Do you think about what you think about? When Christine Caine said to start thinking about what you think about in her sermon today at Christ Fellowship Church in South Florida, it truly made me think.
Below are the sermon notes from Christine’s message. This sermon came as part 4 of their Mind Games sermon series.
Keep in mind, these notes are not exhaustive, nor can I guarantee they are Christine’s words verbatim. I take notes as I listen to the sermon live. This means sometimes I miss exact phrases or insert what it makes me think about. If there are exact quotes I think deserve repeating or sharing, I will note that below too.
Mind Games: Start Thinking About What You Think About
Main scripture: Romans 12: 2
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Renew Your Mind
We must renew our minds on an ongoing basis.
“You can be a Christian and have a brain.”Christine Caine
So many Christians live beneath what God has for them because they’re saved, but they’re not renewing their minds on an ongoing basis.
Think About What You Think About
Most of us don’t think about what we think about. That’s why, as a society, we’re in the mess we’re in.
Look Up & Check Your Markers
Christine shared a story about how her dad used to set up a beach umbrella and then beach towels each time they went to the beach. Because the ocean had such a big undertow, her dad would tell them to keep checking the markers while they were in the water so they wouldn’t get swept away.
All You Have To Do to Drift is Nothing
Christine reiterated that you don’t necessarily have to do something bad to drift. You naturally drift in the ocean just by having fun.
In marriages and relationships, you can drift simply by doing NOTHING.
Hebrews 2:1 says, “We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.”
We need to pay much closer attention to what we hear in God’s Word. If we think how everyone else thinks, we’ll act how everyone else acts.
Jesus is the hope we have, an anchor for our souls (Hebrews 6). Are we still connected to the anchor of Jesus?
How Do You Know You’re Drifting?
The more familiar you are with something or someone, the less you pay attention. What are we checking to monitor our thinking?
You know you’re drifting if a blue check is more important than a heart check.
(Christine went on to say, “I wish I was anonymous, then less people would care and comment about how I life my life.”)
Christianity is not a behavior modification program. Heart modification happens from the inside out, not the outside in.
“We’re only ever one thought away from going back to how we used to think.”Christine Caine