A new day is on the horizon. As I have said many times, everything that can be shaken is being shaken (Hebrews 12:27). We can expect this shaking to increase in momentum until only that which is unshakable remains. But we need not be alarmed, for God has determined to build anew on a sure foundation (Isaiah 28:16). God will be the sure foundation of our times. He will be what holds things together, fast and firm during these times. A “rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure” (Isaiah 33:6).
As Romans 12:2 admonishes every believer, we are to be transformed by renewing our mind. How you think. Do not allow this world to mold you in its own image. Instead, be transformed from the inside out by renewing your mind. As a result, you will be able to discern what God wills and whatever God finds good, pleasing, and complete” (Romans 12:2 Voice).
Transformation is a process. The difference between transformation and conformation is unmistakable. To conform is to act in accordance with prevailing standards or customs. To transform is to change in character or condition.
Our old mindsets have been conditioned pre-Christ to think in conformity to the world’s standards and customs. When we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior our minds must be renewed daily to His image and way of thinking and doing things.
Romans 12:2 and Ephesians 4:23 are key verses relating to transformation. Our hearts and our behaviors experience internal and external transformation when we spend time daily in the Scriptures and allow the Holy Spirit to help us transform our thinking.
Much of what we are witnessing today, political and church divisions, racism, can be linked to unrenewed minds that have been not been transformed to the image of Christ.
Dangerous ideologies and doctrines many adhere to today do not reflect the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16).
How we view God is critical to living a transformed life and experiencing the fullness of Christ (Colossians 2:6-23). In order to go to another level and experience His fullness, our minds must be renewed to God’s ultimate purpose and plans before the foundation of the world.
As God’s children we must emerge into a purpose and philosophy of life that is wholly God-centered and not self-centered. Take a fresh breath and let God renew your attitude and spirit.
May God give His people grace to apprehend this great truth.