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Apostle Peter, in 1 Peter 1:13, used the phrase, “the loins of your mind” to describe the creative ability of man through the thoughts of his heart. He said, “Therefore gird up the loins of your mind….” The Greek word used here for ‘loins’ is ‘osphus’ and it means of uncertain affinity; procreative power.

This is very insightful! It means that the loin of your mind is that part of your mind that has an uncertain affinity (attraction) and procreative power. It has the ability to attract to you any thought you imprint in it without being able to decide whether it is good for you or not i.e. uncertain affinity and endowed with a procreative power, the power to produce in our lives the kind of thought we think into it just like sexual reproduction where the sperm of the man is deposited in the woman to bring forth a baby in nine months that looks exactly like the parents (i.e. procreative power).This is what is referred to as ‘the spirit of your mind’ in Ephesians 4:23.

Therefore, any thought, idea or imagination held in your mind for a long time will register on your heart, the loins or spirit of your mind to materialize in your life and because we have the ability to choose what we think, we can therefore focus our mind on that which we want to experience in any aspect of our lives and be certain that it will surely come to pass.

The Garden of Your Heart

A garden is a piece of land where plants are grown to produce fruits or vegetables for human consumption. The heart is like a garden because you can experience (reap) in your life, whatever is planted into it like a seed sown in earthly soil. For whatsoever a man sows that shall he also reap (Galatians 6:7).

Our hearts and words are referred to as soil and seed respectively in Jesus’ parable of the sower in Luke 8:5–15.Here, Jesus Christ taught about a sower who went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the way and were trampled underfoot, and the birds ate it. Other seed fell on rock, and as soon as it grew, it withered away because it had no moisture. Other seed fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it. But other seed fell on good soil and grew, and it produced a hundred times as much grain.

In explaining the parable Jesus said in verse 11, reading from the American Standard Version;

11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

12 And those by the way side are they that have heard; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word from their heart, that they may not believe and be saved.

13 And those on the rock [are] they who, when they have heard, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.

14 And that which fell among the thorns, these are they that have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of [this] life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

15 And that in the good ground, these are such as in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, hold it fast, and bring forth fruit with patience.

This is the reason why most of the messages we hear every Sunday in our places of worship do not produce a commensurate result in our lives. Although, majority of the preaching today are more of human wisdom, the condition of our heart also does not allow the proper growth and manifestation of the word in us. Our minds are too engrossed in the worries, pleasures and cares of this world that we hardly make out time to meditate on the word as Paul instructed Timothy; “Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all”(1Timothy 4:15).

If we can develop the habit of thinking on the word of God, ponder on it and imagine it as if it has happened in our lives, then our progress, our advancement physically, financially and spiritually will be seen by all.

Whatever a man sows in the soil of his heart, he will also reap in his life.Just as we sow or plant seeds on earthly soil to produce a multiplication of its kind in fruits form so also the thoughts we think and our spoken words and actions,whether good or evil, constructive or destructive, are seeds sown in the garden of our heart and will definitely reproduce to appear in our lives except we neutralize it with the exact opposite thought or we repent and receive forgiveness in the case of sin. This is appropriating the power of forgiveness via the blood of Jesus. When we confess the sin, it is cleansed from universal consciousness like uprooting a seed before it germinates. This is one of the free benefits you are entitled to when you accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour.

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<br/><br/>Dr. Tosan

Dr. Tosan

The author is a trained Microbiologist, a seasoned Minister of God, a Motivational Speaker and an Author of several life-changing books. He is happily married and reside in Nigeria.

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