Spring Cleaning—Our Thought Lives


And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…
Romans 12:2

Inside your head is a three-pound lump of jellied cauliflower that, arguably, represents the crowning achievement of God’s creative genius. It contains billions of neurons, each as complex as a miniature computer. These neurons are interlinked in as many as a quadrillion synapses that work from the moment the mind develops in the womb until the day God takes us to heaven.

The brain isn’t just the headquarters of our personalities; it’s the battlefield for our souls. Every spiritual battle is won or lost in the mind, and that’s why it’s important to fill our minds with God’s Word. The Bible says, “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit” (Romans 8:5).

It’s hard to control our minds, and we can’t do it alone. We need the Lord Jesus to come with His broom, dustpan, mop, and disinfectant. Our greatest obligation is to find, read, memorize, and meditate on the verses of Scripture He gives us.

Seek to have a “clean heart” (Psalm 51:10).

We cannot keep pure minds in our own strength. Instead, we need to rely on God’s wisdom, trusting Him to help us grow in the knowledge of God.
Gary R. Collins

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