This post is Day 30 in a series of studies about “Renewing the Mind”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.
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Renewing the Mind – Day 30
The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.
A “mind controlled by the Spirit” must become our aim as Christians. The aim of this study has been for each one of us to become more like Jesus. His mind remained constantly in touch with His Father God and His words totally inspired by Holy Spirit.
For many of us it seems to be a life long battle. I often wonder if those who become hermits, or retreat into convents or monasteries find it any easier than I do. Many of the books written by these people would suggest that they suffer from the same problems even if they continue in a different form.
Having our minds controlled by the Spirit is an interior question with exterior results. As we begin to change, other people will notice. As we become convinced in our innermost beings that God is in control, we will be less affected by the problems around us. We will find that “The Peace of God which transcends ALL understanding will keep our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).
Our own thoughts lead nowhere, but we can daily pray and proclaim God’s Word. We can memorize what the Bible says, and not give our own thoughts too much space to affect our lives. God’s Word is strong and powerful and leads to the purification of our hearts and minds as we meditate on it.
Praise God for the purification work going on in your life at the moment. Praise Him as He prepares you to be a part of His Bride.
Pray that you will “fight the good fight” (1 Timothy 6:12) and see great results in your own life and that of your church.