"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." (Romans 12:2, NIV)
Renewing our minds is very important to the transformation process of all believers
in Jesus Christ. It helps us to not conform to the pattern (i.e.
design, style, model, form) of this world but it also helps us to know
God's good, pleasing and perfect will for us.
'Renewing our minds' simply means restoring, recovering, or reviving our
The Apostle Paul spoke about the wise person with the Spirit who knows the
mind of the Lord.
"...But we have the mind of Christ." (1
Corinthians 2:16, NIV)
He also talked about believers becoming the new creation in Christ.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has
come: The old has gone, the new is here!" (2 Corinthians
It takes us continually renewing our minds to keep on becoming the new
creation in Jesus Christ.
How do we renew our minds?
First, we purposefully read and study the Bible (God's word).
We schedule time on our daily calendar or set aside time amongst our daily
Perhaps, we also participate in other Biblically-based opportunities whether
at home, church, or elsewhere. It could be a small group Bible
study. Watch and listen to a strong, Biblical teaching on
television. Listen to a Biblical message on the radio. Maybe,
listen to the Bible on a CD.
What are some other ways you can personally renew your mind?
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