We are designed to be addicted to God. Our brains are wired to latch onto something, and that something is God.
- Dr. Caroline Leaf
If we’re honest, it doesn’t seem at all that our brains are latching on to God. With all the distractions and things that we worry about, it’s so easy to lose focus and latch on to something else. What we think about affects how we act, what we choose and even who we are. That could explain why many verses talk about meditating on things that are true, pure, and lovely.
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.
Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him-
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,
Worship is the easiest way for us to refocus our thoughts and our lives on Jesus. The very essence of worship is to have all attention and all focus on the King. If we are focused on Him we are focusing on the One who is Pure, True, and Lovely. When that happens our mind is renewed and with a new way of thinking, and new way of approaching things, thinking and approaching it with a “God perspective,” we will live our lives differently. We will live a transformed life because we have a renewed mind. A renewed mind that is latched onto God and thinks and views everything in the light of His glory and grace. Many have experienced the truth expressed in a Hymn “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.” (Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus by Helen H. Lemmel, 1922)
Think about it:
- What do you think about the most?
- Do your thoughts about you and about others line up with God’s thoughts?