John 14:15 “If you love me, you will obey what I command.”
To love is to obey. Obedience is to know what the Lord is saying and asking us to do. The Lord speaks in confirmation of his divine word and the word spoken through HIS spirit always brings conviction to the hearer. A clear indication to be sensitive to the word of God is to get convicted every time the word is proclaimed. Sometimes, we just want to pass the conviction to our neighbour and think that the message is not meant for us but for someone else. Beware! This is the deception of devil to plant the weed of untruth in our minds so that the seed of the word may not germinate. Our own thoughts stand against the act of conviction created by the double-edged nature of the word of God. How to control our thoughts then – The answer is Jesus – ask Jesus to intervene and guard your mind before you come to hear the word of God. A careful farmer puts a hedge around his vineyard to protect it from all danger, likewise a shrewd child of God comes to hear the word of God well protected, with a helmet of salvation placed tightly over his head, to protect it from unwanted weeds in the form of deceiving thoughts from the enemy.
Mind is powerful, whether Godly or evil. God has granted great unknown potential to human mind which remains unknown unless mind is brought to submission. It seems impossible to bring mind to submission but with God everything is possible. A quiet mind brings forth the thoughts of life and the presence of our sun of righteousness purifies those thoughts so that they become acceptable to the Lord. Pure thoughts are the source of wholesome talk, for the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
The mind that has been renewed in the presence of Jesus becomes so strong that the moment it perceives strange thoughts trying to get it, it becomes alert and throws them out. This process doesn’t occur overnight but after putting our mind under strict training to remain quiet and submissive in the presence of the Lord.
Know your mind and unleash the great potential that is found within you. Come into the presence of the King of Kings, let your thoughts flow freely in the presence of Jesus and be purified in HIS Holy presence. Only Jesus knows the secret to tame our thoughts and only He can bring them to complete control for HIs glory and honour!
Bible says in Romans 12:2 “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
According to the Bible we should renew our minds regularly. What are the benefits of a renewed mind and what would be the consequences if we do not renew our mind and what are the tools available to us to renew our mind and how often we should be renewing our minds?
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Renewal of mind is a continuous process that has great benefits if it is done in a systematic manner by the tools we have been blessed with. Renewed mind thinks beyond the strength and weakness of one’s own natural strength and weakness. A normal mind can multiply its strength just by renewing itself DAILY..yes, it has to be done daily to reap the benefits.
The mind is an immense powerhouse God has blessed us with. We could never realize the full power and potential of our mind, even though scientists have done a great deal of research in this area. And if the power of renewal is coupled with the power of our mind, the human renewed mind could do great wonders.
Scientifically it has been proved that our mind needs 21 days to turn a piece of information or activity into habit or belief. In other words, if we keep doing an activity continuously for 3 weeks, at the end of three weeks , we’ll see that the same activity has turned into habit and then we’ll catch ourselves doing that activity subconsciously. It follows that if we want the word of God to get established inside of us, we should get into the habit of speaking it to ourselves. As Bible says in psalm 103, “Praise God, O my soul” David was speaking to his soul and asking it to praise the Lord. We could easily program our mind to praise the Lord by speaking the word of God continuously for 3 weeks. Mere speaking would not bring us any benefits unless we speak with strong faith that this is what is going to happen. Speaking the word of God with faith is the first step in the process of renewing our mind.
A renewed mind will think and react as Jesus would do in a certain kind of situation. A renewed mind leads us to Godly thoughts. A renewed mind will know the will of most high God in a given situation without any doubts and confusion. On the other hand an un-renewed mind is like a hideout of thoughts which are destructive in nature. A destructive mind is nothing but an empty, unattended mind that hasn’t been renewed for a long time. Sometimes we think, just of little bit of going away from the word of God doesn’t matter. BUT it does, Bible says, “A little yeast make the whole batch of dough rise.”
Lets get into the habit of renewing our mind daily. For only a renewed mind produces Godly thoughts.