Mind Renewal… “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will”. Romans 12:2
“Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth…” (Ephesians 6:14a, NLT). We know without a belt on our clothing we are exposed to outside elements. It is the same in your spiritual life. You dress for success when you start out your day, clothed in the principals of Christ’s teaching. Lies grow limp when there is no entry point into your life. For example, you reject the fear of man and you trust in Christ. You accept the fact that, “No weapon formed against you shall prosper…” (Isaiah 54:17a). Truth triumphs over lies.
Reject the lie that you are not loved and accept the truth that God loves you unconditionally. Reject the lie that you have to defend yourself, and accept the truth that the Lord is your defender. Reject the lie that you have to make it happen, and accept the truth that Jesus is working on your behalf in His timing. Reject the lie you have nothing to give, and accept the truth that God has gifted you to serve in your unique way.
Mind renewal requires intentional acts of exposure to matters of eternity. This involves reading, learning, meditating on and memorizing Holy Scripture. Coupled with prayer you are able to transfer truth from the hothouse of your head to the playing field of your heart. The Holy Spirit marinates God’s word in solitude and reflection, so the outcomes become tender morsels you are able to consume by faith in obedience to Him.
Determine daily to dredge out the accusations of the world and refill your mind with the transforming truths of the Bible. “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” (Philippians 4:8). Think on these things and you will begin to think and act like your Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. What are ways I can regularly renew my mind with God’s wisdom and insights?
What did I learn from the Lord in today’s Bible reading?
How will I respond?
September 19, 2021
“Oneness with Jesus leads to oneness with other Jesus followers.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – September 19, 2021 After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself. 1 Samuel 18:1 Being one in spirit means you have reached a level of [...]
September 18, 2021
“Freedom from persecution does not guarantee a life of holiness.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – September 18, 2021 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. [...]
September 17, 2021
“A flirtatious rendezvous with riches brings leanness to our souls and conflict in our relationships.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – September 17, 2021 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. [...]