Some parents let their daughters dress like a whore but then get mad when she doesn’t want to live for God, or when she gives herself to a boy. They let their sons treat or speak about women poorly and wonder why they don’t want to live for God. Well, you are the one that let her dress that way & him act that way. How long will you talk about your pastor, complain about your church, the music, and then wonder why your children don’t want to go to church? How long do you waiver back and forth about whether you should tithe or not? In my family, tithes and offerings are not even up for discussion. We don’t stand between two opinions in my family. There are times that I will ask the Lord for direction and wait on Him; it doesn’t mean I jump, when I’m waiting, I’m in faith. Don’t be a person that lives a double-minded life.
Become God inside minded. Faith begins where the will of God is known. When you become God inside minded, everything in your life that you deal with becomes God inside minded. Learn to think instantly. I was at the gas station the other day, and there was a man there who had nothing. It is winter, and he had holes in his pants; he did not smell good, it was clear he had been living outside. He had a cup of coffee in his hand. I reached over and grabbed a box of donuts, and told the lady at the register that I also wanted to pay for the man’s coffee who was behind me. I turned around after and said I paid for your coffee and bought you some donuts, sir. Someone said to me, that is cool that God told you to do that. I said God didn’t ask me to do that; the Bible says that to him that knows to good and doesn’t to him, it is a sin. I pray all the time that God would allow me to see people the way He does. Here was a hurting person; I didn’t need the Holy Spirit to tell me it would be kind of me to buy his coffee and a donut. You cannot be so Jesus minded that you are no earthly good, but you can be so religiously minded that you are no earthly good. Be a person that wants to be a blessing. Plant seed in other’s lives, then thank God for the opportunity. Become so God inside minded that that is just how you operate.
Look at Amos 3,
“Do two men walk together unless they have made an appointment?” Amos 3:3 NASB
You’re not going to walk with the Holy Spirit if you are not in agreement with how He operates. You have to think the way He thinks. He thinks in faith; you have to think in faith. He thinks in the blessing; you can’t think in the cursing. You can’t live a Spirit-led life between two opinions or by having a flesh inside focus. You have to be God inside minded.
If you think there is a sickness God doesn’t want to heal, then you are not God inside minded. If you think poverty is a blessing from God, then you are not God inside minded. If you look at sinners and say you don’t like them or ask why they are at your church, then you are not God inside minded. His heart is restoration. That is how He thinks. Look at Deuteronomy 31,
“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 NASB
When you are God inside minded, it doesn’t matter the situation; He is with you. I knew a guy who was born again and spirit-filled. He turned away from God and got into heroin. He was in the middle of an overdose and probably going to die. Right in the middle of it, he is afraid, doesn’t want to die, he was having hallucinations, and his body was going crazy. He remembered being a seven-year-old boy and sitting in church hearing the preacher preach about how God will never leave you or forsake you. He yelled out as loud as he could, “JESUS, I know I was saved, I know I’ve turned my back on you, but I know you will never leave me or forsake me, I should have never walked away and taken heroin, please help me.” The moment he yelled that his hallucinations were gone, his overdose effects halted. The ambulance driver couldn’t believe it, had never seen anything like that before. That guy has never touched heroin again, and he is living for Jesus today. Even when he was down and out, and on his way to hell, he knew, there is breath in my lungs, I’ve still got a shot, and He will never leave me, and He will never forsake me. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done; He will never leave you or forsake you.