“April showers bring May flowers” has been said by folks longer than I’ve been alive. Yet it still rings true today. It is also true concerning the spiritual condition of believers “In Christ”.
The shower of God’s love, as seen on the cross at Passover, is still making May flowers out of anyone’s heart who will receive the gift of salvation from the Lord.
But that’s not my main thought in this Pastor’s Seed. Instead my thought is to remind the brethren to accept, believe and think in line with the truth. We are without a doubt born again and new creations in Christ.
1 Peter 1:23(NKJV)
23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever…a
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Even though spiritually we are 100% made new with God’s DNA in our hearts, our minds have been trained to think in the fallen nature of this fallen world. Keep in mind, we must boost ourselves into God’s way of thinking and then apply it to the patterns of our mind and do it regularly like we do eating our daily food rations.
What happens to the most beautiful flower that doesn’t get enough sunlight, water and nutrients from the soil? Well that is what will happen to your mind if it isn’t maintained by God’s word and prayers. An unrenewed mind is a mind bent toward sin and flesh, and there is no other way to put it.
1 Corinthians 5:6-8 (NKJV)
6 Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? 7 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.[a]8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
2 Peter 3:1 (NKJV)
Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder)