What does it mean to renew my mind?
If it hasn't happened already, you will find yourself struggling with wrong thoughts and ideas. I know. Though I have been walking with Christ for many years, there are still times when I am amazed, and sometimes ashamed, by thoughts that creep in.
How fortunate for us that Jesus Christ will help us change our thought life. That doesn't mean it's easy—but it is possible. The Apostle Paul describes the change process this way: "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind" (Romans 12:2).
The Lord doesn't want you to set your mind aside when you come to Him. Just the opposite. He created your mind, and wants it fully productive, but in the right way. He wants our minds to be renewed. It is not to stop thinking, but to start thinking and viewing things from His perspective.
A great way to begin is to meditate on the Scriptures. Take the verses mentioned so far in these studies, reflect on them, even memorize them. Renewing the mind is a lifelong process, but there’s no better time to begin than now. The verse below is a wonderful, "mind-renewing" scripture:
KEY VERSE: "Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things" (Philippians 4:8).Day 11: Loving Others