The Bible says to “Pray without ceasing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). I believe praying helps someone renew their minds. Anything can come into our minds and sabotage our day. It comes into the dark recess of our brains and knocks on the door and nine times out ten, how many times do we answer? I would say we do more often than not.
It is like a scavenger on the hunt for a buried treasure. They look everywhere for that treasure but it could be right in front of them laying in the sand. But either we do not see it or pick it up. Our thoughts control our actions. It’s scientifically proven. We can think we do not deserve love, goodness, mercy, or grace because of our past mistakes and shortcomings. But we deserve that “buried treasure,” if you will.
We all have a past and even Jesus dined with sinners (Matthew 9:10). Only a lovingly God would have it so! Only the Father of Heaven and Earth would make a make a way for His only son to save His children from the pit of death, as well as something as simple as knowing personal forgiveness can renew our minds daily.
His forgiveness is not just for you but also for your scorn enemy. Only God would have it so. Your “buried treasure” is found in God. But this does not imply trying to please others, but by giving your burdens of hatred and jealousy to the Lord. Only He can walk alongside you on your journey with your treasure map on the road to freedom and forgiveness.
Not only can prayer change our mindsets but give us hope when we didn’t have hope before. Anyone can develop child-like faith and hope again. Essentially, when are mindsets change we no longer believe the “lies” of the enemy and see the truth God has graciously supplied to us. When we finally come to terms and accept the truth of God’s word as bread for your life, you will have a hope you never experienced before. And all of this starts with prayer. We do not pray to get “brownie points” with God but rather commune with God, our Father. That is why it says to pray “Our Father” in the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9) NIV. When you fully grasp in your spirit that worth comes from Papa alone.
It’s time to run to His arms again. He saw you learn to walk and talk and now He is ready to take you to the next level of faith with Him.
Are you ready?