“Key to loving God with all our mind is truly experiencing His love for us. On our own power, we cannot change the way we think, but when we draw near to God and spend time getting to know Him by getting to know His Word, He uses the truths there to transform how we think. When we feel weak or overwhelmed by life, He can use Scriptures to give us strength. He can use the truths we find in His Word to fortify us to go on.”
“When we hold our thoughts up against God’s standards of what is true and what is real, we can recognize and, with His help, learn to release many of our negative emotions, damaging thoughts, and destructive attitudes.”
“God does indeed enable us to live according to His instruction to focus on today. With Him, you and I can successfully climb the mountain of today, leaving the mountain range of tomorrows to tomorrow. And the peace that comes with knowing that we are following God’s guidance day by day, moment by moment, frees us to better love God with all our mind.”
George, Elizabeth. Loving God with All Your Mind (pg. 8, 15, 71-72). Harvest House Publishers: Eugene, Oregon, 1994.
*The photo was taken at the Begonia Garden at Nabana no Sato.