Each day during the  month of March we will be sharing a devotional from a booklet written by Steve Love. Steve is a member of Canton First and a Traumatic Brain Injury survivor. If you would like a complete PDF of this devotional, it can be downloaded here.

Day 31

1 Corinthians 2:16 (New International Version)

 For who has known the mind of the Lord
      that he may instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.


  Have the ability to know the mind of the Lord.  Man has dream of that form the dawn of time.  Philosophers and Theologians have talked about this topic with no set answers.  Paul in verse 7 writes,” we speak of God’s secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. We speak of God’s secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.”   God’s wisdom in the very mind of God hidden from man Paul tells us He wants man to have it.  

     God wants you and me to know His wisdom, to know the very mind of God.  When we have accedes to the mind of God then He can instruct us on the way of God.  We can have instructions on how we are to live and please God in this life.  He will instruct us on the life which waits for us in His heavenly kingdom.  When we know the mind/heart of God we know God.  When we know God then our instruction really can begin.

     Verse 10 tells how we can know the mind of God.  “God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.”   How is that possible that God reveals His mind by His spirit?  “The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.”  It seems to us that Paul is writing in a circler thought or a riddle.  Man has not before the coming of Jesus and the coming of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost the means to know the mind of God.

     When the Holy Sprit came he brought with him the gift to be able to know the very mind of God.  Only a Christian can process the Holy Spirit and know the mind of God.  To have the Holy Spirit in ones life opens up the mind of God for us to know.  Verse 12 Paul give us more insight on this process, “We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.”  

     It is impossible for man in his own wisdom and by the knowledge he has as a man to know the very mind of God.  It is the Spirit, the Holy Sprit which opens our minds/heart to the mind/heart of God.  Only then can we understand what God has freely given for us.  What has God given to us?  Life and a hope for our future is given to us by the other person of the trinity Jesus.

     “But we have the mind of Christ.”  As Christians we can not just know the mind of God we can process the very mind/heart of Jesus.  What was the most inter most desires of Jesus’ mind/heart?  They were to do the will of his Father, to do God’s work, and to remind faithful to God’s calling for his life.  Paul tells us we have the mind of Christ.  With Holy Sprit help and with having the mind of Jesus it become a simple task to know the mind/heart of God.  Do you know Jesus and have the mind of Christ?  Do you have the Holy Sprit in your live as a guide? 

Pray and thank God for the fact we can know the very mind/heart of God.

Pray and thank God for the life we have in Jesus and His gift of the Holy Sprit to be our guide in know what God wants of us in this present world.

Pray and ask God to allow you a deep and meaningful knowledge of His mind/heart and then help us to imply the knowledge we learn to our lives.


Prayer for those who live with a brain injury.

Our heavenly Father we left our voice to you

We praise you with a thankful heart and an open mind

We thank you for all the love you have shown us

We thank you for all the help you have given us

We praise you for being a God who has been taking care of us.

A God who is even now providing for all our need

I ask you to be with everyone who must live a life with a

Brain Injury and all it brings into their life.

I ask you Father to help us who must live this life

To make a different within this world

May we show the world and help them to understand

Our brain might have been injured but we still have

A mind that is intact and we are someone

Who you can use to be an important part of their lives

We thank you and we give you all our heart/mind/soul

Use us Father to reach our comminutes for you and

Enlighten them about you and life with a brain injury.