Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Single Mind

For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.  (Philippians 1:21)

   One thing that we can learn from the life of the Apostle Paul is his singleness of purpose.  No matter what his circumstances Paul sought to please his Savior.  He never allowed his circumstances to control his relationship with Christ, but rather allowed the Lord to work in him through his circumstances.  He had a single mind view.

   What does it mean to have a single mind view?  According to Warren Wiersbe it is an attitude that says, "It makes no difference what happens to me, just as long as Christ is glorified and the gospel shared with others."  (Be Joyful, p. 27-28)

    As we shared in a previous devotion, the secret of joy is found in having the right attitude and the single mind is an attitude that is developed through our fellowship with Jesus Christ.  The closer we come in our relationship with Christ, the more like-minded we will become.

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