stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Intro: Since the dawn of time mankind has battled with his or her mind.
The word states that the “mind is at odds with the Spirit”
subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. A volume of writings
can be written concerning this subject. For the sake of time I would like
to address Gods ability and willingness to transform the mind of humanity.
To give peace of mind in the mist of mental anguish, to establish and
secure the mind of one who fight’s daily to hold on to sanity. I
hope this morning you and I will leave with a renewed hope in
Christ’s ability to transform, and to bring perfect peace to mind of
those suffering in this battle for the mind.
I. Understanding the mind
a. It is a processor of human emotions
b. It gathers billions of bits of sensory data every second which tell us
how to feel, think, and react, giving us a sense of well-being.
c. It can be deceived as well as it can be deceptive.
II. Steps to obtaining a peace of mind
a. Trust God
thee: because he trusteth in thee.
b. Live by faith not by feeling
of things not seen.
Rom 8:24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that
is seen is not hope: for
what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
Rom 8:25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with
wait for it.
c. Allow the Spirit of God to search and bring healing to the mind
Rom 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our
infirmities: for we know not
what we should pray for as we ought: but the
Spirit itself maketh
intercession for us with groanings which cannot be
Rom 8:27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth
what is the mind of
the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the
saints according to the
will of God.
d. Understand that you are Gods possession
Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that
love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Rom 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did
predestinate to be
conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be
the firstborn among
Rom 8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he
also called: and
whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he
justified, them he
Rom 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If
God be for us, who
can be against us?
Did you ever notice that you generally see what you look for, find what
you search for, and experience what you expect?
Remember the last time you went shopping at Wal-Mart, or at a mall? You
passed hundreds of items without even noticing them. Why, because you were
expecting to find something else.
Have you noticed that it is all too easy to do the same thing with God?
When we have pressing needs, are we not sometimes guilty of being so