RENEWING OUR MIND
Our mind is a very important part of our spiritual walk with God. It is the door to our soul. Everything that we see, hear, feel, smell, or taste goes into our mind. Everything that we experience in life gets recorded in our minds. Whatever we put into our mind, it goes into our hearts, when it goes into our hearts, it affects our behavior and attitude in life. For example, if we watch a horror movie, our minds tend to think of scary things. When we are alone in the dark, we may remember the scary movie that we watched, then we get scared. Whatever we fill our minds with that is going to affect our life.
Billy grew up in a very racist family. His father, mother, and relatives believe that white people are better than any race in America. His father always tells him about the bad things that the non-white people do and should always be discriminated against. As Billy was growing up, his mind was filled with white supremacist ideology. As a result, his dislike towards others turned to hatred. One day, Billy and his friends beat up a black student and almost killed him. Billy was eventually got caught and sent to prison. While Billy was in prison, someone shared the love of Christ to him, and he realized that God was a loving God and that He was filled with hate. Billy ended up believing in Jesus, and God started to change His life. He started reading the Bible, and the Bible began to change his mind. When he got out of prison, he was a changed man. The Word of God changed his life. The more he spent time with the Word of God, the more his mind was renewed.
For us to renew our minds, we need to continue to spend time with the Word of God and prayer. The more we get to know his Word, the more our mind will think of positive things that will change our lives. For example, our hatred will turn to love, our fear will turn to confidence in God, and our doubt will turn to faith.
Ask yourself these questions: How do I renew my mind? Why is it so important for me to renew my mind?
Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Lord Jesus, thank you for your Word. Thank you that you are renewing my mind day by day. Please protect my mind from the wrong kinds of thinking. Please fill my mind with your truth and ways that I may live for you. Please help me now with (mention your prayer requests). In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.