Dream pt 3: To Love With All Your Mind

Your mind is a house that you get to choose the decor and condition of!

A negative thought life is not result of a “God made me this way”. That’s blame and not taking responsibility. A negative thought life is the result of a case of the “uns”. 

Ugrateful, unbelieving, unforgiving, or unyielding.

* These are notes from audio message “Dream: Loving God With All Your Mind”

2017 is a year of breakthrough but we will never break through to new things until we break out of old thought patterns.   If we are to have new experiences, new possibilities, new growth, new fruitfulness and effectiveness – it will begin with a new capacity in our mind. 

  • Mark 12:30 LOVE the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your MIND, and all your strength
    • Mind – intellect, understanding, thought, IMAGINATION
    • Love – Value, esteem, be faithful towards, to delight in, to set store upon

Mark 12:30 paraphrase  for “all your mind”:   Be faithful to, value and delight in God with your thoughts and imagination!

  • Our mind is a gift to meditate on the promises of God and imagine the possibilities of what He could do
    • PICTURE your  MIND like a house 🏠 that you get to choose the decor and the condition of.
    • IMAGINE we  have ALL been given a beautiful piece property and building materials –  & we are ALL going to build the house we live in with our thoughts.
    • What are the pictures on the walls of your house?  What is the meditation of your thought life?
    • What we believe about His nature will determine what we believe about his words. Our mind is really what creates wineskins of limitation in our lives – new mind, new wine.
  • To love God w our mind means we pay attention and are mindful to what we put into it and what we allow our thoughts to dwell on
    • This is why we are selective of entertainment, media and streams we bring into the “house” of our mind.  Is it kingdom wisdom or human wisdom?  Kingdom agenda or human agenda?  Is is honorable and beneficial?  Is it producing light and life or darkness and fear?  Am I partnering with the spirit of Christ to be an advocate to people or am I partnering with the enemy to be an accuser toward people? 
      • 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.

A negative  thought life is not result of a  “God made me this way”.  That’s blame and not taking responsibility.    A negative thought life is the result of a  case of the “uns”. 

Ugrateful, unbelieving, unforgiving, or unyielding.

    • “Uns”. Ungrateful, unbelieving, unforgiving, unyielding
    • 2 Cor. 10: 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

Everybody wants the fruit of the Holy Spirit but not everybody wants follow the leadership of the Holy Spirit with what we allow into our minds

  • Why read and meditate on the word of God?
    • Question:  Why do children go to school? Is it to earn favor w parents?  No! It is to learn about the world around us and gain understanding
    • We read and pay close attention to His word not to earn favor and impress Father.   No, we read and pay close attention to learn who Father is and what he does and who am I and what do I do?

6 Results of Loving God With All Your Mind

  1. Peace  – Isaiah 26:3 – “You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed (fixed) on You, Because he trusts in You.”   
    • Fruit of the Spirit 🙂
    • ** we tend to attribute trouble in our thought life – fear, anxiety, bitterness, unforgiveness, worry – , w a noun when the problem is always a verb
    • We think the problem is a person, place or a thing but it always goes back to “do I trust God in my situation and am I obeying His instructions”?
    • Satan uses difficult situations to try to prove that God is absent and his word is not true –  FATHER allows those same difficult situations to prove He is there and His word is true
    • Set back or set up? He is setting us up to be kind toward us, to make us fruitful and a blessing for his kingdom
    • ** Those who trust in Him will never be put to shame (or disappointed).    ALWAYS PROVES TO ME HE WAS BETTER AND MORE WISE THAN I THOUGHT   – always feel sheepish and ashamed when I stressed and freaked out only to learn later He had it all along
  2. Hope – Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
    • ** Notice hope is not a fruit of the spirit!  It is the result of believing and expecting the promises of God to be fulfilled by trusting Him and His word.
    • Steve Backlund “Our hope levels reveal whether I am believing the promises of God or a lie.”. **directly related to what I believe
  3. Transformation –  Romans 12:2  Be transformed by the renewing of your mind
    • A spirit led, loving God mind is a changing mind
    • New Wine?    Want to see change?   You will never see change until you have a new wineskin – begins with your mind
    • If we are loving God it means we will be conforming our thoughts to think like Him – when we say and believe what He says we will see what He sees and does
  4. Courageous – 2 Tim. 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
    • Rev.21  includes those who would be sent to hell  “cowardly and unbelieving” –   that is not those who are born again
    • How could He cast away those who are afraid?   We all choose to believe something or someone.   The fearful and unbelieving put more faith in the enemy than the Father.
  5. Creative – John 14  – ask anything!  Get creative, dream!  “13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”   LOVE GOD WITH YOUR IMAGINATION!!
    • Hope and creativity  – are what happens when we combine our imagination with -faith – confidence in God and his promises – Dreaming with God!
    • Worry is what happens when we comine our imagination with fear – Dreaming w the enemy!
    • Example: 1 talent guy – he had negative faith – more confidence in failure and fear – led to no creativity
  6. Dwells on Possibility – Eph. 3:20 to Him who is able to do above all we think or imagine!
    • Peace is the first result of being Spirit led in our thoughts and, loving God with all your mind
    • The end result of a Spirit led mind is dreaming with God to believe and see the Kingdom manifested around us in ways beyond what we can think or imagine!!
    • Jesus sent the 72 disciples out with nothing, no supplies or provision because his mind was fixed on and expected “promise and possibility”  LUKE 10

What do the the 6 traits of loving God with our mind look like?

 A mind that is at peace, hopeful, courageous, changing, creative and dreams?  

Like a child!!   –  “When Jesus saw what was happening, he was angry with his disciples. He said to them, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.””
‭‭Mark‬ ‭10:14-15‬ ‭NLT‬‬

RESPONSE:  He wants to trade your trash for His treasure.   Lay down the trash thought patterns and beliefs to receive the treasure of His hope and promises.  

PRAYER FOR 2017 – Kingdom come and your will be done – Your vision, your reality!

    • Seeing Him make changes!!  #breakthrough 2017 begins with your mind!!
    • Change your mind, change your life
    • “KINGDOM COME – Your vision, what do you see?     Your reality – what is your picture?!

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