Posted by: missionventureministries | October 5, 2013

KEEPING OUR MIND ON GOD – ROMANS 12:2

Romans 12 vs 2 Keeping our mind on God MVM

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

Do you have certain negative thought that play over and over in your mind? Do “what if” thoughts ever plague you? Or perhaps you dwell on “if only” regrets that cause you to question each decision you make. Do you ever think, “no one cares about me”, “nothing ever turns out right for me?” If you have had these thoughts, please know that this is not God giving you revelation for your life. These are words spoken to our souls by the enemy.

We can overcome each of these lies with prayer, faith, and the truth of God’s Word when we fill our minds with His manual, the Bible. We can also listen to godly music and praises that glorify Him, and this way we leave no room for anything else.

We have a choice about what we will accept into our mind and what we will not. We can choose to take every thought captive and “let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 2:5)

We do not have to live with confusion or mental oppression. As Paul wrote to the Ephesians: “So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.” (Ephesians 4:17-18)

Paul also wrote to Timothy and told him: “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7)

And Isaiah 26:3 tells us that: “You will keep in perfect peace, him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You.”

If we follow the Lord’s teachings we can have clarity, knowledge and perfect peace that only come from Him.

 

 

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