, unruly part of mankind. Long after you have learned the discipline of holding your tongue, your thoughts defy your will and set themselves up against Me. Man is the pinnacle of My creation, and the human mind is wondrously complex. I risked all by granting you freedom to think for yourself. This is godlike privilege, forever setting you apart from animals and robots. I made you in My image, precariously close to deity.

Though My blood has fully redeemed you, your mind is the last bastion of rebellion.

Open yourself to My radiant Presence, letting My Light permeate your thinking.When My Spirit is controlling your mind, you are filled with Life and Peace.

Then God said, “Let us make man in Our image, in Our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.  – Genesis 1:26-27

The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace. – Romans 8:6

Excerpted with permission from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, copyright Thomas Nelson.

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Your Turn

Lord, control our minds. Help us to think Your thoughts, to follow Your way as we are transformed from the inside out. Let us be controlled by the Spirit so we can enjoy Your shalom — life and peace. Come join the conversation on our blog! We would love to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily

Sarah Young

Sarah Young's devotional writing is helping untold numbers of women and men in their quest for intimacy with Christ. Sarah has a degree in philosophy from Wellesley and holds graduate degrees in psychology/counseling from Tufts, Georgia State, and Covenant Seminary. Sarah and her husband have traveled widely, counseling and planting churches in Japan and Australia. They currently minister to Japanese people living in Perth, Australia.

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