Transforming your mind

June 12th, 2009

I was just thinking about Romans chapter 12 verse 2 and how it tells us to renew and transform our minds.

In the NLT version of the Bible it says, “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”.

Over the years I have known and memorised a lot of Bible verses. I have been able to quote them and share them with others to encourage them in the situation they are facing. However the ones that have really renewed my mind are the ones that have sunk deep into my heart first.

I find that my mind is renewed when I learn a Scripture, meditate on it and really allow the Holy Spirit to speak to my heart through it. When it sinks deep into my heart and does its work there, it eventually makes its way back to my mind and renews it.

This weekend I will be speaking about four verses that have renewed my mind in the area of self esteem. Or more precisely, changing my view of myself, from a very poor low self esteem to seeing myself through the lens of Scripture and seeing God’s esteem for me.

Over the years these four verses have transformed my heart as I have come to really understand them and then they have renewed my mind. I really am a different person as a result of God’s work within me. If you are interested I will put a full version of my message online on Monday.

God Bless,

Dave