Atheists tell me there is no God and
agnostics are unsure. They challenge me to prove that God exists and
cares about his creation. I tell them to imagine a world without love.
A world without God would be a world without love.
God is still alive and at work in his world. Each day He pours his love
into the human heart and keeps the world from self-destruction. Without
his love, man would only be a creature of instinct and survival of the
fittest would rule. In a loveless world without God, life would not be
The most powerful force in the universe is Godís love. E. Stanley Jones
said, ďGod is love, and works by love, and by nothing else than love.Ē
The power and presence of God in the world is love. Godís love provides
the healing touch that restores my damaged emotions to full health. I
donít need more money or more things. High achievement and recognition
for my accomplishments will not heal the hurt that I feel inside. More
than anything else, I need to be transformed by the power of Godís
love. Only his love can heal my life.
The minds is the door through which the power of God's love enters your
life. That's why the Bible says, "Be transformed by the renewing
of your mind." In order to have a new life, you need a new way of
No matter what path you walk to personal transformation, all paths
eventually converge on the mind. God designed your mind to be the
door through which you enter the world of change. You can change
your life by changing what you put into your mind, especially when it's
God's love you allow inside.
The power of the mind is so great that there is considerable confusion
regarding its role in spirituality and positive change. For many
people, the mind is a stumbling block. They elevate it to such a
high position, they appear to worship at the altar of the mind.
Others turn their back on it, believing that religious faith and the
mind are in conflict, and they choose faith.
Those who worship at the altar of the mind often believe their mind is
everything. They elevate it almost to the status of God.
They preach a gospel of mental omnipotence that is supposed to cure all
ailments. If they can just get things straight in their mind,
everything will be fine.
Those who have an adversarial relationships between their mind and
faith, struggle through life trying to bring their unruly mind into
submission. Often they hold their mind in contempt because many of
their thoughts make them uncomfortable. They hope their
spirituality will give them control over their unwanted, disturbing, and
frightening thoughts. They try to ignore their mind, hoping it
will go away or at least stop irritating them with thoughts they don't
want to hear. They try to divorce themselves from their mind
claiming all they need to do is live by faith. If they have enough
faith, everything will turn out fine.
The truth lies between these two extremes.
God designed your mind to be the door through which the power of his
love flows into your life. Your mind is where God's love is
brought to bear on the problems of life. When you fill you mind
with the power of God's love, miraculous things happen. But it
wasn't the mind that made them take place. It was God's love that
made the miracles come to pass.
You can have a new life if you open your heart and mind to the power of
God's love. You can become a new person who thinks new thoughts
and experiences positive emotions.