Change Your Mind

by | Sep 17, 2011 | Purpose & Identity

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. —Romans 12:2

What must happen for the kingdom of heaven to come? Renew your mind according to the Word of God.

Christians sometimes sing, “When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be!” Why wait? You are in the kingdom of heaven right now! Rejoice! When you change your mind, you also change your attitudes and your actions. Your responses change. When life gets tough, start rejoicing instead of rebelling. When difficulties arise, start praising instead of protesting.

You are a child of the King. Begin to think like a King’s kid. Instead of praying for the rapture when trouble comes, transform woeful thoughts into words of faith: “Things may look bad, but I am in the center of God’s perfect will for my life. I am a citizen of heaven, seated in heavenly places together with Christ Jesus. The kingdom has come because the King has come!

Jesus, renew my mind. Change my attitudes
and my actions. Renew and conform me
to Your image that my every word
and actions will proceed
from You. Amen.

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