In Matthew 22:37-38, Jesus spoke about loving the Lord with all your mind: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment." Why is the mind so important?
The mind is the seat of the intellect and determination. The mind is the seat of the will and commitment. The mind is the battlefield. When you win the battle in the mind, you have won the hardest part of the battle.
The center of your thinking is the object of your worship.
What do your thoughts revolve around? The center of your thinking—whether Christ, self, or something else—is the object of your worship. Only as you prioritize His desires over your own will you truly begin to love Jesus with all your mind.
As you become more dependent on Christ, the process of submitting your thoughts to Him will become more and more natural and joy-filled. As you partake in this act of worship, aligning your thoughts with His, He will be able to take you to new depths of intimacy with Him.
Prayer: Lord, as I seek to love You more with my mind, help me to rely on Your strength rather than my own. Only You can renew my mind. May my thoughts and decisions be centered around You. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment" (Matthew 22:37-38).