2 Chronicles 24:1-25:28 / Romans 12:1-21 / Psalm 22:19-31 / Proverbs 20:8-10
Standout verse:Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
Everyone agrees the ‘renewal of the mind’ sounds like a good thing. We can all recall times when we’ve wanted our minds to be refreshed and renewed. Usually when we’re feeling this way we can find ourselves thinking, “wouldn’t a vacation be perfect right now… If I could spend a few days ‘vegging out’ on the beach, I’d feel so much better.” That’s the world’s answer to renewal.
God promises that we can be renewed and refreshed DAILY. He is talking about the transforming power of His Word as we open it up each day and take in His truth. Knowing WHO our Heavenly father is and His unshakeable, unchangingtruth, equips us, strengthens us and gives us “God confidence” (as opposed to self-confidence). We find ourselves refreshed and armed with strategies, confident in the Lord’s loving heart toward us and settled on His promises to provide us with everything we need for each day.
That is the real stuff that will sustain us and renew us. It’s real and it’s available to us each and every day 100% free of charge!!