Day 10: The Renewed Mind
What does it mean to renew my mind?
Written by John Beckett
Series: 30 Day Next Steps
“Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these.
If it hasn’t happened already, you will find yourself struggling with wrong thoughts and ideas. I know. Though I’ve walked with Christ for many years, there are still times that I find myself wrestling with such attitudes as selfishness, pride and lack of trust.
How fortunate for us that Jesus Christ will help us change our thought life. That doesn’t mean it’s easy, but it is possible. The Apostle Paul describes the change process this way: “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2).
The Lord doesn’t want you to set your mind aside when you come to Him. Just the opposite. He created your mind and wants it fully productive, but in the right way. He wants it renewed. Don’t stop thinking, but start thinking and viewing things from His perspective.
A great way to begin is to meditate on the Scriptures. Take the verses mentioned so far in these studies, reflect on them, even memorize them. Scripture memorization is perhaps the most powerful way to discipline and renew your mind. Why not begin right now? Today’s Key Verse (above) is a wonderful “mind-renewing” scripture. Repeat it often, making it your companion throughout this day.
Do you read your Bible each day to ‘wash your mind in the Word’? Do you want help learning to read your Bible?