CLEAR THE MIND – CLEAN THE SLATE
BY: ROGER DALE COFFMAN, SR.
OCTOBER 25, 2000
To clear the mind, we must allow God to completely take control of our soulish realm – mind, will and emotions. Begin by asking God what the things are that He expects of you and how you can accomplish them. [Prov. 29:18 “…where there is no vision, the people perish.]
Where does your will stop and His will begin? Recognize that the Holy Spirit is the teacher. Man’s philosophy doesn’t matter. Traditions and opinions of man are meaningless. Fulfilling God’s will for your life will produce peace, joy, and blessings. God is the taskmaster and He is the one we must please. Only He can supply the revelation knowledge for this day and then show us how we can walk in it.
Clearing the mind of the worldly cares will allow God to be more intimate with us. Get rid of the excess. Be determined to stay focused. Allow Him to have intercourse [full, open, honest, unhindered communication] with you – the intimacy He desires – to convey His hopes and dreams for your future.
When the slate is clean, God can reveal the insight of the Holy of Holies to us… and show us a way we can apply it… to bless Him. He is a jealous God… the redeemer of mankind… the author and finisher of your faith. Through Him, we live and move and have our being. God, in us, can and will change our world.
So, allow the hurts, pains, and misunderstandings to drop from your mind and put on the Mind of Christ. [He never harbored petty grievances in His mind.] We must put on righteousness, but realizing it is not our work, but His, we must spend quiet time before Him and allow the work to be accomplished. Many think God has no feelings. The Word proclaims that He is touched by our infirmities.
It takes discipline to be steadfast in an attitude of prayer before God and allow him the time to clear your mind of all the thoughts of the flesh, the fiery darts of the enemy, and the cares of the world. I encourage you to consider Phil. 4:8 “…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” [Ryrie Study Bible]
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