2 “Do not conform 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 (NIV))
You believe you’ve been given divine weapons to help you combat the ongoing spiritual warfare in your lives. You’re taking rogue thoughts captive while working to elevate your thinking.
Athlete, be encouraged and commended for taking these steps.
Now add another valuable piece of the spiritual process that will help move you from a weak-minded follower to a strong-minded, healthy, vibrant Christian.
“Do not conform 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
God gives Christians the charge to throw off wordly patterns and to be completely transformed. And this transformation is to come through the process of having a renewed mind!
How does this process happen?
- “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1)
- “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ” (Romans 10:17)
- “For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God” (1 Peter 1:23-25)
- “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword” (Hebrews 4:12 ESV)
- “But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31 NIV)
- “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path” (Psalm 119:105)
- “The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple” (Psalm 119:130)
- “and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you” (James 1:21)
A renewed mind is surrendered to Jesus Christ, instructed by the Holy Spirit and submitted to the authority of the written Word -- the Bible.
Jesus Christ + Holy Spirit + the Word = Renewed Mind
Spirit-filled believers, immerse yourselves in the Word and be renewed daily!