May 20 Renewing Your Mind

Scripture Reading: Romans 12:1–2

Key Verse: Colossians 2:15

Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.

In his letter to the Romans, Paul addressed believers from diverse backgrounds. Many had been involved in pagan cults. They had accepted Christ as their Savior, but they still fought intense battles within their minds.

Satan’s number one target is your mind. He wants you to think negatively, feel insecure, and run from where God has placed you.

Studies show morality and hope are at an all-time low in our age. But it should be just the opposite for believers. We have everything to live for, not because of who we are, but because of whom we contain—Jesus Christ.

You renew your mind by committing yourself to thinking and viewing life from God’s perspective. More than likely, you will have to ask God to help you make this change. It may also mean cutting off Satan’s access to certain areas of your life. Run a check on all that you read, listen to, and watch on television.

Ask God to show you what needs to go. Anything that conflicts with His truth is Satan’s ploy to sidetrack you. However, the real battle for the mind is fought in the will. God will renew your thinking, but you must be willing. Choose purity over evil, truth over a lie.

Master, help me change my thinking. I want to think Your thoughts and view things from Your perspective. Reveal any area of my life where I need to cut off Satan’s access.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 147). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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