4. Renew your mind

Last week we learned that God wants us to focus on Him and His Kingdom, rather than on the ways of the world. He wants our minds to be pure, in order for His Spirit to flow mightily through us. If our thoughts are filled with the filth of the world, we are stifling the work of the Holy Spirit through us and we cannot do His work here on earth. And what a sad day that would be, if the sons of God cannot stand up in who they are, because they are too much part of this world. Therefore Scripture is adamant that we must renew our minds:

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." Romans 12:2

"...be renewed in the spirit of your mind..." Ephesians 4:23

God doesn't want us to be part of this world. He wants us to become who He destined us to be in His Kingdom. And for us to be able to walk in the fullness of all that we are in Him, we need to renew our mind to think like Christ's. 1 Corinthians 2:16 already tells us that we have the mind of Christ; we just need to utilise it and start living as if we do. And that is the biggest challenge facing Christians today and that is why I am doing this Kingdom series. We need to wake up to God's Word and realise what is true of us today. We need to take His Word like a mirror and look into it and see who we truly are. James 1 urges us to look into the mirror of His Word and to do His Word, because if we don't, we forget who we truly are and then we are conformed to this world. We shouldn't be double-minded. We, who believe in God, shouldn't also believe what the world says. We then start compromising on God's Word to find a middle ground and that is where disaster and disappointment starts. James 1:6-8 tells us what will happen if we do that:

"But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed in the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways."

Harsh words, but the truth. We need to be single-minded. We need to be focused on Him and Him alone. We need to decide to believe His Word above all else. We need to decide that His Word is true and not what this world says. It is not easy I know, but it is the Biblical way. We have to renew our thoughts to think what the Word tells us is true of us. That is what we are going to be discussing in the next couple of months. I hope you are excited to learn what is true of you, being one with Christ. For Proverbs 23:7 tells us:

"For as he thinks in his heart, so is he."

As you think, so you are. Many Neurologists agrees with this statement, Christians or not. Your thought patterns are extremely important and shapes you into the person that you are. So you have the choice now. Do you want to continue to think that you are who the world says you are? Or are you ready to embark on a journey and learn what is true of you according to what God says? Because when you start to believe who you truly are in Christ, your whole life will change for the better.

You have the mind of Christ, start using it. He came to give Himself to you as a gift. He came to make you part of Him so that you can enjoy all the benefits He has now already. You simply need to believe what is true of you and renew your mind to think His thoughts. Then this world will be your oyster and Heaven your only home. You will dwell there and live from a stance of victory in a fallen world. You will be the difference this world needs. Come on, the time has come.

Thank you Father that You planned it all along that I will obtain the mind of Christ. What a wonderful privilege. Thank you for making me a part of Your family and for all Your goodness and grace. Please help me in the mind renewal process. I want to stand up in all that I am in Christ. And receive the inheritance kept safe for me. Thank you Father. Amen

 

3 comments for “4. Renew your mind”

  1. Gravatar of HenriHenri
    Posted Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 9:27:03 AM

    The only certain way to renew your mind is to study the Word, take His promises and make it your own by memorising and speaking it out loud so that it can become an integral part of yourself.

  2. Gravatar of BarbaraBarbara
    Posted Friday, March 3, 2017 at 5:04:07 AM

    Hallelujah! ! Thank you for bringing my life back on course. Lord help me by your Word to be like Jesus taking on the form God has chosen for me,not conforming to the mould of the world.

  3. Gravatar of RonelleRonelle
    Posted Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:05:31 AM

    AMEN!

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