Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Thinking That Produces Feeling

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began" - 2 Timothy 1:7-9 NKJV

The God given Spirit is one of power, love and sound thinking. The love is not passive. It is grounded in sound thinking. The power is not reckless there is reason not to fear. Mind has met mind. God's thinking enters into a man or woman and the thoughts are connected to love and connected to a sound fortified kingdom.

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires." - Galatians 5:22-24 NKJV

The Spirit of Love produces the fruit of Love. The rational Spirit provides channels and shapes for our soul. Our emotions can then be healthy and flow in the directions they were designed to flow in.

A Spirit taught person will be Spirit led. That Spirit has the power to give the hidden manna we need to feed on. The manna in our thought life provides the nutrients that our emotional life has need of to make the fruits of Love.

Fear says... you will be barren... you will be alone... you will be exposed.

Love says... you will be fruitful... you are never alone... you will be covered in Love.

We put to death the passions and desires of fear because we reckon those things as dead already because of the cross. The handwriting of law that would rightful cause fear is no longer visible.

Thinking with God and then thinking with God and then doing it some more produces a fruit bearing environment for our soul. It may be summer and the fruit may be so plentiful that there don't seem to be enough baskets to carry it all... or it may be winter and the rows of trees and plants may yield nothing again until the next season comes. Trees that look dead but are really full of sap.

The power, purpose and love of God's revealed plan as it unfolds reveals a Savior who has been thinking about us from before time began. His power looked into the dust and saw us and what we would be and He loved us and designed us like an artist designs His master work.

"If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit." - Galatians 5:25 NKJV

Thinking with God will produce a platform for our emotional state so that we can walk with Him. Love gives us something to talk about when we are with Him.

We are privileged to live in this Spirit. The challenge is to walk in this Spirit.

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