Throughout my recent travels I have either been guided to studying the mind, attacked in the realm of thoughts or been put in the path of someone having some stinking thinking.
which brought me to study the mind from a spiritual stand point, finding that keeping an open mind is probably the most important aspect of life as follower of Christ.
Salvation the most important event in the history of creation, the thing that sets us free, we are to wear as our helmet. So that the Christs sacrifice not only protects our mind but also sets our mind free from worry guilt fear condemnation and death.
In order to do this we must be in a constant state of renewal so that we may never forget who we are and whose we are, or ultimately who is in control.
The Whole Armor of God
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[a] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—
Jesus’ sacrifice is what gave us our salvation, if we are to ware that same salvation as our helmet, than wouldn’t, if we are keeping in his word, wouldn’t that be also the most direct line of communication he has to us?
So although the unseen enemy cannot take us over directly, he can however control the things in our environment, trying to influence our thoughts. Its in those moments that we must remember to renew refresh and revitalize our minds, and put on our helmet which is our salvation.
So with this knowledge our mind can either be our direct link and communion to holy spirit. Or a viscous battleground, our undoing. We cant control the environment, or others actions, but we can however control how we react to it.
My prayer is that we may all put on the full armor of god and that we all practice the use of our sword which is his living word. That we may all be protected daily from the wiles of the devil, to him goes the glory and honor forever. amen.