I haven’t gotten to writing yesterday’s sermon notes yet into my journal (something that I want to start doing again….I get SO MUCH MORE out of it when I do that….and look up all of the additional scriptures that Pastor Ron doesn’t go over during the teaching time). But one of the scriptures that Pastor Ron used yesterday has been coming back to me since church yesterday. So I wanted to blog briefly about it.
Romans 12:2 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.
I have read this scripture hundreds of time, and at one point had part of it memorized (need to re-commit it to memory….oh how I wish scripture stayed in my mind like it does with my kiddos!). Had never really THOUGHT about HOW the renewing of the mind would come about….I always figured that it was something that I would do in my own power….never realized that it absolutely doesn’t come from my own power! The renewal comes from the study….DAILY and DEEP study…. of God’s Word! I finally get it! This is something that God has been trying to get into my head and my heart for a while….at least a couple of years. I keep hearing from God that I can’t take a break from a good solid study of His Word. And I choose to ignore that prompting….and I have taken several breaks over the years from studying His Word in a deep and meaningful manner (not just daily devotions, that is my daily bread, but actual deep study of the Bible). Then I cry out to Him begging for a deeper relationship with Him, and for the renewing of my mind and transforming of my thoughts….NOW I GET IT GOD!!!! Thank you for Your message to me yesterday!