What Does it Mean to Renew Your Mind?
You may or may not know what it means to renew your mind. Once a person receives Jesus as their Lord and Savior, that person receives a brand new spirit. This is so important to know. The old man was controlled by the old nature. You might say the old man has a really hard time not being dominated by the flesh. Can you see the ramifications of this? It’s hard to lose weight, exercise, think right, and walk-in peace. That old man operates under the law, which has no grace from the Holy Spirt to overcome.
Once you and I receive Jesus as our Savior and decide to also make Him the Lord of our life, everything begins to change. Old things are passed away and all things become new. We have a brand new spirit, the Spirit of God Himself is now residing inside us. We now have the grace to overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil. But wait a minute…….why aren’t most Christians walking in the new overcoming spirit?
For many Christians, the new spirit is locked inside and is not activated. Some may even live their entire lives without knowing how in the world to walk in victory. They are never transformed to become like and live like Jesus because they are instead conformed to the world.
The Bible tells us exactly how to be transformed in Romans 12:2
And be not conformed to this world but be transformed
by the RENEWING of YOUR MIND so that you
may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect
will of God.
The Only Way to Change Your Life
There is only one way to change your life for the long term and that is to renew your mind to the Word of God to the degree that the Word dictates your daily actions. It’s time to get fed up with being “normal.” As Christians, we are not normal. The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in us and quicken our mortal body by His spirit that dwells in us. Romans 8:11,12.