All of Scripture has many references to the role of one’s mind – therefore one’s thinking. Learning to be conscious of tricks the mind can play and taking control of unproductive, unwholesome, and negative thinking – rejecting such thoughts and replacing them with the glowing promises of life abundant is a practical gateway in the journey of the spirit.
Then one of the scribes approached him. He had been listening to the discussion [with Pharisees and Sadducees in the temple], and had noticed how well Jesus had answered them, and he put this question to him,
What are we to consider the greatest commandment of all?
The first and most important one is this, Jesus replied,
‘Hear O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one:
and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul,
and with all thy mind,
and with all thy strength.’
The second is this,
‘Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.’
No other commandment is greater than these.
Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould,
but let God re-make you so that your whole attitude of mind is changed.
Thus you will prove in practice that the will of God is good,
acceptable to him and perfect.
– The New Testament in Modern English, Revised Edition
translated by J. B. Phillips
“It should be considered right to live and to enjoy living. To be well, happy, and to express freedom, is to be in accord with Divine Law and Wisdom.”
“The one who wishes to demonstrate some particular good must become conscious of this particular good, if he wishes to experience it. Therefore he must make his mind receptive to it and he must do this consciously. … It is always definite, conscious, concrete and explicit. We are dealing with Intelligence, and should deal with It intelligently.
Simplicity should mark our every effort and positivity should accompany all statements that we make into the law of Good.”
– Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind, 1938
“We have the mind of Christ, the Messiah,
and hold the thoughts of His heart.”
I Corinthians 2:16b