A transformed mind is the work of the Holy Spirit as we meditate prayerfully on the Scriptures. The Holy Spirit increases our faith to understand we are truly beloved children of God. Before we trusted Christ we were full of darkness now we are full of light. Though this is true, our minds must grasp who we really are. Our destiny is not to live defeated but to live as more than overcomers.
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:2, NLT)
Our minds are transformed by our faithful discipleship. Here are a few suggestions.
- Trust Jesus Christ for his forgiveness of your sins.
- Follow him passionately.
- Schedule time daily as you can in the same place.
- Meditate prayerfully upon the Bible.
- Journal your observations and prayers as you read the Bible.
- Do life with faith-filled, hopeful, and encouraging believers.
- Have an encouragement partner.
- Refuse to do life with negative, doubtful, lazy and critical people.
- Give of your time, talent and treasure in serving others in Christ.
- Have a mature mentor in Christ who can teach you how to adopt these habits.
It took years for me to grasp who I am in Christ, and what God will do for us as we serve him. As I mentioned in my last blog post that well meaning people told me what I couldn’t do. The more I meditated on the Scriptures a new way of thinking, dreaming, and achieving took root in my heart and mind.
God’s plan for our lives is always good! That contradicted the messages of you won’t live long. Several times in my life, doctors have tried to prepare to die. It seems prematurely so. Always be bold enough to go to God remembering he is the Lord “who heals all your diseases.” He heals the diseases of our spirit, soul and body. He gives us a sound mind. His will and way is delightful and joyous!
God’s plan is pleasing. I have never met a passionate follower of Christ who regretted surrendering to His plan. Oh, trust me, His plan has taken me to places I didn’t want to go. However, I’m glad that I followed. His plan has often led to tears and grief but I’ve discovered tremendous joy at the end of each challenge. I’m always glad that I trusted.
And in the end, God’s plan is perfect. He works out every detail as we trust and yield to his plan.