Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo;
Saturday, June 15; 2019;
STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD ;
(Have Your Mind Reprogrammed)
👤 Pastor Chris
📖 TO THE BIBLE
Romans 12:2 NASB “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
◀ LET’S TALK
As God’s child, you’re not supposed to live like others in the world do; don’t conform to their ways of doing things. For example, you might be in a place where people generally cheat or are dishonest; don’t copy them. Don’t say, “But everybody is doing it”; that everybody is doing it doesn’t make it okay. Besides, you’re not “everybody;” you’re a new creation; you’re special; you’re one of a kind.
Our opening verse doesn’t just tell us not to conform to this world, it also informs us on what to do to stand out and live the life of righteousness. It says, “… be transformed by the renewing of your mind….” It’s talking about a metamorphosis, a transfiguration or change from glory to glory. This change happens by the renewing of your mind. This means it’s really up to you to change your state, to move from your present glory, to yet another level of glory and excellence.
Perhaps you’ve had fears in your life, now with the Word of God you can reprogramme your mind against fear. Maybe you used to be pointlessly talkative, that also can change. The Lord isn’t saying, “Try to change,” because He knows that won’t work; rather, He lets you know how the necessary change can come about: it’s by the renewing of your mind. The renewing of your mind will alter your personality. If you wanted to become a bold person, it wouldn’t happen by saying, “Okay, from today, I’m bold”; no. First, be conscious that you’re the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. The consciousness of your righteousness in Christ will transform you into a bold and courageous person.
If you’ve been experiencing failures and difficulties, you can transform into a young man or woman of success by changing your way of thinking. Receive and process new information from God’s Word that’ll reprogramme your spirit for success and position you for greatness.
🎯 Go Deeper
Psalms 119:11; Proverbs 23:7; Ephesians 4:22-24
The Word of God gives light to my spirit, guiding me in the way that I should go. As I meditate on the Word, my mind is renewed, my thoughts are upgraded, and my life is the revelation of God’s glory, righteousness, and excellence, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
📚 Daily Bible Reading
Acts 5:12-42, 2 Chronicles 23-25
2 Corinthians 4:1-6, Isaiah 1
Set your mind on these scriptures today: Matthew 5:14-16, Ephesians 5:8-17, and Philippians 4:8-9.