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Open My Mind Dear Lord

Open My Mind Dear Lord

by John Tilton on February 26, 2020

Scripture

Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.

-Luke 24:45

Observation

The scriptures show that as Jesus joined the disciples in walking with them, although they didn’t recognize Him; He opened their mind by revealing Himself so that they could understand the scriptures. Although He greeted them by saying “Peace Be with You,” they were in disbelief.

Although He was in their presence, they did not recognize Him, since they were probably not looking for or expecting Him, since they had preconceived beliefs about Jesus’ fate. Yet, Jesus opened their minds to see and believe; as He the Word walked before and present with them.

Application

I desire to have Jesus open my mind daily to enable the scriptures to feed me, teach me, guide me, and grow me. Yet, I must be desiring to seek and look for Him in my intentional effort to study the Word; and therefore, facilitate walking with Him and in His presence. It is then, that I believe my mind will be opened to understand the scriptures and therefore His will and His call on my life. Jesus can’t open my mind if I don’t open the Word. I can’t recognize Jesus if I don’t look for Him where it is the easiest to find Him ... in the Word.

I am concerned that if my mind is not open to and by the Lord; it will be influenced by things other than those things of the Lord; specifically, the things and influences of the world. This is because there is a natural propensity to be mindful of what is before us, and there’s a lot of things of the world that will be availed to us each day.

Prayer

Dear Jesus, may I look for, recognize, and welcome you into my life daily by doing my devotions so that my mind will be opened in the things of you and your will, and subsequently all that you’ve call me to or that of which I will encounter.

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