Dear reader, I want to give you a simple challenge, a practical and immediately applicable truth that will help you to become more like Christ each day. King David understood this simple principle:
“But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.” - Psalm 1:2
God’s Word is the law, and Jesus is God’s Word.
We must fix our minds upon Christ. The eyes of your heart must lock a gaze upon the majestic countenance of Christ.
For all our toil and strain, we so often come up empty. It’s not complicated. It’s beyond human effort and exhaustion. Stop struggling. Be still. Just think upon the Word of God. Be still and look at His face by meditation on the Word.
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:” - Proverbs 23:7
Think about Christ, meditate upon Him, and you will become more like Him.
“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” - 2 Corinthians 3:18
We are changed in His presence as we behold Him.
You can’t get more of God. All that God was, is or ever shall be abides within you. When the Holy Spirit comes to dwell in you, He comes in fullness. If you’re hungry for that ‘something more’, you will discover it when you realize this: it’s not about how much you have of God; it’s about how much God has of you. And one of the many ways that we can surrender more of ourselves to Him is our thoughts.
I am being completely honest with you when I tell you that, when I am awake, not more than 5 minutes can usually go by without me giving a thought to the Lord. I live in an awareness of His presence. I am looking forward to the day when I can get that down to 1 minute.
It’s possible to surrender the mind to the beauty of Christ. I encourage you to take up this challenge today: Think of Christ more today than you did yesterday. Do that everyday and you’ll see transformation.