Location of mind
What is the location of the mind?
This is a complex topic. It is believed that the seat of mind is in a living brain. The brain is a seat of all the information that we accumulate. The mind produces output based on the existing information.
This mind is interconnected to emotions. Mind can loose its peaceful operations if the person is emotionally disturbed. Most of our decisions are based on either heart or rational thinking, that is our mind.
This mind is affected by some human traits. There are problems associated with our minds. The problem of ego causes inconvenience to others but our minds may not recognise it. In such situations our minds need assistance.
Romans 8:5-7 NASBS
For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so,
Importance of mind
In the Holy Bible, mind has been given lot of importance. We are encouraged to fix our minds on the more profitable issues. The natural mind is mindful of things that are related to our earthly needs. This is necessary. The mindfulness toward Spiritual aspect is equally important. We need to balance between our physical and spiritual sides.
Romans 12:2 NASBS
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
There is an upgrade available for our minds. We can upgrade our earthly minds and tune in to heavenly signals. A spiritually minded person will be able to discern the will of God.
1 Corinthians 2:16 NASBS
For who HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.
Mind of Christ
God has given us the mind of Christ. Isn’t it amazing? We can now operate with this upgrade. What are the implications of having the mind of Christ? Definitely there are many amazing advantages. We can think like Christ, in all our situations.
Colossians 3:2 NASBS
Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.
Paul asked the Colossians to reset their minds to the correct orientation. Paul encouraged them to set their minds to comprehend things pertaining to spirituality in Christ. Too much of earthly mindedness will lead to disorientation from the more profitable heavenly blessings.
1 Peter 1:13 NASBS
Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
To sum up. We need to introspect about the focus of our minds. Which aspects predominant. Are our minds getting too much cluttered with earthly things? This will cloud the heavenly stuff. May God help us to renew our minds into the likeness of the mind of Christ.
Thanks for reading. God bless you.
Shalom 🕊️ from the Bible blogger 😇