Consider all that Romans chapter 8 teaches us about having the Spirit:
Verse 2- the Spirit sets us free
Verse 4-we walk according to the Spirit
Verse 5- we set our minds on the things of the Spirit
Verse 9- we are in the Spirit if the Spirit dwells in us
Verses 10&11- we live in the Spirit, the very same Spirit that gave Christ life from the dead
Verse 13- we put to death the deeds of the flesh by the Spirit
Verse 14- we are those who are led by the Spirit
Verse 15 – we have received the Spirit of adoption
Verse 16- the Spirit bears witness with us
We set our minds on the Spirit so that we can walk according to the Spirit. Our outlook governs and guides our ongoing activity.
The battle begins in the mind.
To set the mind is the activity of reason and thinking, but it is more than that.
It is about our attention and affection.
It is about our hope which sets our direction.
Either you have the things of the flesh as the absorbing, occupying objects of thought and interest and affection and hope.
Or you have the things of the Spirit as the absorbing, occupying objects of thought and interest and affection and purpose and hope.
Which is it with you?