Your outer life may be in chaos, but how is your inner life?
As moms, we plan and prepare many aspects of our outer lives -including the lesson plans, the menu plans, the shopping lists – but what amount of time do we spend on our inner lives, on our hearts and minds?
We need to preserve the peace of that inner life, lest we fall into patterns of thinking:
Like a groove – like a stuck needle on an old record album.
Like a frozen computer – if it has too many things running and becomes overwhelmed, it has the sense to freeze and shut down.
Like an old cassette tape – it can become unraveled and become nearly impossible to put back together.
Will you live according to thought processes out of control, or according to the Spirit? (Read Romans 8:4)
I can think myself into a funk at the drop of a hat. Only the refreshment of the Word of God can get me out of it.
Romans 12:2 advises, “No not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
Conforming is funky thinking. Transforming is a work the Spirit can and will do in your life.