How are we transformed? It's through the renewing of our mind. There's something that we are going to be thinking that is different.
There are things about the way that we think that affect our life. Every single day we make decisions out of different pathways of thinking that we have developed from childhood.
And this is something that is being addressed in Romans 12:2, that there's a change in our thinking. A Change from the way that we were raised, from the things that the world says, from the things that even our parents may have taught us that are not in line with God's kingdom.
This renewing of our mind is how we are actually transformed in our walk, in our day-to-day living, to become more and more like Christ, who is full of power, wisdom and glory!
So what's the DIFFERENT thing? Well, it isn't learning more about what is right and wrong to do, or even what is good or evil behavior. No, the change in our thinking is knowing we have God's unearned favor.
You have God's unearned favor.
Meditating on the work of the cross to understand how much our God loves us IS THE THING that we are thinking that is DIFFERENT than we use to think before.
Before we thought that we had to measure up to be worth something, now we know that we DO measure up in Christ. Before we thought we were loved and adored because we behaved well (or unloved because we didn't!) but now we know we are loved because God became man and died our death to give us the free gift of eternal life.
This is the thinking that brings true transformation from death to life, from mental distress to peace, from childishness to maturity. Let's meditate on it today! AMEN.
Study scripture for today: Romans 12:2
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