The God- drenched mind

By Dave Henning / January 11, 2016

“The God- Drenched Mind” is the title of Chapter 14 of Glory Days.  Max Lucado begins by debunking any wishful thoughts of a problem-free life.  Max quips that it is not likely, albeit faintly possible, that pigs might fly or that men might surrender the remote control.  However, you shouldn’t hold your breath in expectation of “a problem-free, no-hassle, blue-sky existence.”

Pastor Lucado explains that although all people have problems, not all people see problems the same way:

“Some people are overcome by problems.  Others overcome problems.  Some people are left bitter.  Others are left better.  Some people face their challenges with fear.  Others with faith.”

The story of Caleb (Joshua 14:6-15) stands out because Caleb’s faith stood out.

The words The Lord appear nine times in Caleb’s talk with Joshua at the end of the military campaign.  Caleb centered his mind on the Lord.  Max asks us to consider what emphasis a transcript of our thoughts would reveal- the Lord, the problem, the jerk?

Promised Land people don’t naively deny the presence of problems.  Like Caleb, they immerse their minds in God- thoughts.  Max summarizes:

“If you marinate you mind in your problems, they will eventually corrode and corrupt your thoughts.  But thoughts of God will preserve and refresh your attitudes.”

In other words, you need to develop or strengthen your God- drenched mind.

Today’s question (from the study guide): How might making the Lord the constant theme of your thoughts change the way you see those people, circumstances, or events that distract you?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “Your best thoughts”


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