BE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND
IT’S TIME TO GET A NEW ATTITUDE
Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]. (Romans 12:2 AMP)
Every day we live provides us with an opportunity to improve ourselves in every way by simply committing to work on ourselves daily in the process of renewing our minds. The bible teaches us to study to show ourselves approved. If we would only take the time to follow these few simple guide lines we can overcome many of the difficulties we face in this world daily. The bible is truly our instruction manual, giving us a complete outline on how we can live and enjoy a healthy life style by simply renewing our minds. Now listen to how this instruction manual teaches us on the renewing of our minds:
Assuming that you have really heard Him and been taught by Him, as [all] Truth is in Jesus [embodied and personified in Him],
Strip yourselves of your former nature [put off and discard your old un-renewed self], which characterized your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion;
And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude],
To have a renewed mind is to function in accordance with a new value and belief system. The conscience houses the values and beliefs that govern our lives. It is like stacking or storing information on top of information: The more we learn the more is stored.
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers. (3 John 1:2 AMP)
Instead let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. (Ephesians 4:23 NLT)
It is clear from the Scriptures that you, as a Believer, are responsible for participating in the transformation process and ongoing maintenance of your thought life. This is obligatory not optional.
Most people believe that renewing the mind is memorizing Scriptures. And, thus, they spend hours memorizing verse after verse so that the Bible is always on ready recall. However, memorizing Scripture and having Scripture govern our thought lives are two different things. When the Bible speaks of renewing the mind, it is talking about a transformation in our decision making process. This means changing the fundamental thought patterns and beliefs that are programmed into you. Yes, programmed into you!
With that said, let me leave you with the most important scripture that we begin this study with, and it says clearly these words to you, “Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].” (Romans 12:2 AMP)
I thank you for reading and studying with us this day. May God add a blessing to your life as you work to share in His Ministry to help others come to Him and discover their eternal life.
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