September 29, 2017

Romans 12:2 (NLT) — 2 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.

If it is true that as a person thinks so is she or he and it is then it is very important what we let our minds dwell on. What we think about the longest always becomes the strongest. Our character and conduct will undergo a complete change when we begin to think God’s thoughts. To be transformed is to go through a metamorphosis like a caterpillar to a butterfly. That change completely alters the caterpillar’s character and conduct. A butterfly is completely different from a caterpillar. In fact the caterpillar isn’t even recognized anymore.

When we let God change us we won’t be recognized as the old person. O we will still look close to the same outwardly, maybe, I say maybe because I know some people whose countenance so changed that they really did look different; the huge change will be in our character and conduct.

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT) — 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

1 Corinthians 6:9–11 (NLT) — 9 Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, 10 or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. 11 Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Ephesians 2:1–3 (NLT) — 1 Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. 2 You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. 3 All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.

Some of us were once like that and all of us used to live that way. But by the mercy of God he called us to himself and he is in the process of changing us as we let him by yielding our minds in obedience to the Word of God. True transformation takes place by studying God’s word. God’s word are God’s thoughts. God’s will for us is that we think his thoughts. When we do we will always find that our actions will be good, pleasing and perfect for the situation that we find ourselves in.

I have a friend whose name is Al. Al used to be a drunk, a barroom brawler and a wife abuser. He let God transform him by changing his thinking. Today Al is sober, compassionate, loves his wife and he has a ministry that travels to missionaries in a couple of countries in South America where he builds them houses, schools, and whatever else that they need.

And I know that all of you that read this blog have also been transformed in some shape and form by the word of God. The enemy knows how important the mind is and so he will always try to have us dwell on his thoughts. Refuse to do that. Fill your minds with the Word of God. Memorize!

Isaiah 26:3 (NLT) — 3 You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!

Colossians 3:2 (NLT) — 2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.

Ephesians 4:23 (NLT) — 23 Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.

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