My natural inclination is to be sad and somewhat melancholy. However, when Jesus changed my heart, He imparted new spiritual eyes to see with His Spirit. And with those new eyes, He conveyed the ability to believe in what my natural mind thinks is impossible.
Walking by faith and not by what I see with my natural eyes and reason with my logical mind, increases my ability to believe in what I normally never could. Exercising faith is something that I consciously render. When I consistently apply faith to circumstances in my life, I am changed and renewed in my mind. The Holy Spirit reveals what my natural mind could never understand—the miraculous depth and life-changing power of God’s truth and grace.
My spiritual inclination is the opposite of my natural one. The spiritual sees the possibilities and opportunities for God to be exalted. I might be hopeless in the natural, but as I choose to walk by faith in the Spirit, the mind of Christ replaces my logical mind. My attitude changes. Seeing a glass half full instead of half empty becomes my new normal.
Jesus has a new normal for you—where fear no longer controls your life—where peace is consistent. When you choose to walk by faith—to be changed by His Spirit, your thoughts change. You spiritually receive His truth and grace. You have new eyes to believe what you once thought impossible. “You live by believing and not by seeing” (2 Corinthians 5:7, NLT).
© 2019 Lynn Lacher