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Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Interceding Mind-Set

"My children make a pastime of judging one another - and themselves...I am highly offended when I hear My children (judging) one another or (indulging) in self-hatred... There is no condemnation for those who belong to Me." (194)
This is one of the greatest Truths for me! As a 'recovering perfectionist' I have wrestled with self-condemnation for years.... and to prayerfully challenge that tendency has helped me to move deeper into "the mind-set of the Spirit (which is) life and peace." (Rom. 8:6)
Developing a transformed, renewed mind helps to better "discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God." (Rom. 12:2) Activating the "mind-set of the Spirit" seems more of a challenge at times. But I rejoice in this fact... that "the Spirit Himself intercedes for us...and He who searches the hearts knows the Spirit's mind-set, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God... (working) all things together for good... (conforming us) to the image of His Son."(Rom. 8:26-29)
When tempted to judge myself (or anyone else) I will consciously, intentionally, mindfully partner with the Holy Spirit. Choosing instead to be...
Covered with His Intercession...dmc


  1. I have often thought “I am SO glad God is the judge and not me.” in relation to other people but I never applied it to judging myself. I’m always hard on myself and it’s hard to forgive myself. Today’s devotional pulls scriptures together in a way that helps me think differently. We never know “the whole story” about others nor do we know or understand “the whole story” about ourselves. “…He judges fairly…” II Timothy 4:8 CEV and “”He saved us by his mercy…God washed us…He gave us new birth and a fresh beginning.” Titus 3:5 CEV Thank you, thank you, thank you, God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!

  2. Today's devo really gets my motor running! It connects so well with the study I am finishing. It wasn't easy at first to transform my thoughts and have a renewed mind, but with the help of the Holy Spirit I was able to find a new way of life. Oh I still have those days that "human thoughts" of insecurity and condemnation try to take over. That is when I have to choose not to dwell on those thoughts but on my Lord and He will free me from that bondage. I don't know what I would do without Him!


    Worthy is He!

  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofNBuMdrbcg&feature=related

    This one has pictures. :)

  4. Thanks, Amelia, for your insightful response & sharing the Timothy & Titus passages.
    And Melissa, your determination toward a renewed mind resonates with so many of us! Thanks for sharing the awesome Youtube clips. I love the way music enters the right hemisphere of our brains, empowering the renewing process!
    I'm growing with you!