"...A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
"Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires."
"The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace."
"...you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking."
Our thought life is important. It is the determiner between being full of life, and being full of death; between spreading life, or spreading death.
Our thought life is what has the power to determine what is sown in our lifetime. To think as a Gentile, is to think on futile things, vain things, useless things, idle, hopeless, empty, hollow, things.
"Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things."
Oh God, I want to be full of life, and spread life, because my mind is full of life. I want to sow to please Your Spirit, and live according to what You desire. I don't want to waste my time with futile, empty, vain and shallow thoughts, but be setting my mind's eye on Your face with a gaze that is determinedly, passionately fixed.