Renewing Our Minds

… be renewed in the spirit of your minds … Ephesians 4:23

A London businessman had a warehouse property he was selling.  The building had been empty for months and needed repairs. Vandals had damaged the doors, smashed the windows, and strewn trash around the interior. As he showed a prospective buyer the property, the businessman took pains to say that he would replace the broken windows, bring in a crew to correct any structural damage, and clean out the garbage.Forget about the repairs, the buyer said.  When I buy this place, Im going to build something completely different.  I dont want the building; I want the site.

When you came to Jesus, He didnt come just to take the building of your old life, and to clean it up and to make it better.  He came to give you an entirely new life. Compared with the renewal God has in mind, our efforts to improve our own lives are as trivial as sweeping a warehouse slated for the wrecking ball.  When we become Gods, the old life is over, and He makes all things new. 

All He wants is the site, and the right to rebuild your life.

So, how do we let God renew our minds as believers? Firstly, by asking His Holy Spirit to fill us and control us daily. Secondly, by spending consistent time reading and meditating on His Word.  And, a third way that you can let God renew your mind is to commit yourself to obey Him. 

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!