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Daily Devotional | Love the Lord Your God With Your Whole Body part 1

catsThere is a slogan that says “Milk, it does a body good.” Have you ever thought about what does your body good? Our body is made up of our mind, physical body and our spirit.

I thought it would be fun to concentrate on loving God with our whole being. We are going to divide the ways to love God with our whole body into a three part series. In this post we are going to cover how to love Him with our mind.

Follow through with me on some verses that I hope to encourage you into fully loving Him with your mind.

Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, 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.

Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.

Psalm 119:97 O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.

Clearly, we need to “do our mind good” by spending time each day reading and meditating on God’s Word. Remove yourself from situations that are worldly. Make choices that put you around things that encourage your love for God and His ways.

The world is full of things that Satan wants to fill our minds with. He wants what God wants from us. Be strong and courageous. Do not allow the enemy to have a foothold on your mind. Keep it pure and love God with all that you put into it.

There are moments where we let our minds wander. We can work ourselves into a frenzy of worry, anger, drawing conclusions, panic; the list can go on and on.  When we feel these things, we need to become aware of our desperate need to set our minds on Him. Ask Him what He is trying to show you. Memorize and meditate on scripture every moment you can; rather than allowing your mind to wander.

Don’t hold things in. Be truthful and honest. Learn how to share things in a loving way. It isn’t good to stuff things. It can be very harmful to your spirit to ignore situations and our minds can play those things over and over again. Set up an appointment with Life Partners Christian Ministries and we can walk through how to best do this. Set time to pray diligently about what is on your mind.

Many times we think about things we should do, but no actions follow. Allow the Holy Spirit to lead you. Many times He is telling us to help someone out, but we talk ourselves out of it.

It is important that you use your common sense and don’t do something that could harm you, such as pick up a stranger who has car trouble.  Yet, many times we hear of someone who needs help and we do nothing.