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 writings are personal reflections from her daily quiet time of Bible reading, praying, and writing in prayer journals. With sales of more than 30 million books worldwide, Jesus Calling has appeared on all major bestseller lists. Sarah’s writings include Jesus Calling®, Jesus Always, Jesus Today™, Jesus Lives™, Dear Jesus, Jesus Calling for Little Ones, Jesus Calling Bible Storybook, Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids, Jesus Always: 365 Devotions for Kids, and Peace in His Presence-each encouraging readers in their journey toward intimacy with Christ. Sarah and her husband were missionaries in Japan and Australia for many years. They currently live in the United States.

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