renewing your mind

February 28, 2013 Life  No comments

As I was attempting to prepare myself, in other words trying to align my life for the new year, it was layed upon my heart to actually take a step back and slow down.

So for the last five months I’ve been doing just that, it’s really been about repositioning my heart, letting go and letting God move in spectacular ways. The funny thing is that this is nothing new, I’ve felt lead to do it in the years past; and as a matter of fact it’s even something we’re called to do in scripture. But the thing that I’ve learned over years is that we can become so caught up in “doing” life that we forget God. What I mean by this is not that God is absent nor took no part in what’s been done, but that, though while “doing” is good, if we’re not careful we can become so caught up in the routine of life, even “ministry,” that we forget to include God in our every day.

Romans 12 teaches us not to follow the patterns of this world but to be transformed by the renewal of our mind. When we push God aside it becomes easy to get distracted by life in general. Another way to look at it is… Any time you leave God out of a decision you risk in it ending badly. Which explains why we often find ourselves in a place of exhaustion and dissatisfaction.

So how do you renew your mind, let alone on a daily basis?
Well the good news is, it’s easy! How we do this is by reading the Bible every day, and by doing so we are then in return positioning our heart before the Lord.
Read Colossians 2:7-10

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” – Romans 12:2 NLT

-timothy

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