Romans 8:14 - Preoccupied ... in a Good Way.
Romans 8:14 (NLT) For all who are led by the
Spirit of God are children of God.
Im adopted. A man named Oscar Laurie,
one of my mothers husbands, adopted me and
treated me as his son. That is where I got my last
name. Hes in Heaven now, and I still feel a
great love for him.
In the same way, God chose us and adopted
us as His children. This is important to
remember when were going through something
stressful that causes us to worry. God wants to hear
The apostle Paul wrote, For those who
live according to the flesh set their minds on
the things of the flesh, but those who live
according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit
(Romans 8:5 NKJV). Thats what it means to have
the Holy Spirit dominate our minds.
Setting our minds on the things of the
Spirit is to be preoccupied with things that
preoccupy the Holy Spirit. And what would those things
be? The rest of Romans 8 answers that question.
For example, verses 15"16 tell us that
God removes the fear of rejection and assures us
that we are His children. Then verses 26"27
tell us that the Holy Spirit gives us confidence
to approach God in prayer.
God wants us to think about the fact that
He has adopted us, loves us, and welcomes us.
The opposite of this is thinking about
sinful things. A lot can fall into this category,
such as lust, anger, or hatred. Or, it can be
empty things like fame and fortune.
Jesus said, So dont worry about
these things, saying, What will we eat? What
will we drink? What will we wear? These things
dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your
heavenly Father already knows all your needs
(Matthew 6:31"32 NLT).
Spirit-led people are spiritually minded
people. So be preoccupied with the things of God.
[Greg Laurie from Harvest Ministries;
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS PASSAGE
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
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