Renew Tag

Being a Jesus Follower means obeying His teachings, loving others, and growing spiritually. Our human nature sometimes gets in the way though, and we fight a continual battle with who we were versus who God created us to be. That struggle is exhausting. God's solution for our problems is not just to pray more. Don’t get me wrong, prayer is vital. But we must do MORE. Romans 12:2 offers us God’s solution: “Do not conform any longer 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.” Wow! If we renew our minds, we will be transformed. If we renew our minds, we will understand God’s will for our lives. Philippians 4:8-9 goes on to tell us that God’s peace will be with us if we renew our minds. There are three significant scriptures that talk about renewing our minds:  Romans 12:1-2, Philippians 4:8-9, and Hebrews 3:1. All say YOU when talking about who must renew the mind. None tells us that prayer will do it. None tells us God will do it for us. This is an action we...