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 wayto 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)
So how is our mind renewed?
By doing what you are doing right now — reading, studying Scripture, teaching God word and pray scripture daily.
Want to have your mind renewed?
Get to know Jesus.
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)
Maybe 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.
Sophie Chun Ngeth