“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind . . .” (Romans 12:2, NKJV)
Paul in this verse tells us that we, as Christians, are not to be conformed to the way the world thinks or acts, but rather we are to be transformed by allowing our minds to be renewed by the Holy Spirit of God. Paul actually tells us that we are to be “being” transformed by allowing our minds to be renewed. This renewing and transformation is a constant, continuous process that we are to allow the Holy Spirit to do in and with us.
Renewing of the mind requires us to be open to receive new information and revelation from God. It is amazing how many people are so closed-minded, even at a young age. Many of us are so resistant to change, that we miss out on the new blessings, growth and opportunities God wants to favor us with.
The mind that is open to renewal is one in constant search for knowledge, truth and revelation. The person whose mind is being renewed will experience a transformed life.
1. Are you allowing your mind to be renewed?
2. Are you open to receive what God is saying in the now or are you living on information given from the past?
3. What new revelations are you receiving? What new lessons are you learning?
4. Can others, as well as yourself, see transformation taking place in you?
No matter how knowledgeable we are or how spiritual we think we are, we must not be content to live only on what we presently know. We must stay in a constant state of openness to what the Holy Spirit would teach and reveal. Those who would experience the blessings of the Lord in the present and future will be those who will be constantly and consistently open to the Holy Spirit by having, A RENEWED MIND.