Monday, August 27, 2012

Renewed By Transformation of the Mind

By Dustin Dyer
"Be transformed by the renewing of your mind."-From Romans 12:2, I've always been intrigued by those words since I first read them, but I see them now in a different light. We become transformed when we let our old ways of thinking, acting, speaking, and living fade away and die. When we make a conscious effort to change we allow our minds to become renewed. When we give God room to work within us it opens our minds up to a whole new perspective on life. To make the conscious decision to change means that we become mindful of our words every time we speak. It means we learn self-discipline through prayer and knowledge. This seems hard and it is, but once we make an honest effort and put this into play it is amazing how God can make it so easy for us. It matters not how old you are or what you've done in your life or how stuck you are in your ways, change can always occur but you have to be open to it. I'm not saying life will be perfect, we live in a imperfect world but our God is perfect. This makes all the difference and changes the direction of our lives. (DD)