A Renewed Mind…
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.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Ro 12:1–2).
If you have been a Christ follower for any, you have read this passage, heard a sermon, read a book on the value of a renewed mind. As women, we can be so bombarded with guilt and condemnation which starts with a mind filled with ‘stinking thinking’. Ever get tired of the ‘I’m not doing enough’ lie? How about the, ‘I am not a success at anything I do’ lie. One of my personal favorites, ‘ I an always going to be stuck dealing with my flaws’ lie. Never are we able to move forward and be renewed because we are drowning in a sea of lies.
We cannot just coast leisurely by on this issue. We are either growing or we are falling backwards. We must be diligent to stay in the Word and live a life of daily worship. Ok, no room from running away! This is not hard nor is it a life of being so heavenly minded that we are not any earthly good to anyone. But, it is a life focused on the One who can and does work all things out for our good if we are in Christ Jesus.
It is all a matter of where our heart lies.. where our heart lies, our focus will be. This is not as easy to live out as it seems. We all have our priorities straight at all times, yes? <Big Wide Smile>
Start over, start now but start sometime. I know this is a recurring theme on this blog, to have a renewed mind as a goal to a successful life but.. It is a recurring theme in my life. I am craving a deeper walk with the One who saved my soul. He has changed my heart and saved me from the pit and I restored my heart to white as snow. Though my righteousness is as filthy rags, He has cleansed me and given me a coat of righteousness. He declares me ‘Whole’.
Come and join me on this journey of a deeper walk. I dare ya!