The Stayed MInd

Isaiah 26: 3 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, who mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusteth in Thee.”
If there was ever a time when believers needed the peace of God in their lives it is today.
We are being bombarded by bad news from every side.  Whether it is politics, our economy, the financial state of our lives, new diseases attacking us and all the evil that is around us, we need peace in our lives.
Biblical peace is not the absence of afflictions, calamities, persecution or rejection, it is a supernatural assurance that all is well.
The Bible is very clear about steering clear of things we do not need to hear.  However sometimes it is not possible to stop seeing or hearing bad things that are occurring all around us.
Isaiah 26: 3 tells us that if we keep our minds stayed on God, we can have perfect peace.  Our mind is the issue. 
To keep our minds stayed means to lean upon and to take hold of.  Lean upon and take hold of what?  Romans 12: 2 gives us key to what our minds are to take hold of and to lean upon.
“Be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your MIND, that ye may prove (or know) what is that good, and acceptable and perfect will of God”
The will of God is found in the word of God.  If we train our minds to seek first the truths found in the word of God, we would know the will of God for our lives and the plan of God for our lives.
Jeremiah 29: 11 tells us what God has always intended for our lives.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
One translation says: a hope and good that you can expect for your life.
As you renew your mind to what the Word of God says about God’s promises, privileges and benefits for your life, all those threats to your welfare, peace and future will be powerless to affect you.
Isaiah 26: 3, not only says that if we keep our minds stayed on Him (leaning upon  and taking hold of all those promises of protection, provision and our great position with God) that we would have peace, it also says that we place our trust in Him.
Greater is He that is within us that he that is in the world.  The he that is in the world could be our flesh and the devil.  Either way we can have that perfect peace if we train our minds to the Word of God and have faith that that Word will be fulfilled in us, in Jesus Name.

-Pastor Jim

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