Renewing Your Mind
Be In The Word
1 Peter 1:24-25
24 For, All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, 25 but the word of the Lord stands forever. And this is the word that was preached to you.
With this thought as the background, what Paul tells us is that when we do, in fact, renew our minds and allow ourselves to be transformed more into the image of Christ, we are proving to the world the perfection, goodness, and acceptability of Gods Will. We become the proof of how perfect God and His Plans actually are! We are, if you will, the evidence of Gods Perfect Will.
This may seem out of place or simplistic to many of us, but on reflection I believe you must agree with this conclusion. We are new creatures in Christ. We are now capable by the power of the Holy Spirit to both discover Gods Will and to apply that Will in our lives. When we do this, we are the salt and light of the earth. We are following the example of Jesus and the Apostles. Thus, we are demonstrating the Will of God to others. We are the evidence in this drama of the perfect will of God. This is why we need to truly understand that without [Jesus] we can do nothing!
How do we learn about Jesus? Rather than staying in the world, we must stay in the Word of God. Only by maintaining the relationship we have established with God may we come to the point of applying God&s Word so as to renew our minds! This means daily devotions, quiet time, and Bible reading and study, together with constant prayer. These are the tools of a Christian. These are the tools for renewing your mind.
This scenario demonstrates the importance of renewing your mind. We must learn to separate our thought patterns from those of the world. But, what exactly does this mean? What is a Christian thought pattern? Unfortunate as it may be, the Christian language is no longer a part of the worlds normal vocabulary. A discussion about Christianity in the world becomes difficult. A discussion about absolute truth becomes equally difficult. This is especially so since our educational training points all of us toward the secular way of thinking.