Monday, September 29, 2014
Changed in the Spirit of My Mind
renewed in the spirit of your mind!” Paul declares to the Ephesians
(Ephesians 4:23, KJV). “Be transformed by the renewing of your
mind!” He instructs the Romans (Romans 12:2, NIV). This instruction
is life-changing. To be renewed and changed by Him is an obedient
decision that I make. In return He brings His power to transform and
renew my thoughts and my desires. It is my choice to “put on the
new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness”
Ephesians 4:24, NIV). It is my decision “to make every effort to
add to my faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to
knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to
perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to
mutual affection, love (2 Peter 1:5-7, NIV). His promise is that if I
constantly add these things to my life and if I am continually
renewed in the “spirit of my mind”, I shall be effective in all
that I do for Him (2 Peter 1:8).
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