DAILY WORDS OF HOPE
BY PCG, HOPE CONGREGATION–SAK. EST
TODAY’S VERSE: ROMANS 12:2
THEME: RENEW YOUR MIND
WORDS OF HOPE:
Many have wondered a number of times why things do not work for them as Christians even though they believe. Believing is good but how you think is better.
Your thoughts will make or unmake you. The wise man in Proverbs 23:7 affirms your life is equal to your thoughts. In other words, your thoughts define you even more than what you say. If you think differently from what you say, your
thoughts will prevail. This is the reason why to make a success of your life with God, you have got to renew your mind. To renew your mind is to renovate your thinking. It means to change your thoughts just as you change your clothes – remove the old and replace it with the new.
How do you think about money, work, marriage, leadership, church, governance, giving and life itself? The world, which we have overcome, has its learnings about these things and we cannot experience our victory won for us by Christ if we think like the world. This is why Paul implores us not to be conformed to the world but to transform ourselves by how we think.
Renew your mind also means repent. Whoever got the church, God’s children around the world, to believe repentance means a confession of sins has dealt the church a great blow. Repent, especially as used in the scriptures, means turn around. It means to change how you think. Therefore, repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand simply means think of the Kingdom differently than what you knew before.
Our anchor text affirms that until you renew your mind, you cannot examine, discern or approve what God’s will is. In other words, your degree of mind renewal determines how much of God’s will you are able to allow to work in your life. I pray to God for you that you will change your mind so God’s will become very expressive in your life.
• Thank God for saving you and ask Him for the grace to renovate your thinking according to His word.
• Pray against every thought pattern that’s so retrogressive you find your life limited.
Heavenly Father, my mind is subject to your truth. Shine your light on my mind and let my thoughts align with your will in Jesus’ name. Amen