Friday, 14 February 2020
Romans 11:36; 12:1-2
"For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."
"To Him are all things." We know that is true, and we want to live our lives for God. And so, we sometimes get so very frustrated with ourselves when we seem unable to change and live the way we want to live!
But notice that Paul tells us how to be changed-how we will be able to live the way we want to. He says that we can be "transformed". That means "changed from the inside out" - like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. The change taking place inside results in an outward change. And how do we experience that inward change? "By the renewing of your mind!"
The fact is, the spiritual battle for your life will be won or lost on the battlefield of your mind. If you are fighting a losing spiritual battle, the way to victory is not your willpower, it is your mind. Renew how you think.
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