by Yvette van Niekerk
According to the Apostle Paul “let God transform you” or “be transformed.” The secret in Pauls prayer is to allow God’s Holy Spirit to renew our minds. The only way we can change is through meditation and focusing on God and spending precious time in the presence of our Lord and Savior. Paul is saying that if I am willing to spend time with God and striving to behave like the Lord Jesus, the Holy Spirit will renew my mind, and my thinking will change. When I seek God, my outcome changes, I will be blessed.
How can I renew my mind, and what will happen?
Thinking about where I spend my time, am I honestly spending quality time in God’s Word? To be honest no, I believe I have fallen in this regard. I have been filling my days with non-important things.
The sad part is I listen to the Word of God and get distracted, and I am trying to stay focused, but I am not fully involved. What is wrong with me? I have decided that I should stop everything that takes away my time and focus on the Word firstly. Getaway from everything and turn back to God.
I do have too many ups and downs, and I fear I am becoming more involved in the World. I want to know the will of God for me but to find it out I have to renew my mind to hear His voice.
I realize through prayer and focus on God, and my spiritual gifts will come to light and grow in ways that are perfect and pleasing to God. He is transforming my mind and heart, and He has given me spiritual gifts.
Meditate on Romans 12 verse 1 to 2 MSG “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life – and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”
Father God, I confess that I have become so busy with all kinds of things, distracted and not spending enough time with You. Please, Father, forgive me, I want to draw closer to You, in Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.