We often hear this phrase in ‘self-help’ circles. It literally means that if you change your thinking, then your life will follow your new thoughts.
Sounds great right?
The Kingdom Truth has an even deeper meaning and it sheds a new light on how God wants us to live.
Let’s have a look at Romans 12:1-2 in the Passion Translation
Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies? To surrender yourselves to God to be his sacred, living sacrifices. And live in holiness, experiencing all that delights his heart. For this becomes your genuine expression of worship.2 Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.
Wow, I love it when God gives us a clear pathway of how to actually live His word each day. Let’s unpack this gift together.
Remember His marvelous mercies
Remember how good God is to you and something beautiful happens that expands your heart. It’s from this overflowing fountain of deep gratitude that we get to take the next step…
Surrender yourself and worship
We are invited into a lifestyle of surrendering our own thoughts, will, ways and timing. It becomes so apparent to us that He is God and we are not that we let go of our small thinking and…
Stop imitating the world and be transformed
We stop trying to fit into the limited thoughts of the world and culture around us. Instead we let the Holy Spirit transform and reform our thinking patterns to agree with God’s Truth.
Discern God’s will and live a beautiful life
This new Truth-based thinking helps us to know what God is thinking and saying and how He is leading us to live out His beautiful plans for our lives.
You have officially been invited to say “yes” to this invitation to ‘be transformed by the renewing of your mind’.
Connect with Lisa van den Berg at The Ways of Wisdom where she can coach you to confidently hear the voice of God and learn how to get His direction for your life.