We may not have a choice as to who governs our land, but we all have the choice as to what or who will govern our mind.
If we aren’t satisfied with the current government we need to wait another long four years for the opportunity to vote someone else into power. But when it comes to who or what governs our mind it’s a completely different story, as no matter who is in power or what laws rule the land, we are each empowered to make the choice as to who will influence the most essential driver of our lives:
‘The mind governed by the sinful nature leads to death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace’ – Romans 8:6 (NIV/ NLT)
What we think determines the quality and direction of our life. We can either be governed by our own desires, which lead to death, or by the Spirit’s desires, which leads to life and peace.
A life governed by our sinful nature can either be expressed in unrestrained and sinful living, or in our futile religious attempts to gain God’s approval by our ‘good behaviour’. Either way, living like this will lead to death and bondage.
But a life that is governed by the Holy Spirit frees us from the power of sin and releases us from the need to find acceptance from God through our own behaviour and good works.
The Spirit brings life and peace because where the Spirit is, there is true and lasting freedom:
‘Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom’ – 2 Corinthians 3:17 (NIV)
No matter where you are, who you are with, what government is in power or what laws dominate our land, true freedom is not found on what exists on the outside of our minds, but who lives on the inside!
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