James 3:17 (KJV)
17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
Summary & Intro:
A Gospelized mind, is a mind that is having its own thought patterns evangelized and conformed to the Gospel of God. Its perceptions and perspectives are redeemed unto the knowledge of Christ and His ways. Such a mind not only thinks righteously more and more, but more and more thinks mercifully, thinks redemptively, and thinks restoratively. It seeks to discover and mirror the mind of Calvary in its own decisions and judgements. Even a hard man has learned to forgive another once he has learned of Christ's forgiveness of him. Even a man full of vengeance can show mercy after he has come to know the mercy of God in Christ. When the pure, peaceable, gentle, meek, and merciful Christ sets up His Reign upon the heart of a man, that man's former ways, and former manners are more and more brought under the government of Heaven's way, which are not common or known to the ways of this world. The world shouts crucify Him!
After some time in the US Navy as a Sonar Technician aboard Submarines, Austin moved to Panama City to be near his ailing mother as she fought a losing battle with lung cancer. Her loss was one of several during a brief period where this young man was faced with his own weaknesses and hopelessness. During this period of great breaking, The Lord Jesus Christ transformed a prideful and perverse drunkard into a humble witness of the cross. Today by God's redeeming grace, Austin labors as a preacher, a missionary, and the pastor of Christ Evangel Christian Fellowship.