Spiritual Mindedness equals life and peace. If we dominate ourselves with the Word of God, then we can reach a point where we don’t hear anything but God’s voice. Hebrews 11:15 says, “And truly, if they had been mindful of that [country] from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.” That is a powerful verse.
“You cannot be tempted with anything you don’t think, your mind can be so stayed on God that you can’t disbelieve Him and your heart will become sensitive to what you focus on” (Wommack). Spending most of your time focused on the Lord in ways that we weren’t before, it changes our lives and we don’t even know why our perception is different. It is because we are sensitive to the things that we weren’t sensitive to before. The key is keeping my mind stayed on the Lord, remaining disciplined (Personal Note: I am disciplined. I could not accomplish the things that I accomplish without discipline; however, it is the hardest thing for me, and I fail sometimes and when I do I fail big and I fall right on my face. BUT GOD, HE picks me up, dusts me off, and off I go again. Mighty is the Name of Jesus). I can’t go back to doing the things that I used to do and remain sensitive to God. This is exactly the principle of living a Holy Life.
Living a sinful life hardens the heart. This is the opposite of living a holy life. As the verse in Hebrews states or what the verse means to me, if I am living a life that I lived while separated from God, my heart can become hardened to receiving from God. I can’t be mindful of the things of my past because I know what temptations to which I am susceptible. The enemy also knows the temptations that I listen to. He knows how to get all of us. He knows what pushes our buttons. Living a holy life keeps me from focusing on the things that can defeat me, that can harden my heart, that can keep me from receiving from God. He says, “Be Holy, because I am Holy.” We are to be like our father, we are to be imitators of God, we are to have the mind of Christ, we are united as one with the Holy Spirit of God, who is God. Being in Him creates a holiness that only he can create. There is nothing holy about our flesh; however, I cannot expect to walk in the fullness of God without my receptors being fully tuned into him. It isn’t about His love for me or getting him to do something for me. He has already shown the fullness of his love in His Son, Jesus. He has already done everything for me by the blood of Jesus.
What a man thinks in his heart, so is he. If I think on the things of God and I am stayed on the things of God, then I will live a holy life by accident; it will become natural for I am a new creation. Old things have passed away. All things have become new. If all things have become new, then I must focus on the new things and not the old things. The old things are the things that can lead me into sin, which can harden my heart. Staying focused on HIM, will lead me into Holiness that only he can produce in us. As a new creation, I know that I am a son of God, I know that I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. I know that I can do all things through Christ who give me strength. I know that I have authority and power in Christ Jesus. These are the things that I must think on, because then will I see signs and wonders, because these things remove doubt and disbelief.
Also, this is the message of repentance that must accompany the Grace Message. Totally giving into HIM will lead us into a repentant lifestyle, naturally (a life that no longer lives the way it once lived). It won’t become an effort or a ‘work’, it will become our way of life.