Romans 12 v 2 is one of my favourite verses of Scripture.
This verse gives us THE model of change that God has ordained.
We cannot change through our own self-efforts; we cannot will ourselves to change for the better.
I am sure that there is something in each of our lives that we want to change.
Let me tell you that striving and trying to stop a damaging habit will not work.
If we keep focussing on something trying to stop we will enlarge that in our mind to the extent that we will keep doing it (remember as a man thinketh so is he).
Instead we should focus on the Lord and His Word so that we renew )or change our mind) in that area.
As we renew our mind we will be transformed, that is what the Word of God says (Romans 12 v 2).
Transformed comes from the Greek word “metamorfoo”, and means a complete change as in metamorphosis.
As we renew our mind to what the Word says about us (i.e. that we are righteous, healed, prosperous and at peace for example) we will be changed.
As we change our mind we change our life; that is the model for permanent change that we need to adhere to.
Will power, striving and trying will not see permanent change in our lives; mind renewal is the only thing that is guaranteed to being about lasting and permanent change.
And understanding, believing and trusting God’s Word is what brings about mind renewal.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word and thank you for the process of mind renewal that means I can bring about change in my life”.
Romans 12 v 2…..And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God