Have you ever found yourself not doing what you know is the right thing to do? Who hasn’t? One way to gain victory over the struggles we face is to find out what God’s Word says about the things we struggle with, the instructions and His urgings that will deliberately and consciously keep our mind rooted in that Word.
The bible is loaded with references about renewing of our mind to the truth of what God says about a situation. Most of us grew up with limits being put on us at every turn. Things we weren’t allowed to do and things we were told we could never do because we weren’t smart enough, pretty enough, rich enough, good enough or that they were just wrong based on other peoples thinking.
But God says that all things are possible to him who believes, that he can do all things through Christ who strengthens us, that He gives wisdom to any who lack it (and want it) and that there is no good thing He will withhold from those who walk uprightly.
But we forget the promise of His Word because our minds are not renewed. Let’s renew our minds with the Truth of His Word!
Today, when you are tempted to compromise your values, know that following His instructions is what renews our mind in powerful ways. Don’t waste these incredible opportunities to grow your brain, personality, skills, and relationship with God. This is what abundant living is all about.
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Dear Father, I thank You for the renewing of my mind by receiving the Holy Spirit, Your Spirit. It is with my renewed mind that I thank You for for all the blessings You have bestowed on me. It is with my renewed mind based on Your word and promise that I pray today. I know Your son Jesus was whipped and by his stripes He took all of our sins. I want to open my heart for You to come and live inside me and guide me. Dear Father, I love You so much, help me be of service to You. Dear Father, with my renewed mind I believe Your word and I thank You for Your grace and mercy. I thank You for Jesus Christ. I pray this in the name of the One who has the mind I strive for, Jesus Christ; and all God’s children say – AMEN!
and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
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.
then his flesh is renewed like a child’s; it is restored as in the days of his youth.
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.