Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2
In Romans 12:2 the Scripture teaches us not to conform, but to be transformed by the renewal of our understanding. When the mind is not being continuously transformed, it is easy for it to conform to the problem we are grappling with. Renewing our mind gives us access to the supernatural, because under the Holy Spirit’s inspiration we begin to manifest the complete transformation of our character and behavior. God wants us to die to the old man, to the old way of thinking, and our old lifestyle, and to open our mind to the great things He has for us. If we do not transform our understanding, the rest of us will not be transformed either. Because stagnancy invites spiritual death, we can even lose our life. I have seen how God has delivered people from low self-esteem, but because they did not guard their deliverance, their minds were once again attacked by the enemy, telling them, “You are not good” and “You can’t” and ultimately they lose their deliverance. So, if we want the transformation to be permanent, we must constantly renew our mind.
Perhaps you are struggling with a terminal disease, or have no success in your business; maybe you were marked by cruel words from your parents or authorities, and this stops you from advancing. Regardless of your situation, God has the solution. He wants to renew your mind today. Are you ready?
Pray with me
Heavenly Father, today I die to my old way of thinking, and open my mind to the great things that You have for me. I renew my understanding to be transformed. Lord, I trust You! Heal me, deliver and change me. Father, transform my life today. I ask this in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen
Now, therefore, make a confession to the LORD, the God of your fathers, and do His will. Separate yourselves from the people of the land and from your foreign wives.”
The seed sown among the thorns is the one who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth, and the desire for other things come in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.