One of the questions an inmate asked us to speak on was "How do we maintain mind of Christ?" Like, how do we think the thoughts of God on a matter when our natural minds want to take over. I thought, "Sister, even people on the outside want to know that..."
So today I'm researching and writing. I just read this excerpt from a sermon entitled "God's Law in Man's Heart" written in 1897 by Charles Spurgeon that I just fell in love with...so I'm just passing it along. Because you know...we all kinda want to know...
(Sermon based on Hebrews 8:10 so I included it below in the Amp version just bc I LIKED it. ;-))
“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel
After those days, says the Lord: I will imprint My laws upon their minds [even upon their innermost thoughts and understanding],
And engrave them upon their hearts [effecting their regeneration].
And I will be their God, And they shall be My people." - Hebrews 8:10
Spurgeon: "God said not, "I will come again, as I came on Sinai, and thunder at them." No, but, "I will come in gentleness and mercy, and find a way into their hearts." He said not, "I will take two great tables of stone, and with my finger write out my law before their eyes." No, but, "I will put my finger upon their hearts, and there will I write my law." He said not, "I will give promises and threatening's that shall be the safeguard of this new covenant;" but, "I will with my Spirit graciously operate upon their minds and their hearts, and so I will sweetly influence them to serve me,—not for reward, nor from any servile motive, but because they know me, and they love me, and they feel it to be their delight to walk in the way of my commandments."
Oooohhhhh....looooovvveee the perfect kindness of our God! I can't wait to share with them how God still loving writes His words on our hearts today. And that because of that, we too can simply delight in living life His way, by His leading, and by listening to His voice. God is so good...Do you want to think of the thoughts of God? Invite Him in, and then begin reading His Word.