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With the Mind of Christ, You’ll Never Feel Alone - Daily Hope with Rick Warren - October 18, 2020

  • 2020 Oct 18

With the Mind of Christ, You’ll Never Feel Alone

By Rick Warren

“I am not really alone, because the Father is with me.” John 16:32 (GNT)

Having the mind of Christ means always being aware that God is with you. 

We see this in the life of Jesus. Jesus lived in the presence of God and stayed connected to the favor of God. No matter how busy he was, he stayed in tune with the Father. Jesus said, “I am not really alone, because the Father is with me” (John 16:32 GNT).

This is why the greatest antidote to loneliness is thinking like Jesus. When you have the mind of Christ, you'll be able, like him, to say, “I'm not alone, because I know the Father is always with me.” When we feel alone, it’s often the result of not living with the mind of Christ—we’re not aware of God's constant care.

How can you always stay aware of God's constant care? One way is through prayer. Jesus made prayer a daily habit: “Jesus would often go to some place where he could be alone and pray” (Luke 5:16 CEV). 

Notice this verse says that Jesus often slipped away so he could pray. You can’t just do that every now and then if you want to have the mind of Christ. Jesus’ prayer life was continual. He made it the priority of his life to be with his Father. It was a habit.

Do you stop and pray throughout the day? Do you think your day would go better if you developed this habit? If Jesus felt the need to slip away and pray throughout his day, then think about how much more we need it!

When you don’t take the time to talk with God, you miss the gifts of God. It’s not God's will for you to be too busy for him. In fact, you'll get more done in every area of your life if you take the time to stop and pray. 

That doesn’t seem like it should work. If you’re always stopping to pray, how are you going to get more done? You’re going to have focus. You’ll be able to focus your mind and heart on what matters most because you’re taking time to let God’s Spirit remind you through prayer what your purpose is.

Jesus Christ knew who he was and what his purpose was. He was always aware of God's presence. When you get the mind of Christ, you'll have those things too, and you’ll always be aware that God is with you.

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