Having been in isolation with COVID has been a unique time from my typical life filled with people, work, church, exercise, errands, and the grind of life. Although it is frustrating to get further behind in work and other responsibilities—I somehow know I’m right where I am supposed to be. And in the silence, God is challenging me to learn to do something I’ve never done before—that is, to turn my mind over to Him.

What a novel idea to put God in charge of my mind—but surely this is not new to me?

Well, it kind of is. I often give God my time and resources; and meanwhile my mind races around like a loose cannon in a Saturday night crash-up derby. The Bible says we are to capture our thoughts—not let them run wild.

“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” (2 Corinthians‬ ‭10:5‬ )

And after all, why wouldn’t we want God to be in charge of our mind when He’s got  much better thoughts to put in it than we do?

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” (‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:9‬)

So, when I turn my mind over to God, what can I expect to happen?

“Thou will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusts in thee.” (Isaiah‬ ‭26:3‬)

The first sense of God’s presence always brings peace; unless—there are unconfessed sins in my heart that I need to get reckoned with Him first. You know, I’ve been doing a lot of that with God too—just asking Him to purify my heart and confessing sins that I had even forgotten I committed against Him.

It’s like God is spring cleaning my soul!

As His peace floods my soul, so does my desire for His Word. And this desire is not just for intellectual edification; but also to fill my mind with His thoughts. God is faithful. He is growing my desire for Him and His Word is purifying my mind to think on good things.

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” (Philippians‬ ‭4:8‬)

I am grateful for the time I’m getting to be all alone with God. He is preparing me to have His mind so I’m ready for His next big adventure after I’m out of COVID jail!

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