Thursday, September 29, 2011

3 Way Relationship (PART 3 OF 3)

            This is the third part of the "3 Way Relationship Series." We talked about loving with your heart, and soul; what that looks like with your relationship with God and also your earthly relationships.  Today/tonight we are going to look at the way with love with our minds and what that looks like.

Matthew 22:36-40
36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

3. Mind

How mentally do we love God, and man?

Ephesians 5:15-16
 15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

            This is one of my favorite verses because of how much it rings true in my life. Anything we think, do, or say comes from our mind. Let's break the verse down, be careful how you live. This is watching how you act, stepping back, thinking how you live your life, knowing what is the right thing and the wrong thing. Not as unwise but as wise, this is hard to understand but I will share with you how I use this verse and apply it to my life. Being wise is always asking yourself in every opportunity this question, "What it the wise thing to do?" If I do this how will it affect the outcome, will it be good or bad. Everything you think, do, or say is going to affect the outcome. Living wise is a great way to love the Lord and your friends with your mind.

What does this change about the way I love God and love in my relationships?

Ephesians 4:29
 29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.    

              Most of the time our mind is negative base, meaning that we degrade people and speak down to them; this is our sinful nature. Controlling your mind in thinking in positive, uplifting ways, to bring people up is hard. It has a lot to do with being humble and putting yourself below people. If you want to learn how to be more humble here's a link "TO PURSUE HUMILITY ". Positive thinking and lifting up people is a way to love your friends with your mind.

            With God, I see us loving him through, keeping a pure heart, staying sexually pure, how you study his word, and how you treat his people through your words and actions. Loving people how you want to be loved.

I hope you learned more on how to love with your heart, soul and mind!!!

Thanks for reading through this series, I learned a lot and I hope you did to!! If you have any questions or comments, or you want to give me a topic or a verse to write about. Contact me: or on Facebook, Twitter @JonSAdams, by phone/text: (770) 533-2582

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