"There are two ways of looking when it comes to a window. I can look at a window. I can notice the glass, see if there are any streaks or dust particles or bubbles in it. Or, I can look through a window. I can view the world beyond it by using it as a opening to the world. Sometimes I look at the Scriptures. I study its story. I ask questions. Thoughts of God's goodness, love, and peace lodge in my mind. The idea is that I begin also to look at my world through the pictures - through the perspective of God's constant care and presence."
"You have great freedom . . . to allow the Spirit to rewire your mind. As that happens, the Holy Spirit's goal is not get you really good at suppressing angry behavior. It is for you to have a mind characterized by an ever-increasing flow of Spirit-guided, truth-based, life-producing thoughts and feelings."
from The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg