Time with God Daily Devotional by John North

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Time with God - May 2, 2013


Proverbs 23:6-7

Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, or desire his delicacies; for as he thinks within himself, so he is…

You are what you think!

Your choices reflect your values, but where do your values come from? “As he thinks within himself, so he is.”  Your values are informed by your mind! Never underestimate the significance of what you put into your mind. The world really wants you to adopt its values, its way of looking at life. And so it pounds its values into you with every television show you watch, with the magazines you read, with the radio, with the attitudes of the people around you.

If you do not combat the world’s way of thinking by saturating your mind with Scripture and prayer and spiritual fellowship with other believers, then you have no hope of standing against the world in your life. God’s message to you today is clear—don’t become like the secular world, but be transformed by the Holy Spirit as you renew your mind. The Spirit will take the spiritual input you put into your mind and enable you to see life the way God sees it. Then your values will entirely change and your choices will follow your values.

What are you putting into your mind? What can you do to love the Lord with all your mind?

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