It can be difficult to live as a Christian today when sin surrounds us. It has even seeped into the churches. We see people only living for themselves, making selfish decisions, and a world that tells you to trust yourself and “follow your heart.” The Bible teaches just the opposite.
Romans 8:5-6 describes the difference between living according to the flesh and living by the Spirit. Those who live according to the flesh set their mind on the things of the flesh, and those who live according to the spirit set their mind on the things of the spirit. Romans says that the way of the flesh leads to death and the way of the spirit leads to life. So what is the biggest difference between these two? The mind. It tells us to set our MINDS on the things of the spirit. That means to think about God, His goodness, His love, and the Spirit!
When you think about the things of God, you will see your mind and heart transform. He will become your priority and He will become your life. This is an everyday choice. When you wake up you must think about His goodness. When you go throughout your day, in the difficult times and even in the joy, you must think about the Lord. When you lay your head down at night, you must praise and thank Him.