The Renewed Mind

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The Word:

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12:1-2 ESV 

Reflection:

When we come under the power of temptation, we must learn to rely on the Holy Spirit. The person with a renewed mind has hidden the Word of God in their heart (Psalm 119:11.) The transformation of our inner being is crucial in our battle with the world, the flesh, and the devil.

The un-renewed Christian mind falls back into old sin patterns that conform to the culture. Without day and night meditation on Scripture and the things above, we drift into sin and deception (Colossians 3:2.) And we become unfruitful and ineffective in God’s call on our lives.

Our thinking directs our actions and behavior. What we believe is critical as we live our lives before God. The mind focused on truth experiences the abundant life. The soul filled with the truth experiences incremental change.

Praying for the renewal of the inner being must become part of our daily prayer life. Praying Apostolic prayers will help in the process of discovering all that God has given us in Christ Jesus. Praying and obeying Scripture will bear fruit in our lives.

Watch and Pray:
Father, we present our bodies to you today. Reveal the mind of Christ to us as we diligently seek your face. Teach us to guard our hearts against all forms of evil thinking. Help us renew our minds in Scripture daily so that we can discern good and evil. Give us the Spirit of wisdom and revelation so that we may grow in our knowledge of you. Help us to become a people who glorify Your name. Amen