I love God's Word. I love nothing more than to sit with a cup of coffee and my bible and just dig into it. I love the Lord so much and one of my goals for this year is to pursue Him with even more passion than last year.
I am so disappointed in myself. There is a particular issue that I deal with from time to time and I really thought I had gotten to the point in my Christian life where I would no longer let it affect me the same way as it always had. I really thought I had beat this thing. I thought that I could control my reaction if I stayed "one step ahead". But once again, some old hurts came up and I didn't handle it well. I have been beating myself up about it for the past 24 hours or so. So, this post is for me....
"How do we transform our minds to the "Mind of Christ?"
Only through the reading and studying and application of God's Word in our lives. We can only become like Him if we actually know Him. Knowing Him only comes through communication with Him. A true relationship with Christ isn't merely seeking a stirring of emotions. It goes much deeper than that. It is engrafting our hearts with the Truth of His Word. It is really hungering for Him and really feasting on His Word. We have to savor the sweetness of the Word and let it settle in our hearts so it can manifest itself in our lives.
Our lives will only be transformed when we conform to the teachings of our Lord. How do we conform our lives?
1. We commune with God - daily in prayer
2.We dig into the scripture - every chance we get
3. We study His Word - not just read it, but disect it
4. We apply His Word to our lives
5. We live His Word
The hardest part is to actually live His Word. We have to live our faith out loud. It is so easy to say what we know we should do, it is harder to actually do it. The only way we can even begin to succeed in this area is to develop that intimate relationship with Jesus. We have to get our hearts in tune with His. We have to desire the transformation. Then we have to take the steps necessary to make it happen.
"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God" (Romans 12:2)
"Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God" (2 Corinthians 3:5)
Thank you Lord, that through You, I can become like You. I desire for my heart to reflect Your Heart. I want my mind to be transformed. I want your perfect will for my life.
In His Redemptive Grace,
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