Life Verse #10: “The mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace” [Romans 8:6].
I have these dialogues with the Lord – I hope you do – often when I am reading Scripture.
One day I was reading this verse from Romans, and the Lord called me to pause and ponder – mind controlled by the Spirit.
As I pondered, the Lord seemed to say, “You are trying to live in the spirit controlled by the mind. It’s the other way around. Yes, use your mind to its fullest, but I am not asking you to be controlled by your mind, nor your emotions, but by my Spirit. My spirit in you, when controlled by your mind, will not bring life, but your mind, when controlled by my Spirit that lives within you, will produce life and peace.”