Even though my journey through The 10-Second Rule is over, it is really just beginning. It is a daily practice to look for the next thing Jesus wants me to do to bless someone else for Him.
In June 1997, I started a study of “The Mind of Christ” by T.W. Hunt and Claude King. Hunt and King both worked at Lifeway Christian Resources–Hunt as the prayer specialist in the Adult Discipleship and Family Department and King as Discipleship Specialist.
My favorite part of this study, and the reason I feel led to do the study again, is the depth of the study and the immediate application. T.W. Hunt says you cannot study this course without the help of the Holy Spirit. More than anything I want to become like Christ. In order to do so, I must study Him.
(From the back cover of “The Mind of Christ“)
“The Mind of Christ” introduces you to a lifelong process through which God will renew your mind and your life to reflect the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. You will be guided to–
- understand and begin applying a three-stage process through which God will establish a Christlike mind in you;
- experience the reality of freedom from the bondage of sin and your past;
- understand and develop 17 virtues of the mind of Christ;
- follow Christ’s example in servanthood;
- reflect Christ’s perfect humanity in your attitudes, emotions, and relationships;
- examine Christ’s holiness and love and let God make you holy and teach you to love with Christlike love;
- surrender to Christ’s absolute lordship in your life.
God’s goal is for you to die to self and allow Christ to live in you in such a way that when others meet you, they come face-to-face with Him. Christ in you is the hope of glory (see Colossians 1:27). Will you allow God to gain glory through your transformed life? Participate in a life-changing study of The Mind of Christ.
Philippians 2:5-11 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all names, that at the name of Jesus ever knee should bow, in heaven and on earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Exalt Your gracious Son to me. May Christ be glorified as I study “The Mind of Christ”. You have given me the infinite worth of Jesus’ name in which to offer our prayers. Through His Spirit, for His sake, and in His name I pray. Amen.