Being transformed and renewed

October 7th, 2010

The Bible tells us in Romans 12:2 that we should be transformed by the renewing of our minds. Recently I was thinking about different areas of my life and how God has transformed me during this renewing process.

Here are a few of the ways I have and am being transformed.

1. Self image – my self image has changed from how the world saw me to how God sees me according to the Bible. I now know that I am made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26), that He lovingly knit me together in my mothers womb (Psalm 139:13) and has made me for a purpose (Ephesians 2:10).

2. More considerate of others – before I came to Christ and the transformation process began, I was only really interested in myself and how life effected me. Now God has changed my heart to more of an outward focus and more concern for those around me (Philippians 2:3-4).

3. Worrying about the future – before Christ I was always worried about the future and what bad things it would bring. Now I know that God holds my future in the palm of His hand. I trust that He will care for me and supply my needs as I serve Him (Matthew 6:25-34).

4. My speech has changed – for most of my life (and the first few years of being a Christian) I had a foul mouth. Every fourth word that left it was a swear word. God slowly transformed this speech pattern. Now the words I use are designed to encourage and build others up (1 Thessalonians 5:11, Proverbs 16:24).

So there you have it, four ways God has transformed and is transforming my life. It is amazing when you look back and see how far you have come. In saying this though, I am also very conscious of how far I still need to be transformed. Like every Christian I am still a work in progress!

God Bless,

Dave