Do not be conformed to this world, but be
transformed by the renewal of your mind
- Romans 12:2
"Renewing your mind" is a hot topic in many Christian
circles. But, did you know that the Greek word translated here
as renewal actually means RENOVATION. Paul was saying
Hey! If you are serious about this whole following Christ
thing, you are gonna have to do some Mind Renovations! And Paul
wasnt just talking about a little redecorating. You know,
where you change a few things on the surface, but everything
underneath really stays the same. You throw some floating floor
on top of the dirty old linoleum in hopes that no one will ever
notice. You patch up the holes in the walls, and just add a dab
of touch up paint here and there. Jesus called it washing the
outside of our cup (Matthew 23:25). Weve all done it. But,
thats not a transformation thats a cover up!
The hard truth is, you cant build something new on top of an
old foundation. Decaying walls must be knocked down, musty
carpet must be pulled up and outdated cabinets must be pried off
the walls. This isnt just true for home renovations, its true
for renewing your mind and Mind Renovations too! YES God has
some beautiful new things He wants to build in us. But, first
there are some old mindsets, old habits and modern-day idols
that need to be demolished!
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the
world. On the contrary, they have divine power to
*demolish* strongholds. - 2 Cor. 10:4 NIV
If you ever want to be truly free Demo day is the only way!
When we do Mind Renovations, things never stay neat and
tidy. You may knock down some walls in your mind, only to find
rats living inside. But, just remember, God is a master
exterminator! Anything He reveals, He can also heal. Dont be
afraid of the dust and debris - its just a part of the
renovation process. I promise, after all of the dust settles,
what God rebuilds will be better and stronger than before.
The truth is God loves you just the way you are. BUT, He also
loves you too much to leave you that way. His divine power is
available to knock down every wall and to demolish every
stronghold in your life!
Need Help Renewing Your Mind?
If you have been feeling resistance in your journey to renewing
your mind, Id like to invite you to check out the replay of
this weeks Renew Your Mind Monday Bible Study Video Mind
Renovations: Demolishing Mental Strongholds. Together we will
discover what strongholds are, where they come from and Gods
plans for your total freedom