Breaking Rank… Thinking Like Jesus – Part 5

by Jul 1, 2021Breaking Rank, Now Matters0 comments

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Moving some dirt requires partnering with the Holy Spirit!

STAKING OUT NEW MINDSETS! 

Jesus challenged His follower’s way of thinking. 

He solved practical problems with His out-of-the-box type of thinking. How? He lived to please His Father. He intentionally spent time with His Father. 

For example: Knowing the mind of His Father, Jesus knew that the best way to feed 5,000+ people on a hillside, was to multiply what they had in their hand, rather than going shopping!

Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit, was also led by the Holy Spirit, not only in what He did, but in how He thought. He illustrated what life would be like for His followers to be led by the Holy Spirit. He promised to send the Holy Spirit to teach, guide and comfort them. Like them, we need the Holy Spirit to father us in the transformational process of thinking like Jesus. 

Let’s review: For God to establish His intended blueprint for our salvation and individual purpose in our life, we must allow Him to rearrange the geographic mindset in our heart. From the blueprint and geographic groundbreaking analogy in this teaching, we have to move some dirt. But don’t get so focused on breaking rank with old mindsets that you neglect to allow the authority of what the Holy Spirit is teaching you and establishing in your heart.

God can do more than one thing at the same time. So can we. We can break rank with old mindsets and stake out new mindsets at the same time. Consider the Apostle Paul’s teaching from Philippians 3:12B 

  “I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.”

The challenge today is to live looking to the “author and finisher” of our faith. 

 We must spend time with Him to be led by Him.

It’s a mistake to water down studying the Word of God to just a memorization tactic. We study the Word to build our relationship with Jesus. The Holy Spirit is our teacher. Studying the Word is relational. To be led by the Him, we must spend time with Him.


TAKE HOLD OF WHY CHRIST JESUS TOOK HOLD OF YOU.

KEEP IT RELATIONAL, HE DOES!

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