We are already fifteen days into the new year. More than likely, by this time, you have had difficulties with your phone. Maybe it's run out of storage space, but whatever it is, the only suggested "fix" is to reset it. The problem is, if you do so, you will lose everything in the phone!
Many of us made New Years resolutions. However, for most of us, we
don't make room in our lives for those resolutions. It's like when our
phones run out of storage space, and we refuse to allow the customer
service to reset the phone!
This can happen in our relationship
with God as well. We don't make room for Him.
Often the only way
to make room for Him is to "reset" our minds! In the same way
that we make room in our daily life to receive real food, we need to
give God our hearts, our minds, our eyes and our ears so we can live our
life according to God will. We need to...Renew our minds! "Do not
conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing
of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will
is--his good, pleasing and perfect will." (Rom. 12:2 NIV)
how is our mind renewed?
By doing what you are doing right now
-- reading, studying Scripture, teaching God word and pray scripture
Want to have your mind renewed?
Get to know
Want to know Jesus?
Read about Him in Scripture.
Do we have questions about who can become a child of God, about what
we do as the child of God, about which of God's benefits we will
inherit? Do we want to think like Jesus Christ? Do we want to be
obedient to His commandments and love one another? Do we desire to be
like Jesus just before He gave His last breath, and forgive those who
have hurt us? Do we want to speak God word? But instead of doing all
these things, we just--give up?
Remember: "I can do all this
through him who gives me strength." (Philppians 4:13 NIV)
right now you are crossing a sea or a river of trials, either big or
small. Let's remember to "download" God Word: "No one will be able
to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so
I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. Be strong
and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I
swore to their ancestors to give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be
careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from
it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you
go." (Joshua 1:5-7 NIV)
May God be in us all . May God bless
you and your family in Jesus Christ's name. Amen.