The Mind of Christ

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 2:5)

What would it mean each day to have such Christ-mindedness?  Some unknown writer has offered the following suggestions:

In the home Christ-likeness is kindness;
In business it is honesty;
Toward the weak it is burden bearing;
Toward the sinner it is evangelism;
Toward ourselves it is self-control;
Toward God it is reverence, love and worship.
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Kate Wilkinson wrote a hymn that was first published in 1925.  It is a great hymn to use as a devotional.  It contains six short prayers, each of which is worthy of meditation and serious thought as we ask God to show us what it means to have the “mind of Christ,” the “Word of God,” the “peace of God,” the “love of Jesus,” the strength of Jesus, and the beauty of Jesus in our life?

May the mind of Christ, my Savior, live in me from day to day, by His love and pow’r controlling all I do and say.
May the Word of God dwell richly in my heart from hour to hour, so that all may see I triumph only thru His pow’r.
May the peace of God, my Father, rule my life in ev’rything that I may be calm to comfort sick and sorrowing.
May the love of Jesus fill me, as the waters fill the sea; Him exalting, self-abasing— this is victory.
May I run the race before me strong and brave to face the foe, looking only unto Jesus as I onward go.
May His beauty rest upon me as I seek the lost to win, and may they forget the channel, seeing only Him.

Do you have any thoughts as to how this Christ-minded nature would manifest itself in our world today? … in your life?

 

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