The verse that caught my attention so acutely was 1 Corinthians 2:11,
"For who among men know the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God."
Now as a Christian, do you know what about this verse made me so freaking excited?! It's right there, in the second sentence of this verse. The verse says that the Spirit of God completely understands the thoughts of God, because the Holy Spirit and God share the same mind. As I read the verse, I immediately realized that thanks to the grace of God, that same Spirit (you know, the one that knows everything about the mind of God) is living in me! I mean ohmygoodness, I can't even wrap my mind around this!
Okay, let me explain. As Christians, we are given the gift of the Holy Spirit within each of us. The Bible makes this very clear, in both the Old Testament prophecies and the teachings of Jesus. We literally have the Spirit of God inside of our beings at all times, ready and willing to help us at any moment. This is just so great! Think back to times when you may have felt overwhelmed or anxious, yet moments later a strong sense of peace completely consumed you. That, my friends, is the work of the Holy Spirit.
Sooo this means that the Holy Spirit, who entirely comprehends the mind of the God of the Universe as well as the Savior of the World, lives in me. In my mind. Willing to help me at all times. Wanting to help me do whatever it takes to live my life for Christ.
This also means that as a Christian, the mind of Christ is in ME. Little ole' me. The sinful girl who is constantly looking out for herself above all else in just about any and every situation. The Savior of the universe whose mind and body struggled through heartbreak, betrayal, temptation and more here on earth is inside of me. Oh, and do I need to mention that Jesus handled all of those trials perfectly?!
The more I read this verse, the more I am entirely overwhelmed by the love God has for me. He has given me the greatest gift, the opportunity to be forgiven of my sin and become one of His children and be taken care of by Him for eternity. Then as if that wasn't enough, God has given me His spirit to consume me and be with me at all times.
WE, my friends, have the mind of Christ.
1 Corinthians 2:10-16.